Located in the Essex borough of Thurrock is the town of Tilbury, with the town’s cruise terminal often referred to as ‘London Tilbury’ due to its proximity to the capital. Although it was established in the 19th century, an impressive fort has existed on the site since the 16th century.
Situated just 25 miles outside of London, Tilbury’s deepwater cruise port provides the opportunity for larger vessels from lines such as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Cruise & Maritime Voyages to dock in the area. From here, you can embark on one of the many short itineraries to Northern Europe, the Norwegian fjords, or the Canary Islands. If you are looking to travel further afield, you may glad to know that world cruises and itineraries to Far East Asia are also regularly operated out of Tilbury.
Road links to Tilbury are very good, with the terminal situated just seven miles from the M25 motorway, making cruises from Tilbury an easy option for anyone living in the nation's capital. There are also good direct links from London via coach and regular rail services from Fenchurch Street.