Our cruise berth, South Quay, enables us to welcome vessels up to 210m in length (possibly 220m pending a risk assessment) into Poole’s beautiful natural harbour. The Port’s central position on the South Coast is easily reached from London, the Midlands and the West Country and enjoys convenient road and rail links.

The historic Port of Poole offers a warm welcome to cruise guests and can open the door to some of the most diverse and beautiful locations on the South Coast. Offering the very best of countryside, coastline and itineraries it is the perfect place for those seeking clear air, spectacular award-winning beaches and magnificent landscapes.

Poole is one of the world’s largest natural harbours, said to be second only to Sydney’s in size. It’s stunning location and extensive sheltered waters provide a magnificent haven for recreational sailing and water sports, and the mudflats and salt marshes are of great ecological value for feeding and roosting birds.

Our historic quayside and beautiful harbour, the best beaches in England and the 3 World Heritage Sites on our doorstep (The Jurassic Coast, Stonehenge and the City of Bath), are just a few of the reasons why Poole in Dorset should be a ‘must stop’ for your next cruise itinerary.

We look forward to seeing you at the Port of Poole.

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photo of the Boudicca in Poole