Edinburgh named top Cruise Destination 2018 for first time
Capital Cruising is today (24 July) celebrating a major win for Edinburgh as the UNESCO City is named Western Europe’s Top Cruise Destination 2018 for the first time. The award, managed by Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise resource, is based solely on consumer ratings and reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website over the year – so specifically first-hand feedback from cruisers themselves.
Edinburgh was named the Top Cruise Destination in the British Isles & Western Europe category - in Cruise Critic’s 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards - beating other amazing cities including Lisbon, Bilbao and Amsterdam.
Capital Cruising, who run seven busy cruise terminals and anchorages across the UK is the only port operator to offer unrivalled fast access to Edinburgh for cruise passengers. With ports in Leith, Rosyth and anchorages in Newhaven and South Queensferry, passengers are within easy reach of the famous attractions in Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood. This year (2018), Capital Cruising will welcome 114 liners into the River Forth with over 150,000 passengers onboard.
Chairman of marketing organisation, Cruise Scotland, Andrew Hemphill, said: "Capital Cruising’s award is well deserved as an excellent example of the high standard of services and facilities provided by our member ports in continuing to attract record numbers of cruise passengers to Scotland’s many outstanding attractions."