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Dover is located on the south east coast of England, about an hour and a half from London Charing Cross or London Victoria stations, and the ferries are depart from the Dover Eastern Docks. It is the busiest ferry port in Europe and indeed is one of the most active ports in the world.
Currently there are four major ferry operators that transport travellers from the Dover Ferry Port to Dunkerque, Calais, or Boulogne. They are LD Lines, P&O Ferries, Norfolk Line, and SeaFrance. On average a ferry departs every 30 minutes between the four operators that are equipped to handle motorcycles, cars, and coaches.
In addition, there some of these companies run freight ferries which can accommodate lorries and unaccompanied trailers.
While waiting at the port there are a variety of provisions for travellers including shopping and refreshment options at the Passenger Services Buildings. In particular there is a Bureau de Change, Burger King, and a Café Ritazza in addition to some retail shops.
Any trip to South America is bound to be filled with plenty of hiking, biking, driving through the Andes, enjoying the scenic mountain views, the beef and wine and cultural foods … but what about cruises in South America? Or more uniquely, what about a cruise adventure to Antarctica?
Most people probably never consider such a venture. But it’s not only extremely accessible, it’s absolutely one of the things you should experience should you ever take a trip to the southern tip of South America.
Peregrine Adventures (www.peregrineadventures.com) offers dozens of cruise options based out of the Argentinean city of Ushuaia. From simple 10 day cruises that allow you to browse the icy sights from the safety of your boat to cruises that include day trips to the Antarctic continent itself, to camping and kayaking in Antarctica, you will be hard-pressed to find a more adventurous destination in the entire world.
Antarctica is probably the last true wilderness on planet Earth. And while most people probably think of Caribbean or Mediterranean destinations when they think about cruises, they are absolutely not the only option. Many people who come to South America do so specifically to travel to Argentina and visit the Falkland Islands as well as the Antarctic, and why not? There is no place more enigmatic than the icy shores of mankind’s last undiscovered country.
For more information on the cruises available you can go to Peregrine’s website. British citizens will not require a visa to visit Argentina, so simply bring your passport and sense of adventure as you prepare for the cruise of a lifetime.