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Dover Cruise Port

Balmoral cruising from Dover

Dover's iconic White Cliffs have been a hive of seafaring activity for thousands of years. Today excellent road and high speed rail connections make the town easily accessible from across the UK. Dover Cruise Terminal has fast and efficient check-in desks, a spacious departure area with plenty of seating and a café-bar to ensure an enjoyable pre-cruise experience.

If you are travelling to Dover by car and wish to use SatNav, please use the following post code:
Dover cruise terminal: CT17 9EQ

From M25 Clockwise

- Exit the M25 at Junction 3 (sign posted Maidstone, Channel Tunnel, Dover & M20).

- Join the M20 and continue for approximately 50 miles until Junction 13, where the motorway merges into the A20.

- Continue on the A20 for approximately 9 miles into Dover.

From M25 Anticlockwise

- Exit the M25 at Junction 5 (signed Maidstone, Channel Tunnel, Dover, M26 (M20).

- Join the M26 and then join the M20 at Junction 3.

- Continue on the M20 for approximately 40 miles until Junction 13, where the motorway merges into the A20.

- Continue on the A20 for approximately 9 miles into Dover.

From the M20/A20 you will be able to see your cruise ship alongside the terminal as you approach Dover. The terminal will be clearly sign posted from the A20 and is only some 100m off the roundabout exit.

If you are approaching from the M2/A2 direction then just follow the signs for the Dover Western Docks (please do not enter the Eastern Docks) along the A20 dual carriageway until you pick up the signs for the cruise terminal.

Should you require car parking at your departure port, please see the following information:

Parking directly at the Port

Company: Dover Harbour Board (DHB)
Postcode: CT17 9EQ
Price: From £10.50 per night (subject to a minimum charge of £38).
Tel: 0844 504 1771 or visit www.doverport.co.uk/cruise
Pre booking is required.

If you have booked and pre-paid car parking with DHB, you will be advised at the time of booking what documentation will be sent and required to present on arrival at the port. 

If you have booked a cruise that includes complimentary car parking, you're still required to book a car parking space. Fred. Olsen will issue a complimentary voucher 2 to 3 weeks before sailing and this will be posted directly, or via your travel agent. This complimentary voucher must be presented to car park staff upon arrival. Regrettably, if guests forget this voucher they will be required to pay the full ‘on the day’ rate, which cannot be reimbursed by Fred. Olsen.

Off-site car parking

Company: Relyon Park and Ride Service
Postcode: CT17 0HL
Price: From just £5.25 per day or part thereof.
Tel: 01304 201227 or visit www.relyongroup.co.uk/cruise-parking
Car parking must be booked 48 hours in advance to receive these exclusive rates.

Please note: Relyon operate a complimentary minibus shuttle service to/from the cruise terminal and subsequently is not recommended for those who may have limited mobility.

High speed trains operate between London and Dover Priory station with a journey time of just over an hour. The Western Docks is easily accessible via taxi, or a 25-minute walk.

Company: Dover Heritage Taxis
Tel No: 01304 201915 / 01304 204420
E-mail: dovertaxis@aol.com

We are pleased to offer a range of services, designed to make joining your cruise ship easier and more convenient. Eavesway Coach Travel will operate the following routes to and from Dover:

  • North West
  • Yorkshire
  • North Wales

To book, simply call Eavesway Cruiselink on 01942 727985 (Option 1).

View our Eavesway Coaches information and prices