Union Jack


  • Balloons over Clifton Suspension Bridge. Credit: Gary Newman
    Balloons over Clifton Suspension Bridge. Credit: Gary Newman
  • Bristol Cathedral
    Bristol Cathedral
  • Banksy_Street Art, Credit: Morgane_Bigault
    Banksy_Street Art, Credit: Morgane_Bigault
  • SS Great Britain. Credit: SS Great Britain
    SS Great Britain. Credit: SS Great Britain
  • Clifton Credit: Destination-Bristol
    Clifton Credit: Destination-Bristol

Bristol! The home of Banksy, maritime history, hot air ballooning, Harbour festival, cycling city and the UK’s first ever Green Capital! Lively and dynamic, cosmopolitan and ambitious, Bristol is truly a 21st-century city with something to offer everyone.

If shopping is what you are looking for then you are in luck with two large malls, boutique shops to the West and the last remaining independent high street in the UK – Bristol is an unrivalled shopping destination.

If that’s not enough to entice you into the largest city in the South West, why not visit one of Bristol’s many charming museums? You can learn and discover how Bristol became the wonderful city it is today. Explore Bristol’s rich maritime past from the Roman Times, to the era of John Cabot setting sail and discovering America, to Isambard Brunel Kingdom and his innovative engineering designs.

Want to do something a little different? Then don’t forget to look out for the amazing modern street art zones, made famous by the world-renowned Bristol-born artist Banksy or perhaps you can take all 108 steps up Cabot Tower and look over this fabulous city! Looking to go further afield? Bristol’s unrivalled motorway links allow unique access to attractions to the North (The Cotswolds), East (Bath), South (Glastonbury) and West (Cardiff) all within an hour of the berth.

Cruise Bristol really is your gateway to the South West and beyond, making it possible to sail into Bristol and be on your way to any destination within 5 minutes. No hassle, no long journeys, just great excursions, a great destination and great memories.

Cruise Bristol – Your gateway to the South West and Beyond. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

James Stangroom

Top Five Facts About Bristol

  1. Bristol is the largest city in the South West of England.
  2. Bristol is known as the ‘Birthplace of America’ and has been a wealthy trading port since Roman times.
  3. Famous Bristolians include Hollywood legend Cary Grant, street art legend Banksy, Blackbeard the Pirate and (adopted son) Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
  4. Brunel’s world-famous SS Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge are just two of the fantastic visitor attractions in the city.
  5. The Sunday Times chose Bristol as the best city to live in Britain for it’s buzzy culture, nightlife and access to fantastic countryside.
Port Info
Contacts & Info
Time zone:


Operational Hours:


Latitude & Longitude:

51.5° N, 2.71° W

Prevailing Weather:

South Westerly

Berth Information:

Locked docks – S Berth, Avonmouth dock – 295m and Berths 1/2 Royal Portbury dock – 575m

Vessel length:

Avonmouth dock 210m (267m lock) / Royal Portbury dock 310m (366m lock)

Vessel width:

Avonmouth dock 29m (30.5m lock), Royal Portbury dock 41m (42.7m lock)

Air Draft Restrictions:

No Restrictions

Vessel Draft:

Avonmouth dock 11m / Royal Portbury dock 14.5m

Depth on Berth:

Avonmouth dock 10.5m / Royal Portbury dock 14m

Largest cruise ship:

MS Prinsendam

VTS Channel:

Channel 12 (14 once through locks)




Available on request

Security Facilities:

Fully compliant with ISPS regulations


Ship’s own gangways must be used

Fresh water:

Available on berth

Power supply:

Vessel’s own

Fuel supply:


Hot works / painting / lifeboats:

All available alongside berth – approval to be issued by Harbour Master

Waste handling:

All waste can be accommodated with prior arrangement

Cruise Terminal Building:

The cruise terminal has a passenger hall with comfortable seating,rest rooms and the ‘Captain’s Café’ which has sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold beverages. There is also a wonderful welcome from Guest Experience Crew who are available to help with any questions.

Currency exchange:

Post office in Avonmouth Village and numerous outlets in Bristol city centre.

Internet access:

Free Wifi in the cruise terminal


Avonmouth village


Post office in Avonmouth village

Taxi Rank:

A Taxi rank is located directly outside Cruise Bristol terminal on cruise days only. Private Hire taxis and coaches can also be booked.

Distance to Railway Station:

Avonmouth rail station (2 miles) with trains every 30 mins to Bristol Temple Meads with onward trains to Bath every 10-15 mins.

Distance to Airport:

Bristol International Airport 14 miles, 30 mins by taxi.

Banks / ATM Machines:

ATMs in Avonmouth village


Captain’s Café onsite, further cafés and pubs in Avonmouth Village and numerous restaurants, bars and pubs in Bristol City Centre.

Port Contacts

James Stangroom, Business Development Manager


00 44 (0) 117 982 0000


Cruise Bristol, The Bristol Port Company, St Andrews House, St Andrews Road, Avonmouth, Bristol. BS11 9DQ

Tourist Information

Kathryn Davis, Destination Bristol

Experience Bristol

Full Day: Tour of the villages and Countryside of the Cotswolds, visit and tour to Highgrove House (home of HRH Price Charles) and visit and tour to Berkeley Castle (optional talk with Charles Berkeley). Cotswold Countryside and Culture

Cotswold Countryside and Culture