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Dover

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Dover is the premier cruise hub for cruise lines in the South East of England, one of the busiest ports in Britain and Northern Europe welcoming around 250,000 discerning cruise passengers a year.

With state of the art facilities, award winning customer service and excellent transport links including the High Speed train to London, two main motorways and Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow airports within close proximity.

Top Five Facts About Dover

  1. James Bond author Ian Fleming had a holiday home in Kent and found inspiration locally. The famous 007 tag came from the number of the London to Dover coach.
  2. The White Cliffs of Dover were mentioned by Julius Caesar in his account of a 55 B.C. Roman invasion and by William Shakespeare in ‘King Lear.’
  3. Known as the ‘key to England’, the great fortress of Dover Castle has played a crucial role in the defence of the realm for over nine centuries, a span equalled only by the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.
  4. Dover is the closest point in the UK to mainland Europe.
  5. Excellent transport links to both the UK’s capital and Europe.

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Port info
Facilities
Contacts & Info
Time zone:

GMT

Operational hours:

24hrs

Latitude & Longitude:

51° 06.75′ N  001° 19.1′ E

Prevailing Weather:

SW

Berth information:

Two dedicated cruise berths both with fully functional cruise terminals.

Vessel Length:

320m

Vessel width:

No restriction

Air Draft Restrictions:

No restriction

Vessel draft:

10m

Depth on berth:

8 -10m

Largest cruise ship:

Celebrity Silhouette

VTS Channel:

Channel 74

Max Ship Dimension:

320m LOA

Pilotage:

Compulsory, board by launch

Tugboat:

2 x 54tbp – ASD Harbour Tugs

Security screening:

Full ISPS Shoreside screening available

Gangway:

2 overhead passenger gangways to Cruise Terminals, plus various Board of Trade gangways.

Fresh water:

Available

Power supply:

N/A

Fuel supply:

Bunkers are available via road tanker or bunker tankers normally from the River Thames.

Hot works / painting/ lifeboats:

All possible at Dover with the permission of the Duty Harbour Master.

Waste Handling:

Yes

Cruise Terminal:

Passenger lounges and a café are available in both terminals. For Port of Call visits, a Tourist Information desk with a member of the Visit Kent team is on hand to offer advice and guidance to passengers on how best to see the county.

Currency Exchange:

On site in both terminals.

Internet access:

Free WIFI available in both terminals.

Telephones:

Yes

Mailbox:

Yes

Taxi rank:

Yes

Distance to Railway Station:

1.2 miles

Distance to Airport:

London – Gatwick 79 miles, Heathrow 105 miles, Stansted 100 miles

Banks / ATM Machines:

Located in town centre

Restaurant/Café:

A café can be found in both terminals.

Port Contacts
Name:

Sonia Limbrick, Head of Business Development (Marine)

Telephone:

0044 (0)1304 240400 ext 5508

Berth Enquiries / Reservations:
Tourist Information
Name:

Alanna Kite – Marketing Manager (Travel Trade & Digital), Visit Kent

Telephone:

0044 (0) 1227 812910

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