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AIDA kick-starts Dover Cruise 2024 with four visits in March


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The 2024 cruise season at the Port of Dover officially begins next month, with four consecutive weekly port of call visits from AIDA Cruises. After AIDAluna is welcomed to the Port on 12th March, AIDAdiva follows on 18th, 23rd and 27th.

It marks the beginning of an exciting year for cruise in Dover, which will see sailings from 21 different cruise lines through to winter 2024.

Sonia Limbrick from the Port of Dover said:

“Dover is a distinctive and iconic town, offering incredible scenery, history and landmarks before guests have stepped off a cruise to explore their chosen corner of the Garden of England. This, combined with our convenient location as the quickest sea crossing to mainland Europe, makes Dover a popular port of call for the German market. We eagerly await AIDA’s return in the coming weeks and can’t wait to welcome their guests here soon.”

AIDA Cruises added:

“This year, we visit Dover seven times with three ships: AIDAbella, AIDAdiva and AIDAluna, which will open the cruise season on March 12. We are looking forward to the season on this unique coast of England, providing our guests with unforgettable experiences in the region, especially at the White Cliffs Country. We, the ship, the crew and our guests always much appreciate the warm welcome at the Port.”

Following AIDA’s return, the Port will then see eight cruise calls in April, before gearing up for high season from May 2024 with around 20 visits each month throughout the summer.


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  • The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port.
  • As the UK’s busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, Dover handles £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes over 11 million passengers.
  • Dover is also an award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. With a growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, a brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, and opportunities for further expansion in the future, Dover’s proud history dating back 400 years has a new modern twist.