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Start your cruise in one of the UK’s most innovated and efficient deep sea ports, the northern crown jewel that is Newcastle – also known as the Port of Tyne.  With destinations on offer like Norway’s fantastic Fjords and the Baltic treasures of Russia, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, these picturesque places can be reached without ever stepping foot on a plane. Enjoy a famous North East welcome and set sail on a cruise from Newcastle.


Marella Ships Leaving Newcastle

Facilities in the Port of Tyne

Seating up to 700 people and accommodating up to 2,000 cruise passengers, cruises from Newcastle only have you in mind. Renowned as one of the best port terminals, you’ll find trained and trusted information colleagues on hand to ensure your holiday starts off stress-free.

Recently refurbished, the facilities at the Port of Tyne are second to none, with everything you need right at your fingertips. There’s shops, a café, a bar serving a fresh pre-cruise pint or tasty meal, ATM machines and internet access!

Not to mention the Royal Quays shopping outlet is only moments away, providing you access to numerous restaurants and shops, and Newcastle City Centre is just nine miles from the port – making those Newcastle cruise pre-boarding hours an absolute pleasure.

Getting to and from the Port of Tyne

It doesn’t matter how you choose to start your cruise from Newcastle, with easy access routes by road, rail or air – sailing away to dream destinations couldn’t be easier.

For those choosing to travel by car, follow directions for Coble Dene, North Shields, Tyne & Wear or simply use the postcode NE29 6EE and pop it into your Sat Nav. This will take you directly to the International Passenger Terminal, where a secure car park awaits.

The car park is open from 7am to 8pm every day of the week and is a matter of feet from the terminal doors. You’ll pay for your parking upon your return via the pay stations inside the terminal or at the entrance of the car park.

It’s only a 20-minute drive from the East Coast Mainline railway station, 35 minutes from Newcastle International Airport as well as being close to the Metro light rail system. Or of course there’s always bus and taxi services – the options are never-ending.

The History of the Port of Tyne

Newcastle has been a port for nearly 2,000 years – it was once ruled by the Romans to trade grains, wood and salt. You’re now looking at one of the UK’s most popular cruise and ferry ports, and that’s all down to its fascinating historic roots.

Beginning in the 18th century when the industrial revolution took over the North East, Newcastle was leading the way in science and engineering innovation. It still plays an important part in history today with the Tyne Pier, lighthouse, the Swing Bridge and Fishquary all being great examples.

The North East has been commended on its creativity, with iconic landmarks such as the Angel of the North as well as also being known as one of Europe’s best shopping destinations.

In 1999, Newcastle port welcomed its very first cruise ship – Seabourn Sun, a member of the superb Seabourn fleet at the time.

£120 million pounds later in investments, the Port of Tyne takes pride in holding a record of 52 cruise calls – making Newcastle cruises a prime choice for sailings out of the UK, too!

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