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Cruises from Harwich

Harwich International Port serves as one of the major cruise ports on the UK’s south-east coast. Cruises from Harwich are perfectly placed for embarking on Baltic cruises and Mediterranean cruises. Harwich International Port has long had a tradition of handling passenger ships and has a great array of facilities which helps it stand out as a top departure terminal for cruises from the UK.

Ships and Lines

Marella Cruises and Royal Caribbean all offer cruises from Harwich whilst Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines counts Harwich, as one of its ports of call such as on their popular Baltic cruises. Harwich International Port has been the venue for many high-profile naming ceremonies in recent years, such as Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas, which has underlined its position as one of the UK’s top cruise ports.

Port and Terminal Facilities

This international port is purpose-built and has excellent passenger and luggage handling facilities for all cruises from Harwich. Harwich International Port has parking for 600 cars and 60 coaches, as well as a 300 seat pre-boarding lounge offering high quality refreshments, ensuring the transfer from land to your vessel is as comfortable and seamless as possible. The pre-boarding lounge is equipped with a licensed bar, cash machines, exchange bureau, 24hr tourist information terminal and much more.


Harwich International Port is located within easy access of London and can be reached by road via the A12 and A120, or the north via the A14 and A120. A regular rail service runs from London to Harwich International Station with a journey time of approximately 1h 10m. Alternatively, Harwich International Port is easily accessible from London airports, particularly Stansted which is 50 miles from port.


The town of Harwich is ideally located close to a number of major visitor destinations and attractions, such as Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester, and the Sutton Hoo Saxon burial site. It is worth adding a couple of days to the beginning or end of the cruise to enjoy this lovely port town.

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