Bristol port (Avonmouth) serves a major UK city, as well as an Unitary Authority (UK local authority) area in southwestern England. Bristol City has population around 445,000, ranking it England's 6th and the UK's 8th largest. This is also the most populous city in southern England - after London.
The city borders with the Unitary Authority areas of South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and also with the historic cities Gloucester and Bath (to the northeast and southeast, respectively).
Iron Age hill forts and Roman villas were created near the confluence of the rivers Avon and Frome, and around the beginning of 11th century the settlement was famous as Brycgstow (Old English "the place at the bridge"). The city of Bristol received royal charter in 1155. It was in Gloucestershire until 1373, when became a county. From the 13th to 18th century, Bristol was among the top 3 English cities after London (York and Norwich) in tax receipts. The city was surpassed by the quick rise of Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester during the Industrial Revolution.
Avonmouth port of Bristol was a starting place for voyages of exploration to the New World. In 1497, on a ship out of Bristol, the Venetian John Cabot became the first European since the Vikings to land on mainland North America. The Bristol merchant William Weston was the first Englishman to lead an exploration to North America in 1499. Since then, the Port of Bristol has moved from Bristol Harbour in the city centre to Severn Estuary at Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock.
In 2018, Bristol port has scheduled visit for its ever largest cruise ship - CMV's Magellan. The ship has max capacity 1452 passengers and will offer Bristol round-trip itineraries to ports in Mediterranean Sea and Baltic Sea (Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia and Russia / St Petersburg).
Bristol cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Bristol UK dock at Port Avonmouth - port and a Bristol City suburb located at the River Avon's mouth (Severn Estuary).
Port Bristol 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 Bristol, Avonmouth, 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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The Bristol 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 Bristol, Avonmouth, England.
If you lose the Bristol 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.
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