"Crossing fine but allow more time for passport control"
Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Dominic
As I travel with P & O every month, I am accustomed to the loading and unloading drill as well as all the services offered by P & O. Everything is usually without incident. Through no fault of P & 0 however, it has become more and more frustrating to arrive at Calais and find an unacceptable queue of cars waiting to go through passport control. I have missed one crossing and only just made the last two due to a 45 minute queue - nothing to do with P & O but just a warning to all who get to Calais thinking that 30 minutes before the crossing will be enough.
'Dominic' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
"I will always use this company again."
Reviewed 14 December 2014 by Patrick
Overall the experience was good. You can smoke on the deck, there are plenty of drinking and dining areas and duty free shops for those who are interested. Personally, I was only interested in the cheapest possible return ticket for a car and three people and directferries were far cheaper than booking directly with P&O. In the duty free shops there weren't very many good deals, however I did find some decent wine, 6 bottles for £18 and my other half bought some make up, apart from that, the rest of the products were most expensive than most airport duty free shops. I wasn't interested in eating on the ship as there are far better places to eat on shore. My bother did have a roast dinner though, it was a bit worse than school dinners so I wouldn't recommend. The drinks at the bar are about the same as London pubs, about £4 for a bottle of berry cider, this I didn't mind. The main negative point were the toilets, they were pretty dirty, I'd avoid them if possible.
'Patrick' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of Burgundy
"Good trip again"
Reviewed 10 December 2014 by David
Despite French strike action the ferry got there eventually but a slow crossing grateful for that. Got to Calais on way back straight on an earlier boat much appreciated. thanks
'David' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Reviewed 01 December 2014 by Anonymous
DFDS provide great service Thanks!!!
'Anonymous' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
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The English town and port of Dover is located in the county of Kent in the south east of England. The town lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. This narrow stretch of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover. In and around the town there are many things for visitors to see and do. In memory of the spot where Bleriot landed following the first cross channel flight in 1909, the Bleriot Memorial is an outline of the aircraft flown set into the ground. Also, and overlooking the town, is Dover Castle which is the largest castle in England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout its history.
The Port of Dover is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. It is the main port of departure for travellers from the UK to France and beyond into mainland Europe. Services are operated by P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and MyFerryLink to Calais and Dunkirk.
The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais departement of north west France and is the closest port in France to England. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais and on a clear day the famous White Cliffs of Dover can be seen from Calais as can the Calais coast from the cliffs. Calais has been an important maritime hub for commerce and tourism between France and England for many years and the town itself is divided into two parts. The old town, Calais-Nord, is located on a man made island that is surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern town, St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town. The city is moving away from just being home to the busy port and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination in itself. It has a long and rich cultural heritage, a number of museums and a lively nightlife. A popular attraction in the city are its Belfries which are siege towers that were built to protect the city from marauders, and are today declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.