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
Excellent ship, price, staff can't find a fault
Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Harvey who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
the ship left on time with all the trouble in france we came two hours early and were just put on a early one which was great, the ship was lovely clean, food was lovely and everything went well.
Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
The destination Port was changed to Dunkerque from Calais, but no delay experienced, very good trip! Would use DFDS again.
Reviewed 22 July 2015 by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Pompt, efficient service"
Easy, straightforward crossing.
Reviewed 03 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
The services were polite and efficient, quick and simple. We enjoyed the experience, and someday we'll repeat it again!
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Sérgio who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
I usually go from Portsmouth, decided to go from Dover this time. Cheap no frills crossing. It was busy on the ship and the food was good. Hour and a bit later in France. Ideal.
Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Warren who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Great Food as Always."
Driving for 2-3 hours to even get to Dover, then the wait to board ship,I am usually the first in the Q for something to eat! Great range on evening sailings chose the Beef with creamy mash and veg and spotted dick and custard all for a tenner. Compare that to other enclosed venues like o2 or silverstone where they steal your wallet it's great value and as good as any village pub. Must be the polite french chef's and staff that really put the effort in. Quite why you would want to use the tunnel with no catering or view stand by your car for 40 mins then stop in France at the first Cafe for refreshments, thus making it a similar time to cross is beyond me...and it's more expensive. I go over 2 or 3 times a year for the last 20 years and find the service great...thanks.
Reviewed 27 June 2015 by Jeff who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
First time user of this service,good check in procedure,we were put on an earlier sailing as there was a ferry about to depart,ferry was in good condition & arrived on time.
Reviewed 18 June 2015 by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
We enjoyed sailing to France with DFDS on May 20th (night sailing) and we were very comfortable. The ship was really clean and everything was spotless. It was uncrowded too, being mid-week and midnight (12-30) sailing. It was slightly delayed but not unduly. I enjoyed my late Dinner on board. Returning 2 weeks later, I again enjoyed the meal and the ship was very clean and tidy. It was more crowded - Saturday night - but not uncomfortably so. We appreciated all the announcements being made in English, French and Polish languages. We felt happy on board and the Crew were polite and friendly.
Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Colin Smith who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
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