Tower Bridge (HMS Belfast) is one of the most exclusive cruise ports in the world and is open to only a select number of cruise ships. The majority of vessels that berth here are often from the ultra-luxury market and they really are a lucky few that can take full advantage of this prime berthing location.
So why is it so exclusive? Unlike a normal cruise port, at Tower Bridge you will find yourself berthed right alongside HMS Belfast. There is no pier or big fancy cruise terminal, just a warship that will offer you a completely different experience when it comes to berthing. Even the entrance is one that will stay with you forever. As Tower Bridge opens up and welcomes you into the heart of the bustling English capital you can tell yourself you have officially arrived and you have certainly arrived in style. Size of the visiting vessel also plays an important part, after all HMS Belfast cannot host a vessel larger than she is and at just 186.99-metres there are only a select number of cruise ships that meet the specific 158-metres or less in length requirement for berthing alongside – thus making Tower Bridge fully exclusive.
Accessing your berthed vessel is incredibly easy too. At Tower Millennium Pier at the Tower of London you board a water taxi that takes you across the River Thames to a jetty located just off HMS Belfast. Walk up a few steps and you shall find yourself aboard the largest preserved warship in Europe. Take a short walk along her deck before accessing your ship, which is berthed right alongside.