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Port of Dover named best UK departure port 2019 by Cruise Critic

With the £250m Western Docks Revival transforming the Port's seafront and terminal facilities, and the stunning scenery of Dover Castle and the White Cliffs in the background, the Port of Dover has been chosen as Best UK Departure Port 2019 by Cruise Critic.

This year, Dover welcomed Saga’s first brand new cruise ship – the Spirit of Discovery into her homeport for the first time. She was the first ship to be named in Dover for over a decade and was christened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at her naming ceremony. In June this year, the Port hosted a poignant and historical event for the Royal British Legion’s D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance to Normandy aboard Fred Olsen’s Boudicca with 300 D-Day veterans.

The Port is now counting down the days until Virgin Voyages’ first ever cruise ship, Scarlet Lady arrives into Dover for her inaugural call in February, making the beginning of another fantastic year ahead.

Sonia Limbrick, Head of Cruise at the Port of Dover said: “We are thrilled to have been named Best UK Departure Port by such an influential platform within the cruise industry. 2019 has been a fantastic year for Port of Dover Cruise, with our partnerships with cruise lines receiving widespread attention and our fantastic new facilities allowing us to accommodate more ships than ever before. I’m delighted that this is being recognised even further afield.”

Cruise Critic® is the world's largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community and 2019 is the 11th annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards are selected by a global panel of impartial cruise experts from Cruise Critic, to highlight the best ocean, river and luxury cruise lines for UK travellers, across dozens of categories.

These awards combine Cruise Critic editors’ impartial cruise expertise, based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge, to ultimately help travellers select the best cruise choice for them from an increasing number of options.

Currently passengers can choose a cruise from Dover on one of the following cruise lines: Saga, Crystal, Disney, Fred Olsen and Seabourn.

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Posted on 04/12/2019