Calais lies 25 miles (40km) across the Channel from England and is an extremely busyferry port. Bombed extensively during WW2 there is little to see in the town - the Tour de Guet on place d'Armes is the only surviving medieval building. In the surrounding area you can visit the attractve little town of St Omer, with its restored mansions and Gothic Basilique Notre-Dame, and the tiny hilltop town of Cassel to where the Grand old Duke of York marched his 10,000 men in 1793. Wartime sighrs include the Blockhaus at Eperlecques and La Coupole - a stimulating bunker museum.
There is also a fast train service toParis if there is time for a visit.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.