Dover is optimistic about COVID-safe cruising in 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:50 by ce-press

The Port of Dover’s cruise team continues to adapt COVID-safe measures, following several months helping cruiselines find a home in Dover for ships needing lay-by facilities.
“We are looking forward to a positive future ahead, preparing to welcome back existing and new customers this year, which will undoubtedly bring back the cruising buzz to Dover and provide the local community with much needed joy when the time comes,” says Sonia Limbrick, head of cruise Port of Dover.
The Dover cruise schedule will adapt as it moves further into the New Year, but the port is preparing for new calls this year. Hurtigruten will soon make its debut call with Maud, after announcing Dover as UK homeport for its expedition cruises last year. Saga’s newbulding Spirit of Adventure, sistership to Spirit of Discovery, will sail on her inaugural cruise on May 4.

Dover will also welcome another brand new Viking ship this year. Viking Venus will pay a visit on June 12. After many years Carnival Legend will return to start turnaround calls from Dover on June 4. And finally Fred Olsen Cruise Lines will debut its new ship, Bolette, sailing for the first time from Dover at the end of June.

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