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First ship to be named in a decade in Dover enters port for the first time

The first ship to be named in Dover for more than 10 years has sailed into port for the first time.

The Spirit of Discovery is the first of two passenger liners commissioned by Kent-based company saga.

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Having her here for the shakedown and for the naming is extremely important."

– Robin Shaw, Saga Travel

Her sister ship will arrive next summer and together they'll accommodate almost two thousand travellers.

The ships have cost more than £600 million.

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With this ship we can deliver what we really call the 'boutique experience'."

– Capt Julian Burgess

They're the first of many that the Port of Dover hopes will be based there.

It's investing £250 million on the Western Docks to accommodate more cruise liners.

The Spirit of Discovery will be named by The Duchess of Cornwall in July.