Cruise ship sails into South Tyneside

Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade

A cruise ship has sailed into South Tyneside for the day.

The 294 metre-long cruise ship, Norwegian Jade, made its call at the Port of Tyne today, bringing with her 2,400 passengers and over 1,000 crew to explore North East England.

Passengers from 45 different nations set out to explore the region’s iconic attractions and hidden gems.

During their time ashore they will be visiting Newcastle City Centre, Hadrian’s Roman Wall, Durham Cathedral and Castle, Beamish Museum, Alnwick Castle and Gardens and the

Durham Dales.

Then it will be back to the ship, which will sail from the Port of Tyne at 5pm tonight.

Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne Chief Operating Officer, said: “The combined effect of the Port of Tyne cruise and ferry business adds some £51million to the regional economy supporting

1,700 tourism related jobs – making a significant impact.

“The port has worked hard to expand our cruise operations to accommodate these large cruise ships and we are proud to welcome Norwegian Cruise Line for the first time – we

hope that Norwegian Jade’s passengers and crew enjoy their visit and return again soon.”