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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  
February 6, 2019 Maritime Cities of the Continent Saga Sapphire 6 nights £914
February 12, 2019 Arctic Norway and the Northern Lights Saga Sapphire 15 nights £2,249
February 27, 2019 Magic of the Northern Lights Saga Sapphire 15 nights £2,941
March 14, 2019 Celestial Canaries Saga Sapphire 14 nights £2,460
April 11, 2019 A Norwegian Saga Saga Sapphire 6 nights £1,097
April 18, 2019 A Story of Ireland Saga Sapphire 10 nights £1,799
April 28, 2019 Sounds of the Baltic Saga Sapphire 15 nights £2,980
May 13, 2019 Emerging Canada Saga Sapphire 30 nights £5,273
June 12, 2019 Norway Quest Saga Sapphire 7 nights £1,245
June 19, 2019 Grand Baltic Saga Sapphire 15 nights £3,156
July 4, 2019 Highland Heritage Saga Sapphire 11 nights £2,355
July 10, 2019 A British First Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £5,034
July 15, 2019 Norwegian Menu Saga Sapphire 7 nights £1,107
July 22, 2019 Wild About Iceland Saga Sapphire 16 nights £4,187
August 3, 2019 Gourmet Spain Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £4,150
August 7, 2019 Secrets of the Baltic Saga Sapphire 15 nights £2,805
August 17, 2019 Natural Scandinavia Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £4,615
August 22, 2019 Norwegian Legends Saga Sapphire 8 nights £1,384
August 30, 2019 Arctic Norway Saga Sapphire 17 nights £2,799
September 1, 2019 Summer Soirées Spirit of Discovery 4 nights £1,102
September 5, 2019 Fjord Adventurer Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,708
September 12, 2019 Myths and Legends of the Baltic Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £4,107
September 17, 2019 A French Hamper Saga Sapphire 10 nights £2,292
September 26, 2019 Norway Rocks Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,562
September 27, 2019 Stylish Scandinavia Saga Sapphire 12 nights £2,694
October 3, 2019 Dance to France Spirit of Discovery 4 nights £1,046
October 7, 2019 French and Spanish Flavours Spirit of Discovery 10 nights £2,731
October 9, 2019 Viva España! Saga Sapphire 14 nights £2,969
March 8, 2020 Irish Coasts and Cities Saga Sapphire 7 nights £1,095
March 15, 2020 Scandinavian Vistas Saga Sapphire 8 nights £1,469
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 £707
April 21, 2020 Coast to Coast Saga Sapphire 15 nights £3,233
April 23, 2020 Hidden Adriatic Spirit of Discovery 26 nights £5,680
May 26, 2020 Norway’s Ancient Fjords Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,361
June 2, 2020 Splendour of the Baltic Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,952
June 16, 2020 Greenland Explorer Spirit of Discovery 21 nights £5,543
July 7, 2020 Arctic Expedition Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,679
July 23, 2020 Western France and the Costa Verde Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,066
August 7, 2020 A Baltic Fable Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,191
August 21, 2020 The Inaugural Cruise Spirit of Adventure 17 nights £4,428
August 23, 2020 Riddle of the Sands Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,385
August 30, 2020 Norway’s Great Outdoors Spirit of Discovery 7 nights £1,361
September 7, 2020 This Sceptred Isle Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £3,412
September 21, 2020 A Norwegian Canvas Spirit of Adventure 7 nights £1,410
September 28, 2020 A Taste of France and Spain Spirit of Adventure 12 nights £2,708

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.

An artist's impression of Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery is a floating boutique hotel. Every cabin has a balcony (ideal for catching sunsets) while there’s a wide choice of restaurants to satisfy different tastes.

Saga Sapphire

Saga Sapphire

Saga Sapphire has become a firm favourite since a 2012 launch. Relax in larger cabins and the plush Aqua Spa, before enjoying superb cuisine with exceptional service.

Saga Pearl II

Saga Pearl II

Built to hold just under 450 passengers, Saga Pearl II is a smaller, yacht-like vessel, taking you to lesser known places bigger ships can’t reach.

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.