Port of Tyne is delighted to welcome five passenger at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields on 16th August 2016.


The Port of Tyne in North East England is preparing for the busiest day ever at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields with the arrival of the biggest cruise ship to ever visit the Port and a record five ships all in one day.

On Tuesday 16 August Holland America Line's Koningsdam will break the record books as the largest cruise ship to visit the Port of Tyne at 297.2 metres long and 99,500 gross tons. Launched in April this year Koningsdam is one of the world's newest cruise ships bringing almost 4,000 passengers and crew to the region.

The Port of Tyne's International Passenger Terminal will host five ships in one day on Tuesday (16 August), including AIDA Vita, Holland America Line's Koningsdam, Seven Seas Voyager, Cruise and Maritime Voyages Astor and the DFDS ferry, King Seaways.


Although the ships are not open for visitors it will be possible to catch a glimpse of them all at popular viewing points on the river. Click here to open the visitor map below for more information:

Visitor information

Please note that all times can only be estimated and may be subject to change.

For further information about the Port of Tyne's cruise calls please follow this link to our cruise schedule.

For further information about visiting North East England please see www.visitnortheastengland.com.


Ship arrival and departure times:


Estimated arrival at the Piers*

Estimated departure at the Berth*


Aida Vita

203 metres long

15 Aug           1pm

16 Aug               8am

Northumbrian Quay


297.2 metres long

16 Aug           8am

16 Aug               5pm

Northumbrian Quay

Seven Seas Voyager

206 metres long

16 Aug           8am

16 Aug               9pm      

Whitehill Point

DFDS King Seaways

176.25 metres long

16 Aug           9am

16 Aug               5pm

Ro Ro 3


161.45 metres long

16 Aug         12noon

16 Aug              10pm       

Ro Ro 4

*Please note that times can only be estimated and may be subject to change please see the live shipping reports for any changes in arrival or departure times.

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