With a history spanning as far back as the Roman era, the Port of Dover has a rich and interesting heritage. Dover Port has been a vital component of cross-Channel traffic for hundreds of years, and has been involved with Royalty - including Kings Henry V and Henry VIII.
Dover Port has been subject to many developments across the centuries, and currently houses ships that are up to 300 metres long, and has depths of water up to 10.5 metres. The Harbour's total size is 1050 acres, 700 acres of which are water.
Dover Ferry Terminal Facilities
At the Travel Centre, the Ferry Terminal entrance has the following:
Inside Ferry Terminal check-in
Upon going through check-in, there are two Food Villages with the following amenities:
Dover Cruise Terminals
Dover Port has two main terminals: Cruise Terminal 1 and Cruise Terminal 2. Cruise Terminal 1 has been adapted from the Edwardian Marine Railway Station, and Cruise Terminal 2 is an up-to-date modern building. Both terminals offer a speedy and efficient check-in with comfortable and roomy departure lounges. The third terminal, Cruise Terminal 3, is for port of call visits from smaller ships. Walkways akin to those seen at airports transport passengers to their cruise ships.
The Dover Docks are packed with a multitude of security systems, which include a variety of entry and exit checkpoints. All passengers going through the Docks will have to have security checks.
Below are the special needs and disabled facilities available at Dover Port.