Isle of Portland is located on a peninsula on Dorset's south coast in southern England. Portland Island is famous with the white limestone quarried here. The stone has been extensively used on buildings ever since Christopher Wren used it for the St Paul's Cathedral in London. After WWII, a naval base was built at peninsula's southernmost tip - Portland Bill (now closed).
The Pennsylvania Castle (today a hotel) was built during the 18th century for John Penn, grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania in the US. In its grounds are the remains of 11th-century Rufus Castle. Chesil Beach is Portland's remarkable geographical feature. It is a narrow bank of shingle over 16 km (10 miles) long. Enclosed between Chesil Beach and mainland is a freshwater lake named the Fleet. There is a lighthouse on the southern tip of Portland peninsula, Portland Bill. From here passengers can visit the swannery at Abbotsbury, the Tank Museum at Bovington and the seaside resort Weymouth.
Portland cruise port news
- Mein Schiff 5 (TUI Cruises) made her inaugural call to Portland Port on September 12, 2016. During the ship's port stay, a large number of passengers went on shore excursions, with more than 75% of those visiting popular Dorset attractions - Jurassic Coast, Portland Bill, Corfe Castle, Minterne House, Abbotsbury Swannery.
- On September 20, 2016, another new (2016 built) cruise ship - ms Koningsdam (Holland America) visited Portland England for the first time.
- For other Portland port related news see at the "News" section above (located to the right of the "Schedule" button).
Isle of Portland cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Portland Island (England, UK) dock in Portland Harbour, at a pier located on the isle's northern coast. The harbour is a former British Navy base, and the pier is close to the causeway. There are free bus shuttles (provided by the Port Authority) transporting passengers right from and to the dock.
The Isle of Portland cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Isle of Portland, Dorset, England.
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Port Isle of Portland cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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