The Southampton cruise port (in England, the largest city in Hampshire, located 75 ml (120 km) southeast of London) is the largest UK cruise port, with the best UK cruise lines ships sailing from there. Ship cruise deals from Southampton generally pertain to itineraries in the Baltic Sea, like the so-called "Baltic Capitals Tours" to Scandinavia and Russia, UK Fjords cruises to Norway, Mediterranean Sea cruises, trips to the Canary Islands.
Most of the Transatlantic crossings also start here - the regular crossings by the Cunard's Queen Mary cruise liner to New York, also 3-4 sailings per year by some of the P&O ships (to Canada and Caribbean), and several relocation cruises in Fall (usually to Florida). The list with best Around the World cruise ships from Southampton includes all P&O world cruise liners and the Cunard ships. Port Southampton is operated by ABP-Associated British Ports (abports.co.uk).
Port Portsmouth (England, the 2nd largest city in Hampshire, located 19 ml (30 km) southeast of Southampton) handles ferries, cruise liners, and cargo ships. This embarkation/disembarkation point is easily accessible by train and car (the Southampton airport is close to it). The cruise terminal is located 1 mile north of the city. The list of UK cruise lines leaving from Portsmouth includes Fred Olsen, Voyages of Discovery, Hapag Lloyd, Hurtigruten and Lindblad Expeditions. City highlights - the Historic Dockyard (the oldest dry dock still in use), museums (like D-Day and Royal Marines), the Southsea Castle, an Aquarium, the Portsmouth Cathedral, the Portchester Castle.
The Port of Dover is the cross-channel port situated in Dover, Kent, south-east England. It is the nearest English port to France, at just 34 kilometres (21 mi) away, and is one of the world's busiest passenger ports, with 11.7 million passengers, 2.6 million lorries, 2.2 million cars and motorcycles and 80,000 coaches passing through it in 2017, with an annual turnover of £58.5 million a year.The Channel Tunnel in nearby Cheriton now takes an estimated 20 million passengers and 1.6 million trucks.
The port has been owned and operated by the Dover Harbour Board, a statutory corporation, since it was formed by Royal Charter in 1606 by King James I. Most of the board members are appointees of the Department for Transport. The port has its own private police force, the Port of Dover Police.
The Port of Tilbury is located on the River Thames at Tilbury in Essex, England. It is the principal port for London, as well as being the main United Kingdom port for handling the importation of paper. There are extensive facilities for containers, grain, and other bulk cargoes. There are also facilities for the importation of cars. It forms part of the wider Port of London.
Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England. It's known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an old-school amusement park with vintage wooden roller coasters. Built in 1894, the landmark Blackpool Tower houses a circus, a glass viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom, where dancers twirl to the music of a Wurlitzer organ. Blackpool Illuminations is an annual light show along the Promenade.
The Port of Liverpool is the enclosed 7.5 miles (12.1 km) dock system that runs from Brunswick Dock in Liverpool to Seaforth Dock, Seaforth, on the east side of the River Mersey and the Birkenhead Docks between Birkenhead and Wallasey on the west side of the river. The port was extended in 2016 by the building of an in-river container terminal at Seaforth Dock, name Liverpool2. The terminal can berth two 14,000 container Post-Panamax ships.
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