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Jean M

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12 days to go before we embark Ruby Princess!

 

We are regular cruisers so really know what's what!

 

However, we have never sailed around the UK before.

 

A few questions please as we are not prepared to pay for Princess tours....

 

Liverpool:

Where is the cuise terminal? Is it easy to reach Albert Dock? The open top buses are not running during our time there due to "the Giants visiting", anyone know who the big men are?!!

Is public transport available from our berth?

 

Glasgow:

Actually dock in Greenock

 

Open top bus leaves from George Sq in the city but that's about 45 mins drive away (taxi £42 each way, train £19.40 return) Diverted route due to Commonwealth Games.

 

Is there a cheaper option to get to city?

 

Edinburgh:

Dock at South Queensferry

 

Open top bus there too but board Waverley Bribge. (Taxi £22 each way) Any other options?

 

How far away is Leith to see Britannia?

 

Belfast:

Do we dock near to Titanic Dock?

 

Hope someone is able to answer my questions/make other suggestions for our time in the ports please.

 

Many thanks

 

J M

 

 

 

 

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I believe Liverpool cruise terminal is near Liver Building and Albert Dock is not much further. Easily walkable. We do our first British Isles cruise in August. Can't wait!

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Liverpool - Albert docks is a short walk from cruise terminal.

 

Edinburgh - cheapest is when leaving tender at South Queensferry is to turn left and then take path and steps on the right up to Dalmeny railway station and catch the train, a steep path and a lot of steps but easily doable unless unsteady on feet, there is normally local coach companies at the dockside offering shuttle transfers into Edinburgh for approx £10pp return.

 

Belfast - ship doesnt dock near Titanic museum so possible taxi but Belfast put on a FREE shuttle bus into city centre from the ship but doesnt go near Titanic museum.

 

Glasgow - you can walk to the train station in Greenock and catch the train diy to Glasgow or if you get off ship and you will get a great welcome there is a desk where they do 3 local excursions free of charge (donations only).

 

Invergordon - local bus into Inverness which is a nice town along the river but very expensive fare there is a info tent which do tours of area at a very reasonable cost.

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Liverpool is very easy to access as the cruise terminal is at the pier head as stated Albert dock is about a 5 minute walk all flat.The Giants are larger than life mechanical puppets from France they are wonderful to see and watch they are enormous, enjoy ;)

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my mum has just booked on the queen mary for 10nights for may next year! weve gone for a sheltered balcony as that was all was left! cannot believe we only just got a cabin! but they found out it was the 175th anniversary cruise so thats why it will be busy!

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