"Sunny trip to France!"
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Anonymous
We sat outside during our journey to Calais as the sun was shining. We enjoyed a coffee and chatted to two Australian couples as we travelled. The ship was clean and well looked after. The shops are large and have plenty of choice for all types of people. We always travelled with Brittany Ferries in the past but have no concerns travelling with P&O. The staff are lovely and the loading and unloading of the ship is quick and efficient! Would definitely recommend.
'Anonymous' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Ceri
A very enjoyable journey
'Ceri' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Christopher
Fantastic journey, went smoothly from arrival at Dover to simple collection of boarding ticket to getting on and off the ferry and the same for the return journey. Will definately use direct ferries again. Thank You
'Christopher' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Berlioz
"Easy, comfortable and affordable"
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Marcia
Title says it all.
'Marcia' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Berlioz
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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.