I always enjoy seeing these cruise ships navigating the Thames into central London. It must be very exciting for passengers and crew to pass under the world famous Tower Bridge, opening specially, and then berthing next to the famous battleship HMS Belfast. They will be overlooked by London’s iconic Shard building and have easy sight of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. These ships bring in more than five hundred tourists, all keen to explore London and spend lots of money in our shops, cafes and theatres.
What I don’t understand is why we only have these ships here occasionally, rather than all the time through the Tourist season. Does anyone know why? We have this major, marvellous facility, only being minimally used and under utilised.
Any comments would be appreciated, also please get in touch if you have visited on one of the cruise ships- it would be great to share your experiences and pictures.