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Cruises from Dover

Introducing Saga's cruises from Dover

Dover, Gateway to England, is home to one of the UK's most modern and progressive cruise ports. Opened in 1997, its position on the south east coast makes it ideal if you want to travel to the Baltic, Norway and Scandinavia, and with the busiest ferry port in Europe, the town is easily reached by road or high-speed rail. And the iconic White Cliffs are the perfect setting for taking to the oceans and sailing away.

Travelling by car

Postcode for Sat Nav: CT17 9DQ

Dover Cruise Port is approximately 70 miles from London. The M20/A20 is the best option for most passengers, and the A20 reaches Dover at the Limekiln roundabout. From there, the Dover Cruise Terminals (Western Docks) are signposted right. Head round the roundabout and drive into the terminal car park.

Alternatively, take the M2 and continue on to the A2 at Faversham. Follow the A2 to Dover’s Eastern Docks roundabout and turn left onto the A20. Drive along the A20 through Dover to the Limekiln roundabout. Turn left and drive into the terminal car park.

Car parking

Should you wish to drive to Dover, the terminal has more than 1,000 car parking spaces. The car park is within easy reach of both terminals but we recommend you allow 20 minutes to park and walk in.

24-hour security surveillance cameras are in operation and the car park is patrolled by Dover Harbour Police. Parking will be included for the duration of your cruise if you choose this option.

Travelling by train

The HS1 High Speed train travels from London to Dover Priory in just over one hour. Dover Priory is just one mile from the Dover Cruise Terminals, a five-minute taxi ride or 25-minute walk. There is a taxi rank at Dover Priory train station and outside both cruise terminals.

Port facts

Dover Cruise Port welcomed its first cruise ship in May 1997. Since then it has received massive investment and today it boasts two passenger terminals welcoming more than 200,000 cruise passengers every year. The Port has capacity to hold three cruise ships at once and is used by over 20 cruise lines.

Port facilities

Dover has two state-of-the-art Cruise Terminals, both offering plenty of seating in the waiting areas and a café-bar. The check-in desks are modern and efficient and there is an information desk.

Countries we visit from Dover

When you take a cruise holiday from Dover, you uncover some of the globe’s most enchanting destinations. Visit Holland or Belgium for storied and cultured cities, like Bruges and Amsterdam. Get stuck into Scandinavia’s enviable food culture while cruising Norwegian fjords, and marvel at Tsar palaces in the Baltic. Head north to see Iceland’s black sand beaches, or voyage closer to home and soak up the UK and the Channel Islands’ oh-so British charms.

When ships sail from Dover

Our cruises from Dover set sail throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter. Look at the calendar below and find a trip tailored to your preferred dates.

Departure Date Holiday Name Ship Name Number of Nights Lead Price  
July 10, 2019 A British First Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £3,999
July 22, 2019 Wild About Iceland Saga Sapphire 16 nights £3,149
August 3, 2019 Gourmet Spain Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,905
August 7, 2019 Secrets of the Baltic Saga Sapphire 15 nights £2,454
August 17, 2019 Natural Scandinavia Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £2,999
August 30, 2019 Summertime in Arctic Norway Saga Sapphire 17 nights £2,799
September 12, 2019 Myths and Legends of the Baltic Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,705
September 27, 2019 Stylish Scandinavia Saga Sapphire 12 nights £2,041
October 7, 2019 French and Spanish Flavours Spirit of Discovery 10 nights £2,593
October 9, 2019 Viva España! Saga Sapphire 14 nights £2,399
March 8, 2020 Irish Coasts and Cities Saga Sapphire 7 nights £996
March 15, 2020 Scandinavian Vistas Saga Sapphire 8 nights £1,490
March 23, 2020 Tastes of Spain and Portugal Saga Sapphire 19 nights £3,236
April 11, 2020 Musical Norway Saga Sapphire 10 nights £1,747
April 19, 2020 Escape to the Continent Spirit of Discovery 4 nights £882
April 21, 2020 Coast to Coast Saga Sapphire 15 nights £3,359
April 23, 2020 Hidden Adriatic Spirit of Discovery 26 nights £6,517
May 26, 2020 Norway’s Ancient Fjords Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,653
June 2, 2020 Splendour of the Baltic Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,543
June 16, 2020 Greenland Explorer Spirit of Discovery 21 nights £5,986
July 7, 2020 Arctic Expedition Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,973
July 23, 2020 Western France and the Costa Verde Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,753
August 7, 2020 A Baltic Fable Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,647
August 21, 2020 The Inaugural Cruise Spirit of Adventure 17 nights £4,704
August 23, 2020 Riddle of the Sands Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,583
August 30, 2020 Norway’s Great Outdoors Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,556
September 7, 2020 This Sceptred Isle Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £3,958
September 21, 2020 A Norwegian Canvas Spirit of Adventure 7 nights £1,612
September 28, 2020 A Taste of France and Spain Spirit of Adventure 12 nights £2,877

Our no-fly cruises from Dover

Going on holiday doesn’t always mean you have to board a plane. In fact, there’s a whole world of luxuries you can experience without having to fly at all. Solo travellers can enjoy Saga cruise holidays, too, with activities and excursions to suit many different preferences.

Choosing your cruise

We’ve been perfecting the Saga cruise experience for over 65 years, so we’re confident you’ll enjoy it. If you don’t love your first cruise though, we’ll happily refund the cost (subject to terms and conditions – look at our guarantees for details).

Our ships sailing from Dover

We pride ourselves on a fleet of ships which guarantee service, personality and unforgettable holiday experiences in equal measures. Allow yourself to be pampered with first-class dining and an impressive two members of staff for every three passengers.

Artist's impression of our new ship, Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery takes the charms of a boutique hotel to the seas, featuring cabins complete with private balconies – perfect for watching sunsets.

An artist's impression of Spirit of Adventure, our second brand new ship.

Spirit of Adventure

Launching 2020, our second wave of boutique luxury is here, thanks to our newest ship Spirit of Adventure.

Saga Sapphire

Saga Sapphire

Since launching with us in 2012, Saga Sapphire has been a hugely popular choice with guests, renowned for spacious cabins, spas and a convivial, welcoming atmosphere from the moment you set sail.

Cruise line partners sailing from Dover

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

We want to take the Saga experience worldwide, delivering you to the globe’s finest destinations. To do so, we’ve partnered with cruise lines who share our vision of quality, luxurious travel. If you’re sailing from Dover, you can also choose to travel with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.