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
Boudicca, Dutch City Break ex Dover Return 19/03/20 3 nts
Boudicca, Cruising German Waterways ex Dover Return 22/03/20 7 nts
Boudicca, Four Fred.s in Funchal with Cape Verde ex Dover Return 29/03/20 19 nts
Boudicca, Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland ex Dover Return 17/04/20 9 nts
Boudicca, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera ex Dover Return 26/04/20 22 nts
Boudicca, Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium ex Dover Return 18/05/20 7 nts
Boudicca, The Best of the Fjords ex Dover Return 25/05/20 9 nts
Boudicca, Cruising German Waterways ex Dover Return 03/06/20 8 nts
Quest, British Isles & Iceland ex Dover to Reykjavik 08/06/20 15 nts
Quest, Atlantic Isles Quest ex Dover to Reykjavik 08/06/20 30 nts
Quest, A Viking Summer ex Dover to Southampton 08/06/20 45 nts
Boudicca, Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine ex Dover Return 11/06/20 9 nts
Symphony, Baltic to the British Isles ex Dover to Stockholm 19/06/20 25 nts
Symphony, North Cape Brilliance ex Dover to Copenhagen 19/06/20 14 nts
Legend, Norway Cruise ex Dover Return 19/06/20 9 nts
Boudicca, Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland ex Dover Return 20/06/20 13 nts
Legend, Europe Cruise ex Dover to Barcelona 28/06/20 9 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2020 Sector ex Dover to Brisbane 02/07/20 57 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2020 Sector ex Dover to Sydney 02/07/20 55 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2020 Sector ex Dover to New York 02/07/20 19 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2020 Sector ex Dover to Auckland 02/07/20 51 nts
Boudicca, Cruising the Fjords of Norway ex Dover Return 03/07/20 7 nts
Boudicca, Netherlands & Belgium City Break ex Dover Return 10/07/20 5 nts
Boudicca, Isles of the UK ex Dover Return 15/07/20 9 nts
Boudicca, Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities ex Dover Return 24/07/20 11 nts
Symphony, British Isles Brilliance ex Dover Return 25/07/20 14 nts
Symphony, Northern European Grandeur ex Dover to Amsterdam 25/07/20 25 nts
Disney Magic, Northern Europe Cruise ex Dover to Copenhagen 25/07/20 11 nts
Boudicca, Spellbinding Fjords of Norway ex Dover Return 04/08/20 7 nts
Symphony, Military Tatoo & Norwegian Fjords ex Dover to Amsterdam 08/08/20 11 nts
Symphony, Epic Europoean Odyssey ex Dover to Monte Carlo 08/08/20 57 nts
Boudicca, Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland ex Dover Return 11/08/20 16 nts
Boudicca, French River Cruising in Five Nights ex Dover Return 27/08/20 5 nts
Disney Magic, Norwegian Fjord Cruise ex Dover Roundtrip 30/08/20 7 nts
Boudicca, Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure ex Dover Return 01/09/20 28 nts
Disney Magic, British Isles Cruise ex Dover Roundtrip 06/09/20 7 nts
Ovation, Harbours Of Western Europe ex Dover to Lisbon 12/09/20 14 nts
Ovation, Hanseatic Heritage ex Dover to Monte Carlo 12/09/20 21 nts
Disney Magic, Western Europe Cruise ex Dover Return 13/09/20 5 nts
Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany ex Dover Return 17/09/20 7 nts
Boudicca, Uncrowded Baltic ex Dover Return 29/09/20 12 nts
Disney Magic, Westbound Transatlantic Cruise ex Dover to New York 02/10/20 10 nts
Boudicca, Five Night Seine ex Southampton Return 24/10/20 5 nts
Boudicca, Scenic Landscapes of Azores & Madeira ex Dover Return 25/03/21 14 nts
Boudicca, Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine ex Dover Return 08/04/21 9 nts
Boudicca, Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany ex Dover Return 17/04/21 7 nts
Boudicca, Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland ex Dover Return 24/04/21 7 nts
Boudicca, Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland ex Dover Return 01/05/21 5 nts
Boudicca, Western Med Discovery with Monaco ex Dover Return 06/05/21 16 nts
Boudicca, Scenic Norwegian Fjords ex Dover Return 22/05/21 7 nts
Boudicca, French River Cruising in Five Nights ex Dover Roundtrip 29/05/21 5 nts
Serenity, Fjords & Castles ex Dover Return 06/06/21 7 nts
Serenity, North Cape Mid Summer ex Dover to Copenhagen 13/06/21 14 nts
Serenity, Irish Sea to Iceland ex London to Reykjavik 20/07/21 12 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2021 Sector ex Dover to Auckland 25/07/21 52 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2021 Sector ex Dover to Sydney 25/07/21 56 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2021 Sector ex Dover to Brisbane 25/07/21 58 nts
Sea, World Cruise 2021 Sector ex Dover to New York 25/07/21 22 nts
Serenity, Emerald Isle Immersion ex Dover to Dublin 13/08/21 7 nts
Boudicca, Midnight Sun & Northern Lights ex Dover Return 14/08/21 28 nts
Serenity, Cultural Wonders ex Dover to Dublin 27/08/21 9 nts
Symphony, Kingdoms of Inspiration ex Dover to Stockholm 19/07/22 12 nts
Symphony, European Gardens & Gateways ex Dover Return 31/08/22 8 nts
Symphony, Old World Joie De Vivre ex Dover to Lisbon 08/09/22 11 nts
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