Cruise company heading back to Port

Thomson Cruises will be making a return to the Port of Tyne from 2017.
Thomson Cruises will be making a return to the Port of Tyne from 2017.

A major cruise line company has announced it will be making a return to North Shields from next year.

Thomson Cruises has revealed it will re-introduce cruising from the UK as it continues to build on its pledge to position choice and flexibility at its heart – with customers able to sail out of the Port of Tyne from summer 2017.

The move is the latest step Thomson Cruises has taken towards providing cruisers with a wider-than-ever range of choice, with ten new itineraries and a range of durations from four to 14 nights, visiting key ports in the Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia and the Baltics, including Copenhagen, Stockholm, St Petersburg and Reykjavik on board Thomson Celebration.

Helen Caron, managing director of Thomson Cruises, said: “I’m excited to reveal the re-introduction of cruising from Newcastle to our programme in 2017.

“This will open up even more destinations for our customers, giving them the opportunity to create truly memorable experiences.”

Cruises will go on sale on in April 2016.