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  • Our first experience of Dover was going through French passport control which we found a strange but in France you have the British passport control so I guess that is the way they do thing at sea
  • The check in staff are always very efficient and friendly and we have never had a problem with them
  • Overall I would recommend sailing from the port but I would recommend that you stop of at a service station or somewhere else prior to your arrival to use the toilets or buy some papers or food if you are on a late night sailing

    • by Lyndsey
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      Dover docks is where we always catch the ferry to France when we are on the way. We have used Dover docks several times now, and it boasts that it is the busiest port in Europe.

      Our first experience of Dover was going through French passport control which we found a strange but in France you have the British passport control so I guess that is the way they do thing at sea.

      Next was customs which we just had to drive through and say where we were going. It was quick easy and painless a lot better than flying.

      We have had some mixed experiences with


      the port. The check in staff are always very efficient and friendly and we have never had a problem with them. We always have been checked in very quickly and when Sea France were on strike they managed to transfer us to another ferry operator without any delays, which for us with two young children in the back of the car late at night was very much aspirated.

      Once we had checked in we were told to go and wait in a certain row, which we did. As it was getting late Steve decided to take Kurt of to the toilet. This is ...


      • the point at which we had our major problem with Dover docks.

        The state of the male and female toilets were disgusting, Steve didn’t even let Kurt go to the toilet in there because they were absolutely filthy, the cubicles were covered I graffiti and the floors inside looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in days, yet the were awash with what didn’t look like water. Some of the actual toilets hadn’t been flushed and the remains of what the previous occupants had done were still visable. The women’s toilets were just as bad, the toilets are supposed to be checked on a regular basis

        these obviously hadn’t.

        As it was getting late there were no shops or food outlets available despite the port being very busy.

        Our experiences of arriving at Dover are excellent we just drive of the ferry and straight through customs in the space of about five minutes and straight out on to the main road about a five minute drive from the motorway network.

        Overall I would recommend sailing from the port but I would recommend that you stop of at a service station or somewhere else prior to your arrival to use the toilets or buy some papers or food if you are on a late night sailing.




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