Barrow-in-Furness courts cruise calls

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 14:36 by ce-press

Barrow-in-Furness, gateway to the UK’s Lake District, currently receives one or two transit calls a year but it is actively seeking more. Vessels up to 200m in length can be accommodated alongside, although anything over 150m is subject to assessment. There are no restrictions in terms of beam as the port entrance is 36m wide. It is not suitable as a tender port.

Although there are no plans to develop facilities at this time the port has come up with a package to offer all visiting cruise vessels which includes: a quayside marquee; complimentary shuttle buses (passengers and crew); quayside entertainment; tourist information point in the marquee; local craft stalls in the marquee; custom passenger information leaflet; public farewell on departure; and sample itineraries for shore excursions.

A diverse selection of tours is on offer including the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston, Cistercian Furness Abbey, Holker Hall and gardens including vintage cars and motorbikes, Levens Hall and topiary gardens, steam train and iron steam boat trips and Gleaston Water Mill.

“The port will be working closely with Cumbria Tourism over the coming months to create some unique excursions and look more into offering a vast array of shorter excursions to suit everyone,” explained Beth Horan, administration assistant Associated British Ports, Barrow-in-Furness.
 Barrow-in-Furness courts cruise calls
P&O Cruises calls Barrow-in-Furness (c) ABP

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