The white cliffs of Dover are one of the most iconic sights of the British Isle’s and the towns position in the UK, and to Europe in general, means that it is one of the most popular cruise departure points in Britain. Many people go on a cruise from Dover because of its close proximity to London.
The fact that it can be reached easily by car means that you can forgo having to pay for air travel and, even if do you live a considerable distance away, flights are relatively cheap to any of the London airports. Indeed, Dover is only 80 miles from the capital and a variety of different travel methods are available to take you to the coastal town.
Why else should you consider a cruise from Dover apart from its accessible location? The port is one of the busiest in terms of cruise travel and from the town you can cruise to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and even further afield to the likes of Africa and Turkey.
These cruises can last from a few days to a number of weeks and there are packages available to suit your budget and time constraints.
One very popular cruise destination from Dover encompasses much of Northern Europe with Fred Olsen Cruise lines for instance, you can travel to Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Flam and take in some of the stunning natural scenery that is on show.
Travelling up the narrow passageways while dwarfed by the steep cliffs and natural beauty of the Fjord’s has been a favourite of many cruise passengers for a long time and the coral reefs that were found in the area in 2000 only add to the spectacular nature of the journey.
If your tastes tend to veer towards a warmer climate then cruises from Dover also go south to the Mediterranean. These journeys generally last around 2 to 3 weeks and take in the likes of Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona and perhaps even a stop off in Northern Africa such is the diversity of locations available on a cruise from this port.
In fact, you don’t even have to leave the British Isle’s to experience some fantastic scenery and itineraries if you are sailing from Dover. Some itineraries take in the Orkney’s and also the Shetland Islands off the North Coast of Scotland with a stop over in the historic and bustling cultured city of Edinburgh. Others also make a stop at Belfast where the city is fast becoming a tourist hotspot and one of the liveliest place, not just in the UK, but in Europe as well.