London Cruise Terminal At Tilbury Keeps On Investing

October 20th, 2017

The Tilbury Landing Stage (Courtesy Kevin Griffin)London International Cruise Terminal Tilbury continues to invest quite heavily in its facilities with £1.5m (€1.68m) being spent on refurbishing the old baggage hall.

In addition the roof of the terminal is being renewed at a cost of £1m. The second part of the landing stage was completed at the end of September at a cost of £2.5m which provides for a quay of 350m in length and 10m depth and hence no restriction on the size of cruiseship that can come alongside.

The port is also working with the trust, Tilbury on the Thames, to develop simulator training for the community. Grants have been obtained from Libor and the training will be given to ex-military servicemen as well as others in, for example, forklift driving and crane operating. This could also be available to passengers on transit call days.

Visiting the port this year for the first time are Voyages to Antiquity with Aegean Odyssey, TUI Cruises and AIDA Cruises. Passengers can travel on Thames Clipper vessels into Greenwich in 35 minutes or to Tower Bridge in 50.

There were 64 calls this year, 55 of which were from Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Next year 71 are booked with 2019 also looking promising. On September 12, TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 3 (pictured) called as part of a seven-night European cruise. The 293m-long vessel carrying 2,700 passengers is the largest that the terminal has welcomed to date.

(Cruise Europe)