East Anglia’s Premier Passenger Port
Harwich International Port is well placed on the East Coast of England, just under 70 miles from London.
The A120 and A12 trunk roads ensure easy access and fast journey times from all London airports, with the added benefit of a railway station inside the Port. The dedicated and friendly cruise team takes great pride in the purpose-built cruise terminal building with modern gangway and strives to provide a first class service to passengers and cruise lines alike.
The Port has established itself as a major UK cruise port for turnaround calls and now serves a number of markets, including North Cape, Baltic, Scandinavia, around Britain and the Meditterranean. The Port is seeking to attract more port-of-call business, and the promote the many overlooked local tourist attractions including Cambridge, Colchester, “Constable Country”, and Duxford’s Imperial War Museum, which will continue to delight visitors in future years.
Harwich itself is a quaint and historic seafaring town with several well-renovated buildings and interesting museums as well as having a good range of friendly bars and restaurants.
Top Five Facts About Harwich
- The Pilgrium Fathers sailed to America in The Mayflower in 1620. That journey founded and shaped America.
- The original vessel Mayflower was built in Harwich and a replica is currently being built by Harwich Mayflower Project within the town
- The Mayflower’s master, Captain Christopher Jones, lived in Harwich and his house in Kings Head Street still remains.
- Harwich is steeped in local history. The Electric Palace is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas to survive complete with silent screen, original projection room and ornamental frontage still intact
- The British Actor, Clive Owen, became the patron of the Electric Palace in 2006.
“North 51° 51’ 50”
East 1° 40’ 50””
Located within one of the UK’s finest naturally sheltered harbours, prevailing winds are South Westerly
2 Passenger berths are available
Available on request
9.5m at Chart Datum
VHF 71 and 13
Yes – Booked via Harwich Haven Authority 00 44 (0)1255 243030
Yes – from local operators Felixarc, or Switzer
Yes – the Port is fully ISPS compliant
Yes – covered and air-conditioned
Via tanker to be arranged by vessel’s agent
Yes, subject to permit to work
The purpose-built Cruise Terminal building has excellent passenger and luggage handling facilities, a pre-boarding lounge with seating for 300 and an adjacent café for the provision of refreshments
No, but a Sterling and Euro cash dispenser is located within the Passenger Terminal
The nearest railway station is located within the port itself and is immediately adjacent to the Cruise Terminal.
Located on the East Coast of England, just under 70 miles from London. The A120 and A12 trunk roads ensure easy access and fast journey times from/to all London airports.
A Sterling and Euro cash dispenser is located within the Passenger Terminal. Various banks are located within Harwich Town itself
Daren Taylor – General Manager
The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH
+44 (0)1255 503429