Port information

Port of Cromarty Firth, Invergordon (c) CFPA


A major cruise liner port on the North-East coast of Scotland. Close to the magnificent Loch Ness, and its famous monster "Nessie". Deepwater fjord with several berths able to accommodate passenger ships up to 345 metres LOA, with a draught of up to 10.5 metres.
No tidal, beam or airdraught restrictions. Largest ships berthed to date, "Queen Mary 2" and "MSC Meraviglia".
Invergordon is the Gateway to the Scottish Highlands, and has many tourist attractions located close by, within reach of a half or whole day shore excursion.
Attractions include Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, and Dunrobin Castle.
Activities include golf, hill walking, cycling, dolphin spotting, river fishing and bird watching.
Many tours take in places such as whisky distilleries, Inverewe Gardens, Dornoch Cathedral, Fort George, Culloden Battlefield, Strathspey Steam Railway, Highland Wildlife Park, and Cairngorm National Nature Reserve, as well as shopping in the City of Inverness.

Port attractions

  1.  Loch Ness and Inverness

    The most famous attraction in the Scottish Highlands where passengers have a chance to look for the legendary monster.
  2.  Glenmorangie Distillery

    Glenmorangie Distillery is located 14 miles North of Invergordon. It was founded in 1066 and is one of the best-known whiskies in the world.
  3.  Cawdor Castle

    Famously mentioned in Shakespeares' Macbeth, and still owned by the Cawdor family, the castle is located just East of Inverness, and has wonderful gardens.
  4.  Royal Dornoch Golf Course & Cathedral

    Located to the North of Invergordon, with its famous sandy beaches, this is a championship course, and nearby is the famous 870 year old Cathedral.
  5.  Dunrobin Castle

    Dunrobin Castle resembles a French château. Dating back to the early 1300s, it’s one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses, home to the dukes of Sutherland.
  6.  Chanonry Point, home to bottlenose dolphins

    The Firth is home to one of the UK's two resident bottlenose dolphin populations. Over 195 individuals use the area for breeding and feeding and they are often seen escorting cruise ships into port.

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Calls 2023

Onshore Power

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Shore power within the next 5 years
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Port contacts


Allison McGuire, Cruise Manager
Port Office, Shore Road
IV18 0HD Invergordon
United Kingdom


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Page last updated: 2022-10-06 14:48


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