Newcastle upon Tyne cruise port is part of Port of Tyne - located on Tyne River (England UK's northeastern part).
Port of Tyne is the gate to England's northernmost region - Northumbria. 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. Most popular destinations are Norwegian Fjords and Baltic-Scandinavia.
Port of Tyne Newcastle
Port of Tyne as facilities comprises all the commercial docks on River Tyne. Port's Gross Value Added for 2018 was GBP 700 million and it supports around 14,000 North East jobs.
The port's growth started in the 13th century. Back then, Newcastle was ranked England's 6th largest wool-export port, with the country's principal exports at that time being wool, timber, coal, dairy products, fish, salt, hides. Much of the shipping trade was with countries in Baltic Sea and mainlly with Germany. Fron the 16th centuty onward, port's growth was mainly based on coal export.
In the late 19th century, the port's river channel was deepened to 9,83 m (32 ft). Then were also built the port's two piers (North and South), the Northumberland county was formed, also were built the Tyne and Albert Edward Docks. In 1928 was opened Tyne Commission Quay (now Northumbrian Quay) at North Shields where was handled the port's cargo shipping trade with Bergen Norway.
Port of Tyne Authority manages the port since 1968. Port's current day trade is based mainly on UK-made cars export.
- All cruise vessels dock at the North Shields ferry terminal's pier (adjacent to Royal Quays Marina).
- The cruising business adds approx GBP 55-60 million and creates over 1700 related jobs for the UK's North East economy.
- The cruise port's 2017 schedule had all-time highest number of ship calls - 50. For comparison, in 2016 this number was 44.
- Season 2017's scheduled cruise ship port calls were 52, including 19 port-transit itineraries and 33 turnaround (roundtrip) 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 largest customers were the companies Fred Olsen, CMV Cruise And Maritime Voyages, AIDA, Disney. Newcomers docking in the region were NCL Norwegian and TUI.
- In 2017, the port handled around 120,000 cruise passengers and 600,000 cruiseferry passengers (DFDS SEAWAYS). Containership trade volumes increased by 8% (mainly manufacturing parts, recycled materials, raw tea export to Canada). The port now handles over 40% of UK’s total raw tea import.
- In June 2018 was announced port business growth, following the completion of investment projects at South Shields (started in 2017) of over GBP 100 million. South Shields new facilities can handle now larger volumes of wood pellet. Also updated were port's infrastructure and equipment. By automotive trade (number of cars exported from here) Port’ of Tyne is ranked UK’s 2nd largest (after Southampton).
Newcastle cruise terminal
Newcastle upon Tyne cruise port terminal is located in North Shields, adjacent to Royal Quays Marina. 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.
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, Port of Tyne, 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 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, Port of Tyne, 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.
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