Another of the AIDA family arrives at Portland
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 14:15 by portland
Today Portland Port again welcomed one of the AIDA family. On her inaugural visit to the Port we welcomed AIDAura. Launched in 2003 AIDAura is one of the smallest of the AIDA cruise vessels, the 42,289-ton, 1300 -passenger cruise ship AIDAura was the third vessel to join the AIDA fleet.
Having her sister ship AIDAvita return to the Port on Monday and then having the inaugural visit of AIDAura from the same line during the same week has been amazing. Portland Port have in total 8 AIDA cruise ship visits scheduled in 2019 including another inaugural voyage of AIDAcara later in the year. This marks an exciting point in the development of the port’s cruise business and shows the great support Portland Port is being given by AIDA. The Port have in total 17 German ship’s coming in this season which shows the attractiveness of the region to the German market.
As this was AIDAura’s inaugural visit she received the Portland Port stone plaque, which was presented to the Captain on board by Alex Hayes General Manager – Landside. This was the third German ship to visit Portland in the same week which has been a great boost for the Port and the surrounding areas.
AIDAura arriving into Portland Port (c) Portland Port
Portland Port lies in the sweep of Weymouth Bay, at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, an area renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage. Other local attractions include two more UNESCO World Heritage sites;
Stonehenge and the City of Bath as well as numerous stately homes, castles, gardens, historic towns and much, much more.
A visit to Portland Port allows access to the quintessential England of rolling green hills, narrow country lanes, picture postcard villages and long centuries of history.
There is also traditional fish and chips in abundance, Michelin star restaurants, real ales, fines wines, award winning beaches and stunning cliff top walks.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the quayside as you depart, Portland Port prides itself on providing you with the best memories of your cruise and tops it off with variety of acts and a 3 shot salute from the Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteers.