London Cruise Terminal: Titanic Tussle For First Destination
Bookmakers William Hill are betting on where the first cruise ship to leave Enderby Wharf Cruise terminal will stop. The new London development which has been approved and set to be completed in 2017, will welcome cruise liners with a capacity of up to 1600 passengers.
William Hill price Ireland as the most likely first port of call at 4-1, with the Nordic Countries, Netherlands and the UK looking likely alternatives. It’s 8-1 for the debut ship to head to the USA first, perhaps following in the paths of other famous voyages to New York, such as the Titanic.
“The betting is wide open but Ireland is a narrow favourite to welcome the first cruise ship from the new London cruise terminal,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
55 ships with a maximum length of 820ft are expected to leave the Terminal every year.
First Port of Call For First Cruise Ship To Leave Enderby Wharf Terminal:
- 4/1 –Republic of Ireland
- 5/1 – Any Nordic Country (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland)
- 5/1 – Netherlands
- 5/1 - UK
- 5/1 – Any Other Country
- 6/1 - Spain (including Canary Islands)
- 6/1 - Portugal (including Azores)
- 8/1 – USA
- 10/1 - Belgium
- 12/1 - France
- 12/1 – Germany
- 16/1 - Gibraltar
- 100/1 - Galapagos Islands
(First port of call will be defined as the first stop where passengers may disembark from the ship)