Many cheap cruises depart from the Port of Dover, which is situated in the south east of England in the county of Kent. Dover is a great place to start your cruise from if you are travelling from the UK due to its relatively close proximity to London where there are a number of airports and main line train stations.
You can visit many of the world’s loveliest and interesting destinations on some of the world’s top cruise lines who provide cheap cruises to places such as: Iberia; the Canary Islands; West Africa; USA and Canada; the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Northern Europe: Iceland Greenland and even the Amazon!
Closer to home you can sail around the British Isles and Iceland or perhaps take a short mini-cruise to just across the water and back to the likes of Amsterdam. Anyone with a yearning to travel further afield can even embark on a world cruise!
Many top cruise lines sail from Dover including Fred Olsen; Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL); Princess Cruises; MSC Cruises; Seabourn; Oceania; Crystal; Swan Hellenic and Holland America Line (HAL).
Fred Olsen has three cruise ships which undertake cheap cruises from Dover, Balmoral, Black Watch and Braemar. HAL have two which are Eurodam and Prinsendam. Other ships setting sail from Dover are Norwegian Jewel (NCL); Tahitian Princess (Princess Cruises); MSC Lirica (MSC); Seabourn Pride (Seabourn); Oceania Regatta (Oceania Cruises); Crystal Symphony (Crystal) and MV Minerva (Swan Hellenic).
Cheap cruises of varying duration can be taken from Dover from 3-night mini-cruises, the more usual 10-14 night cruises right up to cruises that take well over a hundred days to sail the world.
So if you plan to take a cruise from the UK you could do a lot worse than set off from Dover. Set in the beautiful English county of Kent, commonly known as “the garden of England”, it is accessible and as good a point of departure you will find anywhere. You will know you are nearly back in England when the famous white cliffs come into view!