Cruise Forth


We would love to hear about your visit to Edinburgh. What did you do? Did you get a great picture? Did you see the Forth Bridge? Did you visit Dunfermline? What could we do to help you next time?

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We were given a wonderful welcome by the volunteers who met us at Rosyth, transferred us to and fro Dunfermline and gave us so much local information to the city - an interesting visit to a place so full of history and interest.

From Sian

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We took a taxi from Port Rosyth into Edinburgh to visit the castle. We enjoy a nip of whisky at the top with the beautiful skyline behind us. We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day! We took the train back to Inverkeithing and a quick 10-minute taxi from the train station back to the port. A great way to spend an afternoon while on a cruise stop.

From Maria

Hello from Florida, USA. Cruise booked with you as a stop in 2025

From kathleen foster

Absolutely loved our short trip to Dunfermline on the free shuttle. Wish we would have had more time to spend in the quaint town that is Andrew Carnegie's birthplace.

From Laura

Great service with shuttle from ship to centre of Dunfermaline. Well informed by buses who are volunteers on bus with us. Well done to you all.

From Ann Lear

We visited Dunfermline while our ship Seabourn Ovation was docked at Rosyth. Everybody we asked for information was so friendly and welcoming. The Abbey with its ruins and working church were described by a very informative gentleman guide. Having docked previously in Leith, this was a pleasant change.

From Fiona Houston

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Dunfirmline is such a beautiful place. But the best parts are the people. We had such a lovely lunch from the butcher. His service was over the top helping out a naive American tourist who wanted haggis. Bryan alone is a reason to come back.

From Lisa Corrigan

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11 April, 2023
Made a quick trip via shuttle to Dunfirmline with a wonderful guide and driver Robby. I had hoped to see the Abbey where Robert the Bruce was, but I did not have enough time. The driver and guide allowed me to take a few pictures of the outside. They are the best. One hour of laughter and quickly seeing some sights. And “No, you weren’t late.” Blessings. 🙂

From Marlene

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Cruise stop at Rosythe. We had previously been to
Edinburgh and wanted to go somewhere different. We got the shuttle bus to Dunfermline and we’re so pleased with our choice. A lovely city to explore we spent our time around the Abbey and had a delicious cake and coffee at The Abbots House. Would love return visit as there was so much more to see. We saw on the news a few days later that King Charles visited to confirm the city status
Hope to visit again
Chris and Janet

From Janet Pallister

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Our family had such a wonderful time in Edinburgh this past summer! We had heard great things about the city, but it surpassed our expectations by a long shot! The castle and city are both beautiful and unique. Peter and the other volunteers were extremely helpful in recommending tours and advice on getting around the city. Highlights of our day were walking around the castle, a ghost tour, and the Hop On Hop Off bus which allowed us to see the sights in and outside of the main city. Thanks for a perfect day in Edinburgh!. We will be back! The Martin Family, Seattle WA, USA

From Janelle Martin

Having "done" Edinburgh, we thought we would try the free shuttle bus into Dunfermline, knowing very little about the place. What a fantastic surprise! The Abbey, the extraordinary Pittencrieff Park (Thank you Mr. Carnegie!), The Pavilion Cafe, and a magical walk through the Glen all delighted us. Everyone we met was so friendly - special thanks to Peter for his patience, hard work and good humour during a difficult day organising buses and getting us back to our boat on time.

From Tony Matthews

Returning to Edinburgh after many years, on a cruise ship this time, we docked in unknown Rosyth, and set out to spend the day in town one day and to dine locally in North Queensferry the next. In both instances we were greeted by the most friendly and informed Cruiseforth greeters, who set our feet right with directions and suggestions on how to proceed. We would like to thank you for their guidance and warmth. This is indeed a wonderful and helpful service, and we thank you for it.

From Rob Stephenson

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After a very short but informative bus ride into the city we visited the beautiful abbey, but not before we walked through the town centre. The architecture is stunning particularly the City Chambers. After a walk around the abbey with its beautiful stained glass windows we found a little coffee shop close to the mercat cross and then continued our walk around the city. A beautiful place to visit.

From Sharen and Michael

Visited Rosyth on a cruise ship 20th September 2022. Impressed by the service provided by the volunteers including a shuttle into Dunfermline and an informative commentary on the way. Many thanks to Peter, Elaine and our driver for a pleasant welcome.

From Mr J E Jeffrey

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We took a shuttle bus from our ship to Dunfermline. Many people on the bus went on to Edinburgh but we stayed in Dunfermline. It is a loveley town with lots of beautiful old buildings and very friendly people. It was my first very time visiting Scotland and the picture shows the 'Welcome to Scotland' I got early that morning.

From Eva

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We had a late start from our ship to what became a rushed visit to Edinburgh, but after taking the train back to Dunfermline, we had a delightful walk from the Town station along Comely Park, Priory Lane and up through the Royal Palace and Abbey. It turned out to be the best part of what started off as a stressful day.

From Shawn

Had a fantastic day in South Queensferry today. Met our friend and son. We are on Crown Princess having a great time. The weather today was perfect as was the location . Had a bite to eat in two locations and also an Orkney Ice Cream which was delicious as usual. See you next time xx

From Shirley Williams

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Was at Southqueensferry yesterday, Sept 5, from Holland America ship ms Rotterdam. Upon our return from a bus tour of Edinburgh, wife and I were greeted by a wonderful volunteer named Paul. He approached us as he noticed a block "M" on my shirt, which people in USA know as The University of Michigan. We had a wonderful visit with this very interesting man.

He does a great job as a host and greeter for your magnificent cities. Our memories will always be a bit brighter because of Paul. Please thank this man who attended Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. The world is indeed small and made more enjoyable by this friendly man named Paul.

From Tom Blake

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Hi... just back from a great visit to Dunfirmlyne. What a surprise... volunteers to guide us into this fascinating and undersold gem of a city. Wonderful achitecture and lots to see. We loved the Carnegie Museum... so much to learn about recognising those who work hard and use their vast wealth to reward and recognise others. Inspirational for our grandaughters... especially as Tom Farmer of Kwik Fit fame was revealed not only to be successful in business... but someone who did lots for others. We share his surname. We will carry the message that laughter along with hard work is what brings success in life. The free shuttle bus to and from our cruise ship was a bonus. An unforgetable visit... which we wholeheartedy recommend to others!

From Stuart Farmer

Very pretty, picturesque, friendly and helpful citizens. Maps easy to use.

From Aran & Terri

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This is our second visit to the area-our first was 9 years ago when our daughter studied at U of Edinburgh for her junior year. The volunteers were helpful and friendly. The ease of access between our ship in New Haven and Edinburgh was great. Loved the town and was impressed by the bridge at Fife. The best thing was, as before, the friendly and kind people we met everywhere. Although we are dyed in the wool Americans, we always feel at home and welcome here. We hope to return soon!

From Gary Lipkin

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Our first stop with the Norwegian Pearl was Edinburgh.
The volenteers were very helpful and we want to thank them for the warm welcome!
We were surprised to have such sunny weather in May in Scotland ;-) !
We really had a great day and we enjoyed our long walk to all the main sights.
Ursula and Peter Lorenz

From Ursula and Peter Lorenz

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We had a lovely day in your city and country. Thank you for your fine hospitality. From the bagpipes to the buses all was splendid! I know tourists can be annoying. Thanks for welcoming us xoxo

From Liadainn

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We were on a Viking cruise and stopped at Edinburgh. During the afternoon we took a bus to Dunfermline, home of Andrew Carnegie. What an experience! We are from Pittsburgh, PA (home of Carnegie Mellon University).

The volunteers at the port were very helpful and gave us lots of information. Wish we could have stayed longer.

We took many pics of the Firth of Forth bridge. So beautiful! One is attached.

Thank you!

From Donna and Harry Morrison

We were very impressed with the service. It was such good value for money to have a reliable and efficient shuttle service from the cruise ship to Edinburgh and back. The volunteers were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

From Pamela Neville

We arrived in Edinburgh on Aug.7 on the Princess Cruise Lines. I arranged for Tony's Taxi to take us into the city and return us later to the ship. His service is prompt and dependable. We highly recommend Tony's Taxi to others and would use it again when we return to Edinburgh.

From Belle Vasbinder

Wij hebben Roswyth vaker bezocht. Wij zijn enthousiast over de wijze waarop jullie Dunfermline & West Fife propageren aan cruise-passagiers.
Het was voor ons de tweede keer dat wij door jullie zo vriendelijk en behulpzaam zijn ontvangen. Wij kunnen dit mooie deel van Schotland aan iedereen aanbevelen en zullen zelf nog vaker Schotland met zijn gastvrije mensen bezoeken. Onze volgende cruise in 2019 doet Roswyth weer aan, wij kijken nu al uit naar jullie vriendelijke en warme ontvangst en nemen zeker de shuttlebus naar Dunfermline want wij zijn na twee eerdere bezoeken nog niet uitgekeken op Dumfermline.

With our best wishes to you
Frits & Ellie Schreurs
from Vught in the Netherlands

From Frits & Ellie Schreurs-Verhagen

Dunfermline was a delightful surprise. Everyone is so focused on getting to Edinburgh that they overlook a real treasure right next door. We had a delightful day wandering around the very scenic town and would certainly return if we stop in Rosyth again. Thanks for providing the shuttle.

From Wendy Bodenheimer

Loved our visit to Edinburgh, and especially your warm welcome. The bagpiper was great!!! The maps and brochures were very helpful.

From Nancy Peterson

What a great experience having the free shuttle to Dunfermline. I loved the town and really enjoyed the Carneige Museum. The docent there was very helpful as were all the volunteers and towns people I met. Thank you for providing this wonderful experience.

From kitty meyer

My wife and I were most impressed with your friendly voluntary team that greeted us off our boat (August 2018). Due to the offer of a shuttle bus we visited Dunfermline and learnt/saw a great deal that we would otherwise not have.

Thank you all. Keep up the good work and pride in your city.

From Christopher Derek Johanson

We had a wonderful visit to Dunfermline, what a lovely place to explore with so much history. Wished we had more time to spend to explore and shop. Thank you for providing a shuttle from the Port of Rosyth to Dunfermline, it was most appreciated and used by as many as the shuttle could hold. It was a great day wit picture perfect weather.
E. Hilaire


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What a magical and majestic vacation! We absolutely loved our time in Scotland. It will always have a special place in our hearts. See you again!

From Annette and Scott Kern

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Sunday 10th June has become one of those special days for the memory bank. Our ship (Black Watch) had been diverted to Rosyth and you kindly laid on a shuttle bus to Dunfermline! Wow! What a beautiful place to be and such variety! Surely Scotland's best kept secret! I was spoilt for choice with lovely Pittencrieff Park, Andrew Carnegie's House and St Margaret's Cave - all free of charge! I was fortunate as well to visit the impressive Abbey just as the Sunday service was ending and everyone was so welcoming as I paid my respects to Robert the Bruce.
I'm ashamed to say with my Scottish clan name that I knew very little about Dunfermline before my visit but I'll certainly be back and my brother, too, will be coming when he's finished with the Edinburgh Festival.
Very many thanks once again.

From Paul Colquhoun

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best trip in Edinburgh.

From Frankie Louie

What a lovely day in Scotland. We enjoyed the hospitality of everyone getting on and our ship. Edinburgh was one of the best times on this trip. Many thanks.

From DON

Arrived by the Viking Sea and had a delightful day in Dunfermline. Visited the Abbey and the Palace, as well as the wonderful Carnegie Library and galleries. Enjoyed a wee spot of lunch in the cafe before heading off to Carnegie birthplace and museum. Finished the afternoon with a stroll through the Glen. Sadly, we had to get on the bus to come back to the ship, but we'll be back -- such a lovely place. Thanks to all of the great volunteers on the bus and at the dock who were so helpful!
Becky Hammell and David Crouch

From Becky Hammell

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Arrived at Rosyth on cruise ship Viking Sea. Had a free morning and heard there was a shuttle into Dunfirmline. This is run by a small group of volunteers who are very knowledgeable about this former capital of Scotland. Home and burial place of Robert the Bruce and Andrew Carnegie. Just a short trip into this historic town which also has a great high street and shopping mall.
Would really recommend this.
Well done to the volunteers.

From Sylvia Goodfellow

My friend @i wish to say "a big thank you " to all the volenteers who came and made us all very welcome,we where on black watch fred olsen ship. We had our maps got the bus into town and followed the history trail.we will have to come back to finish , we were a mazed how much history is in dumfermline.thank you . jen +eileen

From Jen kelly

We recently cruised around the British Isles on the Marco Polo.
When we moored at Rosyth we were met with a wonderful volunteer service - Cruise Forth..
They provided us with maps, gave us useful information. We decided to take the coach to Dunfermline and we were provided with excellent guides from Cruise Forth who not only told us a lot ,but their enthusiasm was infectious.
Many thanks

From Val Parr

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Your volunteers and their enthusiasm are amazing - very informative talk on the coach both to Dunferline and on the return. We took some amazing photographs in the Old Town as we were lucky to have a lovely day. All arrangements were good and it made for a great day out from Marco Polo on 1st May. Thanks a lot.

From Mandy Gibbon

A big thank you to the lovely volunteers you made our day . We had decided not to go to Edinburgh and just look around Rosyth ! Without cruise forth I doubt we would have managed that and not a great deal there anyway . We had a nice time in Dumfermline thanks to the volunteers and as l said they were all lovely and very informative Thank you Diolch yn Fawr ! :

From Delyth Davies

What a wonderful trip to Dumferline from the cruise ship Marco Polo recently. Thank you so much for the shuttle bus and transfer. Your volunteers were lovely and very helpful and gave us a running commentary. The city was amazing and so interesting. Very pleased we chose to go to Dumferline and have told everyone about it since. So much history.

From Eileen Fraser

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I would like to say a big "Thank You" to CruiseForth for arranging a trip to Dunfermline on 10th April from our cruise ship "Astoria".

What a delight Dunfermline is! Pam, the volunteer guide on our bus from Rosyth, told us so much about Dunfermline on our short journey from the dockyard. There was so much to see and so much of interest we weren't sure what to do first. As the weather was still fine we decided we would visit the park and ended up spending most of our time just walking around this magnificent place.

After very brief visits to the Abbey and the Museum it was time to return to the "Astoria". Still so much to see and discover. We will be back!

Thank you once again.

From Pamela Campbell

Thank you very much for supplying a shuttle bus to Dunfermline on Tuesday, 10th April, from Astoria at Rosyth. We were not expecting an informative talk en route - an added bonus. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

From Tim and Jane Walker

I'm writing to tell you how much we love Edinburgh! We first came in October 2016 on an Odysseys tour, and had a wonderful visit for three days. We returned in July 2017 on a Norwegian cruise, and your representatives met us at the pier and offered all sorts of helpful advice. We felt very welcomed. Representatives from Cruise Forth were also at the pier in the afternoon to speed us on our way, and gave us the lovely postcard asking for feedback.

We hope to return to Edinburgh to enjoy our favorite activities (praying at St. Giles, tea at Patisserie Valerie, lots of time and purchases in Waterston's, talking with people on the Royal Mile, and visiting the Writers' Museum). We enjpy browsing the shops and have lots of postcards and photos as remembrances. I met Sarah Guppy, a local author, on our first trip and have been reading her work. It makes me feel more in touch with a city that I thoroughly enjoy.

Thank you for making us feel so welcome!
Karen Cunningham

From Karen Cunningham

I was a passenger on board the Black Watch" which called at Rosyth on 4th December. I found the shuttle bus service to Dunfermline really useful. The staff were friendly and most helpful. It gave me an opportunity to spend some hours in the town of my birth and where I went to primary school which I thoroughly enjoyed. You even laid on a sunny day in December!. Many thanks.
I had learned of your services on the internet. When I mentioned this to Fred Olsen Cruise Lines they denied any knowledge of them. Perhaps you should send details to them so that future passengers will be able to visit Dunfermline.
Many thanks again for an enjoyable day back "home".

From Campbell W. Miller

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We visited Royal Yacht Britannia first thing walking to Leith dock which took about 15 minuets to get there, after Britannia we caught the No 22 into Edinburgh ,the traffic into town was very slow due to roadworks and general congestion. We had enough time to go on the hop on and hop off bus tour to get around and see the main sights of the city. But all in all it was a great day, the one main time consumer was being tendered into Newhaven harbour as there is is nowhere to berth larger cruise ships that day.

From Alan Garbett

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We want to thank your Welcome Team of Volunteers for great help. Came by MS Berlin on 23/08/2017 with a damaged knee and a consultation of hospital. Your "Mr. Robert" accompanied us to the Queen Margaret Hospital and after treatment back to the terminal.
Much to our regret we could not visit the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh but we will never forget the day in Dunfermline and the friendly help of our friend Robert. With kind regards Fritz Haase und Irmgard Hasselbring

From Fritz Haase, Hannover / Germany

Had a wonderful time visiting Dunfermline. Came by Pacific Princess and really appreciated the free shuttle into Dunfermline. Explored your town and the Carnegie connection; did a bit of shopping and exploring; loved your new big bridge. Will likely return to your beautiful country.

From arcona

We recently came to Newhaven on the Queen Elizabeth and on disembarking the tender we got on the free shuttle bus to Leith to visit the Britainia. We were very impressed with the complete set up of how the ship is displayed and accessed and the efficiency of the complentary bus service
David and Fran Mullard

From David Mullard

Loved the city and the sights of the city during our day there. But, and it is a major but, the need to tender at such a major city and tourist attraction is hardly acceptable. Perhaps we were unlucky with the "chop" on the day of our visit but the time used and getting wet going back to the ship was a negative. Get a dock and we will be back, otherwise other ports are more attractive.

Sorry but honesty has to prevail.

From John Hutchins

May we take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers on the 6th July 2017 who made our visit on the Viking Star into Rosyth so enjoyable.
The ship had only managed to give limited information about travelling into Edinburgh, visiting the local area etc - your presence on board after docking was a big help.
The guide on the shuttle into Dunfermline was brilliant.We had a great day in the town visiting the sites
You are providing a great service which needs promoting as much as possible with the cruise lines

From Tony & Majorie Lewis

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Visited June 3rd on a Princess cruise. Spent the day in Edinburgh and had a wonderful time! Really enjoyed it, can't wait for a return visit. Loved the bridge!!

From Julie K McKee

We cruised into South Queensferry on May 26th 2017 and we loved it. What a beautiful small town with very friendly people. We did leave for a time during the day to go to St Andrews but our driver was from Queensferry and he was a great ambassador. He drove us around your town on our return and recommended several places to go to before we reboarded. A short side trip to the Queensferry Tap was an unexpected treat. I did work hard to stay awake to see the iron bridge light up at 10PM but it stayed fairly light out and I couldn't really appreciate the lights.
Thank you again for a real Scottish treat !

From Lisa Breithaupt

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A great tender port. The castle is a short £12 ride away. I took a full day to do Edinbrough Castle so on day 2 we spent time doing the shops on the Royal Mile and the Grass Market. Pub food and beers for lunch both days was great.

From Alan Albrecht

We travelled into Dunfermline with one of your complimentary buses and want restate our thanks to all the volunteers for doing such a first class job.
From the welcome at the cruise terminal, together with the terrific organisation of getting passengers onto the buses, the whole experience was grand.
Special mention must be made of the lady who acted as our guide on the bus into town. Despite having lived in Kinross some forty years ago and having made many visits to Dunfermline then, we learned more on the journey than we ever knew before and it meant that our visit was greatly enriched.

Thank you one and all for being such fine ambassadors of Fife and Scotland.

Yours aye

Hugh and Kathleen Hackett

From Hugh Hackett

Thanks to lady who came aboard. The Marco Polo in Rosyth we learnt about the Fife coastal path. We had a terrific walk from St David to Aberdour, which was a real gem of a village with such helpful people. They made the visit. The beaches were very pretty and we returned to the ship really exhilarated. So thank you to all concerned.
Best Wishes
Mal and John Lee

From John and Mal Lee

Excellent staff at Leith, so welcoming.
Leith is so convenient for accessing the many joys of Edinburgh but is worth a visit in its own rite. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Leith.

From John Ceely

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We appreciated all the good advice and transportation provided by the volunteer staff during our cruise stop. Tony of Tony's Taxi was also a tremendous help and very responsive to email communication; we would highly recommend him.

From Drew Conneen

We arrived in Leith at Midday on Tuesday 16th August to beautiful blue sunny skies! We spent the afternoon looking round the Royal Yacht Britannia and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, then in the evening we took our seats for the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The music, colours, dancing, fireworks and atmosphere were tremendous and we enjoyed it enormously. We stayed overnight in Leith, but as we were sailing at 1pm didn't have time to visit the city centre, but instead had a circular walk along to Newhaven and along the seafront to the loch and back to the ship, which took us about an hour and a half. Again it was a beautiful sunny day! Unfortunately our stay wasn't long enough and all to soon we set sail back to Southampton with wonderful memories of a wonderful city.

From Maureen Skinner

Arrived on Minerva 12thAugust 2016 . Thank you to the ladies ,Anne and Marjorie( I think) Who came on board and advised passengers ,charming and helpful also the gentleman at the cruise terminal who helped with the taxi and destination advice .
The Tattoo was wonderful .
With thanks Keith and Jessie

From keith

Arrived on the 5th in Rosyth on the Europa2 and went to Dunfermline, accompanied by a volunteer called Dave. He was very helpful, informed and friendly, and we would like to thank your organisation (and Dave in particular) for the great experience.

Addendum: we were most impressed by the Abbey and the adjoining park.

From Eva and Günter

Arrived on the Viking Sea on 17 June 2016...the team that met us on shore was very helpful, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. All in all, a wonderful experience. Bob & Janice

From Bob & Janice

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We arrived in South Queensferry on the 17th of May, a great day after many cloudy days on our ship. We took the shuttle to Edinburgh where we bought tickets for the Hop On bus. One of the best stops on the route was Dynamic Earth, an outstanding presentation of the geologic history of Earth. We ended our tour with a stop at the Mall at the bridge, and then the shuttle back to our ship. All in all, a delightful port stop.

From Bill von Thyssen

We arrived in South Queensferry on the Caribbean Princess. As we were at the end of a port-intensive cruise and had visited Edinburgh castle on a previous holiday, we decided to stay in South Queensferry, rather than go into Edinburgh. What a good decision! Our tenders took us past the Forth bridge, which was a treat in itself. We found South Queensferry to be a charming little place (which is apparently missed by most of the cruise passengers). We strolled around, took coffee by the river, had a lovely lunch, chatted to the locals and discovered some local history. A great day!

From Margaret Batty

We arrived at Rosyth on Boudicca on 16th October 2015. We were delighted to learn that buses would take us into Dunfermline. We enjoyed the commentary en route, and then had an excellent day exploring the town. The old abbey was fascinating,with a knowledgeable guide adding to our understanding.. The park was lovely to wander round;great views from the cafe. We had a quick visit to St. Margaret's grotto, before catching the bus back. Thanks to everyone who made it a very memorable day.

From Dave and Gwen

Was very impressed. Hope to return for a extended period of time

From Anthony

Thank you for the buse service form Rosyth to Dunfermline from the cruise ship Fred Olsen Boudicca in october .This service brought me to a town i would have never visited and was glad i did.I Found the shoppping and coffee shops very good buying my self and family a few nice presents.Keep up the good work and thankyou .

From Dorothy Smith

I was a passenger on the MV Boudicca which visited Rosyth on 16th October. I had not visited Dunfermline before, so was very pleased to have the opportunity via the shuttle bus from the port. I visited the Abbey (although disappointed that some of it was closed ) and the beautiful park dedicated by Andrew Carnegie. Everyone I met was very friendly and helpful and I would certainly like to revisit.

From Valerie Roke

What a wonderful experience we had sailing under the Forth Bridge on our ship Boudicca on 16 October. It certainly is a spectactular sight. We have visited Edinburgh several times so decided to take advantage of the free shuttle bus to Dunfermline. How glad we were that we had chosen to do so. What a lovely city with interesting buildings, parks, museums and a good variety of shops.The local people were very friendly and the sun was shining too! We visited the Abbey and saw the wonderful stained glass windows and tomb of Robert the Bruce. We also did some shopping in a lovely gift shop called Little Thistle which sold some really nice items at reasonable prices. We were sorry that we couldn't spend the whole day in Dunfermline, but we had another trip booked for the afternoon. We hope to return!

From Hilary and Len Clark

We are sorry to hear of the delay. I wonder if this coincided with the planned drivers' lunch break. Anyway, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Dunfermline.

From Cruiseforth

We were passengers on MS Boudicca which visited Rosyth on 16th October. Whilst we enjoyed our visit to Dunfermline we were not pleased to have to wait in the cold for the almost an hour for the courtesy bus to transport us from the berth to the town. Even allowing for some traffic difficulties this was quite unacceptable. Sorry that my comment is rather negative.

From David & Theresa O'Neill

I had a marvelous time in Scotland and found that the volunteers at the port in Edinburgh were fabulous. We had to tender in and had no clue where I was or what to do. They handled that with ease. Frankly, one of the volunteers, on August 20th, 2015, was stunningly kind. We dubbed him St. Peter. Since no bus was coming by...he drove us to the bus station. Fabulous. Also, your country is gorgeous. We ended up taking a bus from Glasgow to the Tattoo and it was something very special. None would have happened without your wonderful port volunteers.

mary durand Phoenix, AZ 85003

From mary durand

Our ship recently docked at the Port of Rosyth over night, and we visited Edinburgh & then Dunfermline. Bill & Anne & the other Volunteers here were so welcoming & full of wonderful information! Thank you so much for enhancing our visit to this area!

From Lisa

My husband and I were on a cruise ship that docked at Rosyth at the end of our trip. He chose to go on a shore excursion and I to Dunfermline.

I want to extend my sincere appreciation to the volunteers who made my visit exceptional.

I visited with a man dressed in his kilt at the pier. He was friendly and helpful. I was confused about the shuttle service needed to get into Dunfermline by myself and had gave me information which made it easy.

Helen was a delight and provided extension information about the area and history of the region. She made us feel we were personal guests of hers. As I was on the last shuttle to return to the ship I had the added benefit of visiting the bridge!

Thanks again to all who made my visit a treat even at the end of my travel when I was exhausted!


From Ann Inlay

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First of all congratulations for your fantastic website with all these beautiful pictures!

We arrived at Rosyth on 08/08/2015 on board of the ARTANIA and spent a wonderful day visiting Edinburgh (city tour and castle), had a short stop at Dunfermline and saw - of course - the famous bridges.

Many thanks to all the friendly people we met at Rosyth cruise port, in particular in and around the terminal in the morning when we had been a little bit lost after our arrival, including shuttle bus drivers, a very friendly lady at the entrance, an (unknown) taxi driver who took us back to the terminal when we were on the wrong way, and, and, and........

I hope we will have the opportunity to visit your beautiful region again.

With best wishes.

Ingrid and Reinhard Klose

From Ingrid and Reinhard Klose from Heidelberg/Germany

Many thanks for the warm welcome I received on August 8, 2015. The residents who greeted me were most helpful in answering my questions as well as indicating where I could purchase some needed computer supplies. The shuttle that took me into Dunfermline was appreciated greatly and our guide, Helen, was GREAT. Her commentaries to and from the town were most informative. Having been to Edinburgh a number of times in the past, I found Dunfermline to be a refreshing change. I only hope that the town's culture will not be changed as more tourists find their way there. Again many thanks for a most enjoyable day! Harold Rohrs, Richmond, Virginia USA


Thank you for the free bus from the Ocean Princess into Rosyth and the mini-tour of the area. We had a great day in town, people could not have been nicer, and the weather cooperated.

Thanks again.

From David & Ruth Edger

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Rosyth is the perfect port to see the edge of the Scottish Highlands since it is North of the river banks and you are not stucked in traffic over the bridge. We did a tour to Blair Castle, Braemar and Balmoral and stayed overnight there around to enjoy local Scottish food (first time encouraged to try Haggies) and to meet friends and enjoyed a night in a typical Scottish Bar-Restaurant-Lounge (never did this before). The best was the scenery and landscape. I was waiting for the minute I had to stop my car because they were all blocked by sheeps. Few there indeed around. Before we went back to our ship OCEAN PRINCESS we step out in St. Andrews which was really worth to see. Rosyth could be in every itinerary - it's worth to come back again and to see more of Scotland.

From Tien-Lun Yao, Germany/Switzerland

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When you arrive at any other cruise port in the world but Rosyth and you ask a taxi driver for a short lift you normally see only unhappy faces since they want to sell you a long tour. But Joe was very different. He is not just a taxi driver but a true ambassador of Scotland. Not that he was taking us to the car rental station to collect our cars for our tour to Blair and Balmoral Castle (Her Majesty did not invite us for a cup of tea!!!) he gave me a lot of tips to find my ways around. So we booked him again for the way back. Since he was stucked with another commitment he arranged a replacement so we were taken care very well. Later when he took us back to the ship he told me how to improve my next stay in Rosyth. As said not just a plain taxi driver - but a real ambassador for Scotland who stands for Scottish hospitality. I wish other taxi drivers in other parts of the world would be like Joe. Thanks for everything you did for us. Greetings from Germany, Switzerland and USA.

From Tien-Lun Yao, Germany/Switzerland

We enjoyed our introduction to this wonderful country by JOE on a ride in his taxi - but it was much more than that! It was simply a pleasure to be taken to places like South Queensferry by such an enthusiastic and friendly local. Thank you very much!

From Christine and Bernhard

I was on the New Britannia--arriving at New haven - and the lovely Lisa recommended a nice place to take my friends for a meal --and other information -and the meet and greet team{ every one of them was special } I also spotted the lovely Rhona and we had a chat they were better than any I have come across in any part of the world--and I have been to a lot !!
Also the free shuttle was great to get to Britannia -------I am a Scot. and proud of it --but it made me very proud when everyone on board spoke of the reception they had here -Even Cpt. Paul Brown !!
Thank you and your lovely team !!

From Flora

it was a perfect day. The shuttle service from the ship was spot on. The Real Mary Kings close was brilliant (as was Polly the tour guide) and Hollyrood House was fabulous. Thank you.

From Sarah Stanley

What you guys do rocks. Dunfermline is a gem. But I especially want to mention what a great guy Don Alexander is & how his construction expertise enriched our understanding of the bridges across the river.

From Rich Bernard

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I was so impressed by the Forth-Bridge I had to make a sketch right after landing from our cruiseship
Best regards
Jobst Broelmann

From Jobst Broelmann

Dear Sirs,

last year we visited your country. The bridge is very imposive and Edinbourg also.
We visited the church of St. John and the city and the beautiful garden.

Best regards
Christine Werner Stuttgart Gemany

From Christine Werner

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Cruising on the Caribbean Princess in June 2013, this port was our first stop in Scotland. We were so excited to be here and were treated to a warm welcome on a brisk morning. At the pier, a gentleman dressed in finery rang a bell in welcome and, at the base of the pier, we found an assembly of musicians playing bagpipes and drums; it was so very special and much appreciated.

By motor coach, we traveled to Dryburgh Abbey and enjoyed a quiet morning visiting that site. We then visited Floors Castle (which was amazing), enjoyed lunch at "a traditional inn", followed by a brief shopping stop in Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, we visited Greyfriars Kirkyard, walked past "The Elephant House" where some of the Harry Potter books were penned, enjoyed a pint at the Ensign Ewart Pub, visited a few shops, then returned to the port.

We look back on our visit with fond memories.

From Courtney Symons Walton

We enjoyed our stay in Rosyth. However we wished we knew about the shuttle bus earlier (The cruise ship didn't give alot of information on the shuttle bus??). We spent a full day in Edinburgh and watched the Tattoo and returned by train - alot of fun. The next day had half day in Dunfermline but wished we spent more time there as it is such an interesting and historic town. The driver (Scott) and his guide were a wealth of knowledge and made you feel very welcome. Looking forward to returning one day (If only to see the new road bridge!)
Thank you for a wonderful stopover
Sue & Lex
PS Sorry no photos our camera died; hoping to have some sent from other passengers

From Sue and Lex

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Siamo stati ad Edimburgo lo scorso 15 agosto e per la seconda volta abbiamo visitato South Quennsferry! E' uno degli approdi più affascinanti che abbiamo visto! Tanti auguri!

From Riccardo e Cristina Puccinelli

Hi Derek

Enjoyed swift visit to Dunfermline today from Ocean Princess berthed at Rosyth. Best wishes to you all.

From wendy and John

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We had a very warm welcome -in terms of the sun and the people recently when the Ruby Princess docked in Forth. We were greeted with information as to where and what to see and possible walks. We walked up onto the Forth Bridge which provided a platform to view the beautiful sights. Local people were very happy to help with directions.
I had heard about the Forth Bridge since being a child, in terms of a task taking a long time to complete, e.g. 'it's like cleaning the Forth Bridge'. However, as a child I always imagined the word to be 'fourth'. Now, on reaching retirement, I have actually walked on it - what an incredible structure it is. We had a very enjoyable day in Forth.
Thank you to all those people who helped it to be so.

From margaret

We had a great time at Mary King's Close!

From Mrs. Lyne Pilon

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We enjoyed the warm welcome at South Queensferry We turned left at the quay and walked along the shoreline track to look at the wildelife. Then returned to explore the lovely village of Queensferry calling at the excellent Ferry Tap for a couple of drinks.


Got on your bus by mistake at Rosyth cruise port, thought it was the official shuttle bus to the station, but so glad I did. Dunfermline is a lovely town with lots to interest me( including the shops ). The driver and escort gave a running commentary on the way and were able to answer the many questions asked. On the return journey we made a detour to the bridges which was appreciated.
I am only sad that the cruise line did not see fit to mention this to the passengers but then perhaps if they had the small mini bus would not have been able to cope with the rush. Thank you for a great experience.

From pat stott

Over 20 years ago we lived in Edinburgh for 4 happy years. Returning aboard Ruby Princess was a great way to renew memories. It was also a chance to taste haggis, neeps and tatties again.

From Alan & Yvonne Birks

We visited your fantastic Country while cruising on the Carnival Legend in 2013. Your country, your people and the overall atmosphere were and are simply outstanding! Our visit was pleasant and all that we had expected was precisely delivered. Thank you so much for making our first visit a most memorable event!

Most sincerely - Carlyle and Sue Wells
The Woodlands, Texas, USA

From Carlyle and Sue Wells

really loved Edinburgh, really enjoyed visiting the castle & sightseeing tour of the city,,,

From Leona Blondin

I attending Edinburgh University in the 1950s and it was wonderful to be able to show the city to my family. The second day we were in port we visited Dunfermline due to the nice welcome we had on the bus to the port gate. We really enjoyed the town, although my granddaughter was not much impressed when I explained how she was descended from King Robert the Bruce.

From Carl Boyer

I would like to thank all the Volunteers who helped us find a church and ride on Sunday August 25th of this year in Rosyth. Your help went way beyond our expectations and made us feel very much at home.We are sorry this Thank You is late, but we took some time off when we arrived home and didn't have access to a computer.
Thank You
Ron and Eugenia Olson

From eugenia and ronald olson

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Here is a picture of visitors to Rosyth using the courtesy bus to Dunfermline. Everyone had a great time.

From Peter Wilson