Newcastle International Passenger Cruise Terminal (Port of Tyne)
The Port of Tyne (Newcastle International Cruise Terminal) offers passengers from the north of England a great alternative to the southern UK ports of Dover, Harwich & Southampton.
Plus, should you be cruising to the Baltic’s, Fjord’s or Scandinavia you could save almost a day’s sailing as well.
Newcastle International Passenger Cruise Terminal
International Passenger Terminal
Tyne & Wear
Tel: +44 (0)191 257 1373
Fax: +44 (0)191 296 0839
Port of Tyne Official Website
The cruise terminal itself is located at North Shields (Tyne & Wear) and comprises four cruise berths which are adjacent to Royal Quays Marina. The cruise terminal offers easy road access and is just 8 miles from the centre of Newcastle and 15 miles from Newcastle International Airport.
A recent refurbishment now means that the Newcastle Cruise Terminal can accommodate up to 2000 passengers embarking/disembarking, provide seating for 700 passengers, six check-in desks with security screening and integrated baggage handling facilities.
Other passenger facilities include a bureau de change, tourist information point, taxi rank and short and long stay car parking. Note: Check with your cruise line or travel agent about complimentary or reduced parking tariffs. Long term parking is available at £12 per day.
Where to Stay:
Most hotels can be found around 8 miles away from the cruise port at Newcastle Gateshead and include everything from cheap B&B’s, boutique hotels to large-scale luxury hotels with all the trimmings.
What to See:
Newcastle, a city famed for its nightlife, not only does it have a great selection of pubs and clubs for party goers. It also has some of the finest architecture, The Sage and The Angel of the North to name a few. Take a trip down Northumberland Street during the day, with its host of shops and cafes. In the evening the trendy quayside has plenty to offer to keep you entertained. A must-see is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge – the world’s first and only tilting bridge!
A shopaholic’s dream, Newcastle Gateshead is well-known for its excellent shopping provided by Eldon Square, the UK’s largest city centre shopping complex, and the intu Metrocentre, Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex. Very close to the cruise terminal is the Royal Quays Shopping Outlet Centre for Newcastle with over 50 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands.
From Newcastle City Center, follow the A1 towards Morpeth, then the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. On approach to the tunnel, follow the A187 towards North Shields and then ‘Royal Quay’s.
Newcastle Central Station East coast main line provides frequent services to Edinburgh and London.
sell tickets for all train companies on all national routes, with access to over 293 million fare and journey combinations with savings up to 43% compared to on the day at the station.
Newcastle Central Station is about 20 minutes by bus from the port.
National Express for coach travel to hundreds of towns, cities and airports across the UK.
There is a dedicated taxi rank in front of the terminal. A taxi from/to Newcastle Central Station should take around 15 minutes and cost £15-£20.
Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal Map (click image for larger version)