Tilbury, England

Tilbury is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the borough of Thurrock in England, at the point where the river suddenly narrows to about 740 metres in width. Tilbury is a modern town, which is home to one of Europe’s largest container ports, together with a international cruise terminal.

To the west of Tilbury is the popular Lakeside shopping complex, and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe.To the East is St. Catherine’s Church which is possibly on the site of one of the first Christian monasteries developed in the 7th C. Henry VIII built riverside block houses at East and West Tilbury, these later becoming Coalhouse and Tilbury Forts.

Things to see and do

* Tilbury fort
* Coalhouse Fort
* St Catherine’s Church
* Thurrock Museum
* Nurstead House

General information

Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – 3,563 sq km Cornwall
Population – 13,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time –GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44

Port Location – The Port of Tilbury operates the London Cruise Terminal which is just an hour's drive from central London.

Transport Links - Thurrock Council operates a ferry between Tilbury and Gravesend, together with Kent County Council. A bus service now connects Tilbury Town railway station and the ferry to Gravesend.

Port Overview

Cruise Date Nights
Marco Polo, Spitzbergen North Cape & Land of Midnight Sun ex Tilbury Return 2020-06-07 16
Columbus, A British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2020-06-16 11
Columbus, Iceland and Northern Isles Cruise ex Tilbury Return 2020-06-27 12
Marco Polo, Arctic & Greenland Expedition Voyage ex Tilbury Return 2020-07-04 21
Columbus, The British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2020-07-09 10
Columbus, A Majestic Fjordland Cruise ex Tilbury Roundtrip 2020-07-19 7
Marco Polo, Weekend Mini Cruise ex Tilbury to Hull 2020-07-25 1
Marco Polo, Baltic Treasures & St Petersburg ex Tilbury to Hull 2020-07-25 15
Columbus, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 2020-07-26 14
Columbus, An Iceland & Northern Isles Cruise ex Tilbury Return 2020-08-09 12
Wind Surf, The Best Of Western Europe ex Tilbury to Barcelona 2020-08-17 19
Wind Surf, Livarot, Lardy Cakes & Vintage Ports ex Tilbury to Lisbon 2020-08-17 11
Columbus, A Majestic Fjordland Cruise ex Tilbury Return 2020-08-21 7
Columbus, Amsterdam & Antwerp Break ex Tilbury Return 2020-08-28 3
Columbus, British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2020-08-31 12
Columbus, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 2020-09-12 14
Columbus, Autumn Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 2020-09-26 8
Columbus, The Canary Islands & Madeira ex Tilbury Roundtrip 2020-10-04 15
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Adelaide 2020-10-09 56
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Melbourne 2020-10-09 54
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Sydney 2020-10-09 52
Vasco da Gama, Southbound Voyage to Australia ex Tilbury to Auckland 2020-10-09 48
Columbus, Hidden Baltic Treasures ex Tilbury Return 2020-10-19 12
Columbus, Grand Canary Islands & Madeira, Morocco ex Tilbury Return 2020-11-01 19
Magellan, German Markets & Festive Shopping ex Tilbury Return 2020-12-06 5
Columbus, German Christmas Markets & Antwerp ex Tilbury Return 2020-12-10 5
Magellan, French Festive Getaway & River Seine Experience ex Tilbury Return 2020-12-13 4
Magellan, Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries ex Tilbury Return 2020-12-17 21
Columbus, Christmas & New Year Canaries & Madeira ex Tilbury Return 2020-12-20 17
Columbus, Grand Round the World Cruise 2021 ex Tilbury Return 2021-01-06 120
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Auckland 2021-01-06 45
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Cape Town 2021-01-06 90
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Mombasa 2021-01-06 82
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Singapore 2021-01-06 64
Columbus, Grand Round the World 2021 Sector ex Tilbury to Sydney 2021-01-06 49
Magellan, Grand Round South America & Amazon Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2021-01-07 84
Magellan, Round South America & Amazon Sector ex Tilbury to Buenos Aires 2021-01-07 34
Marco Polo, Land of Northern Lights ex Tilbury Return 2021-02-18 15
Marco Polo, Land of Northern Lights ex Tilbury Roundtrip 2021-03-05 15
Marco Polo, Land of Northern Lights Iceland ex Tilbury Return 2021-03-20 12
Magellan, Springtime Gardens & Charms ex Tilbury Return 2021-04-01 7
Magellan, Springtime Gardens & Aintree Grand National ex Tilbury to Liverpool 2021-04-01 10
Marco Polo, Easter British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2021-04-01 10
Marco Polo, Hidden Baltic Treasures ex Tilbury Return 2021-04-11 12
Marco Polo, Majestic Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 2021-04-23 7
Marco Polo, Spring Holiday Cruise ex Tilbury to Hull 2021-04-30 2
Columbus, Majestic Fjordland ex Tilbury Return 2021-05-29 7
Columbus, Baltic Cities and St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 2021-06-05 14
Columbus, Round Britain & Iceland Experience ex Tilbury Return 2021-06-05 36
Columbus, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg & Round Britain ex Tilbury Return 2021-06-05 24
Columbus, British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2021-06-19 10
Amy Johnson, Arctic Voyage Greenland & Iceland ex London Return 2021-06-20 22
Columbus, Iceland & Northern Isles ex Tilbury Return 2021-06-29 12
Columbus, Baltic Cities And St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 2021-07-11 14
Columbus, Majestic Fjordland Cruise ex Tilbury Roundtrip 2021-07-25 7
Columbus, Iceland and Northern Isles Cruise ex Tilbury Return 2021-08-01 12
Amy Johnson, Arctic Voyage Greenland & Iceland ex London Roundtrip 2021-08-07 22
Columbus, Baltic Cities and St Petersburg ex Tilbury Roundtrip 2021-08-13 14
Columbus, Fjordland & Rotterdam Fleet Regatta ex Tilbury Return 2021-08-27 7
Columbus, Weekend Amsterdam Mini Cruise ex Tilbury Return 2021-09-03 2
Amy Johnson, Grand Canada, Greenland & Iceland ex London Return 2021-09-04 35
Columbus, British Isles Discovery ex Tilbury Return 2021-09-05 11
Columbus, The Baltic Cities And St Petersburg ex Tilbury Return 2021-09-16 14
Columbus, Canary Islands & Madeira ex Tilbury Roundtrip 2021-10-07 15
Amy Johnson, Grand Black Sea & Mediterranean ex London Return 2021-10-09 32
Columbus, Land of the Northern Lights ex Tilbury Return 2021-10-22 14
Columbus, Cape Verde, Canary Islands, Madeira & Morocco ex Tilbury Return 2021-11-08 21

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