DFDS Welcomes Second New Ferry on Dover-Calais Route
- Côte des Flandres joins Calais Fleet
Award-winning ferry operator, DFDS, welcomed its second new ferry, Côte des Flandres, on its Dover-Calais service. The ship sailed into Dover last night (February 23rd) at 20h15 after its inaugural voyage from Calais.
The passenger and freight ferry has been transformed in her brand new DFDS livery, mirroring sister ship, Côte des Dunes, which came into service on February 9th. The ship has undergone extensive interior renovations, creating modern and spacious passenger facilities such as the Lighthouse café, self-service restaurant the 7Seas and a large shop stocked with a variety of holiday essentials and luxuries. There is also a children’s soft play area to help keep the little ones entertained on-board, whilst those wanting a relaxing voyage can choose access to upgrade to the Premium Lounge.
The ship’s renovations also include a wide range of dedicated facilities for commercial drivers in the Road Kings area, which encompasses around a third of the upper deck. This includes substantial shower facilities, a large restaurant serving free hot meals to drivers, a relaxation lounge and a dedicated outside deck area.
With the addition of Côte des Flandres, DFDS has increased its daily schedule of sailings between Dover and Calais to up to 30 per day. When combined with DFDS’ three ferries on the Dover-Dunkirk route, DFDS now operates six ships in total on the Dover Strait, with up to 54 daily sailings to the two French ports.
Not only has this allowed daily departures from Dover to Calais to increase by 50%, but the new ships have also enabled DFDS to significantly increase capacity by 70% for freight and tourist customers on the Channel route.
Carsten Jensen, senior vice president at DFDS, comments; “We are always striving to ensure that customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our new Calais ships, which are purpose-built for the Channel, form a key part of our commitment to provide customers with a high quality, frequent and reliable cross Channel ferry service.”
Passengers wanting to travel on DFDS’ new Calais ships can book now for a car and up to nine passengers from £39 each way. (This is for consumer media only)
To book your travel or for further information please visit www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 521 5522.
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.