Harwich Port FAQ

The Port of Harwich, on the southeast coast of England, is the port the furthest north in the country. Numerous cruise ships sailing to the Baltic coast, Scandinavia, other destinations in England and Europe, make it an excellent port location which a number of major cruise lines utilize. In addition to Dover and Southhampton, Harwich is one of the leading ports in the Uk, with road connections and a railway station to travel to London, the Midlands, and the Southeast areas of England. The staff is friendly and known for its excellent customer service and prompt attention to cruise passengers. Passengers may get information regarding their cruise at the Cruise Terminal Information Desk. Amenities include a foreign currency machine, ATM, luggage trolleys, vending machines, a touch screen 24 hour tourist information booth, a bar, amusements, public phones, restrooms, a Royal Mail post office box, a photo booth, a ticket booth to purchase railway tickets, and a booth to purchase phone cards. Some of the facilities are located in the ferry terminal next to the cruise ship terminal.

1. What's the Cruise Port Address?

Harwich International Port Limited

Parkeston, Harwich, Essex,

CO12 4SR, United Kingdom

2. What's the Cruise Port Phone Number?

+44 1255 242000

+44 1255 241400 Fax

enquiries@harwich.co.uk Email

3. What's the Cruise Port Parking Like?

Parking for 600 cars and 60 buses in the designated parking lot for cruise passengers. Staff is available to assist passengers. Passengers may reserve space and pay in advance by calling the terminal.

4. How do You get to the Cruise Port?

London's four airport are within a reasonable distance, however Stanstead Airport is the closest. Rail service brings passengers directly to the terminal.

5. Which Cruise Lines use the Port?

Royal Caribbean International, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Fred Olsen,Thomson Cruises, and Voyage of Discovery.

6. What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

Stansted is the nearest airport; approximately 50 miles away.

7. What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

London and Cambridge are reasonably close to the port. Constable Country Saffron Walden, is a restored medieval market town. Several beaches and shopping centers are closeby. The Harwich Maritime Museum which is in an old lighthouse, is 1 kilometer from the town. Ha'Penny Pier houses the Mayflower Exhibition. The Quayside Cafe, Internet Cafe, and gift shop are on the premises. Several retail stores are a 10 minute walk from the terminal; including Morrisons Superstore. Other retail outlets are Peacock's, Argos, Focus, Bon Marche, an Brewers Fayre restaurant and Pub.

8. What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

The Pier Hotel and Restaurant, The Tower Hotel with a Beatles themed pub, Harwich Premier Travel Inn, the Hotel Continental, the Marlborough Hotel, the Waverly Hotel, the Brook Hotel, and the Cliff Hotel, are all nearby.

9. What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

Thai Up at the Quay is highly recommended. Also, Peking Chinese Restaurant, and Sign of the Bear for fabulous cooked to order meals. The Pier at Harwich located on Teh Quay features traditional English style cuisine and seafood.

10. Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

Ships are docked at the port, and elevators are available to transport passengers from the parking area.

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