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New Greenwich International Cruise Terminal

London is to expect an international cruise terminal after the Mayor of London approved plans this week. The cruise terminal is to be built at Enderby Wharf, Greenwich and is scheduled for completion before the London 2012 Olympics.

Ships can already moor at Greenwich’s Tilbury terminal but Enderby Wharf is 20 miles closer to London meaning cruise passengers can visit Londons popular tourist attractions within 20 minutes by river bus. Enderby Wharf is also rich in maritime history and holds the popular attractions Cutty Sark Clipper ship and the Maritime Museum, all within walking distance from the dock.

There is no doubt that the cruise terminal will increase London's Tourism. The cruise terminal will have one birth that will accommodate cruise lines up to 240 metres long. Building plans also include a 251-bedroom hotel, restaurant crèche, shops and a gymnasium all to be completed within the next five years. Building work is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.

For UK cruises that include Tilbury port visit Silversea Cruises