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.

Cruises departing Tilbury, England

Bolette, 5 Night Antwerp & Amsterdam City Break In Five Nights Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 21 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 14 Night Vistas & Volcanoes Of Azores & Madeira Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 26 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 8 Night Remembrance Beaches & Battlefields Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 09 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 15 Night Ancient Walls Of The Med With Malta Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 17 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 19 Night Islands Of Cape Verde Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 02 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 13 Night White Christmas In Norway Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 21 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 14 Night Winter Warmth In The Canaries Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 03 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 19 Night Mediterranean Islands With Cyprus Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 17 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Viking Venus, 12 Night In Search Of The Northern Lights Ex Tilbury, England To Bergen, Norway

Departure: 19 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Bolette, 6 Night Wintertime Norwegian Fjords Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 05 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Bolette, 12 Night In Search Of The Northern Lights Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 11 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

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Venus, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex London To Bergen

Departure: 12 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Venus, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex London To Bergen

Departure: 08 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Viking Venus, 14 Night British Isles Explorer Ex Tilbury, England To Bergen, Norway

Departure: 01 Apr 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Seabourn Ovation, 10 Night Land Of Fjords & Fairytales Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 23 Apr 2023 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Viking Venus, 14 Night British Isles Explorer Ex Tilbury, England To Bergen, Norway

Departure: 29 Apr 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Seabourn Ovation, 21 Night North Sea & Scandinavian Serenade Ex Tilbury, England Return

Departure: 03 May 2023 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Seabourn Ovation, 11 Night North Sea Serenade Ex Tilbury, England To Stockholm Sweden

Departure: 03 May 2023 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Seabourn Ovation, 11 Night North Sea Serenade Ex Tilbury, England To Stockholm Sweden

Departure: 24 May 2023 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Viking Venus, 12 Night In Search Of The Northern Lights Ex Tilbury, England To Bergen, Norway

Departure: 12 Jan 2024 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Venus, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex London To Bergen

Departure: 05 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Venus, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex London To Bergen

Departure: 29 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Venus, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex London To Bergen

Departure: 24 Mar 2024 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Viking Venus, 14 Night British Isles Explorer Ex Tilbury, England To Bergen, Norway

Departure: 19 Apr 2024 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Venus, Scandinavia & The British Isles Ex Tilbury To Stockholm

Departure: 19 Apr 2024 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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