"Dover to Calais"
Reviewed 16 November 2014 by John
I was received most pleasantly at the checkin and treated as well as anyone could wish. The onboard meal was good and the staff were courteous. If I have one complaint it is in the lack of "restful" seating.
'John' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Berlioz
"DFDS Ferry trip"
Reviewed 13 November 2014 by Jon Lockhart , Cairns, Australia
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
'Jon Lockhart , Cairns, Australia' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways
Reviewed 12 November 2014 by Carl
I have no problem sailing with this company and will do so again next year no problem
'Carl' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by David
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
'David' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
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Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dover Calais route is a car and 2 passengers.
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.
Calais is a city located in the French departement of Nord-Pas de Calais and is the closest port in France to England and has been a long time the binding factor for trade and tourism between the two European countries. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais. Calais was, in fact, a British territory for many centuries before it became part of Northern France. On a clear day, Dover's famous white cliffs can easily be viewed from Calais and the French coast can also be seen from those very cliffs too (weather permitting of course).
The city is separated in two parts: the old town and the modern town. Calais-Nord, the old town is located on a man-made island bordered by canals and harbours. The other part, the modern town, known as St-Pierre, lies to the south. However, Calais is not just famous for being an important port connecting France and England, but also as a developing tourist centre with its rich cultural heritage, museums, French gastronomic delights, spirited nightlife and its Belfries, (siege towers constructed to protect the town from invasions), which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.