Royal Caribbean International’s Jewel of the Seas sailed into Dover this week for the second of three port of call visits in one month. After being welcomed by one of the most stunning views in Britain, hundreds of guests explored the fantastic local culture of the Garden of England. The calls form part of Royal Caribbean’s cruises to the British Isles, Iceland & Ireland and the Arctic Circle.
Sonia Limbrick, Head of Cruise at the Port of Dover said:
“It’s amazing to welcome back the spectacular Jewel of Seas for the second time in less than two weeks. Star cruise ships like her create such a buzz in Dover, particularly at the height of summer with the vibrant atmosphere of our waterfront.”
“We hope her guests enjoyed their stay here, whether it be relaxing on board admiring the White Cliffs and Dover Castle, experiencing local Kent delicacies on our Marina Curve, or venturing further afield.”
“We look forward to welcoming her back again at the end of the month, and for even more calls next year and beyond.”
Ben Bouldin, Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Royal Caribbean International said:
”Our UK port destinations are always hugely popular, particularly with international holidaymakers. We’ve seen more than 5,600 guests visiting the Dover cruise port this year to date, and our season isn’t over yet.”
“We look forward to many more port calls and returning to Dover next season.”
In 2024, Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas will return to Dover sailing from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, completing a variety of 11- to 17-night cruises that visit top-rated destinations such as the Arctic Circle, the British Isles, Iceland and Ireland.
Port of Dover Cruise provides world-class travel and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the world’s biggest cruise lines, bringing communities together from across the world to experience the Garden of England, one of the most beautiful regions of the UK.
Notes to Editors
- 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.