The Port of Tyne’s successful cruise season comes to an end today with the arrival of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Bremen.
The Bremen is a luxury expedition ship usually found exploring Antarctica and other adventure locations. It is visiting the Port of Tyne as part of an expedition around Britain.
Starting and finishing the cruise in Germany, its 164 passengers are mostly German and during their time in Port they will be visiting Durham Cathedral, the giant Northumberlandia sculpture and Belsay Hall. The excursions have been specially selected by passengers who are interested in exploring some of the regions horticultural and artistic treasures.
This summer season the Port of Tyne has welcomed 32 cruise ship visits. Highlights of the season have included four calls from MSC’s Magnifica, the largest cruise ship ever to visit the Tyne, and calls from three new cruise lines including Crystal Cruises, Hurtigruten, and Costa Cruises, joining familiar companies such as Thomson and Fred. Olsen.
Bremen is expected to arrive at Northumbrian Quay at 12 noon and sail on to Kingston upon Hull at 6pm.