Onboard Dover-Calais 

There's no better way to travel across the Channel to Calais than on a DFDS Seaways vessel.

A short voyage across the channel is the most picturesque and luxurious way to travel between Dover and Calais.

Whether you’re travelling alone, with children or in a larger group, our onboard facilities ensure that everyone has plenty to keep them occupied during your trip.

Food & Drink

Our Dover-Calais ferry includes a self-service restaurant where you can choose from a range of hot and cold dishes. Vegetarian alternatives and child-friendly meals are also available, with superb value for money thanks to our exclusive Meal Deals.

You can also visit our coffee lounge, where you can pick up a rich coffee blend, delicious fruit juice or a cold beer in a warm and welcoming environment.

Take a look at the restaurants onboard page for more information.


There are large TV screens throughout our bars and lounge areas, showing rolling news and sports events.


Whether you need to pick up some last-minute holiday essentials or just have an eye for a bargain, our onboard stores are the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little retail therapy. Browse a range of goods up to 20% lower than the recommended retail price, including:

• Fragrances, cosmetics and skincare
• A wide selection of beers, wines and spirits
• Newspapers and magazines
• Sweets, crisps and soft drinks
• Maps, toiletries, driving equipment and other travel essentials.

Have a look at our shopping onboard page for more information.

Children’s Play Area

Keeping young children entertained is always one of the biggest challenges for families during travel. That’s why we offer a dedicated play area to give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy our facilities while your little ones pass the time in a safe and enjoyable environment.

For more information on activities for children, take a look at our kids play area page.

Alternative routes

If you’re taking a DFDS Seaways ferry to Calais, you have the option of making your return journey via our alternative route from Dunkirk. You can also travel from Dover to Dunkirk and return from Calais if you wish.

Many travellers choose this option to give them the opportunity to see a little bit more of France.

We also run ferries to France from Newhaven to Dieppe.