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Harwich International Port Limited
Parkeston, Harwich, Essex,
CO12 4SR, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1255 242000
Fax: +44 (0)1255 241400


Quay length: 330 metres

Parking for 600 cars and 60 coaches. Courtesy buses available

Long experience and tradition of handling passenger services

Dedicated, well-trained staff, used to meeting the needs of travellers and offering a friendly, personal service

Pre-boarding lounge with seating for 300 and high-quality refreshments available

Excellent travel links via road and rail, and swift access to London Stansted Airport

Direct trains to London from the station adjacent to the cruise terminal

In the highly prestigious cruise sector, it is Harwich International Port’s service levels and location that truly set it apart. 

With a long tradition of handling passenger ships, the Port has facilities and expertise to ensure cruise passengers and ships’ crew alike receive memorable customer service.

The purpose-built cruise terminal has excellent passenger and luggage handling facilities. An ongoing series of investments including gangway modifications and additional baggage handling areas delivers an unbeatable service matching the requirements of modern large cruise ships.

Harwich is the most northerly of the major cruise Ports on the UK’s east coast, and is perfectly placed for Scandinavian and Baltic cruises, as well as round-Britain and other European destinations. The strength of this location is recognised by major cruise lines and has been paramount to success in this sector.

Easy access to London’s four airports – in particular Stansted, just 50 miles away – is complemented by excellent road links. Rail services take passengers literally to the door of the cruise terminal.

Visitors to the Port value the friendly and personal service, which is supported by discreet but highly effective security. The facilities and terminal are exceptionally clean and well maintained. This cleanliness reflects the pride of all Port staff in the service they offer, and is well recognised and appreciated throughout the cruise industry.

Harwich is well located for a number of exciting visitor destinations and attractions ideal for cruise itineraries. As well as the UK's premier destinations such as London and Cambridge, which are within easy reach, there are many other exciting locations to visit close by.  Visit Constable Country to view the landscape that inspired John Constable; Colchester (Britain's oldest recorded town) and Saffron Walden, quintessentially English and one of the finest preserved examples of a medieval market town.

The East of England offers a mix of old and new with historic remains next to great shopping centres and also boasts some lovely beaches that offer old-fashioned seaside fun!

As a cruise passenger using Harwich International Port, we hope you will take a few days before or after your cruise and enjoy what the ‘Haven Gateway’ area has to offer.



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