Departure Port Information

Departure ports

At Fred. Olsen we believe that a cruise holiday should be a relaxing, stress-free and enjoyable experience from beginning to end, which is why we sail from local ports around the U.K. for your convenience.

There’s no need to endure lengthy journeys across the country to meet your ship and begin your holiday. Our cruises depart from Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth), so we can bring the world closer to you right from your doorstep.

No matter which departure port you choose to cruise from, you can find all the information you need on our UK Cruise Departure Ports page. There’s travel information including driving directions to each port, as well as nearby hotels, car parking and other facilities that are available to you.

Travelling to Dover

If you are travelling to Dover by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following postcode: Dover cruise terminal: CT17 9DQ. 

Dover cruise terminal is easily accessible via both the M20/A20 and the M2/A2 and is approximately 70 miles from London. Once in to Dover you should follow signs for the ‘Western Docks’. If approaching via the M20/A20 you’ll see your cruise ship docked alongside the pier.

Eavesway

We are pleased to offer a range of services, designed to make joining your cruise ship easier and more convenient. Eavesway Coach Travel will operate the following routes to and from Dover. To book, simply call Eavesway Cruiselink on 01942 727985 (Option 1).

If you are travelling to Liverpool by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following postcode: L3 4BX.

Follow signs to Liverpool City Centre and then the ACC Exhibition Centre, Kings Dock Car Park.

On arrival at Kings Dock Car park you will be greeted by the Liverpool Cruise Team. On entry into the car park, your baggage will be collected by our Cruise Porters and loaded for transfer to the ship, however, it will not be transferred until your Covid test results are confirmed as negative.

Once parked, you will be directed to the designated guest Lateral Flow Test Centre at the ACC Exhibition Centre, just a short walk away.

When negative test results are confirmed, you will be directed to the guest check-in area, whilst your baggage will be transferred separately to the ship, and delivery to your cabin, and you will then be directed to waiting shuttle buses to transport you to the terminal to board your ship.

Travelling to Newcastle

If you are travelling to Newcastle by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following postcode: Newcastle cruise terminal: NE29 6EE. 

Newcastle cruise terminal is easily accessible via the A1/A1(M) and is approximately 9 miles from Newcastle city centre. Car Parking is available, please contact our Administration Department on 0800 0355 145

Eavesway

We are pleased to offer a range of services, designed to make joining your cruise ship easier and more convenient. Eavesway Coach Travel will operate the following routes to and from Newcastle. To book, simply call Eavesway Cruiselink on 01942 727985 (Option 1).

 

Travelling to Portsmouth

If you are travelling to Portsmouth by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following postcode: Portsmouth cruise port: PO2 8SP

Portsmouth cruise port is easily accessible from the M27 motorway and the A27. Both routes connect directly to the M275 motorway, which takes you straight to the port.

If you are travelling to Rosyth by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following postcode: Rosyth cruise terminal: KY11 2XP. 

Travelling to Southampton

If you are travelling to Southampton by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following postcode: 

Southampton City Cruise Terminal/Mayflower Terminal: SO15 1HJ

Southampton QE2 Terminal: SO14 3GG

Please note your Cruise Terminal will be advised once your cruise tickets are issued, please look out for road signs for correct berth once entering Southampton on day of departure.

Eavesway

We are pleased to offer a range of services, designed to make joining your cruise ship easier and more convenient. Eavesway Coach Travel will operate the following routes to and from Southampton. To book, simply call Eavesway Cruiselink on 01942 727985 (Option 1).

Travelling to Tilbury

If you are travelling to London International Cruise Terminal, Tilbury by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following post code: RM18 7NG.

London International Cruise Terminal is located just 7 miles from the M25, linking to London and Kent.