Greenock (Glasgow) Cruise Port

Port of Greenock (Glasgow): An Overview

Greenock is in a stunning spot on the River Clyde, with magnificent views across to the mountains and beyond. It has no tidal or lock restrictions, and is accessible year-round for ships of all sizes. It is visited by a large number of cruise lines including: Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Holland America, Azamara, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and -- for the first time this year (2015) -- Disney Cruise Line. It is also homeport to Hebridean Cruises, whose one ship, Hebridean Princess, has twice been chartered by HM The Queen.

The town of Greenock is just a 5-minute walk from the terminal; walk up Lyle Hill and you'll get vistas of Loch Long, Holy Loch, Loch Goil, Gareloch, the Argyll Hills and a number of Munro Mountains on a clear day.

Greenock is is the port for Glasgow, which is 35 minutes by road or rail; it takes about an hour and a half to get to Edinburgh.

Greenock Ocean Terminal has been recently refurbished and includes visitor information, shops, internet access and a bureau de change.

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Glasgow is the main attraction. Scotland's second city boasts museums, art galleries, restaurants and plenty of shops.

Alternatively, play a round of golf in the country where it was invented -- less than 90 minutes drive from the port lies the championship fairways at the Turnberry Resort in South Ayrshire (which also includes a spa).

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Pounds Sterling, but note that Scotland prints its own notes so you may do a double take when you see one -- but it is legal tender. The nearest ATMs are in Greenock, five minutes walk away. For current currency conversion figures visit or


English (with a Scottish accent).
  • Value for money
    We chose this cruise because of departure from Greenock. Embarkation went smoothly and our luggage was in our cabin before us! We sailed out on the five night cruise up the Scottish coast our itinery was Fort William, Ullapool and Invergorden before ... Read more
  • Mini Cruise
    Haven't been on a cruise before so thought this mini cruise to Liverpool would be ideal for first time.Went with friends just to see how we would get on.We left from Greenock which was really good no hassles, once on board we were shown to our ... Read more
  • Wonderful Cruise
    I’ve read some of the negatives about this ship but we were pleasantly surprised. Don’t take any notice of the whingers! It’s not ‘old’; it’s well maintained, spotless, and very comfortable. We chose this cruise ... Read more
  • Fred did it for me!
    I had never cruised on my own before, though I had cruised with my husband before he passed away. This was my first experience with Fred Olsen. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute. From being greeted at Greenock, to leaving the ship after ... Read more
  • Good value cruise
    Tried a Fred Olsen cruise purely because it left from Greenock. Had an enjoyable time. The cabin a balcony suite was excellent, clean, spacious and an added bonus we could smoke on our balcony. Must be the only cruise line which allows this. The ... Read more
  • This particular cruise was the transportation/living accommodations from an alumni organization trip booked by my husband (whom I love dearly but didn't do much research on what the trip entailed). Instead of a small group, the ship was under ... Read more