Guernsey, the second-largest of the Channel Islands punches above its weight when it comes to cruise calls, with around 100 ships scheduled pre-COVID-19 and a 20 percent boost in passengers. The island goes out of its way to welcome cruise passengers, with an arrivals area, free Wi-Fi and a helpful welcome team at the Albert Pier.
St Peter Port, Guernsey's capital, and one of the most picturesque seaports in Europe, is a stunning location for cruise ships. With quality port services, professional handling arrangements and a warm welcome, Guernsey has earnt its enviable reputation and sees cruising as a great way of introducing the island to visitors.
Guernsey's cruise ship season starts in late March or early April and runs through until October. Either as part of round-Britain or Atlantic Island cruises, during repositioning voyages between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean and on short-break trips that leave from Southampton.
Some smaller cruise ship vessels and lines also visit Alderney, Herm and Sark during the season.
For more information about the island please go to the Visit Guernsey website.
Cruise ship visits
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is due to welcome cruise ship vessels back into local waters in 2022.