Two Cruise Ships arrive into Portland Port at once!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 16:43 by portland
The arrival of AIDA AIDAura and Regent Seven Seas – Seven Seas Explorer signalled the first cruise ship double header for Portland Port this cruise season.
The two cruise ships docked alongside each other with one on the outer coaling pier and one on the deep water berth. The combined duo brought ashore nearly two thousand passengers.
Portland Port is fast becoming renowned for providing a first class welcome and were all geared up for this dual arrival. This was the first of many double visits with another 6 expected over the season. 'These are exciting times' said Ian Mcquade Commercial Manager,' we at Portland Port really enjoy having two ships in at once, there's a real buzz in the atmosphere and it's a great double boost to the local economy in one day. We are keen to continue to grow as a Port so that we can encourage more dual visits of cruise ships in the future.'
Regent Seven Seas - Seven Seas Explorer and AIDA AIDAura alongside each other at 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.