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Portsmouth is a major transport hub, with passenger sailings now operating again between France and Spain, and its continued role as a lifeline route for the Channel Islands. The port has had to quickly adopt government safety measures to protect both staff and customers.

Along with a newly installed thermal imaging scanner to check the temperature of staff and available for customers too, the terminal has also been reconfigured into a one-way flow system with reduced capacity and space for social distancing. Face coverings have become mandatory for anyone travelling through the terminal, and cleaning practices have been enhanced through investments in the latest technologies.

Brittany Ferries continue to operate car passenger sailings to France and Spain, whilst Condor Ferries are taking passengers aboard all their sailings to Jersey and Guernsey.

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Crystal Symphony enters Portsmouth harbour (c) Portsmouth


Portsmouth’s enviable waterfront, connection to major transport routes and rich maritime heritage, makes the city an ideal place for marine and maritime related business.
Owned and operated by Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth International Port has grown extensively over the decades to become the country’s most successful municipal port. It is also becoming an increasingly popular destination for cruise arrivals and departures.
A modern terminal and dedicated facilities for cruise customers provides the perfect location for passengers keen to explore the city's world-class attractions, right on the doorstep.
Portsmouth is also considered to be the UK’s best connected, and second busiest ferry port with a dedicated motorway junction, close to the main shipping channels and deep water access.

Port attractions

  1.  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the UK’s world class attraction for naval history. Home to Nelson's HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose, it is a must see for anyone visiting the south.
  2.  Emirates Spinnaker Tower

    Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170m tall and offers 23 mile views across the Solent. Walk across glass at 100m above sea level, or relax in The Clouds with a coffee, glass of bubbly or high tea.
  3.  Gunwharf Quays

    Gunwharf Quays is a premium outlet shopping destination. Home to over 90 designer brands, it is the ideal place to explore, shop, dine and take in the waterfront views of this historic coastal city.

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Page last updated: 2021-03-15 19:22