Milford Haven is a port town in southwestern Wales. (Pembrokeshire county). The port is located between Guernsey (Channel Islands) and Liverpool (England). It is on the north side of Milford Haven Waterway estuary, which forms a natural harbour waterway.
- The town was founded in 1790 and planned with a grid pattern. By 1800, it developed as a British Royal Navy dockyard and it remained such until in 1814 when the dockyard was moved to Pembroke. Afterwards it became a commercial dock, and the focus moved in the 1960s, following the construction of oil refinery by Esso Company, to logistics for liquid gas and fuel oil.
- By 2010 the port of the town became the 4th largest in terms of tonnage in the United Kingdom, and plays an important role in the energy sector of the country with several oil refineries and one of the world's largest LNG terminals.
- Milford Haven is the 2nd largest settlement in Pembrokeshire. It has a population of 12,830 inhabitants, while the 13,090 people in its community boundaries make it Wales' most populous. As a local government community, it takes in the town of Milford and its suburbs, including Liddeston, Steynton, Hakin and Hubberston. The total population of the six electoral wards in question was 13,900 at 2011 census.
- The natural harbour of Milford Haven was known as safe port and was used for a number of historical military operations during the 2nd millennium. Campaigns conducted from Milford Haven included part of the Invasion of Ireland by Henry II in 1171 and Cromwell's attack on Ireland 1649, while forces which disembarked at the point included Jean II de Rieux's 1405 reinforcement of Glyndwr Rising. In 1485, Henry VII landed at Milford Haven Waterway before heading to England.
During season 2017, the cruise port had scheduled 5 ship calls and handled over 2,000 passengers. The season-opening visit was by the HAL Holland America ship MS Prinsendam (first visit since 2015). The Milford Haven call is nestled between Guernsey and Liverpool as part of her north European cruise.
Among the most booked cruise excursions in Milford Haven are Caldey Island, Carew Castle, Tenby (walled seaside town), St Davids (on River Alun), the medieval Pembroke Castle, the National Botanic Garden of Wales (near Llanarthney, Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire). For cruise ship tourists staying in the town, popular attractions are the Milford Museum and the shops and eateries at the yacht marina.
The Milford Haven 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 Milford Haven, Wales.
If you lose the Milford Haven location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Milford Haven 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 Milford Haven, Wales. 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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