Monday, 17 March 2014

Port Of Tyne On The Map

We like to include Ports here too at World of Cruising!Passengers can expect a fantastic welcome at the Port of Tyne, according to the latest news out of the ambitious north-east port, which is enjoying something of a cruise boom in recent years with the growth of round-Britain cruises.  

Acclaimed the UK’s Best Port of Call, and ‘One of Europe's Secret Capitals', feedback from visitors coming into this historic port and experiencing what North East England has to offer is beyond expectation.

And it is no wonder, with the iconic world heritage sites of Durham Cathedral and Hadrian’s Wall, Harry Potter’s Alnwick Castle, Holy Island (the cradle of Christianity), outstanding coast and countryside, all alongside some of the liveliest city centres with great shopping and cultural attractions.

At the same time, the market for turnaround cruises at Port of Tyne is ever growing as it can draw upon the markets of Scotland, the North West and the Midlands with excellent connectivity by rail, road and air.

Last year, more than over 623,000 cruise and ferry passengers passed through the Port’s International Passenger Terminal, with more expected during 2014.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages, Fred. Olsen and Thomson Cruises will all operate turnaround calls from the Port of Tyne in 2014, with two new companies coming in the shape of the new Portuscale Cruises with the Azores and V-Ships with the Artania.   German cruise line Peter Deilmann is returning on a transit call with Deutschland, along with Hapag-Lloyd’s inaugural call of Hanseatic and Swan Hellenic revisiting with exclusive cruise ship Minerva.

In total, 31 cruise calls will be welcomed during the year, including ten transit calls and 21 turnarounds. 

More info: visit www.portoftyne.com.

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