Cruising to Dover, UK

Dover tourist information.

Dover, UKDover is one of the most modern and progressive cruise ports in the country, located 76 miles to the east of London, with highly trained personnel and award-winning customer service in England’s southeastern county of Kent. It is also perfectly positioned for turnaround or port of call visits for Northern Europe, the Baltic, Eastern Mediterranean and USA, enabling passengers a wide variety of itineraries, excellent pre and post cruise accommodation and historic attractions throughout the region. It’s a major port for ferries to Calais, in France.

Dover is best known for its stunning white cliffs that perch over the English Channel. Built to repel invasions from across the English Channel, medieval Dover Castle overlooks the town and houses the extensive Secret Wartime Tunnels. The iconic White Cliffs of Dover are symbolic safeguards at Britain’s closest point to continental Europe. Once, in the mid-19th century, it was a popular seaside resort, though it was repeatedly bombed during World War II. Dover’s city center hasn’t yet fully regained its footing.

Going to London from Dover

There are frequent trains to London leaving from Dover Priory Station. Journey takes from 1-2 hours and cost around £35 for an off-peak return trip. The fastest journey will be to St Pancras station. You can take the National Express bus from Pencester Rd to London Victoria Coach Station for £6.50 but this journey will take over 2 1/2 hours.

Port order and/or content may vary, please check specific sailing date concerning risks associated with COVID-19. Please consult all applicable Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel and check at official cruise line website.

The Russia-Ukraine war has prompted a growing number of cruise lines to cancel 2022 itineraries that include stops in and around Russian ports of call. For more information please visit official cruise line website.