Harwich, UK

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Getting To Know Harwich – Cruise Port Guide


Our Harwich cruise port guide is a quick and easy look at what there is to see and do during your time here at the third major cruise terminal serving London.

Harwich cruise port interestingly has a train station located within the terminal building, giving visitors the option to board a train into the heart of London within minutes of arrival. Journey times vary, but the average is around 80-minutes between Harwich and London Liverpool Street.

The majority of visitors to Harwich take organised excursions, but you shouldn’t rule out spending an hour or two exploring Harwich old town, which is filled with historical buildings and is a conservation area in its own right. Organised tours outside of Harwich often include London, Cambridge and Colchester.

If Harwich is your disembarkation port, why not consider taking a few extra days of holiday and boarding a ferry across to Scandinavia? They run frequently and are a quick, easy and cost-effective way of adding more to your holiday.

Don’t forget to stop by our cruise blog for updates on Harwich cruises.

Travel Tips

Hop on hop off buses are a great way to get around London and tickets are usually valid for 24 hours

The closest airport to Harwich is Stanstead. The journey from Heathrow and Gatwick is upwards of 2 hours

The terminal visitor’s centre is open between May and September

Cambridge Tour from Harwich

Key highlights of Harwich

  • London
  • Harwich Old Town
  • Cambridge (Pictured in images)
  • Colchester
fred olsen no fly cruises

Regular cruise line visitors

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Royal Caribbean

Harwich, UK

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