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Cruise from Dundee with Ambassador Cruise Line, one of the newest British cruise lines. Ambassador Cruise Line offers cruising aboard its two ships, Ambition and Ambience sailing from around the UK. They are smaller ships and offer a premium value style of cruising on their newly refurbished ships. Ambassador Cruise Line has a loyal customer base and a great following with customers enjoying the freedom that cruising allows. Offering a number of different cabin choices from inside cabins to suites there is something for everyone.

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Former names: AIDAmira, Costa neoRiviera, Grand Mistral, Mistral

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  • London-Tilbury (England)
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (England)
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Liverpool (England)
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Ambition current position

Ambition current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 44.18254 N / -8.27290 W) cruising at speed of 10.8 kn (20 km/h | 12 mph) en route to La Coruna. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

Current itinerary of Ambition

Ambition current cruise is 12 days, round-trip Hidden Gems Of France, Spain Portugal . The itinerary starts on 15 Jul, 2024 and ends on 27 Jul, 2024 .

Specifications of Ambition

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Ambition Itineraries

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The 1999-built MV Ambition cruise ship is currently owned and operated by the UK-based Ambassador Cruise Line . The vessel was previously known as "Costa neoRiviera" (until December 2019) and "AIDAmira" (until January 2022), and was built (under the name "MS Mistral") for Festival Cruises (1999-2002, now defunct ). After the company's collapse in 2004, Mistral was sold to Ibero Cruises (Spain) and renamed "Grand Mistral". In November 2013, the newly named Costa neoRiviera joined Costa Cruises after EUR 10 million drydock refurbishment . In 2019, the liner joined AIDA Cruises under the name "AIDAmira" (fleet's 14th boat), departing on its maiden for AIDA voyage on December 4, 2019 (out of Palma de Mallorca ).

The vessel (IMO number 9172777) as Costa neoRiviera was Italy- flagged (MMSI 247325300) and registered in Genova . Ambassador Ambition is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311001141) and registered in Nassau .

History and Ownership

On January 26, 2022, AIDA Cruises announced that AIDAmira leaves the fleet.

  • Following the announcement, a total of 66x AIDAmira cruises (itineraries with scheduled departures between April 15, 2022, and March 13, 2023) were canceled.
  • Most of the canceled voyages were 7-day "Agais Israel", 14-day long "Agais und Israel" and 7-day "Griechenland, Zypern und Israel" itineraries (both roundtrips from homeport Heraklion, Crete Greece planned thru October 7). The rest of the canceled program was based on homeporting in Cape Town (South Africa) for the 14-day "Sudafrika und Namibia" itinerary.
  • When the announcement was made, the ship was docked at Port Pula (Croatia) .

On January 27th was announced that Carnival Corporation/shipowner (via Costa Crociere SpA) sold AIDAmira to Ambassador Cruise Line. The ship (renamed "Ambition") starts services for the UK-based company in 2023, joining the fleetmate Ambience (1991-built as Regal Princess).

Prior to starting operations for Ambassador, Ambition was scheduled to enter drydock for extensive refurbishment works, staterooms and machinery upgrades, including ballast-water and sewage-water treatment plants and scrubbers (reducing gaseous emissions).

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In May 2021 was announced that the new brand "Ambassador Cruise Line" (UK-based company, with headquarters in Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex England) is the new operator of the "Crypto Cruise Ship" Satoshi/now Ambience . Ambassador Cruise Line targets the UK source market exclusively (50+ age travelers), trying to take the place of the popular CMV-Cruise And Maritime Voyages (2009-founded/2020- defunct ).

AIDAmira was AIDA's 14th boat and joined the "AIDA Selection" ships AIDAcara , AIDAvita , AIDAaura - fleet's smallest, and operating on longer itineraries with more unusual routes. Before its AIDA service, Costa neoRiviera was drydock refurbished and remodeled. Swimming pools were reduced from 3 to 2 (larger) with 2 large whirlpools on the sundeck. Of the 624 staterooms, 96 are Suites (80 with balconies). The refitted boat had 6 restaurants and 6 bars. AIDAmira's Maiden Voyage was on December 4, 2019, leaving from Palma de Mallorca to South Africa.

The 1600-passenger ship "MS Mistral" had a Maiden Voyage on July 17, 1999, leaving roundtrip from Venice to the Greek Islands. During the winter, Mistral offered Caribbean voyages. In 2004, the Greek company Festival Cruises experienced financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy. The vessel was sold to Ibero Cruises (Iberojet) and renamed "Grand Mistral". In 2013, it was transferred to Costa's fleet (renamed "Costa neoRiviera") joining the "neoCollection" fleetmate Costa neoRomantica .

Ambassador Cruise Line Ambition ship's max passenger capacity  (1500) is limited to 1200, which as space ratio makes her comparable to many luxury cruise ships.

Decks and Cabins

Most AIDAmira staterooms (624 total) are 13 m2 (140 ft2) Oceanview cabins (287). The largest accommodations are Sundeck Deluxe Suites (450-510 ft / 42-47 m2, with terraces sized 115-150 ft2 / 11-14 m2). There are 96x Suites (all with balconies), 12x Balcony staterooms, 287x Oceanviews, and 231x Inside cabins, including 2x wheelchair-accessible (handicap).

The boat has 13 decks , of which 10 are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins.

After the refit, the Ambassador Ambition ship has 714 staterooms (max passenger capacity will be reduced from 1498 to 1428), including 125x balconies and 113x Suites (sized ~670 ft2 / 62 m2 including the balcony).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Ambassador Ambition ship has two MDRs (main dining rooms/complimentary restaurants) plus specialty dining venues, a bistro-style Lido Cafe, 4x lounges and bars, a British Pub Restaurant, Theater Lounge (with tiered seating), Casino, Card Room, Library, Craft Studio, wellness complex (Spa and Massage Rooms, Gymnasium (Fitness Center), 2x swimming pools, retail shops.

The ship's Galleria Shops (managed by Harding UK) are duty-free and tax-free stores selling luxury brand watches, fashion and costume jewelry, watches, perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, sportswear, Ambassador-logoed merchandise, gifts and souvenirs, tobacco and liquor, convenience goods. The brands include Pandora (jewelry), Swarovski (jewelry, watches, crystal decorations) Radley (women's accessories and footwear/bags, purses, shoes).

In March 2023 was announced that one of the new dining venues is Lupino’s Restaurant (honoring Michelle Lupino, Ambassador's Head of Destination Management who passed away in 2022). The Mediterranean-style eatery has max capacity 70 seats.

In April 2023 were announced more restaurants.

Buckingham Restaurant and Holyrood Restaurant are both with a la carte-priced menus that include classic British favorites like Sunday Roast (roasted meat and potatoes, mashed potatoes, accompaniments/Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and condiments/apple sauce, mint sauce, or redcurrant sauce) and Shepherd’s Pie (casserole-made/oven-baked dish of ground lamb filling, savory vegetables, mashed potatoes).

Borough Market is a self-serve buffet-style eatery serving international cuisine, including homemade Italian pasta and Asian stir-fries.

Saffron Restaurant offers Indian dishes served in Thali/Bhojanam (round platters), fresh-baked breads and traditional desserts.

Chef’s Table is an exclusive dinner-only and reservations-only venue for a la carte (9-course) dining experience and food and wine pairing.

Alfresco Grill is a poolside bar serving complimentary fast food (pizza by the slice, burgers, hot dogs, chips).

Costa neoRiviera review

Most of the onboard dining is included in cruises' fares. With the exception of the pizza on the ship's Lido Deck, you better choose the main dining room for most of the meals. As a new ship, it promotes eat-when-you-wish casual dining. There is no assigned seating and reservations are not needed. Located on Deck 11, neoRiviera's buffet features seven stations and is smaller than the buffets on most cruise ships. Its decor is a casual cafeteria. The buffet is more popular in the summer when there is a younger crowd with more kids.

Costa neoRiviera cruise ship

Costa neoRiviera's restaurants and food bars included:

  • Ristorante Cetara (forward Dining Room; complimentary, with round-shaped windows and extensive wine list for dinner, with 2 fixed seatings at 6:30 or 9 pm, open seating breakfast and lunch)
  • Ristorante Saint Tropez (complimentary aft Dining Room with 2 fixed Dinner seatings)
  • Ristorante Buffet Vernazza (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5 pm, and dinner; in the evening is transformed into Pizzeria, complimentary, with waiter service)
  • Grill Manarola (fast food station, complimentary)
  • Pizzeria Monterosso (lunch & dinner only pizza restaurant, complimentary).

Costa neoRiviera had 3 restaurants (including the buffet Grill & Pizzeria), 6 bars, a show lounge and disco nightclub, two shopping arcades, a spacious wellness complex consisting of Spa & Beauty Salon, Fitness Center (modern gym), a hydrotherapy pool, spa pools/hot tubs, treatment rooms (for massages).

The ship has 3 swimming pools plus a splash pool (for children).

Ambassador Ambition cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Costa neoRiviera lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Teatro Ravello (2-level main show lounge for grand musical and show productions, ballets, classical concerts, circus shows)
  • Bar Anacapri (foyer bar)
  • Atrio Riviera (2-deck high Atrium and central ship area with live entertainment, served by Positano bar)
  • Amalfi Lounge (Cigar Lounge & Bar, also selling cigars and fine liquor)
  • Cafe Positano (wine bar)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Saint Maxime (served by Porquerolles bar)
  • Biblioteca & Internet Point (combined library Biblioteca Conca dei Marini and Internet computers room)
  • Galleria Shops Sorrento; Gallery Shops Grasse (duty & tax-free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco and liquor)
  • Cafe Eze (patisserie & specialty coffee bar)
  • Saint Paul de Vence Lounge & Bar (stage for live shows, band music in the evenings)
  • Bar Corniglia (smoothies, ice cream)
  • Photo Gallery Cannes
  • Video Games Arcade
  • Discoteca Portofino (Disco & Nightclub)
  • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids program and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
  • Teen Zone (teenagers' lounge with Teen Junior (12-14 yo) and Teen Club (15-17 yo) rooms; complimentary supervised activities, themed parties, sports contests)
  • Centro Benessere Portovenere (Spa & Wellness complex, with Fitness and separate Spinning/Aerobics Room; Salone di Bellezza Framura Beauty Salon, Massages and Treatments Rooms, Japanese TeaRoom, Relaxation Room, Thermal Suites, Solarium, Laconium, Aroma Steam Baths, Thalassotherapy pool, Solarium, Sauna)
  • Lido Via dell'Amore pool area (with 2 small pools, 2 Whirlpools, foosball table, ping pong table; served by Bar Riomaggiore)
  • Outdoor playing zone for kids (with a paddling pool)
  • Multi-sports court (volleyball, basketball, mini football, golf putting area)
  • Solarium (open-air relaxation area).

Ambassador Ambition itineraries

Details on Ambassador Ambition ship's itinerary program for the inaugural summer 2023 season were announced in May 2022, including the boat's UK homeports ( London-Tilbury , Newcastle Port Tyne , Liverpool , Avonmouth-Bristol , Falmouth , Dundee Scotland , Belfast ). Ambition also offers Transatlantic crossings (roundtrip from the UK) to the Caribbean islands Barbados, Grenada, the Grenadines, Curacao, Aruba, St Lucia, St Kitts, St Maarten, Antigua.

MS Ambition's inaugural season was originally planned to start with the Maiden Voyage on March 4, 2023 (6-night Tilbury-London roundtrip to Kristiansand, Copenhagen and Gotheborg). However, as the ship was 6-month contracted (September 2022 thru March 2023) for housing Ukrainian refugees in Glasgow, and due to the following drydocking, MS Ambition's inauguration was postponed for May 12, 2023 (14-day "Hidden Gems Of France and Spain" itinerary). The roundtrip from Newcastle visited ports in France (Cherbourg, Brest, Saint-Nazaire, Le Verdon), Spain (Bilbao, Gijon, La Coruna) and France (Le Havre-Paris).

AIDAmira itineraries

AIDAmira itinerary program was based on winter deployment in South Africa (leaving roundtrip from homeport Cape Town ) and summer Mediterranean deployment with homeporting in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Spain) .

Following the Coronavirus crisis, AIDA planned to homeport AIDAmira in Heraklion Crete Greece , to be followed by a South Africa program (in 2023) with homeporting in Cape Town . However, these plans were canceled in January 2022, after the announcement that the boat leaves the fleet by March. For more info on the canceled voyages see the ship's Wiki page .

Costa neoRiviera itineraries

Costa neoRiviera itinerary program featured exotic routes around the world with unusual ports and more overnight port stays.

  • In December 2018 through March 2019, Costa neoRiviera had scheduled voyages in India - with homeporting in Mumbai and call ports in India (Mangalore, Cochin, Mormugao-Goa), Sri Lanka (Colombo) and Maldives (Male, Kaafu Atoll).
  • For the rest of 2019, the ship had scheduled Western Mediterranean itineraries departing roundtrip from homeports Savona (Italy) and Toulon (France) .
  • However, both programs were canceled after the decision was made for the liner to be transferred to AIDA.

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In mid-September 2019, AIDA announced the name of Mira ship's godmother - Franziska Knuppe (1974-born German fashion model and actress). The liner's christening ceremony was held on November 30 (2019) in Port Palma (Mallorca-Majorca Island, Balearic Spain) .

Mira's naming ceremony was a charity event with all proceeds donated to "AIDA Cruise & Help" - a partnership with Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP (since 2018) for collecting donations in order to build schools in newly industrializing and developing countries. The ship's naming ceremony featured a 20-min fireworks show, live performances by Johannes Oerding (German singer-songwriter), over 1000 cruise passengers (on the ship) and the Mary Amiri-hosted charity event.

Fan fact is that Franziska Knuppe is also the godmother of the fleetmate AIDAluna (2009). AIDAmira's last Master was Captain Manuel Pannzek (Captain on AIDA Selection boats since 2017).

In January 2023, Ambassador Cruise Line announced that MS Ambition's godmother will be Shirley Ann Robertson (1968-born Scottish sailor and Summer Olympic gold medallist/Sydney 2000, and Athens 2004).

The ship's christening ceremony was held on May 11, 2023, in Port Tyne/Newcastle . On the next day (May 12th) started the Maiden Voyage (14-day "Hidden Gems Of France and Spain"/Newcastle roundtrip).

The vessel (hull/yard number J31) was built in France (by Chantiers de l’Atlantique Shipyard in Saint-Nazaire ) and has volume 48123 GT-tons, weight 4923 tons, max draft 6,9 m/23 ft. The powerplant is based on two Wartsila marine diesel engines (models 8L46B and 12V38) with total output 18 MW.

Ambassador Ambition refurbishment 2023

On April 4, 2023, Ambassador's ship Ambition arrived in Bremerhaven (Germany) to enter drydock at Lloyd Werft Shipyard.

The drydocking (April 4 thru May 7th) was for an extensive refit as well as for regular maintenance and technical works, machinery upgrades (including ballast water and wastewater/graywater treatment plants), rebranding and renovation of venues, including new furniture and carpets.

The project also included hull cleaning and painting with Ambassador's new livery.

Ambassador Ambition inaugural cruise 2023 review

MS Ambition's inaugural season was originally planned to start with the Maiden Voyage on March 4, 2023 (6-night Tilbury-London roundtrip to Kristiansand, Copenhagen and Gotheborg).

However, as the ship was 6-month contracted (September 2022 thru March 2023) for housing Ukrainian refugees in Glasgow, and due to the following drydocking, MS Ambition's inauguration was postponed for May 12, 2023.

Next table shows the Maiden Voyage's itinerary (14-day "Hidden Gems Of France and Spain").

The next scheduled voyage was the 8-day "Majestic Fjordland" (departure May 26th) roundtrip from Newcastle visiting Norway's Eidfjord, Bergen, Flam, Olden.

Costa neoRiviera-AIDAmira refurbishment 2019 review

In September-November 2019, Costa neoRiviera was drydocked in Port Genoa (at San Giorgio del Porto Shipyard) for a major (EUR 50 million / USD 55 million) refurbishment project . The 1-month drydocking (October 30 through November 28) transformed Costa neoRiviera into AIDAmira.

The project involved ~1000 workers, of which 150 shipyard employees. The shipyard works included technical maintenance, hull and superstructure repainting (also adding AIDA's livery), renovated public areas, adding new cabins - including 19x balcony and 3x inside (in the area of the former Discoteca Portofino / disco nightclub) plus numerous staterooms on Deck 7.

Next table shows neoRiviera's last voyage for Costa (10-day Mediterranean itinerary) priced from USD 980 pp.

On Oct 30, the vessel arrived in Port Genoa for the drydock refurbishment (October 30 through November 28). The renovated neoRiviera arrived in homeport Palma (Balearic Spain) on November 29 for the christening ceremony in which was officially renamed AIDAmira.

Costa neoRiviera was Madeira- flagged (MMSI 255803860), while AIDAmira is Italy-flagged (MMSI 247325300).

AIDAmira itineraries 2022-2023 (canceled)

Next tables show the canceled (in January 2022) voyages part of AIDAmira's 2022-23 program, which was originally based on homeporting in Heraklion Crete and Cape Town .

14-day "Agais und Israel" itinerary

7-day "Agais" itinerary

7-day "Griechenland, Zypern und Israel" itinerary

(repositioning from Europe to South Africa) 28-day from Mallorca to Cape Town

14 day "Sudafrika und Namibia" itinerary

AIDAmira inaugural itineraries 2019-2020

Next tables show AIDAmira's inaugural itineraries (maiden voyages by destination/homeport).

(2019) 19-day repositioning from Europe-Mediterranean to South Africa

(2019) 14-day inaugural itinerary "Sudafrika und Namibia 2"

(2020) 14-day inaugural itinerary "Sudafrika und Namibia 1"

(2020) 19-day relocation from South Africa to Europe-Mediterranean

(2020) 7-day inaugural Eastern Mediterranean itinerary "Griechenland Ab Korfu"

(2020) 7-day inaugural Eastern Mediterranean itinerary "Mittelmeerinseln Ab Korfu"

(2020) 14-day inaugural B2B (back-to-back cruise) itinerary "Griechenland und Mittelmeerinseln 1"

(2020) 14-day inaugural B2B itinerary "Griechenland und Mittelmeerinseln 2"

Costa neoRiviera itineraries 2016 changes

Costa neoRiviera's itinerary program for 2016 (March 28 through November 8) was changed. All originally scheduled calls to Istanbul Turkey were replaced with Rhodes Greece . Passengers booked with embarkation from Istanbul boarded the ship in Rhodes (instead of Istanbul).

Next, are listed Costa neoRiviera's scheduled Savona roundtrips for 2019, that were later canceled.

11-day "Italy, Spain, Balearic Islands, Malta" - prices from USD 1100 pp

13-day "India, Maldives, Sri Lanka" - prices from USD 1900 pp

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Full list of cruises coming to Dundee and Fife this year during bumper tourist season

Dundee will welcome 14 cruise visits in 2023 - compared to just four in 2022 - while a total of 35 cruises are set to dock in southern Fife.

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The ports in Dundee and Fife are set for a bumper year of cruise traffic.

Dundee will welcome 14 cruise visits in 2023 – compared to just four in 2022 – while a total of 35 cruises are set to dock in southern Fife.

Overall it represents a 50% rise in cruises visiting the ports in Dundee, Rosyth and Edinburgh – which are all run by Forth Ports.

Passengers will be able to take in destinations including Scandinavia, Germany and Spain as well as a range of ports across the UK.

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The cruises are running between May and September.

While most of the trips are open for normal holidaymakers, some of them are thought to have been chartered by private groups.

Among the luxury liners coming to Dundee is Ambition – which has reported strong interest for its maiden voyage from the city .

Hundreds of thousands of passengers expected

Rob Mason, head of cruise at Forth Ports , said: “It is brilliant to see the cruise industry return so strongly and continue to grow this year.

“Since the restart of the industry last year we have been working hard with the city, destination partners and the wider cruise industry to meet all of the industries challenges and deliver another success cruise season.

“We know that there are significant economic benefits to the country as hundreds of thousands of passengers visit our cities and we look forward to welcoming them this year.”

Full list of cruises from Dundee and Rosyth

  • May 13: Ambition travelling round France and Spain
  • May 27: Ambition travelling round France and Spain
  • May 30: Artania travelling round the United Kingdom
  • June 4: Ambition travelling round Iceland
  • June 18: Ambition travelling through Norway


  • June 25: Sea Cloud Spirit travelling round the British Isles
  • June 30: Ambition travelling the Scottish Islands and Faroes
  • July 5: Gann (itinerary not confirmed)
  • July 29: Azamara Journey travelling the British Isles
  • August 6: Vasco da Gama travelling round the British Isles

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  • August 24: Renaissance travelling round the United Kingdom
  • August 26: Riviera travelling from London to Copenhagen
  • September 18: Vasco da Gama travelling round the British Isles
  • September 28: World Traveller travelling from Edinburgh to Dublin
  • May 10: Hamburg (itinerary not confirmed)
  • May 16: Seabourn Ovation travelling through the British Isles and Iceland
  • May 20: Le Dumont-d’Urville (itinerary not confirmed)
  • June 2: Balmoral travelling through Sweden
  • June 12: Le Champlain travelling round Shetland , Orkney and Hebrides

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  • June 15: Balmoral travelling round Scotland
  • June 22: Balmoral travelling round Germany
  • June 24: Hamburg travelling round the British Isles
  • June 26: Le Champlain travelling round Scandinavia
  • July 1: Le Dumont-d’Urville (itinerary not confirmed)

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  • July 2: Balmoral travelling round Spain and Portugal
  • July 19: Balmoral travelling round Norway
  • August 3: Balmoral travelling round the Norwegian Fjords
  • August 8: Balmoral travelling round the Norwegian Fjords
  • August 13: Viking Jupiter travelling the British Isles

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  • August 16:  Balmoral travelling round Scandinavia
  • August 19: Ocean Majesty travelling England , Ireland and Scotland
  • August 25: Balmoral travelling to Newcastle
  • August 30: Le Champlain travelling from Oslo to Rosyth
  • September 2: Viking Jupiter travelling from London to Bergen
  • September 13:  Le Champlain (itinerary not confirmed)

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port of Dundee, Scotland

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Dundee Port Information

There are plenty of ways to get to the Dundee Port, for your cruise from Dundee , including by car, taxi or coach. If you are travelling here by car, you can get your car parking permit arranged through us. For more information, see our detailed guide below.

Address: Port of Dundee, Stannergate Road, Dundee, DD1 3LU

Pass through the Police Gate and take the 3rd exit off the roundabout immediately ahead. Take the first right 20ft past the roundabout and then take the 2nd left, immediately after the large shed. You will then see the ship on the berth to your right. Drop off/pick up will be by the Marquee Terminal in front of you. Here you will be directed by a member of the Cruise Operations Team.

Getting Here

From the North – from the A90.  At the roundabout take 2nd exit staying on A90 (Kingsway) .  At Strathmartine roundabout take the 2nd exit remaining on A90 Kingsway. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit onto Old Craig Road.  Turn left onto Arbroath Road then left onto Dalgleish Road. Turn right onto Broughty Ferry Road (A92). Continue onto E Dock Street. Turn left onto E Camperdown Street.

From Dundee City Centre (Slessor Gardens) Continue onto A991/A92 East Dock Street. Continue onto Broughty Ferry Road. Turn left onto Greendykes Road At the Roundabout, perform a U turn & head back down Greendykes Road. Turn right onto Broughty Ferry Road. Turn left to continue on Broughty Ferry Road when the road splits. Turn left onto East Camperdown Street. Continue until you reach the cruise terminal.

Forth Ports (Dundee) offer car parking which is located within the Port Area. Car parking must be pre-booked.

Dundee Railway Station is approximately 1.5 3 miles from the Passenger Arrivals Area. Taxis are be situated at the station exit and it's only a short drive to the Port.

The closest airport to the Port of Dundee is Dundee airport which is only 5.5 miles away via the A85 and will take approximately 15 minutes by car.  Alternatively, Edinburgh airport is 40 miles away and will take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes via the M90/A90.

Dundee City Taxis – 01382 204060 Tay Taxis – 01382 450450 City Cabs – 01382 450450

Pick up/Drop Off

Pick up/drop off is located directly adjacent to the main terminal building. This is a small area. To avoid congestion, please only arrive at your designated embarkation time & only arrange pick up for your disembarkation time.

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Dundee is in North East Scotland and is Scotland's 4th largest city. The city is just over 800 years old. Dundee is known as Scotland’s sunniest city.

It is situated beside Scotland's longest river, the River Tay, and is home to RRS Discovery - the ship built in 1901 for Captain Scott who travelled to the Antarctic. Dundee has an excellent offering of attractions including the McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Science Center, Frigate Unicorn and Transport Museum.

A £1 billion master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city center which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30-year period, with the spectacular Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum opened in 2018 at a cost of £80 million, a stunning purpose-built riverside museum, which will be an international centre of design for Scotland

Tours Excursions Transportation:

It's a great place to explore on foot, a highlight being a walk up to Dundee Law, an extinct volcano with a peak of 572 ft offering tremendous views of the city and its surrounds.

There are some incredible places to visit in Dundee that will both fascinate and entertain. Don’t miss the exciting exhibits of the McManus : Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, learn about Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s pioneering polar Antarctic exploration aboard the RRS Discovery, see the working of a Victorian jute mill at Verdant Works - Scotland’s Jute Museum or expand your mind at the Dundee Science Centre.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here .

Nearby Places:

The seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry has a good selection of pubs and restaurants, which quickly fill up on summer nights. The striking Broughty Castle & Museum, overlooking the sea, is also well worth a visit.

Shopping and Food

The currency throughout the UK is the pound (£). You may also hear the slang term quid for pounds. Scottish bank notes are frowned upon in other parts of the UK, so change the notes before leaving Scotland.

Cash machines (ATM) or less formally 'holes in the wall' are very widely available and usually dispense £10 and £20 notes.

Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, are accepted by most shops and restaurants.

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English is spoken throughout the country, but sometimes with heavy accents!

Most cafe's and restaurants offer free WiFi.

The local emergency telephone number is 999, however the EU-wide 112 can also be used.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shopping hours are in general:

Small stores 6 or 7 days a week (10am - 6pm) Larger stores in general stay open til' 9PM Hypermarts often 24/7

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Cruises To Dundee, Scotland

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