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Second vessel 'Deal Seaways' launched on Dover-Calais route 

Date published: 27 April 2012.

 DFDS Seaways and LD Lines have launched the second vessel to sail on the new Dover-Calais route.

The new vessel, named as the Deal Seaways, will bring the total number of daily sailings out of Dover to Calais to 10.

Passengers will be able to travel across to Calais from just £29 each way for a car and up to four passengers.

The second vessel has been chartered from Brittany Ferries, and was previously known as the Barfleur before being renamed ahead of her launch.

Senior staff from DFDS Seaways & Dover Harbour Board cut the ribbon to celebrate the introduction of a 2nd vessel into Calais 

 Chris Newey, passenger director for the English Channel at DFDS Seaways, said:

We have been really pleased with the uptake of the new route between Dover-Calais, and are delighted to be able to respond to demand with the launch of the second vessel, therefore doubling the number of crossings.

We’re confident our customers will benefit from the flexibility of sailing times, as well as still having the option to travel to Dunkirk.

 UK Marketing Manager Syd Henderson hands our first passenger onboard the new vessel a bottle of champagne.

The new timetable is available online.

For more information about DFDS Seaways, the Dover-Calais route or to find out the latest sailing times and book tickets, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk or telephone 0871 574 7241.