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Port Information

The perfect gateway to West Scotland, with numerous major visitor attractions and idyllic countryside within very short distances, it is no wonder Greenock features on savvy cruise itineraries.

Rupert Woodard, Managing Director
Excursions Ltd

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Enjoy peace of mind in an experienced port that that delivers every time.


At the head of the sheltered and scenic Clyde estuary on Scotland’s Atlantic coast, Greenock Ocean Terminal’s deep water quay combines modern quayside facilities with a fantastic location.

From the moment passengers disembark to the stirrings sounds of a traditional piper’s welcome, they experience the friendliness and character for which Scotland is world renowned. Our efficient, dedicated staff are on hand to ensure passengers enjoy a cheerful greeting and a seamless transfer to the many excursion opportunities including places such as Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Edinburgh, while crew benefit from our professionalism, technical expertise and excellent facilities.

Every cruise ship that visits Greenock Ocean Terminal is greeted by the greatest ambassadors of our local area, volunteers from the Inverclyde Tourist Group (ITG). Dressed in their distinctive tartan uniforms, these dedicated local residents are an outstanding source of information and assistance for visitors. Passengers not participating on pre booked tours can spend time with the ambassadors learning about the many places of interest nearby and can enjoy free local tours in the Inverclyde district including Greenock, Gourock and Newark Castle.

The ITG team are seasoned professionals in welcoming cruise passengers and crew, from assisting with locating luggage and completing health questionnaires to offering refreshments for sale. The ambassadors also provide transportation timetables, information on local attractions, eating out, shopping, phone cards for sale and access to the internet.

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