Cruising from Dover

port cruising from dover

The second busiest cruise port in the UK, and the sixth in Europe, Dover is becoming an ever increasingly popular destination to set sail from. More than 25 cruise lines now sail from the town, alongside its' booming ferry industry. No matter what sort of voyage you're looking to embark upon, you're bound to find something that fits the bill leaving from Dover.

Cruising from Dover: all the terminals

There are three main cruise terminals in the town; Terminal 1, 2, and 3. To give you a better idea of what facilities each terminal offers, how to get there, and an overview of the check-in process, we have included our comprehensive guides to each terminal. 

Terminal 1, Dover     Terminal 1, Marine Parade, Dover, CT17 9DQ  Read more


Terminal 2, Dover    Terminal 2, Marine Parade, Dover, CT17 9DQ  Read more

Terminal 3, Dover   Terminal 3, Marine Parade, Dover, CT17 9DQ read more


Need Somewhere to Stay?

There are a number of great hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts in the area, situated conveniently close to the port. Why not start your holiday a little bit earlier, and stay the night in the town? We've put together a short list of suggestions of places we think you may enjoy.

Premier Inn (Eastern Ferry Terminal)
Marine Court, Marine Parade, Dover, Kent CT16 1LW

Premier Inn near to the ferry terminal in Dover. Wake up shipshape and ready to set sail at this Dover hotel. After a great night’s sleep in one of its bedrooms, you’ll be right on hand for the ferry or cruise ships, perfect whether you’re channelling your energy into business or pleasure. Read more

Premier Inn (Dover East)
Jubilee Way, Guston Wood, Dover, Kent CT15 5FD ‎

Premier Inn on the A2 when coming into Dover. Just outside Dover, you’ll be well placed for business and leisure destinations across the South East, as well as the ferry terminals and Eurotunnel. Read More

White Cliffs Hotel Group
High St, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover, Kent CT15 6AT

Small hotel and restaurant near South Foreland Lighthouse Read more

Best Western Ramada Hotel
 Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT17 9BP

Four star seafront hotel with cruse & stay packages. Offering sea views, access to the ferry and cruise terminals, BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel & Spa is located just a short walk from the town centre and some of Dover’s main attractions. Opposite the beach, it is just in front of De Bradelei Warf Shopping Centre, and offers charming Victorian décor mixed with 21st century comfort. Read more


Premier Inn (Dover A20)
Folkestone Rd, Dover, Kent CT15 7AB

Premier Inn located just off the A20. In rural surroundings near the White Cliffs of Dover, the Premier Inn Hotel Dover (A20) is a great base for business and leisure trips. Handy for the ferry and cruise terminals, as well as the Eurotunnel, you could be crossing the channel in no time.Read more

Dover attractions

If you have some time to spare, either before or after setting sail on your cruising holiday, you'll find plenty of attractions in the town to enjoy. There are a number of fantastic museums, galleries, and historical monuments, as well the iconic White Cliffs, which provide some invigorating walks and stunning views.

  • Dover Castle
    Medieval castle in Dover.
  • Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat
    Museum accounting the history of Dover and it's famous Bronze Age Boat.
  •  Dover Transport Museum
    Museum with a collection of vintage transport
  • Western Heights of Dover
    A warren of tunnels, secret rooms and defences
  • De Bradelei
    Designer outlet in a superb maritime setting, selling fashion, furnishings and gifts.
  • Crabble Corn Mill