Huge new ships for Dover cruise port

Contributed by editor on Oct 20, 2004 - 06:23 PM

Two cruise companies and eight liners will be using Dover Cruise Port for the first time in 2005.

NYK Cruises with the vessel Asuka and D&P Cruises with its ship Paloma I will be new customers to Dover.

<IMG alt="Norwegian Jewel" hspace=5 src="" align=left vspace=5 border=0>Norwegian Cruise Lines will inaugurate its new 92,000 tonne vessel Norwegian Jewel. She will operate cruises to the Baltic and the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to New York.

Saga Cruises will be introducing its new ship Saga Ruby to Dover in April. In tandem with her sister ship Saga Rose they will operate a total of 23 cruises.

V-Ships Leisure are supplementing a call by the Seven Seas Voyager with three visits by the Alexander Von Humboldt. Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity, Princess Cruises’ Star Princess and Hapag-Lloyd’s Hanseatic will each make a debut call.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are offering a total of 25 departures with the Braemar and Black Watch. Celebrity Cruises have increased the number of Constellation departures by o­ne to ten, whilst Swan Hellenic is offering five departures with the Minerva II following its successful debut this year.

Costa Cruises, Holland America Line, Majestic Cruises and Transocean ships will continue to use Dover next year.

“We have some prestigious ship calls for 2005 and are delighted to be growing our customer base,� said Kate O’Hara, Head of Commercial and Marketing, Port of Dover.