When to see the Cunard Queen Victoria cruise ship departing from the Port of Tyne
The sight of a majestic cruise ship sailing along the River Tyne is always popular, and the ships don’t come much more impressive than Cunard’s Queen Victoria.
When the 294-meter-long liner arrived in port on Sunday morning, crowds of people gathered along the banks to watch its cruise pass by. And if you want to wave him out, here’s what you need to know.
After returning from a winter in Barbados, the luxury vessel will make its maiden voyage from Southampton on April 27. Prior to that, she is expected to spend two weeks in the North East and will depart from the port of Tyne on Sunday, April 24.
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You can track shipping times on the Port of Tyne website, which currently has the Queen Victoria’s estimated departure time of 5 p.m. Ship watchers can enjoy views of her leaving from Royal Quays Marina, North Shields, or see her exit the mouth of the Tyne into open waters from Tynemouth or South Shields.
Marking her return to sailing for the first time in Cunard’s 2021/22 itinerary, Queen Victoria will sail with three new round-trip itineraries from Southampton visiting 11 countries. Those on board will be able to spend time ashore in destinations including Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn and Gdynia, as well as overnight stops in Amsterdam, Lisbon and St. Petersburg.
On May 15, he will begin his tour of Western Europe, with an overnight stop in Lisbon and a stopover in Vigo, on the northwest coast of Spain. Meanwhile, her sister ships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will also sail to destinations across Europe, America and the Caribbean. There is more information on https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/overseas-escapes