Coral Princess made her inaugural call at the Port of Dover on 27 July
Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess made its inaugural call at the UK’s Port of Dover, where passengers were welcomed with a programme of exclusive entertainment.
The vessel called on 27 July during a 107-day roundtrip world cruise which began in Auckland, New Zealand. Passengers were welcomed with entertainment in the cruise terminal, including interactive behind-the-scenes accounts of Dover’s history and heritage from a local storyteller.
“The world awaits the guests on board Coral Princess who are setting sail from Dover on a fantastic global journey,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. “Our thanks go to the Port of Dover for providing our guests with a fantastic experience. It’s a great partnership and we look forward to returning next year.”
The Port of Dover welcomes hundreds of thousands of cruise guests from across the globe each year. “We are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Coral Princess to Dover for her debut visit,” said Sonia Limbrick, head of cruise at the Port of Dover. “It’s certainly a sight to remember seeing her take pride of place on our waterfront on this beautiful summer’s day. As a world-class cruise port situated next to a stunning new marina, it is no wonder that we are the port of choice in England for flagship, once-in-a-lifetime cruises sailing across the world. With plans for further growth and expansion, we can’t wait to welcome even more extraordinary calls like this in the future.”
Following the call at the Port of Dover, Coral Princess will now sail onto New York for a 55-night voyage as part of its world cruise.