The holiday town of Dover in England is not only famous for its white cliffs, but for being home to Dover Castle, Britain’s oldest building.

Famous for its white cliffs and for being home to Dover Castle, Britain’s oldest building

The holiday town of Dover in England is not only famous for its white cliffs, but for being home to Dover Castle, Britain’s oldest building.

The Strait of Dover represents the closest point between Great Britain and France, separated by just 21 miles. Dover is a great place from which to explore many counties in the UK, so you can really experience a taste of Britain and the richness of the British Isles.

Our excursion package offers a diverse array of vacation activities. MSC always strives to offer cruise passengers the best deals on all local attractions, so it is worth joining us for a day onshore.

We invite you to leave your luxury MSC cruise liner in the harbour and set off for one of two wonderful destinations – the capital city of London or the medieval cathedral city of Canterbury.

Take in the sights from the comfort of your coach and soak up the history with a fascinating guided tour. Otherwise, head out to Dover’s cliff tops for a bracing burst of English seaside air; leave the ship and pull on your hiking boots as you join us on a ramble along the cliff tops, finishing up the South Foreland Lighthouse. Or sample the traditional village charms of Rye, in Sussex, a true gem of an English market town. Travelling with children? They’ll love a day at Leeds Castle, and the Castle gardens will delight the whole family.

Cruise to Dover - UK - Northen Europe - MSC Cruises


Located 76 miles to the east of London, the Port of Dover is a major passenger cruise port and is considered England’s gateway to Europe. Today the port of Dover is the second busiest cruise port in the UK and the eight busiest North European Cruise Port, welcoming over 170,000 cruise passengers per year. Driven by massive investment, state of the art facilities, excellent modern transport links and award winning customer service, the port is now very much a 21st century operation. Located just one mile from the city center, the port of Dover is easily accessed from all major London airports and train stations. Cruise Terminal Address: Waterloo Crescent: Dover, CT17 9BU, UK.

Port average temperature

Dover has an oceanic climate similar to the rest of England and the United Kingdom with moderate temperatures year-round and light precipitation each month.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

Average high °C67911151821211814107
Average low °C1124711141311842
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