Plymouth is the perfect cruise destination, being a compact and walkable city from the historic Barbican to the Hoe and town centre.

Between April and October, around 10,000 passengers from 14 iconic cruise ships will be arriving in Plymouth. 

Westward Shipping News 24 hour webcam streaming will capture all the ships as they enter the Sound this season.

Most vessels will drop anchor in the Sound with shuttle boat rides to the Barbican Landing Stage, where they will be met by some of the finest red carpet welcomes the city is now famous for.

Associated British Ports (ABP) Millbay Docks is receiving some serious infrastructure developments with the start of a £1.3 million+ overhaul that will secure the future of the Ferry Terminal and expand the city’s cruise ship visits, freight, and green shipping credentials. 

Cruise passengers usually get time from (8am to 6pm) to explore our great waterfront city, where port bosses, shore handlers, local business leaders, and the city’s amazing ‘Volunteer Cruise Ambassadors‘ – are at the ready to help passengers get the most out of their Plymouth visits. 

The city benefits from berthing, pilotage, harbour fees, together with local attractions, shops, cafés, boat tours, which adds a significant boost to the local economy and employment opportunities.

Plymouth’s Cruise Partnership says the city received a 40 percent hike last year, and cementing the city’s global reputation as a ‘must-see cruise destination’.   

The partnership was created in 2021 and includes the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners, Associated British Ports Millbay, Destination Plymouth, The BID (Business Improvement District), Plymouth City Centre Company, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, and Plymouth City Council. 


AMBITION (Amassador Cruise Line): 7am to 6pm, Thursday, April 11

SIRENA (Oceania Cruises): 8am to 6pm Thursday, May 2

SEABOURN VENTURE (Seabourm Cruises): 8am to 7pm, Thursday, May 9

SILVER DAWN (Silversea Cruises): 8am to 5pm, Wednesday, May 15

EXPLORIS ONE (Exploris Cruises): Noon to 7pm, Thursday, May 16

AMERA (Phoenix Reisen Cruises): 8am to 7pm, Friday May 31

SILVER SPIRIT (Silversea Cruises): 8am to 5pm, Wednesday June 12

STAR LEGEND (Windstar Cruises): 3pm, Thursday, June 13, to 5pm, Friday, June 14

SEABOURN SOUJOURN (Seabourn Cruises): 8pm Tuesday, July 9, to 6pm, Wednesday, July 10

SILVER SPIRIT (Silversea Cruises): 8am to 5pm , Saturday, July 27

AMBIENCE (Ambassador Cruise Line): 8am to 6pm. Thursday, August 1

AMADEA (Phoenix Reisen Cruises): 8am to 6pm, Saturday, September 14

LE DUMONT D’URVILLE (Ponant Cruises): 8am to noon, Friday, September 20

ARTANIA (Phoenix Reisen Cruises): 8am to 5pm, Tuesday, October 15