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Cruise and cruise ships that visit Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight

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Every year, Cowes Harbour welcomes a number of visiting cruise ships. The Harbour Commission is keen to promote Cowes as an important destination for small and medium-sized cruise liners, in response to the rising demand in the cruise ship market, including growth in the northern European luxury cruise market.

Cruise Visits
There is real potential for Cowes to actively pursue an expansion in the luxury cruise market as a regular port-of-call, and therefore, Cowes Harbour Commission is working with Visit Isle of Wight, Destination Cowes and other stakeholders to increase the number of cruise companies that feature Cowes in their cruising itinerary.

Cruise ship Hanseatic off Cowes
Images: MS Hanseatic arrives at Cowes Harbour, 2013

Anchorage and Passenger Landing Points
Cruise vessels of up to 150 metres generally utilise the 'C1' anchorage in Cowes Roads with the Trinity Landing pontoons, off The Parade, providing an excellent landing facility for cruise ships to tender their passengers ashore.

Why come to the Isle of Wight?
The popular seaside town of Cowes - the world's most famous sailing destination - is the south coast destination of choice for many visitors to the UK.

After alighting at Trinity Landing, passengers can spend the day sampling the delights of local shops and cafés, or opt for range of interesting coach excursion options, including themed trips, and traditional English cream teas in beautiful gardens, with the lure of Queen Victoria’s Osborne House close by.



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Isle of Wight PO31 7AS
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