Carnival Returns to Dover For First Time in Nearly 10 Years

For the first time in nearly a decade, a Carnival Cruise Line ship set sail from Dover, England.

Carnival Pride departed from the port today — the first time this ship has sailed from Dover. It’s now on a nine-day voyage to the Norwegian fjords, with stops in Stavanger, Skjolden, Alesund, Molde, and Bergen. The itinerary also includes scenic cruising through Nordfjord and Sognefjord.

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(Photo via the Port of Dover)

This summer, Carnival Pride is scheduled to operate eight additional departures from Dover. A variety of nine and 12-day itineraries will include stops at popular destinations across Europe.

“We are immensely proud to be welcoming Carnival Cruise Line back to Dover and honoured to be part of Carnival’s 50th Birthday celebration with the kickoff of nine fantastic turnaround calls starting today,” said Sonia Limbrick, Head of Cruise, Port of Dover.

“To celebrate, we’ve brought out performances by top UK brass quintet ‘Premium Brass’ and pianist and singer Nick Bosworth, as well as a water cannon salute from the Port’s very own tugs with the iconic backdrop of our famous White Cliffs. Together, with our strong transport links, beautiful surrounding towns, and famous cultural sites, as well as our important sustainability credentials, the collective pride of our service and location should make Carnival Pride feel right at home.”

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(Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruise Line last departed from Dover in 2013. The line’s return to the port is part of a series of voyages in Europe that will be offered on Carnival Pride.

Highlights of Carnival Pride include Bonsai Sushi, WaterWorks aqua park, Alchemy Bar, Lip Sync Battle: Carnival, Guy’s Burger Joint, Camp Ocean, RedFrog Pub, and BlueIguana Cantina.

The ship is 88,500 gross tons and holds 2,124 guests at double occupancy.

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