A cruise ship carrying more than 2,000 people, christened by a Sex and the City star, has called into Portland.

The Norwegian Dawn arrived at Portland Port at 6.10am this morning (Saturday, May 18) carrying around 2,332 passengers onboard.

The 14 decked cruise ship arrived today from Southampton and is set to leave port at 4pm.

Built in 2002, she is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line and was christened by actress, Kim Cattrall.