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Portland Port welcomes a Princess

1 May 2019

Portland Port has welcomed a new Princess – the 3080 passenger Crown Princess. And this is not just any call but another inaugural call by both cruise line and vessel.

Princess Cruises is a major cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation, one of the largest holiday companies in the world, and one of the best known names in cruising. Princess Cruises is the fastest growing international premium luxury cruise line and tour company, operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380 destinations around the globe and is continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line” for itineraries.

Portland Port feel very privileged to be a part of this and to be able to welcome Crown Princess on her inaugural visit. However, this won’t be the only Princess that the Port will see this year as Sea Princess and Pacific Princess will both be making their inaugural calls later in the season, whilst we get to welcome Crown Princess back again on 24th September.

Ian McQuade, Commercial Manager commented ‘It has been an amazing start to the new cruise season with calls by two new cruise lines and three new ships in three short weeks. It has also been great to see such a wide range of nationalities visiting the local area and getting a taste of what Dorset has to offer.’

The 2019 cruise season is set to be another record breaker and is a reward for the effort that the port has put in to growing and expanding in such an important business sector.