Belfast Cruise Port
Belfast is known for its shipbuilding heritage, urban regeneration, and blossoming food scene. As well as providing easy access to attractions such as Titanic Belfast, Belfast Cruise Port also serves as the gateway to Northern Ireland’s other big-name sights, including the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
Travelers docking at Belfast Cruise Port can choose between shorter shore excursions, such as hop-on hop-off bus tours of Belfast and city walking tours, or longer organized tours. Full-day shore excursions often combine guided tours of Belfast city with visits to other sights in Northern Ireland—most commonly attractions along the scenic Causeway Coastal Route such as the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Some day tours also include visits to Game of Thrones filming locations such as Dunluce Castle.
Things to Know Before You Go
Belfast Cruise Port offers visitor information, restrooms, free Wi-Fi, gift shop, and transport links.
Most Belfast shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at the Belfast Cruise Port.
Tours that venture outside of the Belfast area require some travel and typically last 6–8 hours.
Belfast shore excursions that focus only on city center sights are usually shorter.
How to Get to Belfast From the Belfast Cruise Port
Most large cruise ships dock at Stormont Wharf, which is about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the city center. Many cruise operators offer shuttle buses into town for a fee. Taxis are also available for the roughly 15-minute journey. Shore excursions typically offer round-trip transportation from the port too.
The official language in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is English; however, both Irish and English are official languages in the nearby Republic of Ireland. You may even hear Ulster Scots. The official currency is the British pound, while neighboring Ireland uses the euro.
- Titanic's Dock and Pump-House
- HMS Caroline
- SS Nomadic
- Titanic Belfast
- Titanic Quarter
- Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices
- Odyssey Pavilion & SSE Arena
- Belfast Customs House
- Albert Memorial Clock
- Belfast Cathedral Quarter
- St. Anne's Cathedral
- Belfast City Hall
- Victoria Square Shopping Centre
- Crumlin Road Gaol
- Crown Liquor Saloon