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Cruises from London Tilbury

As a port, Tilbury is most famous for being where Windrush brought the first West Indians to the UK after the Second World War. In the cruising world, Tilbury is known fondly as the ‘quay to the capital’, acting as the main cruise terminal for London. As a result cruises from Tilbury are extremely popular with cruisers from the Home Counties and wider south east, thanks not only to its fantastic transport and facilities, but also the array of choice in cruise lines and destinations to choose from.

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Cruise Ships Sailing from Tilbury

The most regular ships departing from Tilbury are cruise lines with small and mid-sized vessels, including Ambassador Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises. These smaller ships give a more personalised experience and are perfect for first time cruisers.

What cruise ships sail from Tilbury?

Cruises from Tilbury - Destinations

Sailing to an array of destinations, including the Mediterranean, Europe and even Australasia, cruises from Tilbury offer a hassle-free option for those not wanting to fly to a destination from the UK. Depending on the season, cruises from Tilbury could also head to countries for Christmas Markets - a wonderful way to spend the festive period!

Tilbury Cruise Port

Getting to Tilbury is very easy by public transport or car. Both the train station and long-stay car parking are right by the terminal and just a quick bus ride to the ship, meaning you don’t need to carry your luggage around long distances. Short stay and drop offs for taxis, on the other hand, are easily accessible directly outside the famous terminal building. Inside the terminal you’ll find a comfy lounge area to wait to board with drinks and toilet facilities. As Tilbury usually hosts small to mid-sized ships with only a few hundred passengers waiting to board, you won’t find a wide range of amenities inside, but you’ll easily have access to the basics, including disabled access, without it getting overcrowded.

You can also read our recent blog - Best Family Cruises Summer 2024 to learn more why it's such a popular cruise port for families.

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