Cruise from the UK
One of the best things about Thomson Cruises from the UK is that you have the flexibility to travel to the port however you choose to. When you get there, have your Thomson Cruises confirmation to hand and follow the instructions of the port staff who will direct you to the ship. Just keep in mind that there aren’t as many facilities at cruise ports as you’d expect at an airport, so make a note of the check-in time – between 1pm and 3pm. If you do arrive a little earlier than expected, it’s a great excuse to sightsee the town while you wait.
WHERE WE SAIL FROM
Mixing Victorian heritage with metropolitan sophistication, Newcastle sits on the banks of the River Tyne and is famous for its galleries, dining scene and nightlife. Getting to the Port of Tyne is easy:
Car: Close proximity to the A1 makes the Port of Tyne easily accessible. Head for Northumbrian Quay, Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal, Cobledene, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6EE. Upon arrival at the port, have your Thomson Cruises documentation to hand and follow the instructions of the port staff who will direct you to the luggage drop area before parking your car.
Coach: We have teamed up with Intercruises to provide coach transfers to and from the Port of Tyne, with lots of pick-up points across the UK - log on to www.intercruises.com/thomson or call 0131 297 4391 to book your seat.
Train: Newcastle Central Station is 9 miles or 20 minutes from the Cruise Terminal, with intercity services serving Edinburgh, York and London. London can be reached in under three hours.
Air: The airport lies 15 miles to the north of the Cruise Terminal. Taxi journeys normally take less than 30 minutes. Newcastle International airport is served by flights from many UK airports.
Car: Southampton Port has two major motorways at its fingertips- the M3 and M27 are both half an hour’s drive away. Head to the City Cruise Terminal, Solent Road, Western Docks, Southampton, SO15 1HJ. When you arrive make sure you have your Thomson Cruises paperwork ready. The port staff will direct you to the luggage drop area and show you where to park your car.
Coach: We've teamed up with intercruises to provide you with transfers to Southampton Port with lots of pick up points across the UK- log onto www.intercruises.com/thomson or call 0131 297 4391 to book your seat.
Train: Southampton Central Station is between five and 15-minute cab ride from the port, depending on your dock gate. It has links to Brighton, Cardiff and Manchester to name a few. From London you can reach Southampton in just over two hours.
Air: Southampton Airport is just 10 miles away from Southampton Port, so a taxi journey shouldn’t take much longer than 20 minutes. You can fly here from plenty of UK airports, including Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle.