The modern Tyneside port city of Newcastle Upon Tyne is situated in north-east England and is renowned for its art, music, sport, and nightlife. It is perhaps best known for the iconic Angel of the North statue – a 20-metre high steel structure with a 54-metre wingspan. Remains of Hadrian’s Wall, which was built in 122AD in what was once known as Roman Britain, are still visible in Newcastle Upon Tyne to this day.
Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, the Port of Tyne is located just ten miles outside the city centre. The cruise terminal has been recently refurbished and today it offers efficient baggage handling facilities and six check-in desks. Both Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Cruise & Maritime Voyages regularly operate cruises from Newcastle Upon Tyne to destinations including the Norwegian fjords, the Baltic nations, and the Mediterranean.
A cruise from Newcastle is a great option for anyone intending to travel from Cumbria, Yorkshire, and southern Scotland. There are good road links to Newcastle Upon Tyne and the city is well linked via rail to a number of the UK’s most renowned cities. From Newcastle Upon Tyne city centre, there is a regular metro service to Tyne Dock.