Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Lynndy
Both the Rodin and the Berlioz were excellent ferries. They departed on time. Staff were courteous and helpful. My FerryLInk is the old SeaFrance- now a workers' cooperative- therefore they have a stake and work together seemingly well. I enjoyed the crossing- the bonnus is that it if you book early it is very good value.
'Lynndy' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Rodin
Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Alan
Stress free loading, comfortable seats, took a picnic so did not use catering facilities. Smooth unloading & on our way home.
'Alan' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Rodin
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Jonathan
I love crossing the Channel, much more than tunnelling beneath it..! P&O ferries are usually smart and reliable, and both ships were fine on these trips. The Direct Ferries food token was a very welcome bonus on the voyage out, the open stern deck delightful on the way back.(My only real complaint is the lack of open decks to walk on today's ships. There is nothing quite like standing in the bows, watching France approach.....)
'Jonathan' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of Kent
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by David
I cannot fault anything from arriving at the sailing ports, to the crossing aboard the vessel Rodin or the experience overall. The staff and crew were superb.
'David' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Rodin
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.
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.