ABOVE: Steel plates reinforce the aging pier
deck at Tilbury's London International Cruise Terminal.
Tilbury (London) disembarkation
from: Port of Tilbury
Our Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" cruise ended in Tilbury.
Disembarkation went quickly and smoothly, thanks to good organization and the
relative ease of unloading baggage and passengers from a 382-passenger ship. As
we prepared to leave the Silver Whisper, we saw that crew members were
already revarnishing and repainting sections of the pool deck. (A sailor's work
never ends, at least on an impeccably maintained ship like the Silver Whisper.)
We'd arranged to spend the night at the hotel that Silversea
uses for guests who embark in London or opt for a post-cruise hotel stay. The
hotel, The Churchill, is a five-star property within a two-minute walk of
Selfridge's department store on Oxford Street and Hyde Park's Marble Arch. (See
article about the hotel.)
We and other passengers who'd opted for the post-cruise stay
were taken to The Churchill on an air-conditioned bus, and the next day's
airport transfer got us to Gatwick with plenty of time for check-in and
information on London, see:
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