Dover Cruise

Dover Cruise
As far as the eye can see
When your MSC cruise takes you to Dover, by far the most interesting of the port’s attractions is the castle. Also not to be missed is a walk along the legendary White Cliffs, which dominate the town and have long been a source of inspiration for lovers, travellers and soldiers sailing off to war.


It was in 1168, a century after the Conquest, that the Normans constructed the keep that now presides over the bulk of Dover Castle, a superbly positioned defensive complex that was in continuous use as a military installation until the 1980s. Much earlier, the Romans had put Dover on the map when they chose the harbour as the base for their northern fleet, and erected a lighthouse here to guide the ships into the river mouth.
Beside the chunky hexagonal remains of this stands a Saxon-built church, St Mary-in-Castro, dating from the seventh century. Further up the hill is the impressive, well-preserved Great Tower, built by Henry II as a palace. Inside, Henry’s opulent royal court has been painstakingly re-created; everything from the pots and pans in the kitchen to the tapestries

Cruises from / to Dover in 2024

Excursions & Activities Dover

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We're constantly updating our wide selection of shore excursions for all interests to make your cruise holiday an unforgettable experience. Some tours may also be available at embarkation or disembarkation days, while during at sea days you can enjoy on board activities.