May was an exciting and busy month for Dover Cruise with a total of 25 calls
The first bank holiday weekend saw the historic Western Docks at full capacity for the first time since 2016 with three cruise ships berthed together.
Viking’s ‘Viking Sun’, the ‘Deutchland’ under Phoenix Reisen and Pullmantur ‘Zenith’ all made their inaugural calls during May and were greeted in true Dover Cruise style with a spectacular water salute from Dover Tugs ‘Doughty’ and ‘Dauntless’.
The luxurious expedition ship, Silversea Cruise’s ‘Silver Cloud’ made her maiden call at Dover where her thrill-seeking passengers enjoyed a unique kayaking experience to view the iconic White Cliffs up close.
Holland America Line ‘Prinsendam’ arrived in port on the Royal Wedding day on Saturday 19 May to a celebratory great British Street Party in Cruise Terminal Two. Complimentary tempting food and drink was provided along with musical entertainment from the talented Nick Bosworth on piano and keyboard. Life size cardboard figures of the Royal Family were positioned in the terminal where guests enjoyed taking selfies with them creating unique holiday memories. It was marvellous to see the affection passengers from all over the world have for our Royal Family.
The refurbishment of Cruise Terminal Two was completed. Decorated to resemble a cruise ship, the new interior has enhanced the already second-to-none facilities and services that discerning cruise passengers enjoy when visiting Dover Cruise.
Port of Dover Head of Cruise, Sonia Limbrick said: “It’s been a superb start to the cruise season here in Dover and we’re looking forward to another eventful month at Dover Cruise in June.”