Dover, Disney And A Three-ship Day
On July 25 Dover Cruise Port bade farewell to Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic for the final call of the 2016 season.
The port ensured that cruise passengers had a memorable embarkation by arranging for them to be greeted in Cruise Terminal 2 by the sounds of The Shard Quartet, a saxophone quartet featuring some of the UK’s pioneering young musicians, playing a medley of Disney classics.
The majestic Disney Magic announced her departure to the tune of “When You Wish Upon a Star“ and swept into Dover Harbour past a spectacular water salute from the Port of Dover tugboats and safely on her way to her next destination.
Head of business development (cruise) at the port, Sonia Limbrick, said: “It continues to be another fantastic year for Dover Cruise Port, and it has been an honour to have the Disney Magic visit us four times this year. I am looking forward to their return to Dover next summer.”
On August 4, three ships called: Saga Sapphire, Seabourn Quest and Plantours’ Hamburg; between them bringing about 2,400 passengers to the UK port. Limbrick said: “Dover is one of the most modern and progressive cruise ports in the country and is the port of choice for over 20 cruise lines. Through the promotion of all that’s on offer at Destination Dover, and the wider Kent experience, we hope to encourage more cruise lines to visit us and help to boost our local, and county wide economy.”