Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Anthony
Efficient without to much fuss
'Anthony' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Anonymous
Both crossings were punctual - ship was very clean and food was great and reasonably priced. Shops on board were smaller than other companies we have used and choice of goods was limited, but still managed to pick-up a few bargains!!
'Anonymous' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
"Poor organization and boarding"
Reviewed 06 September 2014 by Mark
We arrived at the port well over an hour before boarding was due to take place. We were put into a row ready to board, as the time went by more and more people arrived and were allocated their spaces. Boarding time came and went, 15 minutes late going to France and over 30 minutes late returning. That was the least of our worries as all and I mean all of the other travelers were boarded before we were. We might as well of turned up with 5 minutes to go and got onto the ship straight away...... NOT HAPPY
'Mark' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways
"First time traveller"
Reviewed 06 September 2014 by Anonymous
We chose to go by ferry for our first family trip driving in France. The staff were friendly and informative. We got to the port a bit early and were offered an earlier sailing for £20 extra. On this occasion we declined but on the return journey we took them up on it and instead of sailing back at midnight, we left at 9:00pm. Both trips were pleasant and the facilities excellent. The food was reasonably priced and very good. Highly recommended service. I have been across through the tunnel on business but for a family holiday I would only go via a ferry in the future.
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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.