After Southampton, Harwich is one of the most popular cruise ports in the UK. Cruises from Harwich are a great option thanks to the port's direct rail link and proximity to London, meaning it is easily accessible for people travelling from the UK as well as offering a fantastic opportunity for cruisers to explore the city of London before they depart.
Cruises from Harwich mainly travel around Europe, although some transatlantic voyages are available. Most cruises focus on northern Europe, calling at ports in Iceland, Norway and the Baltics. A selection of cruises from Harwich also voyage to the Iberian regions of France, Spain and Portugal.
Take a look through the range of cruises from Harwich that are currently available.
Celebrity offer a variety of cruises around Europe. You can head on an 10 night cruise around the stunning Norwegian Fjords including a trip to the capital, Oslo, or an 11 night cruise showcasing Iceland as well as the Fjords. If you want to see more of the British Isles, you can over 11 nights, with a call in Le Havre for Paris also part of the itinerary. These cruises are all round trips, and are available with a fantastic cruisetour before you sail around Paris and London. If you're a wine fanatic you can take a trip to Bordeaux, Bilbao, Porto and more on a wine cruise. Alternatively, there are transatlantic cruises voyaging from Harwich to Miami via France, Spain, Portugal and the Bahamas.
Cruise & Maritime cruises from Harwich offer itineraries docking in and around the Baltics, showcasing all of the major capitals as well as the magnificent city of St Petersburg. There are also cruises to Iberia, and itineraries dedicated to the natural beauty of northern Europe including Iceland and the Arctic Circle.
Fred. Olsen are another cruise line that offer a handful of sailings from Harwich. See the major capitals of northern Europe including the Baltics, or take a cruise focusing on the Fjords of Norway. There are also Lapland cruises which also include trips to Russia.
The Royal Caribbean's ships sail from Harwich for Baltic cruises, lasting from 11 to 13 nights and visiting all major cities in the region. There's then the chance to book a transatlantic cruise, heading via France, Ireland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland before crossing the ocean and heading to Boston for the winter season.
Thomson cruises offer two main itineraries from Harwich. The first is a Norwegian Treasures cruise which travels around the Fjords over 9 nights. Alternatively, you can spend 12 nights sailing around the UK, calling at ports in Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Eire before returning to Harwich.
You can also cruise from Harwich with Voyages of Discovery. Again, they head to northern Europe on natural wonders themed cruises around Iceland and the Baltics, as well as trips around Iberia to Barcelona, including stops at Gibraltar.