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C Class

Operated by DFDS Seaways on the Dover Calais route

DFDS Seaways C Class fleet of vessels comprise the former SeaFrance and MyFerrylink ships Rodin and Berlioz and have been renamed Cote des Dunes (Rodin) and Cote des Flandres (Berlioz). The ships were purpose built for the channel and include a choice of bars, cafe's and restaurants as well as a shop for last minute purchases. The ferries can carry in excess of 1900 passengers with ample space for passenger and freight vehicles.

Onboard Food and Drink

On board, you will find a self-service restaurant serving a range of delicious hot and cold dishes, freshly cooked throughout the day. Vegetarian alternatives and children's options are also available.

If you would prefer something lighter, there are also plenty of cafes and bars where you can relax and admire the superb views of The Channel.

Additional Onboard Facilities

For a small extra charge, why not treat yourself to the C-Class fleet’s new premium lounge? Here, you can look-out to the impressive sea views with a range of complimentary hot and cold food, coffee, cold drinks and snacks. A television, free Wi-Fi and newspapers are also included.

Travelling with Children

There is a designated play area for younger children and a games area for those slightly older, making sure your children can enjoy the journey as much as possible.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our C Class guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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C Class Reviews

4.4
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Excellent!!"

    I booked a ticket 2.5hrs prior to departure having just passed Brussels. I didn't know there was border check between Belgium and France which was heavily congested. Rang up the helpline, and the lady (customer service) was beyond helpful, having contacted dover port to check traffic conditions and they weren't aware of the traffic further eastwards from the port so could have easily rejected my claim but kindly offered to move me to the next slot. Overall really pleased with the service and will definitely recommend!!

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    Reviewed 08 October 2016 by Velimir who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Clean sailing vessels"

    I love that it's on time and staffs are friendly .

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    Reviewed 04 October 2016 by Jones who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "service"

    I was missing a de-worm vaccination for my dog when I had to return from France The 2 ladies in the customer service center in Calais was very helpful They gave me vet details and re-booked me and even helped with hotel suggestions great service

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    Reviewed 03 October 2016 by Jesper who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Road trip to Spain "

    We enjoyed the whole experience and thought of it as part of the holiday. Thank you.

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    Reviewed 02 October 2016 by Philip who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Reliable and efficient"

    DFDS deliver exactly what is expected - quick comfortable efficient crossings. Going midweek meant the ferry was mostly empty of car passengers which made life very easy! no crowds or noise and plenty of choice of seating.

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    Reviewed 01 October 2016 by Alex Delamain who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Fab!!"

    Fab!!

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    Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Darren who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Good service"

    I was travelling by motorcycle and was undecided whether to take the tunnel or the ferry across to Calais from Dover. A quick search on the internet the night before led me to the Directferries site and a fairly reasonable cost for a return ticket. The ticket price was half as much as the tunnel and since I was on a leasure trip and in no great hurry, I chose the ferry. I travelled across on a DFDS ferry and returned on a P&O ferry. Both companies provided an excellent serbvice. My motorcycle was strapped down for both trips and the journeys were pleasant.

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    Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Kamlanathan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Mini break"

    Very good service

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    Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Peter who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Uneventful and comfortable"

    The trip to and from Calais was exactly what it should be:- uneventful, and comfortable Exactly what you need to start, and end, a driving holiday to europe. Lots of space on board to relax and stretch legs.

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    Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Peter who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "The easy way is the only way"

    I decided to take my Mife to France for a few days break. I researched going from Newcastle to Amsterdam but was horrified at the fare for us and the car return. It was over £700 which I thought was a bit OTT. The mileage I would have to drive to my destination was from door to door just over 850 miles as we were going to Peronne in the Somme district near Peronne and we stay near Turriff north of Aberdeen. I looked at the Tunnell but as I am not in favour of it ever having built I decided to give it a miss as a holliday should not start in a hole in the ground under the Channel. For me with my nautical background there was only one way and that was bu ship. I booked with DFDS on line and found it so easy and I did this. We drove down to Dover and had a couple of stops overnight the second one being in Dover so as to be near the ferry so as to save hassle in the morning of loading. We arrived some 3 hours early just to be sure and were put on the next ship over two hours before our booked time and this was a bonus as we would arrive in France a good two hours early. On the return trip I had booked on the nearest ferry to 14.00 hours and again arrived a good three hours early and we were loaded on to a ship over two hours early again a bonus as this gave us two hours of a head start on our homeward trip. The two crossings were so serene and we had good food in the resstaurant both ways and we were glad we decided to travel this way. The milage to our destination was about 15 miles less than Newcastle to Amsterdam then to Peronne and the travel costs worked out about over £400 pounds cheaper including the hotels, food and fuel. I would only go this way the next time and give DFDS and the crews 10 out of 10 for everything and I would change nothing as it was a great start and end to a nice break.

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    Reviewed 23 September 2016 by Michael Muller who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Dover Calais trip"

    Another pleasant trip on DFDS ferry. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and plenty of them to speak to if you need to. Food a little unimaginative and confusing layout. The fried fish looked as if it had been there for a while ! Embarkation easy and appreciated being able to travel on earlier ferry

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    Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Susan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Europe tour"

    On time , efficient ,

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    Reviewed 19 September 2016 by Graham who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Clear skies"

    Lovely crossing. Also very quiet. After the school holidays the crossing was much more relaxing. Weather was perfectly clear. We could see both Dover and Calais at the same time. The submarine was a bonus.

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    Reviewed 18 September 2016 by Elizabeth who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Clear skies"

    Lovely crossing. Also very quiet. After the school holidays the crossing was much more relaxing. Weather was perfectly clear. We could see both Dover and Calais at the same time. The submarine was a bonus.

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    Reviewed 18 September 2016 by Elizabeth who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Great service "

    Great service Apart of the horrible smell from the toilets

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    Reviewed 18 September 2016 by Cezary who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "A logical route for Normandy and a painless way to travel"

    The route makes sense as it avoids travelling too far from a straight line drawn from my home to the delights of Normandy.The ships must be built by the people who built the Tardis as in spite of the car decks being full,there was plenty of space in all the seating areas.The catering was OK and meant that I could complete my trip without needing an additional pitstop.I was also pleased that the onboard wifi allowed me to catch up with news and get some advance information about weather conditions and traffic hold ups.I have no doubt that I will use the route again.

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    Reviewed 17 September 2016 by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Altogether good "

    Easy booking - although could do with sat nav postcode on booking docs - straightforward check in & boarding. Staff on board cheerful & helpful. Only thing that I would criticise is the lack of space (area) available outside on the 'smoking' area and lack of seating outside . I'm a none smoker my partner a smoker so it's nice to have seating together without being overcrowded .

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    Reviewed 17 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Day Trip"

    A good trip on this occasion we were allowed to board the vessel very quickly and there was plenty of space on the car deck.... A fresh coffee and a croisant en-route didn't break the bank either, in fact a quick check of the on board prices, bearing in mind that all passengers are a 'Captive Audience' the former system that sometimes was in place on these jaunts, was not visible. The prices of snacks etc was very reasonable.

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    Reviewed 16 September 2016 by Hobgoblin who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Excellent"

    Booking was easy, check in person was friendly, ferry was nice and clean. Sneezing experience. This is my 3rd time bumming with you, Will continue to be your loyal customer.

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    Reviewed 14 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Calais to Dover"

    We crossed the channel with DFDS on the Monday when a protest road block was taking place. We had a fixed ferry time booking but DFDS guaranteed a crossing at any time which gave us peace of mind whilst travelling to the terminal. All the staff working for DFDS are brilliant, a real "above and beyond" customer service. Can't recommend them highly enough.

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    Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Colin who travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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