Newcastle’s cruise terminal is situated at the Port of Tyne complex on the north bank of the river Tyne to the east of the city centre. A modern cruise port facility with plenty of amenities, parking and hotel options, as well as a vibrant city nearby to explore, cruises from Newcastle are the perfect option for a hassle-free cruise holiday direct from your regional port.
This summer there’s Staycation Cruises for everyone departing Newcastle. For those wanting a stress-free, adult-only getaway, Marella Explorer 2 hosts all inclusive cruises, while Disney Cruise Lines offer a range of family-friendly sailings aboard Disney Magic.
Fred. Olsen is the main cruise line with cruises from Newcastle, but P&O and Marella Cruises do offer alternative sailings on occasion. Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral is a popular cruise ship for those wanting to enjoy a no-fly cruise direct from the UK and is the most frequent visitor to the Port of Tyne.
There are many possibilities of where you can cruise from Newcastle. Most cruises head north and east to Scandinavia and the Baltics, taking in the stunning Norwegian fjords and cities such as Copenhagen, Tallinn, Saint Petersburg, Oslo and Riga. Alternatively, head north west to Iceland to explore the golden circle and maybe even glimpse whales and the world-famous northern lights.
If looking for warmer climes, the gorgeous Seine, Antwerp and the Low Countries are at your fingertips aboard Balmoral, as well as Madeira and the Canaries for those searching for some real sun and sea. Alternatively, Fred Olsen’s’ well-known ‘cruises to nowhere’ is a one-night taster sailing ideal for those new to cruising. This is perfect if Newcastle is your local port, or you could make it a long weekend and explore the city and wider north east while you’re at it.
Newcastle’s cruise port is easy to access by road with clear sign posts and roads usually free of congestion issues, although this could change on a busy sailing day. From the city centre, if you wish to use public transport, you can get the metro to Percy Main station and then the bus to the port area. Taxis are also easily available while ample long and short-stay parking is located at the terminal facility. Here you’ll also find a retail park for any last-minute items, restaurants, bars and a hotel. Should the short-stay parking be busy, you’ll be able to use this area but a receipt may be needed if staying for longer than a quick drop off.
The Port of Tyne cruise terminal facility itself has a capacity for over 800 passengers and boasts a bar and café, as well as restaurant while you’re waiting to board or make your way home again. You’ll also find great toilet facilities and mod cons such as Wi-Fi and an ATM machine. There are also disabled access amenities and a special assistance coach for transport from your vehicle to the terminal.