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Dover’s Sonia Limbrick speaks about her bright future at the port

8 November 2023

Port of Dover’s Sonia Limbrick is pleased to have taken up her new role of head of business development for cruise, allowing her to transition to a reduced work schedule as she paves her way towards retirement.

With a passion to provide world-class travel experiences to the port’s wide portfolio of cruise lines, Limbrick this week spoke of the great support she has received from the team in Dover to enable her to continue this with a positive and flexible work/life balance, whilst still contributing her invaluable experience to the team.

Limbrick works alongside Peter Wright, head of cruise Port of Dover and the wider cruise team as they embark on an exciting future.

‘Both personally and professionally, I am delighted to be continuing to drive the team forward during one of the most exciting times in our history, whilst having the opportunity to spend more time with my family and new grandson,’ shared Limbrick. ‘My thanks go to the port for the incredible support they have given to my family and I, and for developing a fantastic team to work with, which I am sure will take Dover to new cruise heights in the years to come.’

Wright, who took up his new role last month, added, ‘I’m delighted to be leading the team alongside Sonia; we have had a great working relationship over the years and her exceptional knowledge and experience within the industry will continue to be a great asset for us.

‘Our expanded team demonstrates the port’s commitment to the cruise business – we can’t wait to get going and see what the future brings.’

Port of Dover’s 2023 season closed on October 10 with stronger than expected passenger numbers. The team is now focusing on plans for 2024 which include inaugural calls from Crystal, CFC, Fred Olsen, Oceania, Seabourn, TUI and Viking.