Cruise directly into London and Edinburgh with Britain’s leading capital city cruise partner
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Capital Cruising is a union of cruise terminals that gives your passengers an unrivalled opportunity to see the biggest sights of the UK's two major capital cities - London and Edinburgh

We can offer a unique capital city connection because we own two of the most strategically located ports in Europe


Whether you arrive on a small boutique vessel or a large resort sized ship, you can be sure of a friendly and knowledgeable welcome at our ports. Our polite, friendly and well-trained staff are here to help all your passengers get the maximum possible enjoyment from their stay in London or Edinburgh.

We can offer packed itineraries for shore excursions and give ‘independents’ all the information they need to start their onshore adventure.


London International Cruise Terminal is based at the Port of Tilbury on the river Thames, uniquely situated as the closest deep water port giving access to London - it is just 22 nautical miles and 40 minutes to the centre by Thames Clipper.

Our Ports in Leith, Rosyth, Newhaven and South Queesferry offer a range of gateways to the inspiring city. Leith and Newhaven are only 15 minutes from the city centre.


  • Our ports are your
    gateway to Edinburgh

    Our Ports in Leith and Rosyth, and our Anchorages at Newhaven and South Queensferry offer a range of gateways to the inspiring capital city. Our South Queensferry Anchorage will take you past the architectural marvels of the Forth Rail and Road Bridges, or you could berth at Rosyth, with easy access to Fife and the great Scottish countryside beyond. The Port of Leith and nearby Newhaven will take you right into one of Edinburgh’s up and coming areas.

  • Edinburgh port has the
    Royal seal of approval

    Your cruise ships will be in the very best of company when they berth at the Port of Leith. We are delighted to provide a berth for the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now permanently moored as a five-star visitor attraction since she retired from her regal duties in 1997.

  • Experience Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is a world class tourist destination where you can sense the history on every ancient street. It has a unique atmosphere, and when your passengers visit they will see why the city has often topped polls as Europe's leading travel destination. To wander amid the inspiring architecture of the UNESCO- listed Old and New Towns is to step back in time. The famous castle is an iconic landmark perched high on a rocky crag right in the centre of town.


  • Fall in love with the
    worlds favorite city

    The only cruise terminal in the southeast that is on the River Thames itself, 22 nautical miles down river from Tower Bridge in the very heart of the capital. Our facilities are unique and is London's only deep water purpose built cruise facility.

  • The Location

    The cruise terminal itself is a large well appointed historic Grade II* listed building and has a long history as a port for ocean-going liners. The M25 orbital motorway is just 7 miles away with five of London's major airports within one hours drive, and a mainline railway station into London just a couple of minutes away.

  • Of the UK's top visitor
    attractions, 16 are in London

    Welcome to one of the world's great cities. London truly has it all - the history, the culture, the style and the must-see sights that every visitor wants to go to. England's capital city was the first city in the world to have more than 1 million inhabitants and it has always been a living, developing destination at the top of travellers' itineraries.

Contact Us

Robert Mason, Head of Cruise
0131 555 8700
Steve Lyons, Head of Cruise
01375 852 200

Our Ports

London Cruise Schedule

Edinburgh Cruise Schedule

Our Ports

Thames Clipper into London