Posted December 19th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Last edited by DeloreanGirl; December 19th, 2012 at 02:02 PM
We are walkers and would like to walk from the ship to the Titanic Museum in Belfast but I cannot find a map that locates where cruise ships dock. Can ayone help me? Just to see if it is plausable to walk or not.
Hello, I have not been there, but I have been researching for our British Isles cruise with Princess in May 2013, and found this thread where someone said the area from the industrial port and the Titanic Quarter is not walkable:
The OP, Deloreangirl, wrote a great review of her cruise when she returned, and said this:
It was a quick drive over to the museum. Despite the museum being right there near the stern of the Caribbean Princess makes it look like you could just walk there. But I assure you that it’s a bunch of twists and turns and going up over a motorway and through the dock area to get there. The museum itself says that the walk is “1.7 miles from the city center”. After driving there, I can assure you that I’m glad we didn’t try this.
Sorry, I cannot find the thread on here of her review of Belfast, but I pulled that from the text file of her review which she generously shared with us.
Perhaps Deloreangirl will see this thread and comment further about walking between the sights in the Titanic Quarter. There is a Titanic Walking Tour of about a mile that you can take. Here is that link:
Hi there! (Thanks for the shoutout!)
Princess docks right smack there next to the museum and Titanic's drydock and pump house BUT.... you cannot walk to it from the ship.
You have to hop in a cab (which are all sitting there next to the ship) and take the 5-minute journey around the peninsula-type of area that leads into the "Titanic Quarter" where the museum is. I believe our cabbie charged us 6 pounds.
Here is a link to our Belfast day which was Titanic-heavy, if your'e interested.
We talked a ton during our trip, too. We walked from the Titanic Museum down the side road to Titanic's pump house and drydock. Ask a local how to get there. It's pretty easy though -- just follow along the right side of Titanic Studios (a filming/production hangar) down the road until you see a modern office building next to the brick pump house. It's only 7 pounds to get in and tour it, more if you want to take the guided tour. And if you're a true Titanic nut, make sure to pay the 2.50 pounds to go inside the actual drawing offices.
It's a nice town filled with incredibly nice people. You'll have a great time!
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