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If you’re looking for a fun and exciting vacation, a cruise out of Port Canaveral, FL is the perfect choice. Located on Florida’s east coast, Port Canaveral is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. With dozens of cruise lines offering trips to a variety of destinations, there are plenty of options for everyone. Here’s a look at some of the best cruises out of Port Canaveral.
Popular Cruise Lines
Port Canaveral is home to some of the most popular cruise lines in the world. Carnival Cruise Line offers 3-7 day cruises to destinations like The Bahamas, Mexico, and Cuba. Royal Caribbean offers longer cruises to Alaska and Europe as well as shorter trips to The Bahamas and Caribbean islands. Norwegian Cruise Line also offers 3-7 day cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean islands.
No matter where you want to go, there’s a cruise out of Port Canaveral that can take you there. Popular destinations include The Bahamas, Mexico, Cuba, Alaska, and Europe. You can also find cruises that stop in various Caribbean islands like Jamaica, St. Thomas, and Grand Cayman. If you’re looking for something closer to home, there are also cruises that stay within Florida waters and visit places like Key West or Miami.
Cruise ships offer plenty of onboard activities for all ages. From swimming pools and hot tubs to rock climbing walls and mini golf courses, there’s something for everyone on board. There are also plenty of entertainment options such as live music performances, comedy shows, movies under the stars, and more. Plus, many ships have casinos where you can try your luck at slots or table games like blackjack or roulette.
No matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, a cruise out of Port Canaveral is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. With dozens of cruise lines offering trips to various destinations around the world, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs perfectly.
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Welcome to Invergordon Gateway to the Highlands
We are the Port of Cromarty Firth, Invergordon. Here, we welcome cruise lines and passengers into the Highlands, to experience the richness of a spectacular area steeped in tradition and history.
Port of Cromarty Firth is a Trust Port with its main base at Invergordon.
The waters of the Cromarty Firth offer safe, sheltered deep berths and anchorages suitable for the largest cruise ships.
We are responsible for the safe navigation of vessels in and out of the Cromarty Firth, the waters we call home, the waters you sail into on your voyage to the Highlands.
The Port has been welcoming cruise ships since 1978. We are the closest cruise port to Loch Ness and its famous monster.
Immerse yourself in Highland culture and hospitality and enjoy authentic shore excursion experiences and opportunities.
We have published our Gateway Magazine so you can learn more about local organisations that we work alongside to ensure you maximise your time onshore and enjoy cultural experiences that expose you to the true majesty of the highlands.
We are a Trust Port
A Trust Port is governed by stakeholders rather than shareholders and controlled by an independent Board. We reinvest 100% of our surplus income into the Cromarty Firth, the local community and the Port’s sustainable development.
The Cromarty Firth is a valuable national asset and our role as a Trust Port is to safeguard and nurture this asset in a sustainable way so that future generations can continue to enjoy and beneﬁt from the Firth. When you come to Invergordon you’re contributing to the local community, you’re helping us protect the Port and bring great value to the Highlands. Thank you.
Invergordon and the Highlands will see the benefits of an increase of 27% in cruise calls and passenger figures next year.
Cruise ships 2023 timetable.
Last updated 25.09.2023
We protect the Cromarty Firth
The Cromarty Firth is a very special environment consisting of Sites of Special Scientiﬁc interests, a Special Protected Area, a Special Area of Conservation and Ramsar sites for the protection of birds. The wildlife is abundant and the nature is spectacular.
Every year, over 30,000 birds spend winter with us in the Firth, feeding on the 21 species of algae and eelgrass. We are home to 300 harbour seals and have a group of 195 bottlenose dolphins, one of only two resident populations in the UK.
We welcome 10,000 Scottish salmon every year, travelling through the Cromarty Firth to their home river systems in the wider Highlands. Not long after, 200,000 of their smolts travel back down the Firth, through the Sutors and out to the North Sea.
We work tirelessly with local organisations to maintain clean water and a healthy environment – together with our shore excursion partners we care deeply for the Highlands, and we’re proud to welcome you to this diverse and spectacular area. Please tread gently and leave only footprints to ensure the environment remains special for generations to come.
Cruise The Highlands Contact Details
Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Port Office, Shore Road, Invergordon, IV18 0HD
Call +44 (0) 1349 852308 | Email: [email protected]
Cruise Manager – Allison McGuire
For information concerning your cruise, please contact your cruise operator. For information regarding your shore excursion, please contact your shore excursion team or ground handling agent.
Useful links, with information to help you make the most of your time in the Highlands:
Invergordon Tourism Alliance www.visitinvergordon.com
Cruise Scotland www.cruisescotland.com
National Trust for Scotland www.nts.org.uk
Port of Cromarty Firth Port Office, Shore Road Invergordon, IV18 0HD
Tel: 01349 852308 Email: [email protected]
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Invergordon, Scotland cruise ship port calendar shows all scheduled arrival and departure dates in a timetable format. The cruise calendar displays the ship’s estimated time of arrival including related information such as how crowded is the port, as well as the ship’s next port-of-call.
The following timetable provides valuable information and keeps track of the future cruise ship arrivals from all major cruise lines. In order to find out more about the cruise ship itineraries such as ports, dates, and arrival/departure times just follow the ship’s link.
- AIDAdiva 2.500 passengers 03 Apr 2024 - 07:00
- Viking Venus 930 passengers 08 Apr 2024 - 00:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 08 Apr 2024 - 10:00
- AIDAdiva 2.500 passengers 10 Apr 2024 - 07:00
- AIDAdiva 2.500 passengers 16 Apr 2024 - 08:00
- Viking Saturn 930 passengers 20 Apr 2024 - 00:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 22 Apr 2024 - 09:00
- Regal Princess 4.272 passengers 29 Apr 2024 - 07:00
- Viking Venus 930 passengers 30 Apr 2024 - 00:00
- Mein Schiff 3 2.700 passengers 02 May 2024 - 07:30
- ms Rotterdam 3.210 passengers 02 May 2024 - 08:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 03 May 2024 - 09:00
- Regal Princess 4.272 passengers 11 May 2024 - 07:00
- Viking Saturn 930 passengers 12 May 2024 - 00:00
- Mein Schiff 3 2.700 passengers 12 May 2024 - 07:30
- ms Rotterdam 3.210 passengers 14 May 2024 - 08:00
- Viking Sky 930 passengers 16 May 2024 - 00:00
- Viking Sky 930 passengers 17 May 2024 - 00:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 17 May 2024 - 07:00
- Jewel Of The Seas 2.573 passengers 18 May 2024 - 08:00
- AIDAdiva 2.500 passengers 03 Apr 2024 - 16:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 08 Apr 2024 - 20:00
- AIDAdiva 2.500 passengers 10 Apr 2024 - 16:00
- AIDAdiva 2.500 passengers 16 Apr 2024 - 20:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 22 Apr 2024 - 19:30
- Regal Princess 4.272 passengers 29 Apr 2024 - 18:00
- ms Rotterdam 3.210 passengers 02 May 2024 - 17:00
- Mein Schiff 3 2.700 passengers 02 May 2024 - 19:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 03 May 2024 - 19:30
- Regal Princess 4.272 passengers 11 May 2024 - 18:00
- Mein Schiff 3 2.700 passengers 12 May 2024 - 19:00
- ms Rotterdam 3.210 passengers 14 May 2024 - 17:00
- AIDAsol 2.686 passengers 17 May 2024 - 16:00
- Jewel Of The Seas 2.573 passengers 18 May 2024 - 18:00
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Invergordon, Scotland cruise ship schedule
Invergordon, Scotland cruise calendar 2023 provides the opportunity to search the arrival and departure schedules of cruise ships arriving in port. The timetable displays dates and times cruise ships are scheduled to dock in port in two separate columns for arrivals and departures with the name of the ship, cruise operator, and maximum passenger capacity. Please note, the following cruise port schedule is created on updated itineraries from the following cruise lines: Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania Cruises, Marella Cruises, TUI, P&O Cruises, Aida Cruises, Costa Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Viking and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. Here you can view cruise ship Itineraries classified by cruise lines.
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Invergordon is a port town located at Cromarty Firth (a North Sea inlet part of Moray Firth) Easter Ross (Northern Highlands, Scotland). Invergordon/Port Cromarty Firth is currently ranked Scotland's largest cruise port. Inverness is to the southeast, at approx 24 mi (40 km) or at ~30 min drive distance (via A9 Road).
Port Invergordon is operated by "Port of Cromarty Firth" (abbrev POCF). According to the Port Authority CFPA, 2017's passenger influx injected into Highland Scotland's economy over GBP 14 million. Among the nearby popular tourist travel destinations are Loch Ness , Urquhart Castle ruins, Tain (resort town) and Inverness, Cawdor Castle (15th century), Dunrobin Castle (13th century, with Earls of Sutherland family memorabilia). Visitors can also travel north to Glenmorangie Distillery (overlooking Dornoch Firth) and then continue to Dornoch.
Port's cruising season runs from April through late-November / early-December. Port's largest cruise liner so far is MSC Meraviglia (GT 171600 tons, LOA length 315 m, max capacity 5400 passengers) which berthed on May 1, 2018.
In 2016, the port handled 63 ship calls and 97,993 cruise passengers. 2017 was a record-breaking year with around 45% increase in visiting cruise ship tourists. Based on pre-booked ship calls (91), the port expected over 142,000 passengers and the maiden calls of MSC Preziosa , CMV Columbus , MS Hamburg , Seabourn Quest , MS Europa 2 , Marella Celebration . The first call was of AIDAvita ( AIDA Cruises , on April 12) carrying ~1200 tourists. Season 2017 ended with Black Watch ( Fred Olsen , on December 3) carrying ~800 tourists.
In 2018, the cruise port handled 171,000 passengers, received bigger-sized liners and the maiden calls of Viking Ocean (ships Viking Sun and Viking Sky ). For 2019 were scheduled 12 maiden port calls and 180,000 tourists (16% increase over 2018).
On November 23, 2018, Port Cromarty Firth Authority announced a GBP 30 million (EUR 34M) port expansion project, scheduled for completion in 2020-Q2. In 2016 were announced port's plans for building a new cruise berth, by adding 215 m (705 ft) quayside to the existing Berth 5. The new (second) quayside has length 218 m (715 ft) and land area 9 acres (36,420 m2). The new facility will be serving exclusively the energy and cruise industries. It will have capacity to handle large-scale energy projects (renewable, oil and gas), and also to berth world's largest cruise liners of RCI-Royal Caribbean 's Oasis-Class (LOA length 362 m, GT 228,000 tons, max capacity 6370 passengers plus 2400 crew).
Port Cromarty is just 5 mi (8 km) from Invergordon (on Firth's opposite coast). Cromarty Firth is best-known for the North Sea oil rigs owned by Global Energy Group. The 2005-founded company has offices in Aberdeen and Inverness). It also owns Nigg Energy Park - a large shipyard (with a drydock ) that specializes in repairs and fabrication of offshore platforms. Along Cromarty Firth are also located all facilities serving cruise vessels, as well as bulk carriers (cargo ships) and oil processing.
Currently, out of Port Invergordon are offered ~90 different cruise shore excursions via partnerships with local premium bus providers.
The first "post-COVID" liner ( Marella Explorer 2 ) visited Invergordon on July 25, 2021, also making an inaugural call at Port Cromarty Firth. The ship was carrying only British passengers and operated British port-only itineraries.
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In 2018, Port Invergordon launched for local tourism businesses the "Cruise and Crew Club" initiative for improving customer services and developing port's shore excursion program.
Port changes in 2017 included adding new bollards (for the cruise ship berth) and upgrades to port’s freshwater supply system. In 2018-Q4 started construction works on a new cruise terminal with capacity to handle world's largest passenger liners . The new facility has expanded berth length 372 m (1220 ft), quayside draught 12 m (39 ft) and land area 11 acres (44520 m2 / 479200 ft2). The GBP 30 million project's completion was scheduled for 2020-Q2.
In 2021, Port of Cromarty Firth funded and started works on several improvements, including a pedestrian crossing, upgraded tourist info signage boards, a cruise passenger pick-up/drop-off zone (adjacent to West Harbour) to limit tourists congestion.
Port Invergordon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Invergordon, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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