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Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" Cruise


ABOVE: Steel plates reinforce the aging pier deck at Tilbury's London International Cruise Terminal.

Tilbury (London) disembarkation

Continued from: Port of Tilbury

Our Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" cruise ended in Tilbury. Disembarkation went quickly and smoothly, thanks to good organization and the relative ease of unloading baggage and passengers from a 382-passenger ship. As we prepared to leave the Silver Whisper, we saw that crew members were already revarnishing and repainting sections of the pool deck. (A sailor's work never ends, at least on an impeccably maintained ship like the Silver Whisper.)

We'd arranged to spend the night at the hotel that Silversea uses for guests who embark in London or opt for a post-cruise hotel stay. The hotel, The Churchill, is a five-star property within a two-minute walk of Selfridge's department store on Oxford Street and Hyde Park's Marble Arch. (See our article about the hotel.)

We and other passengers who'd opted for the post-cruise stay were taken to The Churchill on an air-conditioned bus, and the next day's airport transfer got us to Gatwick with plenty of time for check-in and last-minute shopping.

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"Scotland's Tattoo" ports and sights

Copenhagen Londonderry
Rosyth (Edinburgh) St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
Invergordon (Inverness) Zeebrugge (Bruges)
Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) Tilbury (London)

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