9 May 2018
The sun was shining this May Bank Holiday Monday as three impressive cruise ships called at one of the UK’s busiest cruise ports at Dover’s historic Western Docks – the first time Dover Cruise has been at full capacity since 2016.
Plantours ‘MV Hamburg’ and Aida’s ‘AIDASol’ both made a welcome return and the inaugural call from Viking’s ‘Viking Sun’ was greeted by a water salute from Dover’s Tugs, marking what is hoped will be a long-standing partnership with Dover Cruise.
Port of Dover Head of Cruise, Sonia Limbrick said: “Dover, one of the busiest cruise ports in the U.K, is the port of choice for 22 cruise lines and will host 124 cruise calls, including 6 inaugurals.
It was wonderful to see Dover Cruise at full capacity again and to host the inaugural call from Viking Cruises here at Dover’s modern and progressive port.
Through our dedicated promotion of all that is on offer here, more and more cruise lines are choosing Destination Dover each year providing a valuable boost to both local and national tourism and economies.
My thanks go to Viking Cruises for chosing Dover Cruise as a new destination and Plantours & Partner and Aida for their continued support. I wish them all enjoyable journeys and look forward to greeting them here again soon.”