Guest Blog – by Karen Perrow, Manager at Dartmouth Visitor Centre
Dartmouth is looking forward to welcoming its first cruise ship of the season.
The handsome 100-passenger Noble Caledonia’s Serenissima is due to arrive on Wednesday, May 10.
The vessel will be moored mid-river between 8am – 6pm and its mainly British guests will be greeted by Dartmouth Town Crier Lez Ellis and representatives from the Dartmouth Visitor Centre.
The 107 passengers will spend the morning at local National Trust properties, with the afternoon left free to take in everything that Dartmouth has to offer.
The cruise that began in Lisbon takes in coastal towns and villages of historic and scenic significance, and will see passengers disembarking in Portsmouth the following day.
About the Serenissima
The handsome 100-passenger MS Serenissima began her career as the Harald Jarl, cruising the Norwegian coastline and fjords. Extensively renovated in 2003 she was rechristened MS Andrea and began her life as a classic cruise ship, and was chartered by Noble Caledonia for a number of years. In spring 2012 MS Andrea was purchased by our long-standing associates Volga Dream and renamed the MS Serenissima.
After a thorough renovation and upgrading, the charming MS Serenissima commenced cruise operations in April 2013 and we have chartered her for the majority of each year since knowing her to be perfect for small ship cruising. With her small size she can navigate into small, remote ports inaccessible to the big cruise ships and appears an impressive sight when moored. With her fleet of Zodiacs she is capable of both destination and expedition cruising.