Dover, England

Dover is a small seaside village with a huge history. It is also the main port for the ferries to France, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as a cruise ship port. Dover dates back centuries and played a critical roll during WWII. Dover's small, but quaint village is a wonderful place to take in everything English.

Dover stands beneath the famous White Cliffs which are topped by its massive castle, and overlooks the Straits of Dover. It is an excellent place to watch the worlds busiest shipping lanes.

Dover has a wonderful historical district with a great pedestrian shopping street (Cannon Street). Shops are found along the main street and on the side streets that adjoin it. The best place to start is from Market Square close to the underpass that leads to the oceanfront. Other attractions include the Dover museum, St Mary’s Cathedral and the Secret War Time Tunnels.

Things to see and do

* White cliffs of Dover
* Deal Castle
* Dover Castle
* Roman Painted House
* Secret war time tunnels

General information

Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – 34 sq km
Population – 29,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44

Port Location – Ships dock at the Port of Dover's main cruise ship terminal in the Dover harbor. It is only a ten to fifteen minute walk into the main part of town.

Transport Links – If traveling to Dover by car, the A2 runs north to Canterbury and on to the M2. The A20 follows the coast south to Folkestone, and the A256 heads north towards Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate. Trains and buses are also available to and from Dover. Due to its proximity to continental Europe, Dover is one of the busiest cross-Channel ports in the UK, Regular ferry services operate from Dover to Calais, Dunkerque and Ostend. The Ferry between Dover and Calais costs around £12-18 each way if on foot or bicycle, and around £80 for a car, although big discounts are available if booked in advance or with special offers.

Buses operate in Dover, however it is small enough to get around on foot.

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Cruises from Dover, England

Cruise Date Duration
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 15/12/21 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 29/12/21 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 12/01/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 26/01/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 09/02/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 23/02/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights & Fjords ex Dover Return 09/03/22 14 nts
Maud, Fjords Expedition ex Dover Return 23/03/22 10 nts
Maud, Fjords Expedition ex Dover Return 02/04/22 10 nts
Maud, Remote Islands Natural Wonders Diverse Coastline ex Dover Return 12/04/22 12 nts
Maud, Picturesque Ports Isolated Islands Wonderful Wildlife ex Dover Return 24/04/22 14 nts
Maud, Fjords Expedition ex Dover Return 08/05/22 10 nts
Maud, Remote Islands Natural Wonders Diverse Coastline ex Dover Return 18/05/22 12 nts
Maud, Midnight Sun ex Dover Return 30/05/22 14 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Return 10/06/22 9 nts
Maud, Southern Scandinavia ex Dover Return 13/06/22 14 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Roundtrip 19/06/22 12 nts
Maud, Picturesque Ports Isolated Islands Wonderful Wildlife ex Dover Return 27/06/22 14 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Return 01/07/22 9 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Return 10/07/22 12 nts
Maud, Southern Scandinavia ex Dover Return 11/07/22 14 nts
Symphony, Kingdoms of Inspiration ex Dover to Stockholm 19/07/22 12 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Roundtrip 22/07/22 9 nts
Maud, Picturesque Ports Isolated Islands Wonderful Wildlife ex Dover Return 25/07/22 14 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Return 31/07/22 12 nts
Quest, Route Of The Vikings ex Dover to Montreal 05/08/22 24 nts
Quest, New World Exploration II ex Dover to New York 05/08/22 36 nts
Maud, Remote Islands Natural Wonders Diverse Coastline ex Dover Return 08/08/22 12 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Return 12/08/22 9 nts
Maud, Southern Scandinavia ex Dover Return 20/08/22 14 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover Return 21/08/22 12 nts
Symphony, European Gardens & Gateways ex Dover Return 31/08/22 8 nts
Pride, Europe ex Dover to Rome 02/09/22 9 nts
Maud, Remote Islands Natural Wonders Diverse Coastline ex Dover Return 03/09/22 12 nts
Symphony, Old World Joie De Vivre ex Dover to Lisbon 08/09/22 11 nts
Maud, Autumn Expedition to Svalbard ex Dover Return 15/09/22 21 nts
Ovation, Jewels Of The National Trusts ex Dover Return 17/09/22 14 nts
Ovation, British Isles & European Gems ex Dover to Barcelona 17/09/22 28 nts
Ovation, Western Europe Treasures ex Dover to Barcelona 01/10/22 14 nts
Ovation, Europe & Mediterranean Autumn ex Dover to Rome 01/10/22 21 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 06/10/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 20/10/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 03/11/22 14 nts
Maud, Ultimate Winter Expedition ex Dover Return 17/11/22 21 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 08/12/22 14 nts
Maud, Christmas Expedition ex Dover Return 22/12/22 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 05/01/23 14 nts
Maud, North Cape & Northern Lights ex Dover Return 19/01/23 16 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 04/02/23 14 nts
Maud, Northern Lights Expedition ex Dover Return 18/02/23 14 nts
Maud, Ultimate Winter Expedition ex Dover Return 04/03/23 21 nts
Coral Princess, World Cruise Sector 2023 (6313A) ex London (Dover) to Brisbane 26/07/23 57 nts
Coral Princess, World Cruise Sector 2023 (6313) ex London (Dover) to New York 26/07/23 21 nts
Coral Princess, World Cruise Sector 2023 (6313B) ex London (Dover) to Sydney 26/07/23 55 nts
Coral Princess, World Cruise Sector 2023 (6313C) ex London (Dover) to Auckland 26/07/23 51 nts
Seabourn Quest, 36 Night New World Exploration I I ex Dover, England to New York, USA 01/08/23 36 nts
Seabourn Quest, 24 Night Route Of The Vikings ex Dover, England to Montreal, Quebec, Canada 01/08/23 24 nts
Crystal Symphony, 9 Nights Western European Wanderlust ex Dover, England to Bordeaux, France 31/08/23 9 nts
Seabourn Ovation, 14 Night Jewels Of The National Trust ex Dover, England Return 10/09/23 14 nts
Seabourn Ovation, 28 Night Seafarers Passage To Mediterranean Jewels ex Dover, England to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 24/09/23 28 nts
Seabourn Ovation, 21 Night Seafarers Path & Spanish Magic ex Dover, England to Barcelona, Spain 24/09/23 21 nts
Seabourn Ovation, 14 Night Path Of Ancient Seafarers ex Dover, England to Lisbon, Portugal 24/09/23 14 nts