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Greenwich Cruise Time…

News came this week that large cruise ships will be coming to London in the next two years and sailing down the River Thames. There are already some ships that do this, however plans for a new passenger terminal at Greenwich in South East London will make it a frequent sight for the slightly larger ships to come into the city.

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It has been said that the new terminal will be able to hold ships that are maximum of 200 metres (800 feet), so will not be including the likes of Royal Caribbean, Cunard and Celebrity, but the smaller cruise lines ships such as Silversea, Windstar and Viking Ocean Cruises.

Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster at first light, London

I expect these sailings will be incredibly popular, especially as Greenwich is so close to so many attractions within London. It is perfect for those visiting UK and wishing to spend some time in London before cruising.iStock_000015775839_Full

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I have spent a lot of time in the heart of Greenwich as this is where some of my cousins grew up and my aunt still lives there. It is one of my favourite parts of London and has a lot of history attached to it. Greenwich Park is also stunning and deep routed in history. I can imagine it would be incredibly interesting to those traveling from other countries. They have everything there from museums to the indoor markets to quirky little hidden shops found down back alleys. For those wanting to visit other sites around London, they are all really accessible by train and underground.

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Looking at it from an outside perspective I think this would be great for the economy. It will create more jobs for the locals and revenue from visitors. However, looking at it from an inside perspective it will create more pollution (let’s face it, it’s not good right now in London), there will be more and more traffic in an already incredibly busy city and it could tarnish the views across London.

What do you think? Are you for or against? I would love to hear from you!

Sarah xxx

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 Sarah    February 9th, 2015     This entry was posted in Uncategorized

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