The Balmoral Docks at Peel Ports, Great Yarmouth

The widely respected Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral made its maiden call last week at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. This was part of its 11-night Mystery Cruise, which set sail from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle.

The Mayor of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Councillor Michael Jeal was on hand wearing the town’s Chains of Office. Alongside him was the Mayoress, his wife Paula to greet guest as they disembarked the ship for tours to Norwich and buses into town for nearby attractions.

Dardan was requested to provide a combination of internal and concierge security throughout this cruise line’s docking. Dardan had a team of 5 for the operation, all going above and beyond their call of duty.

“It was noted that all the officers handled themselves in a very professional manner and were a credit to Dardan. The cruise vessel days are never the easiest as they are long and [you are] constantly outside and on your feet. However, as the passengers disembarked and returned, your team maintained enthusiasm until the very end. It was also noted that the team on the quayside went above the beyond by assisting our operatives with moving the pedestrian guard rails. Again this was very much appreciated by all involved. ”

Spokesperson, Peel Ports – Great Yarmouth


As one of the UK’s largest port operators, Peel Ports has been focused on delivering transport and handling solutions for over 300 years.

The Peel Ports Group has 7 ports around the country and works with both national and international companies. Their services are designed to maximise the efficiency of the supply chain process and include container depot services, container shipping and logistics, cruise services, marine services, and offshore solutions.

Great Yarmouth has employed Dardan’s services since 2012, and specifically Peel Ports from 2015. Dardan provides established security service, with reliable manned guards that are fully conversant with the port’s layout and processes and remain committed to upholding the exceptional levels of security required. Clients using the Great Yarmouth port have confidence in the safety and security of their assets. A bespoke training plan was employed for Great Yarmouth to ensure officers were fully equipped to handle any potential incident, including Counter-Terrorism and Port Security.