ABOVE: This telephoto shot of the Silver
Whisper was taken from the banks of the River Foyle in downtown Londonderry, seven miles from Lisahally
Port of Londonderry
(Outer Hebrides) shore excursions
Londonderry, or Derry, was once a major port of embarkation for
Irish emigrants to North America. The city is located on the River Foyle, more
than an hour's cruise from the open sea and seven miles or 11 km from the
Silver Whisper's berth at Lisahally Pier.
Terminal facilities are minimal, but during our visit, the local
authorities set up a canvas sun shelter with potted plants where passengers
could wait for the hourly Silversea shuttle bus between the pier and central
Derry's Guildhall. In the evening, Irish musicians and a children's dance group
performed on board the ship.
information on the Port of Londonderry, see:
Londonderry Port &
Londonderry shore excursions