Find the Popular Ports in UK for Cruise Ship Departure

Increasing popularity of Cruise ships has led a number of UK based ports to maximize cruise amenities for the passengers. Let’s walk you through a list of the most popular cruise ports situated in the United Kingdom. Reading it would be greatly beneficial, if you are planning a cruise from the UK ports only.

Popular ports in UK

So, share your valuable time with us to find out which are acknowledged as the major UK ports till date. Let’s get started:

  • Southampton Port:

Being a cargo and passenger port, the Port of Southampton has found the central part of the South Cost of England to unfurl its territory. Apart from being the second- largest container port in the UK, Southampton Port is the most bustling cruise terminal in the United Kingdom. Along with four terminals, this port is one of the most important ports in Britain.

The Port of Southampton is a few miles aloof from Southampton Airport. With convenient motorway access from the M27 off the M25, a travel becomes hassle-free. One can even opt for a comfortable train-journey from London Waterloo as well. A short taxi-ride to any of the terminals can be less-hectic too. A chain of all-world-famous cruise ships are based here. Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess, Queen Victoria & Queen Mary etc. are to name a few.

  • Dover Port:

Dover port is the cross-channel port which is located in Dover, Kent, South-East England. With near-about 16million travellers, 2.8 million cars & motorcycles, 2.1 million Lorries and so on; it has become one of the busiest passenger ports in the whole world.

It takes about one hour or so to get down at Dover Priory Station on a comfortable train journey from London Victoria Station or Charing Cross Railway Station. A taxi-ride takes just a few minutes to reach the terminal. The Port of Dover has turned out to be the permanent home port for both the ship cruises named Saga Pearl II and Sage Sapphire. Fred Olsen Cruise Line attends regular departures from Dover Port. Eminent cruise ship lines including Princess Cruises Ship, Crystal Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Windstar Cruises etc. rely on this port for occasional departures.

  • Port of Tilbury:

Situated at only seven miles from the M25 in Essex (Junction-30), the Port of Tilbury offers great convenience for people from the East of London. Car parking is available here. Getting train to Tilbury Town Station on the Fenchurch Street Line from London to Southland is also appropriate for the travellers wishing to minus all the hassles while travelling. It is the home port for the Marco Polo Cruise ship. Four ships from Cruise & Maritime Voyages sail from this port at times. Fred Olsen Cruise Line has attended departure from Tilbury for Norway, Greenland, Northern Europe and the Arctic.

  • Port of Liverpool:

The Cruise Terminal in Liverpool is a stone’s throw away from the magnificent Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s eminent Three-Graces. It has turned Liverpool one of the major ports on this planet where cruise ships can easily dock right into the city. This terminal is only a couple-of-minutes taxi-drive and near about 20-mintues-walk-away from the Lime Street Railway Station. Drivers can park their vehicles inside the secured port facility at Pier Head. The Port of Liverpool brags of departing many high-end cruise ships that include Fred Olsen Cruise Line and Cruise Maritime Voyages etc. for more than once.

  • Harwich International Port:

As an 1886 Act of Parliament states that Harwich is the best natural paradise in the Eastern England. The deep water harbour here allows many gigantic ships to dock out here. People living in the East can travel easily by road or rail. Trains from London’s Liverpool Street take just one hour or so to reach. The Local firm Fred Olsen Cruise Line has departed from Harwich. The Voyages of Discovery’s mv Discovery also has a few departures from this port.

There are several new and old cruise ships for sale by ship broker companies Norway, which attend departures from these above-mentioned ports in the United Kingdom. To know more in this regard, you can contact them without any hang-backs.


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