Newcastle cruise port is part of Port of Tyne - located in the North part of the UK, upon Tyne River. Port of Tyne is the gate to England's northernmost region - Northumbria. The city of Newcastle upon Tyne attracts tourists with its modern entertainments and buildings combined with old castles (even from the 11th century) and classy atmosphere. Newcastle cruise port main season is May-September. The popular destinations are the Norwegian Fjords and the Baltic.
- The port's 2017 schedule had all-time highest number of cruise ship calls - 50. For comparison, in 2016 this number was 44. All cruise vessels dock at the North Shields ferry terminal's pier. The cruising business adds approx GBP 60 million and creates over 1700 related jobs for the UK's North East economy.
- Season 2017's scheduled visits included handling 19 port-transit itineraries and over 30 turnaround (round-trip) cruises to Baltic and Mediterranean destinations, like Iberia, German waterways, Russia (St Petersburg) and various UK-based itineraries (around Britain and Ireland). Among the port's 2017 most popular visitors were the companies Fred Olsen, CMV Cruise And Maritime Voyages, AIDA, Disney. New lines docking in the region were NCL Norwegian and TUI.
Newcastle cruise terminal
Newcastle cruise port terminal is located in the North Shields, Royal Quays Marina is in adjacent. The terminal was recently refurbished and now it can accommodate the last generation of cruise vessels.
Newcastle cruise port terminal processes around 800 thousand cruise tourists per year. The building has 700 seats, six check-ins, luggage facilities, tourist information and change. There is a short-term and long-term parking.
Newcastle cruise port terminal is eight miles from the city center. Newcastle International Airport is fifteen miles away (half an hour by car). There are available flights from Southampton, Aberdeen, Bristol, Birmingham, London (Heathrow, Stansed, Gatwick) and Belfast. The Central Station is nine miles from the terminal.
The area of the Newcastle cruise port, the North Shields, offers a lot of things to do. There is a beach, the Tynemouth Priory, cafes and shops. Parking: is GBP 9,50 per night.
Newcastle tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Tyne Bridges: there are six, best known are three of them. The High Level Bridge is the oldest one and dates from the 1850s and was designed by Robert Stephenson. The second oldest, Swing Bridge, dates from 1876 and its designer is Sir W. G. Armstrong. The bridge that is the symbol of Newcastle is Tyne Bridge. Its official opening was in 1928 by King George V. It used to be the bridge with the largest arch until it was surpassed by the Australian Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Quayside/Sandhill: great place to wander among old small houses, interesting shops and welcoming restaurants. The district is near High Level and Tyne Bridges. You can also find several historic buildings (for example – the Merchants’ Court and Guildhall).
- St Nicholas Cathedral: located on Mosley Street. The cathedral was built in the period 14th -15th century. It gained it cathedral status (of parish church) in 1882. The building impresses both by architecture and interior.
- Queen Victoria Memorial: located on St Nicholas Square. Its author is Sir Alfred Gilbert and it dates from 1900.
- Chares: the Old City is to the Tyne Bridge’s east. Most popular attractions are the Trinity House and the Custom House.
- Trinity Maritime Centre: located on Broad Chare. Explore the history of the city and its port.
- Church of All Saints: dates from the 18th century. It is neo-Clasical work of David Stephenson.
The Newcastle 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 Newcastle, England.
If you lose the Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle, 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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21 May, 2017
25 May, 2017
30 May, 2017
27 May, 2017
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