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Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" Cruise


ABOVE: This telephoto shot of the Silver Whisper was taken from the banks of the River Foyle in downtown Londonderry, seven miles from Lisahally Pier.

Port of Londonderry

Continued from: Stornoway (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.

For more information on the Port of Londonderry, see:

Londonderry Port & Harbour

Next page: Londonderry shore excursions

Silver Whisper
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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)

Ship photos

Silver Whisper Photos 2003 Silver Whisper Photos 2002

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