STEP ONBOARD OUR NEW SHIPS!
All of us here at DFDS are proud to announce that from February 2016 we will have 2 new vessels operating on our route between Dover and Calais - the Côte des Dunes and the Côte des Flandres, following their recent refurbishment.
We acquired the ships in 2015 and for over two months the ships have been undergoing a transformation at the Damen shipyard in Dunkirk. Both ships have been repainted externally in their new DFDS livery, using the latest DFDS colour palette and logo. We have also overhauled the thrusters and rudders, the steelwork on the hull and engines, as well as dismantling and totally rebuilding the ships’ interior.
Onboard, the ships will have excellent facilities which fit the DFDS standard, including the 7 Seas restaurant, the Horizon Snack Bar with the Pirates’ Island play area for children and the Lighthouse Café. There’s also a Premium Lounge for customers looking for extra privacy and a Road Kings area exclusively for commercial drivers. Find out more about the
The ships will have a maximum capacity of 1,500 passengers, 400 cars and 2,000 lane metres of freight and will sail 10 times per day (5 times in each direction), increasing the number of daily sailings on this route from 20 to 30.
Take a look at the photos below showing the works taking place at the shipyard.
Cruising speed: 25 Knots
Engine output: 4 x engines, total Power 39,000 KW
Year built: Côte Des Flandres – 2004 / Côte Des Dunes - 2001
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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years.