Cruise Liners

to Edinburgh

 

1.

Cruise Liner Terminal

Leith Harbour

New Terminal in 2009?

Forth Ports Authority announced in March 2006 that a task force is to be set up to consider how a new terminal for cruise liners might be created on the outside of Leith Harbour wall, near the Martello Tower, close to the entrance to the harbour from the Firth of Forth.

It is believed that this might cost between 20m and 50m, and that funding would be sought from the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council.

At present, about 30 cruise ships a year berth at Leith Harbour, max size 50,000 tonnes.  If the new terminal was built, larger ships could be accommodated and it is estimated that perhaps 150 a year might visit Leith, bringing 40m pa to the Edinburgh and Leith economy.

The terminal might also be used for cruises to Scandinavia, the travel time being 3 days less than for cruises from Harwich, England.

Plans to start a ferry service across the Firth of Forth, between Kirkcaldy in Fife and Leith, are also being considered.

Most of the details above have been taken from Herald & Post, March 23, 2006:  p.11

 

1.

Cruise Liner

to the Forth

More Visitors

In the year 2000, there were 8,000 visitors to the Firth of Forth by cruise ship. 

In the year 2007, there were 32,000 visitors.

In 2008, there are expected to be 53,000 visitors, arriving in 53 cruise ships, including the QE2 and Constellation.  Most of the ships will dock at Leith Western Harbour, but those over 50,000 tonnes will moor off Hound Point at Queensferry.

In 2007, there have been , there were

It is believed that this might cost between 20m and 50m, and that funding would be sought from the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council.

At present, about 30 cruise ships a year berth at Leith Harbour, max size 50,000 tonnes.  If the new terminal was built, larger ships could be accommodated and it is estimated that perhaps 150 a year might visit Leith, bringing 40m pa to the Edinburgh and Leith economy.

The terminal might also be used for cruises to Scandinavia, the travel time being 3 days less than for cruises from Harwich, England.

Plans to start a ferry service across the Firth of Forth, between Kirkcaldy in Fife and Leith, are also being considered.

Most of the details above have been taken from Herald & Post, March 23, 2006:  p.11

 

 

  

 

 

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