Portland in Dorset has been added by Princess Cruises a port of call on four itineraries as part of its UK summer sailings.

Regal Princess and Sky Princess also will call at Liverpool, Belfast and Greenock on cruises from Southampton between July and September on itineraries ranging from three to seven nights.

Passengers will be able to go ashore in Portland on shore excursions that have been researched and organised by Princess Cruises.

UK and Europe vice president Tony Roberts said: “The response from travel agents and consumers for our new seacations has been fantastic, and in particular for our itineraries with UK ports-of-call.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide holidaymakers with even more choice with the addition of Portland to our seacations series.

“Forming the Jurassic Coast’s most southerly point, Portland’s isolated location makes for stunning scenery, and with Chesil Beach and the Fleet lagoon being home to hundreds of species of birds, guests can look forward to some wildlife spotting too.”

He added: These enhanced itineraries should help travel agents sell even more UK cruises with Princess.

“We’re extremely appreciative of the support from our trade partners and we look forward to continuing to work together as we head towards our safe return to service.”

Prices lead in at £599 for four nights on Regal Princess with a call in Portland, departing on September 5.