The River Tyne has a long coal trading history and is an excellent port to begin a cruise holiday into the North Sea or Baltic destinations. Cruises from Newcastle offer the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the natural beauty, and wealth of attractions boasted by the North of England.
Forming part of the Newcastle port area is the recently refurbished cruise terminal. Newcastle Cruise Terminal has seating for 700 passengers and carries approximately 800,000 passengers a year. Cruises from Newcastle offer facilities including six check in desks, baggage handling facilities, a bureau de change, and long and short stay car parks.
Newcastle Cruise Terminal is the starting point for many mini cruises and Baltic Fjords cruises. Cruises from Newcastle also offer a convenient hassle free start to your cruise holiday, as there are no long flights or overcrowded airport lounges to contend with. Your holiday will literally begin when you step onboard.
Newcastle Cruise Terminal is situated with good connections to the rest of the UK. Newcastle Central Station is approximately 9 miles from the cruise terminal and serves London in under three hours, Edinburgh and also York. By road the terminal is connected to the north and south by the A1(M) whilst the A69 caters for East and West destinations.
The area around the port has received heavy investment in recent years which has created new attractions such as the Sage Gateshead Music Centre and The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Royal Quays factory outlet also offers you the chance to shop for well-known brands or take in a relaxing break in one of the outlets cafes or pubs before you embark on your holiday.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sail from Newcastle and offer their brand of friendly intimate cruising. Newcastle Cruise Terminal and the surrounding areas have many great facilities, that create a fantastic backdrop to your cruise package, and will provide a great variety of pre and post extensions.
For more information on cruise holidays and to book your cruise from Newcastle please contact one of our dedicated cruise consultants on 020 8544 6301.
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