King George Dock, Port of Hull, Hedon Road, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU9 5QA
Set for a make-over with a brand new £50 million cruise terminal complex between 2018-22, Hull Cruise Terminal serves as the main cruise port for the city of Hull and wider Yorkshire region with Leeds, Sheffield, the North East and Manchester in close proximity.
From Hull a majority of cruises are with Cruise and Maritime, namely with their popular ships Marco Polo and Astoria. Meanwhile, other cruise lines with relatively small yacht-style ships also call in at Hull such as Silverseas.
As well as tours around the British Isles to see the Hebrides and famous coastal cities such as Dublin, Liverpool and London’s Thames estuary, many other cruises head to Northern Europe. This could be to Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroes touching the edges of the Arctic and seeing the magical Northern Lights or head east to the Fjords of Scandinavia or the Baltics to St Petersburg, Tallinn and Berlin.
Cruisers must enter the port via the Northern Gateway. From here you go to either the car parking facilities or arrivals to get the shuttle service to the terminal. If you are driving, the port is well signposted from the city centre
By Public Transport
Hull is well connected from both north and south, usually via Doncaster. If using public transport, take the train to Hull Paragon Station and then the bus to the cruise port bus stop from the Interchange. This takes around 15 minutes but cannot take you directly to the terminal so a taxi would be better if with luggage. A taxi is the easiest way to the terminal from the city centre or station with luggage. It could be quite pricy if you don’t book beforehand but still cheaper than long-stay parking.
There are plenty of parking options but pre-booking is recommended. The price of parking is around £7 per 24 hours. The terminal has toilets and refreshments before checking in.
There is no disabled access parking close to the terminal. In addition, a short shuttle ride must take passengers to the terminal
The Capital of Culture 2017, Hull is famous for its fishing heritage and so a trip to The Deep aquarium or the Maritime Museum is well worth a look to capture the essence of the city while the historic city centre is definitely a highlight with its iconic minster.
|The Deep||The UK’s most famous aquarium. Here you can see penguins, sharks and all manner of fish and marine species from around the world in reconstructions of their natural habitats, and of course, the popular underwater glass tunnel.||10am-6pm||Kids: £10.35 |
|Streetlife Museum of Transport||A great family time out to see all the old vehicles and modes of transport of bygone eras from double-decker trams to quaint pushbikes and biplanes.||10am-4.30pm||Free||High Street|
|Ferens Art Gallery||A fantastic collection of British and international art, both antique and contemporary, from statues and modern designs to ancient sculptures.||10am-4.30pm||Free||Queen Victoria Sq|
|The Arctic Corsair||An old fishing trawler typical of Hull’s maritime roots. Step aboard to walk in the shoes of the crew who manned her with guided tours by ex-trawlermen.||Sat-Wed:10am-3pm |
Sun: 11am - 3pm
|Free||Queen Victoria Sq|
|Wilbeforce House||The birthplace of the famous slavery abolitionist. Learn all about the slave trade and its demise in this Georgian townhouse museum.||10am-4.30pm||Free||High Street|
|Maritime Museum||Learn all about Hull’s rich relationship with the sea with displays of marine life and shipping equipment.||10am-4.30pm||Free||Queen Victoria Sq|
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