Dover Cruise Port is getting set to welcome the first cruise ship of the season with the arrival of Fred. Olsen’s Braemar on March 25 at the start of a 14-day cruise to the Canary Islands. Braemar is a regular visitor to the port and joins 147 other cruise calls for this year including nine inaugural visits. 


Cruise lines showcasing their new ships from Dover include AIDA which has confirmed its commitment to Dover by increasing the number of calls to the port. The AIDAstella, fresh from its maiden voyage, will be offering a new four-day city tour from Dover covering Amsterdam and Hamburg. 

Also making its Dover debut is Hapag Lloyd’s Columbus 2 on its 14-day tour of the British Isles in addition to NCL’s Norwegian Star, Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess, Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas, FTI Cruises’ FTI Berlin, MV Explorer from Semester at Sea and MV Voyager from Voyages of Discovery. 

Meanwhile, Carnival Cruise Lines is launching its widest selection of European itineraries to date with Carnival Legend offering its first Norwegian Fjords package, along with 12-day cruises to the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the British Isles. In total Carnival Legend will operate 17 European cruises visiting 34 ports across 18 countries and will also be celebrating an inaugural visit to Dover in June. 

The port is also welcoming back ships from Costa Cruises, Saga and MSC, of which the latter will be offering a series of Northern Europe and Mediterranean mini-cruises. Holland America’s MS Ryndam will cast-off on a range of Northern European routes and in September Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will both be berthed at Dover. 

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