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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.

The Terminals

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Pin_noun_project_4417 Terminal 1, Dover Terminal 1, Marine Parade, Dover, CT17 9DQ
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Pin_noun_project_4417 Terminal 2, Dover Terminal 2, Marine Parade, Dover, CT17 9DQ
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Pin_noun_project_4417 Terminal 3, Dover Terminal 3, Marine Parade, Dover, CT17 9DQ
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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. 

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.

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Pin_noun_project_5634 Premier Inn (Eastern Ferry Terminal) Premier Inn near to the ferry terminal in Dover.
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Premier Inn (Dover East) Premier Inn on the A2 when coming into Dover
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Pin_noun_project_5634 White Cliffs Hotel Group Small hotel and restaurant near South Foreland Lighthouse
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Best Western Ramada Hotel Four star seafront hotel with cruse & stay packages
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Premier Inn (Dover A20) Premier Inn located just off the A20.
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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.

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Pin_noun_project_1832 Dover Castle Medieval castle in Dover.
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Pin_noun_project_2428 Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Museum accounting the history of Dover and it's famous Bronze Age Boat.
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Pin_noun_project_2428 Dover Transport Museum Museum with a collection of vintage transport
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Pin_noun_project_1832 Western Heights of Dover A warren of tunnels, secret rooms and defences
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Pin_shopping De Bradelei Designer outlet in a superb maritime setting, selling fashion, furnishings and gifts.
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Pin_noun_project_1832 Crabble Corn Mill
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Don't Get Caught in Traffic

Getting to your ship can prove to be a stressful experience. Thousands of other passengers will all be making their way eagerly to the terminals, which can result in long delays due to traffic. Use this useful feed to try and avoid the worst of it, and get to the terminals as quickly, and stress-free, as possible.