"trip back to UK"
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Anonymous
Staff were very helpful & friendly, lots of new faces.
'Anonymous' travelled Dunkirk Dover with DFDS Seaways on D Class
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Arian
Good reliable trip, nice that they have free Wifi onboard !
'Arian' travelled Dunkirk Dover with DFDS Seaways on D Class
"Better than clockwork"
Reviewed 13 July 2014 by John
Both crossings went so smoothly that it was better than "like clockwork". Due to unexpectedly light traffic we arrived at Dover at 23:45 for our 6:00 crossing, and were promptly put on the 23:55 ferry. My only criticism: the shop / lounge / toilets in Dunkirk really need improvement. Perhaps by an outside contractor? Nevertheless: Thank you DFDS for sparing our nerves for the rest of the trip!
'John' travelled Dunkirk Dover with DFDS Seaways on D Class
"good and professional"
Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Peter
It is always a good crossing. Everybody knows what to do, the facilities are alright and getting on and off is smooth.
'Peter' travelled Dunkirk Dover with DFDS Seaways on D Class
|Calais - Dover with DFDS Seaways - 10 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Calais - Dover with P&O Ferries - 23 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Calais - Folkestone with Eurotunnel - 46 Crossings Daily / 35 minute crossing|
|Calais - Dover with MyFerryLink - 8 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 30 minute crossing|
Dunkerque is a harbour city in the northernmost part of France, in the département of Nord, 10 km from the Belgian border. Its name is derived from the West Flemish (Dutch) "duin" (dune) and "kerke" (church). Till the middle of the 20th century the city was situated in the Dutch language area; today the local Dutch dialect still can be found, but has been largely replaced by French. The area was much disputed between Spain, England, the Netherlands and France. In the Eighty Years' War the port was the base of the infamous Dunkerque Raiders until the city was conquered by Louis XIII of France in 1646. In World War II, heavy fighting took place around Dunkerque during the German invasion in 1940, but a lull in the action unexpectedly allowed a large number of French and British soldiers to escape to England. 338,226 men were evacuated amidst constant bombing (the miracle of Dunkerque, as Winston Churchill called it).
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.