Reviewed 23 November 2014 by Graham Redhead
A very quick and easy crossing from booking in all the way through to landing the other side of the channel. The ship was punctual and efficient and the presentation of the coffee lounge and café area and the duty free was all well managed. A most enjoyable trip.
'Graham Redhead' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways
Reviewed 18 November 2014 by Stef
Our trip was great. Easy ride, clean toilets, nice climate and very friendly staff. Upon our return we missed our 19.05 ferry due to slow traffic in and around london. We all thought we'd had to buy a new ticket for the next ferry. But when we arrived they just put us on the next one for free. Thank you again!
'Stef ' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"Calais to Dover ' sans souci' !"
Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Phillip
An efficient service without problems. Boat cleaner than many. We could have done with a member of staff on the car deck on arrival to show us the entry to the upper decks.
'Phillip' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways
Reviewed 14 November 2014 by Bojan
Very good Facilities
'Bojan' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways
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The French town and major sea port of Calais is located in northern France and lies on the English Channel coast, around 21 miles across the English Channel from the English Port of Dover. On a clear day it is possible to see the White Cliffs of Dover, across the Strait of Dover. Calais' old town, known as Calais-Nord, is surrounded by canals and harbours and lies on an artificial island. The more modern part of Calais, known as St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town.
Visitors to the town can take in the Tour du Guet which is situated in the Place d'Armes in the old town. Built in the 13th century, the structure was originally a water tower which was subsequently used as a lighthouse until 1848.
The port of Calais is well known to many visitors from the UK and is the 4th largest port in France, by passenger numbers. It is the main gateway into France for many UK visitors and is less than 3 hours by car from Paris, Brussels and London and is connected to several motorways. On average a ship departs from Calais every 30 minutes, with around 50 departures to Dover each day, with a crossing time of about 75 minutes.
Located on the south coast of England, the port town of Dover is a major ferry port for passengers and freight to mainland Europe. The port, which lies on the English Channel, is located at the narrowest point between France and the UK and is the world's busiest passenger port with around 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. The chalk cliffs that are the backdrop to the town, and are an impressive view when travelling towards the port by ferry, are known as the White Cliffs of Dover, and the narrow sea passage between England and France is named the Strait of Dover.
An important attraction in the town is Dover Castle which stands guard over the port. It is a medieval castle and was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. It is also the largest castle in England. Today, Dover Castle is a Scheduled Monument, which means it is a "nationally important" historic building and archaeological site that has been given protection against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and recognised as an internationally important structure. The castle, secret tunnels, and surrounding land are now owned by English Heritage and the site is a major tourist attraction.