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    Tobermory gets a good number of cruise ships, excluding the very regular visits of the Hebridean Princess. Oban is also getting a lot more than it used to. The bigger ships have to stay in the roads, rather than the Bay, a similar situation happens at Portree and indeed at Oban (too many ferries - it's mayhem in the summer!) but they've just built some new pontoons to facilitate ship to shore visitors.

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    Cruise lines are always looking for new ports and the round Britain cruises are very popular with our American cousins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    Yes - Sky does not generally feature in cruise itineraries. Most questions relate to the East coast - Edinburgh, St Andrews, Greenock and further North to The Shetlands
    Sky??? SKYE 😉

    Greenock is on the west coast on the Clyde so if you are stopping there then either to go to one of the resorts there such as Dunoon or Rothesay, or into Glasgow itself.

    When we were married at South Queensferry last September a huge cruise ship anchored in the Firth of Forth and hundreds of cruise people were transferred by boats to South Queensferry. The buses were mainly for Edinburgh or St Andrews and all the car parks were closed to accommodate them.

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    When cruise ships stop at Greenock the intrepid explorers tend to catch a train to Glasgow or, when the festival is on, a coach to Edinburgh. Otherwise, they do coach tours in the countryside - Loch Lomond is popular - I imagine they think they might see a monster.

    As FJ indicated, many West coast ports require tenders and if the weather is rough (as if) they just give it a miss.

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