Cruise Ratings
18 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Stopped here for other cruisers to embark. Berth is quite a way out of the town, but adjacent to the Station. With hindsight we should have taken the bus or train into the town as other people had enjoyed this - we just walked to ... Read More
Stopped here for other cruisers to embark. Berth is quite a way out of the town, but adjacent to the Station. With hindsight we should have taken the bus or train into the town as other people had enjoyed this - we just walked to Morrisons! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We took the train from the port to Harwich where we met our friends and walked along the seaside beaches into town. Had lunch and enjoyed a stroll to the Pier and back to pick up the bus to port.
We took the train from the port to Harwich where we met our friends and walked along the seaside beaches into town. Had lunch and enjoyed a stroll to the Pier and back to pick up the bus to port. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
We took a train from Flam and walked down the steep winding path to a station halfway down and completed the descent by train. A super walk passing numerous waterfalls and through a goat farm. There were cyclists also using the track. The ... Read More
We took a train from Flam and walked down the steep winding path to a station halfway down and completed the descent by train. A super walk passing numerous waterfalls and through a goat farm. There were cyclists also using the track. The train stops for tourists to take photos of a 'faery' dancing Kate Bush style in the spray from a large waterfall on the way, bizarre, but amusing. Day 2 From Olden we were taken to the start of our walk by a minibus and hiked past a beautiful mountain hut for stranded travellers to the icemelt river at the base of the Briksdal glacier where chunks of ice bounced about in the flow. A very special experience which our group was privileged to be alone in savouring as the main body of tourists had gone by coach to view another glacier. We passed 4 locals walking their dogs along the track on our return journey. there was another optional walk that afternoon around the outskirts of the town, I didn't take part in that. The final walk from Bergen started at the top of the funicular where we selected tracks to walk, we went through the cloud hovering above the town to sunlight above and discovered stunning lakes amongst the trees. The walks enabled us to experience Norway, not just see it. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
Quickly met with Viking Reps at Heathrow and immediately went to bus. Embarkation was so easy and organized
Quickly met with Viking Reps at Heathrow and immediately went to bus. Embarkation was so easy and organized Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
Elevators broken. If you are coming from London by train, you will have to change trains. The train station has NO elevator, and elderly people were struggling to get luggage off the train and up and down stairs to go to another track ... Read More
Elevators broken. If you are coming from London by train, you will have to change trains. The train station has NO elevator, and elderly people were struggling to get luggage off the train and up and down stairs to go to another track while the train staff yelled at them to hurry up. Don't know how the guy in the wheelchair got over the tracks? Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
How can you rate Harwich, Parkstone Quay is a jumping off point for the Hook van Holland ferry. It is mainly a cargo port. has an old Martello tower.. good fish & chip shops.. but to far from cruise terminal. Been in and out of here a ... Read More
How can you rate Harwich, Parkstone Quay is a jumping off point for the Hook van Holland ferry. It is mainly a cargo port. has an old Martello tower.. good fish & chip shops.. but to far from cruise terminal. Been in and out of here a few times. It works. but not exciting. Watch out for the taxi's £200 to London.. mind you the train is £40 one way.It is local for me, 2 .5 ours aways.. has plenty of expensive parking at the port. Expensive coffee, few toilets and disappointing. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2015
Easy to get to, the car park is very close with curtesy buses, the train station is next to it, less than a minutes walk infact.
Easy to get to, the car park is very close with curtesy buses, the train station is next to it, less than a minutes walk infact. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2015
We took the train from London direct on an express train to Harwich. The train stopped within half block of the terminal. I've given this a poor as there are stairs when you get off the train, and can be very difficult for those ... Read More
We took the train from London direct on an express train to Harwich. The train stopped within half block of the terminal. I've given this a poor as there are stairs when you get off the train, and can be very difficult for those with heavy luggage. It's all steps, there are no ramps. Luggage was checked in outside the terminal as we walked through the gate. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2015
We thought Harwich was very run down and tired looking. Stayed two nights at the Pier Hotel which was excellent, the breakfasts were top class. We got a bus to Colchester and went to the Castle, the gardens were lovely. Looked through ... Read More
We thought Harwich was very run down and tired looking. Stayed two nights at the Pier Hotel which was excellent, the breakfasts were top class. We got a bus to Colchester and went to the Castle, the gardens were lovely. Looked through the shops and had lunch, and returned to Harwich for dinner and pack for the cruise next day Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2015
Harwich is an industrial port for the most part and is far away from the airports and London. It is really a burden to travel there to sail. It took us four hours to get there because of traffic and it was 2.5 hours to Heathrow.
Harwich is an industrial port for the most part and is far away from the airports and London. It is really a burden to travel there to sail. It took us four hours to get there because of traffic and it was 2.5 hours to Heathrow. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2015
The old town is interesting, but beware of the limited train service heading to the port area. Taxi service required a half hour wait. Go out for Indian food. It is tasty and inexpensive.
The old town is interesting, but beware of the limited train service heading to the port area. Taxi service required a half hour wait. Go out for Indian food. It is tasty and inexpensive. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
Excellent, very friendly and an extremely helpful experience all round. If more Cruise Lines used this Port, we would have no hesitation in booking even more cruisers. Simply, a joy to use.
Excellent, very friendly and an extremely helpful experience all round. If more Cruise Lines used this Port, we would have no hesitation in booking even more cruisers. Simply, a joy to use. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2014
HARWICH: Harwich Port is convenient to reach from London. Trains leave hourly from Liverpool Street station, costing only 8 GBP each way. One can buy tickets online. I used thetrainline dot com for best prices. They even sent an email ... Read More
HARWICH: Harwich Port is convenient to reach from London. Trains leave hourly from Liverpool Street station, costing only 8 GBP each way. One can buy tickets online. I used thetrainline dot com for best prices. They even sent an email alert when tickets for this route became available.Most trains require a change in Manningtree, which has stairs between platforms. On arrival in Harwich Port, the cruise ship is right next to the train platform -- it could not be more convenient.In addition, adjacent to the cruise pier is the Stenaline ferry to Holland, with a departure each morning and each evening. I took this immediately after the cruise to extend my vacation a few weeks.FERRY FROM HARWICH TO HOLLAND: Disembarkation at Harwich is fast and simple. The Stenaline ferry leaves from the adjacent dock. It is a slow but comfortable way to cross the channel to the continent, and for a small surcharge one can obtain a Netherlands rail pass good for travel to any destination within that country. Again, the severe increase in London airport departure tax subsidizes an extension to the continent and return to the U.S. on an open jaw itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2014
What a horrible place to dock! It is 2.5 hours from London by bus and 2 hours by train. There is nothing there and nothing to see from there to London. It is expensive to get there or from there if you are coming from Heathrow or Gatwick.
What a horrible place to dock! It is 2.5 hours from London by bus and 2 hours by train. There is nothing there and nothing to see from there to London. It is expensive to get there or from there if you are coming from Heathrow or Gatwick. Read Less

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