Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyne River Cruise: Quay to Sea
This event is in the past.
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Northumbrian Cambridge Association for a cruise down the River Tyne. We will pass the sites of former shipyards where famous ships slid into the water and sailed all over the world. Among them was the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster, and the Mauretania, holder of the Blue Riband award for the fastest Atlantic crossing for 20 years. Both were built at the Swan Hunter shipyard. Here we can still see some of the cranes which once dominated the skyline on Tyneside and pass by the fish market of North Shields, from where a flotilla of fishing vessels set out daily into the rigours of the North Sea, and where catches are still landed. At the furthest limit we see the statue of Lord Collingwood, who pushed through the victory at Trafalgar after the death of Nelson, and the remains of the historic castle at Tynemouth, silhouetted against the sky. This is truly a voyage through the history of Tyneside.
The tour will last for 3 hours.
Food is available on board at your own expense.
If you would like to cruise down the river tyne please, complete the booking form below and return to the address given on the booking form.