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Cruise and Passenger Services extends valet parking contract with Port of Dover

Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) extended its valet parking contract with the Port of Dover for a further two years.

CPS has been providing cruise parking services at Dover since 2021 and utilises on-site and undercover parking facilities in the Port to offer safe and secure parking with a seamless transit to the Terminal.

Dover two terminals

CPS is responsible for bookings and marshalling for the facilities, which support Dover’s two cruise terminals.

The company, part of the Independent Port Handling group, also has operations in Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth. In a typical year, CPS carries out annual valet car parking services for over 90,000 cruise passengers. 

CPS’ specialist service includes ease of booking via a call centre or website, personal meet and greets and car moving service from terminal to secure car park, safeguarding the vehicle during the passengers’ cruise and then return of the vehicle when passengers arrive back. 

CPS operations manager Louis Colpitts commented: ‘Valet cruise parking is an important part of the holiday experience for passengers who need to enjoy a seamless transit when joining and leaving their ships. Providing a secure and adjacent location for their vehicles while they are away helps to ensure they enjoy a stress-free holiday and CPS plays a key role in this part of the link between port and cruise line.’