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Largs

Largs is a  seaside resort with a large range of shops, bars and cafés including the famous Nardini café and ice cream parlour. The award winning Vikingar Centre at Barrfields in the town is also well worth a visit. 

View map of the departure point

Sailing from: Largs Pier

Postcode: KA30 8BG

Access: By road – A78.

Car parking: North Ayrshire Council Car park adjacent to Largs Pier. Charges apply. 

Public transport: Largs Railway Station (0.2 miles) with services to Glasgow.

Additional local information: Largs & Millport Information Bureau. Tel: 01475 676182



    Cruise & explore: Lochranza
    Join at Largs to cruise south through the Tan between Little and Great Cumbrae. The ship will sail round Garroch Head and across to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran for an afternoon ashore. Return on board by the same route.
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    Cruise & explore: Campbeltown
    Join at Largs to sail south through the Tan between Little and Great Cumbrae. The ship will round Garroch Head and cross to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. Continue down the Kilbrennan Sound passing the Arran villages of Pirnmill and Backwaterfoot. At the southern end of the Kilbrennan Sound, Pladda comes into view as does Ailsa Craig (the half-way mark between Glasgow and Belfast). The ship will pass Davaar Island and into Campbeltown Loch. Disembark at Campeltown for an hour and a half ashore before returning by the same route.
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    Explore Millport Keppel & Illuminations
    Cruise to the ‘capital’ of Cumbrae during this popular family festival. Disembark & get the local bus from Keppel Pier into Millport to explore the illuminated home & shop fronts, plus street entertainment. Return on board ship.
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    Cruise Millport Bay: Illuminations & Fireworks
    Cruise to the ‘capital’ of Cumbrae during this popular family festival. Stay on board and cruise Millport Bay for panoramic views of the evening firework display and reflections over the water.
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    Cruise & explore: Rothesay
    Sail to Rothesay and spend time enjoying this seaside town on the Isle of Bute. Make sure to stop at the Discovery Centre in the centre of the splendid Esplanade Gardens.
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    Cruise & explore: Tighnabruaich
    Cruise to this tranquil village at the north end of the Kyles of Bute, part of Argyll's Secret Coast. Enjoy spectacular views and then disembark to enjoy the afternoon ashore.
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    Cruise & explore: Tarbert
    Cruise through the world famous Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich, passing through the narrows and enjoying views of Loch Riddon before rounding Ardlamont Point and calling at Tarbert for 2.5 hours ashore.
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    Day cruise: Ardrishaig [brief time ashore]
    Cruise through the world famous Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich, passing through the narrows and enjoying views of Loch Riddon before rounding Ardlamont Point and calling at Tarbert. Stay on board to cruise the peaceful Loch Fyne to Ardrishaig for a brief time ashore. This is your chance to get a photo as it will be the first time that Balmoral has called at this location! Don't miss out!
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    Cruise around Isle of Bute
    Explore the diverse coastline of the Isle of Bute from the deck of MV Balmoral. As you sail all the way around the Isle keep a look out for porpoises and numerous seabirds!
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    Cruise & explore: Rothesay
    Sail to Rothesay and spend time enjoying this seaside town on the Isle of Bute. Make sure to stop at the Discovery Centre in the centre of the splendid Esplanade Gardens.
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