The Calais Seaways (renamed from Norman Spirit) is used on the popular Dover Calais route. There’s plenty to keep you occupied during the short channel ferry crossing with a range of venues to shop, eat and drink as well as comfortable seating to unwind in. You’ll also find extensive outside decks, a children’s play area, internet access and a games arcade.
All tastes are catered for in the self-service restaurant with a choice of meal deals and a menu tailored for children and vegetarians.
Please note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Calais Seaways 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.
95% of our customers recommended this ship
Great trip. Amazing value for money. Definitely will use it again.
Reviewed 02 May 2015 by Justyna who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Very good service"
Really can't think of anything that I could complain about, which is unusual for me. !
Reviewed 06 April 2015 by Elizabeth who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Return to Dover"
Reviewed 26 March 2015 by Alastair who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Taking any ferry on this crossing was a first for me as I usually use the tunnel, but I will happily use DFDS in future as long as the prices remain competitive. The booking process, finding way into and out of the ports, registering/passport control, loading and unloading, time on board, all seamlessly simple and perfectly enjoyable. Plenty to do onboard if you wanted or needed to keep children entertained, staff friendly and efficient, plenty of comfy chairs to snooze away the short crossing if that's your thing too. My Calais/Dover crossing was late lunchtime and while there was still plenty of choice for food, one downer for me was that the fish/chips I chose (living in France it's been a while!) was disappointing so have dropped one star there. Dropped a half star also for punctuality - the Calais/Dover leg was late, though not by too much and didn't have a serious effect on my onward journey. It was purely price which initially tempted me away from the tunnel, but it was a combination of price and service which will make me return. I had forgotten how beneficial it is to properly relax for an hour and a half between my seven hour drive in France, and four in UK. Thanks DFDS!
Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Jennifer who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Hassle free crossing, easy booking and high standard service.
Reviewed 17 March 2015 by Mufutau who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"weekday morning ferry crossing"
Smooth sailing, hardly knew we'd left port.coffee not too expensive. Ferry left on time and travelled quick. Compares favourably with shuttle on price and speed. Probably easiest cross-channel ferry I've been on at 1.5 hrs.
Reviewed 16 March 2015 by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
The staff is very kind. Everything was perfect and in time. Recommend DFDS Seaways!
Reviewed 07 March 2015 by Georgi who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
" Ferry crossing to Dover from Calais and back"
The Ferry was on time with good crew service and helpful staff. A clean ship with Good food. A pleasant experience.
Reviewed 05 March 2015 by Anthony who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Everything was fine, don't needed to wait too long to departing. The trip was good.The parking was a bit tight, by my opinion.As you can see my wing mirror on the driving side..Someone kicked, or something like that.
Reviewed 28 February 2015 by Agnes who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"DFDS - my regular ferry"
DFDS do the business. My recent trip went well and was on time. My only gripe is the state of the toilet cubicles - broken locks and floods at the start of a voyage - not acceptable in my view.
Reviewed 07 January 2015 by Jeremy who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Dover to Calais"
On a lovely but blustery day I took the DFDS ferry to France, booking the trip through Direct Ferries. The arrangements were seamless and at the appointed time we departed the ferry berth and were soon unloading in Calais. The crew were great and those working the restaurant were helpfull and cheerfull making it a memorable trip for my first time granddaughter.
Reviewed 04 January 2015 by William who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Very help full people working for this cruise line. I had very good experience travelling with a car. Much better than, say, Silja-line.
Reviewed 24 December 2014 by Tero who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Not the best facilities but crew excellent, ship clean, on time especially discharging and reasonable price. A great change from the old days of sea france. Can't comment on food.
Reviewed 08 December 2014 by Alan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
DFDS provide great service Thanks!!!
Reviewed 01 December 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
we were very surprised to find the level of help that the crew of the ship showed us The problems that myself as a disabled person found that the crew were very good thank you
Reviewed 01 December 2014 by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Dover to Calais"
Very organised, pre boarding the ferry. Left on time and arrived on time. Good crossing.
Reviewed 28 November 2014 by Paul Coelho who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"DFDS Ferry trip"
Thank you for the opportunity to travel with your service. Due to my incorrect reading of day of departure from Dover, I rebooked and was given an extremely pleasant rebooking procedure by one of your office people. The extra cost was not a problem, because it was my fault that I missed the original day of departure. Signage is very good coming into the terminal, from both Dover and Calais The normal return cost that you charge for the Dover-Calais-_Dover trip is extremely cheap for the service, compared to other ferry services. There is no reason that I am aware of to want to change to other ferry services in the future
Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Jon Lockhart , Cairns, Australia who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
I have no problem sailing with this company and will do so again next year no problem
Reviewed 12 November 2014 by Carl who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Found the check in staff very helpful and informative when I arrived they offered me an earlier ferry to Dunkirk which saved me the drive from Calais. On the return route again I was allowed to use the Dunkirk Route although my ticket was from Calais. On board crew were very efficient and most helpful I am a regular traveller to France and normally use Le Shuttle but this trip with DFDFS may make me consider my future options - longer crossing time etc butcost savings the advantage
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
We had a great crossing and will use DFDS again.
Reviewed 04 November 2014 by Clive who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways