"Great experience with myferry link"
Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Ludovic
Just great!! Very friendly personnel, diverse catering, good prices! Ferry departure and arrive -- on exact time !! :)
'Ludovic' travelled Calais Dover with MyFerryLink on Rodin
Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Garry
First time to use myferrrylink, indeed any ferry to get from EU to UK. Was pleasantly surprised how easy and convenient it was to find the check-in area and to gt on and off the ferry on both sides of the channel. Courteous, polite staff and reasonable catering tariff - will definitely use myferrylink again and can recommend anyone to use it!
'Garry' travelled Calais Dover with MyFerryLink on Rodin
"Nice & Easy"
Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Bjorn
If well planned the Ferry is just as quick as the Tunnel and much nicer!
'Bjorn' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Pride of Canterbury
Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Joni
Happy with DirectFerries and DFDS! I got into an earlier ferry because I was 2.5 hours before check-in in Calais!
'Joni' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
The origins of Calais are obscure. It was founded as a fishing village some time prior to the 10th century. In 997, it was improved by the Count of Flanders and fortified by the Count of Boulogne in 1224. It is less than 40km from England - the Channel's shortest crossing - and is the busiest French passenger port. In the last war the British destroyed it to prevent it being used as a base for a German invasion. The French still refer to it as "the most English town in France", an influence that began after the battle of Crécy in 1346, when Edward III seized it for use as a beachhead in the Hundred Years War. Calais divides in two: Calais-Nord, the old town rebuilt after the war, with the place d'Armes and rue Royale as its focus, is separated by canals from sprawling Calais-Sud, centred around the Hôtel de Ville and the main shopping streets, boulevards Lafayette and Jacquard - the latter named after the inventor of looms.
Backed by its famous White Cliffs, Dover is located in Kent, on England's southeastern tip and is the UK's closest geographical point to Continental Europe. Every day of the year, frequent Cross Channel ferries travel between Dover and the French ports of Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne.
One of the most important military towns in UK history, Dover is a rich tapestry of history. Few other towns can boast such a unique collection of relics and monuments dating back from the Bronze Age, the Roman Empire, the Saxon era, and virtually every other important historic period. While modern developments have seen many of Dover's important historical buildings swept away, there are still many important sites that must be preserved for future generations. The story of Dover is as old as civilization itself and we can only wonder at what future historical events this remarkable town will enter the history books for again.