Posted on 08/28/2015

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson gave his backing this week to a commercial cruise terminal on the Thames at Greenwich. The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Planning Board had last month given its consent for the development at Enderby Wharf, SE10, which will allow mid-size ships – measuring up to 230m in length and with a maximum passenger capacity of up to 1,600 – to dock. Now, with the Mayor's backing, the terminal is expected to be operational by 2017.
Ships of this size include Fred Olsen's Balmoral (218m); Costa Classica (220m); Europa 2 (225m) and several Thomson Cruises and Holland America Line ships such as Ryndam and Veendam (both 219m).