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  • The Mary Rose & HMS Victory
    The Mary Rose & HMS Victory
  • Spinnaker
  • Crystal Symphony, Portsmouth
    Crystal Symphony, Portsmouth

Portsmouth Takes You There

Portsmouth’s rich heritage is built on centuries of maritime history, and that will be more than evident to each and every cruise passenger as they sail in and out of the Waterfront City.

The iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands proudly at the entrance to the harbour. Cruise liners sail past the Historic Dockyard and famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, as they make their way into Portsmouth International Port. There’s nothing old fashioned about the facilities for ships and passengers though. Millions of pounds of recent investment has delivered an award winning passenger terminal, with dedicated cruise facilities. New berthing arrangements bring the highest levels of flexibility and safety for ships up to 240 metres in length.

The cruise team at Portsmouth International Port takes huge pride in delivering a bespoke experience for each and every ship that visits. The Port has developed a reputation for handling small to medium sized luxury vessels, and has become a favourite destination for explorer cruises. With world-class attractions and landmarks on its doorstep, it’s no surprise that Portsmouth International Port is such a popular port of call. Passengers can experience life on board King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and stand on the fortified walls where the monarch watched his beloved ship sink in 1545. They can walk in the footsteps of Admiral Lord Nelson, or visit the birthplace of Charles Dickens.

Situated directly on the UK motorway network, Britain’s Best Connected Port offers easy access to other world famous destinations. Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Historic Winchester and all of the sights of London can be reached in a day’s visit. And with high class shopping, restaurants and entertainment on the doorstep in Portsmouth, passengers will most definitely be asking to visit again!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Portsmouth International Port.

Top Five Facts About Portsmouth

  1. Portsmouth’s cruise terminal is only a minute away from the motorway
  2. Portsmouth has world class maritime attractions on the doorstep
  3. Portsmouth is a specialist in medium sized explorer cruise ships
  4. A city with miles of beaches and attractions, and packed with great reasons to visit all year round
  5. Portsmouth’s cultural programme and maritime heritage offer something for everyone
Port Info
Contacts & Info
Time Zone:

GMT Winter and GMT+1 Summer

Operational Hours:

24/7 365 days

Latitude & Longitude:

Lat 50 48.66N Long 001 05.66W

Prevailing Weather:


Berth Information:

Cruise and Ferry Port Berth No. 2

Vessel Length:

270+m LOA

Vessel Width:


Air Draft Restrictions:


Vessel Draft:


Depth on Berth:

8.7m below chart datum

Largest ship to call:

Aurora 270m

VTS - Channel:


Max Ship Dimension:

270+m LOA (up to 300m by prior agreement)


>48m LOA



Security Facilities:

Full ISPS shoreside screening available



Fresh Water:


Power Supply:


Fuel Supply:

Bunkers available via bunker barge or road tanker

Hot works / painting/ lifeboats:

With prior permission of the Duty Operations Manager

Waste Handling:


Cruise Terminal Building:

George Byng Way Portsmouth PO2 8SP

Currency Exchange:

On the ground floor of the terminal

Internet Access:

My City Wi-Fi in the terminal


Outside the main entrance to the terminal

Taxi Rank:

Outside the main entrance to the terminal

Distance to Railway Station:

Portsmouth & Southsea Station 1.8miles / 2.8km

Distance to Airport:

Southampton Airport 19.5miles / 31km

Banks / ATM Machines:

ATM machine at the Travelex currency exchange


Ceanos bar and café located on the first floor of the terminal

Port Contacts

Ian Diaper


+44 7500 559200

Berth enquiries/reservations:

Andrew Williamson


Portsmouth International Port, Harbour Office, Whale Island Way, Portsmouth, PO2 8EB

Visitor Information

00 44 (0)2392 826722

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