Harwich England Cruise Destination Port

Cruise Ship Port of Call information like Port News, Weather, Transportation Options, Things to Do and See, Area Events, Medical Care, Crime and Safety Review


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Harwich is used by three cruise lines: Royal Carribbean, Celebrity, and Holland America.

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Getting around Harwich

Reaching Harwich Cruise Terminal

The Port of Harwich is over two hours away from Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.  The train station is next to the cruise terminal.  Using the metro will require a transfer at Paddington Station.

In connection with some of the larger Cruise Ships docked at Harwich International Port in 2013, Greater Anglia will be operating a special additional train service between Harwich International Port and London Liverpool Street from Monday 13 May to Thursday 24 October 2013. 

It is advisable to use the cruise line's transfer services for this cruise terminal.

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Area Events

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Harwich, England

One of three embarkation ports serving London, Harwich is 70 miles away from the city center.

Port of Harwich

Port Authority

Local Name: Harwich International Port Limited
Address: Parkeston
Harwich, Essex CO12 4SR
United Kingdom
Telephone: 44 01255 242000
Size: Small
Coordinates: 51° 56' 53" N 1° 15' 3" E

Terminal Information

The Cruise Terminal at the Port of Harwich offers many amenities . The railway station is adjacent to the terminal for conveinent access. There is a foreign currency exchange, ATM, phone card booth, and Internet cafe.


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Passengers departing from Harwich on cruise ships should follow signage to the designated car park.  Under normal circumstances, staff will be available within the car park to direct you and provide assistance with your baggage. Passengers wishing to pay in advance of arrival are encouraged to do so. Please call Monday to Friday between 1000 to 1200 hours and 1400 to 1600 hours, GMT. Please ensure you read the Car Parking Terms and Conditions before calling to make a booking.

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Things to do in the area


The nearby historic maritime town of Dovercourt has been settled since prehistoric times. 

Maritime Heritage Trail

Travel around Harwich's historic Old Town to learn about the heritage area and Harwich's connection with the sea.

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