There are many and varied reasons why Cowes on the Isle of Wight
is an excellent port-of-call in a European or UK cruise itinerary. They include:
is ideally situated in the Solent for cruise ship operators catering for northern European cruises.
• The sheltered anchorage offers ample swinging room with only a five minute tender run to the Trinity Landing landing pontoons.
• The passengers are dropped off at Trinity Landing, in the heart of Cowes, with direct access to a coach parking area for the associated tours.
• Cowes offers great visitor appeal with world famous tourist attractions such as Queen Victoria’s Osborne House
nearby in East Cowes.
• Cowes town provides visitors with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Cowes High Street
is pedestrianised and packed with independent shops, boutiques and galleries as well as chandlers and purveyors of the most famous brands of sailing gear.Aerial view of Cowes Harbour, by Olek Creations
• With centuries of Island history and truly amazing landscapes, it really does’t matter what the weather is doing. However, there’s more chance of enjoying some sunshine on the Isle of Wight than anywhere else in England!
• The Isle of Wight has a long established reputation for having more visitor attractions per square mile than anywhere else in the UK and you’ll find yourself running out of time before you run out of things to do
• Over half of the Isle of Wight is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and there are almost 30 miles of ‘Heritage Coast’, a designation applied to coastlines of only the highest quality in England and Wales.
• The Isle of Wight boasts multi award-winning food growers and producers, with inspiring places to enjoy eating and drinking
. Fine dining at luxury hotel venues or great pub food served in a beautiful rural or coastal location with every kind of café, bistro or restaurant in between.