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London Tilbury Cruises

Located in Essex on the north shore of River Thames, the port town of Tilbury has become one of the UK’s most popular departure ports for local cruisers.

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British Isles from London with the Seabourn Sojourn


British Isles from London with the Seabourn Sojourn

14 nights

From London to London

Seabourn Sojourn

07/09/2024 - 21/09/2024


All Inclusive




from £5,499 pp


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London Tilbury Cruises

Getting to Tilbury Cruise Terminal

With its proximity to England’s capital, it is no surprise Tilbury Port is a popular departure with the top cruise lines – and for those wishing to take advantage of our diverse selection of no-fly cruises. From classic cruise destinations such as Barcelona to local treasures in the British Isles, you are sure to find your perfect cruise departing from Tilbury!

One of the UK’s major ports, both for cargo and cruise ships, Tilbury Cruise Terminal is considered one of the fastest growing seaports in the UK. Providing the only deep-sea cruise terminal situated near London, the Tilbury Cruise Terminal’s accessibility is rather easy. With several means of getting to Tilbury Cruise Terminal, we recommend the following options:  

  • Travelling by air – All the key London airports, including London Gatwick Airport and London City Airport, are within a one-hour drive.  
  • Travelling by train – If you prefer traveling by train, the station is just a couple of minutes taxi drive from the port. 
  • Travelling by coach – Another option is taking a coach from London Victoria Coach Station, as on sailing days they are regularly operated.  
  • Travelling by car – And lastly, you can arrive at the cruise terminal by car. Simply follow the terminal signs directing you to Tilbury Cruise Terminal. There are several parking lots at the terminal, however, we recommend Car Parks 3 and 2, as they are the closest to the terminal entrance. 

Facilities at Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Tilbury Cruise Terminal usually hosts mid-sized and small ships, so you won’t find a wide range of amenities, however, the terminal offers essential facilities like comfortable lounge areas, restrooms, small shops, basic drinks and bites, baggage assistance services and several parking lots.

Cruise Destinations from London Tilbury

London Tilbury is a fantastic destination for cruises, especially when looking for cruises from the UK ports of call. Easily accessible from London with a 1-hour drive, cruises departing from Tilbury Cruise Terminal are increasingly popular among the top cruise lines, with destinations varying from the Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, and the Baltics. Whether you wish for a December cruise to Germany’s famous Christmas markets or a spontaneous sailing around the British Isles, we have the cruise for you!

Cruise Lines Sailing from London Tilbury

London Tilbury accommodates mostly mid-sized and small cruise ships, therefore, key cruise lines with smaller ships will regularly utilise this specific port, such as Ambassador Cruise Line with its ship, Ambience, for 2024 sailings.

FAQs about Cruising from London Tilbury

We have put together the following FAQs. We hope that you will be able to find an answer to your question below, but if you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team

  • How do I get to Tilbury from London by train?

We recommend that you take a train from London Fenchurch Street Station to Tilbury; upon arrival, take a taxi directly to the cruise terminal, of which will be plentiful near the station.

  • How long is it from London to Tilbury?

From London, travelling to Tilbury Cruise Terminal by train will take approximately 45 minutes. Depending on traffic conditions, travelling to Tilbury by car will take around a 1-hour drive.

  • Where can you sail to from London Tilbury?

Current cruise destinations departing from Tilbury Port for 2024 are centralised in Northern Europe with selected cruises destined for the Mediterranean region and the British Isles.