Cruise Port of Cardiff

Serving the Capital of Wales, the Port of Cardiff is suitable for small to medium size cruise ships and is able to provide tailor made services to meet the individual requirements of each cruise call. Your guests are our guests – we’ll greet them and say Croeso i Gaerdydd in typical Welsh musical style and our Tourist Information staff will be on hand to assist. We’ll also arrange a free shuttle bus to and from the local city centre for passengers who are not on organised tours and for your crew.

The Port of Cardiff is fully compliant with the ISPS Code and during a cruise call the entire berth is fenced and patrolled to meet the current security requirements. Passenger, crew, visitor and baggage screening can be also undertaken upon entry into the restricted area. Full pilotage and towage services are available and whilst the vessel is in port it can also use the opportunity to take bunkers, water, stores and dispose of waste.

Queen Alexandra Dock  
Length 198m
Beam 27m
Draught 10m
Approx. DWT 35,000t
Pilotage & Towage 24hr notice required
Waste Disposal Yes
Bunkering & Fresh Water Yes
Stevedoring For Stores Yes


The Port of Cardiff is located adjacent to Cardiff Bay and just under one mile (1.4 km) from the city centre.


Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)2920 835 063
Switchboards: +44 (0)870 609 6699


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