Calais Seaways © Julien Carpentier (Damen Dunkerque 19/02/17). You may remove your face covering while eating. July 8th 2008: The Port of Boulogne Authority and the Boulogne Chamber of Commerce, announced the introduction of a new freight and passenger ferry service between the ports of Dover (Eastern Docks) and Boulogne to be operated by LD Lines. 1534) in 1991 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry for Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT), Please note that this vessels AIS transponder and position data may be over an hour old and that this specific vessels position will only be displayed when it is within range of the MarineTraffic AIS system. After your meal, please wear your face covering once again and place your tray in the collection point. It would then sail from Le Havre at 1700 arriving back in Portsmouth at 2130. September 2nd 1991: Left for sea-trials. May 6th 2005: A delay in return from refit of PRIDE OF KENT gives her a seven day reprieve. 18th March 2010: Arrived in the Port of Zeebrugge for an underwater inspection. May 31st 2010: Resumed Ostend – Ramsgate. Our Field to Ferry concept celebrates the great quality of fresh food and ingredients from our hand-picked suppliers. Additional meals can be purchased separately. The Prins Filip was built for Belgian operator Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT) in 1991, entering service in 1992 on its route between Dover … The AIS transponder/ship position data featured on this page is intended for information purposes only and it is no way related to the safety of navigation at sea. November 30th 2011: Departed ARNO’s for Dover. The service was launched by British actress Kelly Brook, Carsten Jensen, senior vice-president of DFDS Seaways and Christophe Santoni, managing director of LD Lines. March 6th 2016( 14:07 (UTC +1): Resumed Calais – Dover. During the refit the vessel will be fitted with a new engine following serious technical problems with one of her Sulzer main engines. She had to stay off port all day and was only able to berth in the evening. 27th March 2010: Entered commercial service between Ostend and Ramsgate. You can book pets on the Dover/Calais & Dover/Dunkirk and Newhaven/Dieppe routes. January 27th 1994: She made her maiden voyage from Ostend to Ramsgate. However, you can take the drive to Calais-Fréthun, take the Eurotunnel to Folkestone, then take the drive to Dover. You can book your cat or dog on board a DFDS Seaways ferry with AFerry. March 14th 2011: Departed Ramsgate for the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. Dover to Calais is the fastest crossing from England to France with a journey time of just 90 minutes. Early start from Dover so nothing open. We will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate any future opportunities that may arise for the joint venture.”. She resumed service from Dover on November 1st. © Ken Larwood (left) and © Andreas Wörteler (Zeebrugge, May 1999)(right). January 25th 2013: Reportedly caught by a 75 knot (approx 90 mph) wind as she entered Calais. You can reach France in just 90 minutes, and you … Dover Ferry Photos is the copyright © of Ray Goodfellow, Nigel Thornton and its named contributors 2003-2021. “the underlying industrial logic of DFDS’ and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ joint venture remains intact. It is the shortest and quickest ferry … September 6th 1991: Arrived in Dover for berthing trials. Required fields are marked *. Having just completed the return crossing with award winning DFDS I have to admit at being impressed. June 2nd 1998: Renamed STENA ROYAL whilst continuing to lay up in Dunkerque. She duly arrived and whilst swinging off the berth she was caught by the wind on her port side, she drifted sideways and ended up across the entrance to the old harbour with her stern on a mud bank and her bow resting on the west pier. they seem to show her LD Lines livery. The DFDS Dover to Calais ferry route operates up to 30 daily sailings between England and France. 2nd October 2012: Operated one round trip to Dunkerque due to industrial action at the port of Calais. Dover to Calais is the quickest and most frequent ferry crossing from England to France. February 9th 2014: Arrived in Calais and resumed service. Whilst alongside in Ostend she is repainted in the joint livery of Trans Europa Ferries and LD Lines. There was much speculation about her future with rumours abound (one that she would sail for TransEuropa from Ramsgate). November 29th 2011: Departed Le Havre for the ARNO Shipyard in Dunkerque, France so she could have her ramps adjusted. April 27th 2000: She was then sent to Dunkerque for temporary repairs. The daily service would depart from Portsmouth, UK at 2300 arriving the following morning in Le Havre, France at 0730. MS Calais Seaways is a passenger and vehicle ferry operated by DFDS Seaways between Dover and Calais.. History. March 26th 2018: Refit complete, left Dunkerque. Face coverings can be removed when eating. March 6th 2016 (05:24 (UTC +1): Arrived Calais. April 27th 2000: Following a technical failure approaching the port of Calais the P&OSL Aquitaine entered the harbour and was unable to reduce her speed. November 8th 2009 (10.30 hrs GMT): Arrived in Boulogne for berthing trials prior to taking up service. January 10th 2012: DFDS Seaways and LD Lines announce that they intend to open a new route from Dover-Calais to fill the void left by the collapse of Seafrance. Have a bite to eat with options to suit every palate, visit our shop and say … The Aquitaine was to see out the remainder of her charter laid up in Dunkerque, France before a return to Stena Ro-Ro. Remained in Calais. She will proceed to A&P Falmouth for refit, then to Dunkerque (again!) We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Martin Appleyard, Micke Asklander (Faktaomfartyg), John Bryant, Nathan Burt, d, Bethina (Faegre Galleriet.dk), Jakub Bogucki, Julien Carpentier, Ed Connell, Bernd Crause, Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic), Carsten Dettmer, Manuel Dhondt, Michel Elias, Brian Fisher, Robert Fournier, Jean-Guy Hagelstein, Phillipe Holthof, Ted Ingham, Pieter Inpyn. December 4th 2011: Returned to service between Dover and Dunkerque. All the AIS ship position data featured within this website is provided by marinetraffic.com and we are therefore not responsible for the content or the accuracy of this data, Please note that this vessels AIS transponder and position data may be over an hour old and that this specific vessels position will only be displayed when it is within range of the VesselFinder AIS system. June 29th 2015: Owing to Industrial Action/Port Closure at Calais commenced service Dover – Dunkerque. © Craig Nelson (left) and © Nigel Thornton (right). July 6th 2020: Returned to restricted service. May 2005: As a part of P&O’s fundamental business review it was announced that the Pride of Aquitaine would be withdrawn from service along with the Pride of Provence. No DFDS or P&O Ferries staff are on strike. Luckily nobody was seriously injured. With effect from January 1994 RMT became known as Oostende Lines , transferring all its Ostend services, including Jetfoil operations from Dover to Sally Line’s base at Ramsgate. The new company took over the Dover and Newhaven services of P&O European Ferries and Stena Line in March 1998. Travel from Calais to Dover on DFDS from only €75. June 2005: Due to sail to Dunkerque via Portsmouth. November 20th 1998: Bareboat chartered to P&O Stena Line, England and introduced as a freight ferry between Dover and Zeebrügge. PRIDE OF AQUITAINE’S last journey is 1315 ex Dover. The ship is expected to replace one of the current Transeuropa Ferries’ fleet later in 2010. © Carsten Dettmer (Calais, 29/12/2000) (Left) (Calais, 28/12/2000) (Right). Departing Calais on the 29/03/13 © Craig Nelson. Your email address will not be published. Collect your meal voucher(s) at check-in. The Dover-Calais fleet adopted the appropriate P&O “Pride of ….” names, losing there P&OSL prefixes. She was due to re-enter service between Ramsgate and Ostend on the 6th April 2010. September 8th 1991: Returned to her builders after her owners claimed that there were vibration problems with the vessel. Avoid crowding and follow social distancing measures in place for queuing and seating areas. Telephone booking fees apply. ... A total of 142 roles on French ships on Calais-Dover, Calais port and the offices in Calais … She is due to return to service at the end of March 2017. Dover to Calais Ferry The Dover Calais ferry route connects England with France and is currently operated by two ferry companies: P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways. These two companies … The CFDT union members were angry that the ship had been flagged under the Italian second registration, which allows the company to use cheaper non-European staff. September 14th 1994: Whilst preparing to sail from her berth in Ramsgate the foot passenger gangway collapsed onto the upper deck leading to the death of six people and seriously injuring seven others. March 24th 2019: Arrived in Calais to resume service Calais – Dover. Take a look at our new inclusive … DFDS anticipated that this would in total impact about 650 colleagues across the DFDS organisation. May 2nd 2011: Re-entered service between Le Havre and Portsmouth. Return from Dunkirk, port is even more bleak and lacking in facilities. You can book your cat or dog on board a DFDS Seaways ferry with AFerry. (Ship Finance N.V Oostende, Belgium). February 13th 2017: Sailed from Calais to the Damen Shipyard in Dunkerque for a major interior rebuild to bring her passenger facilities in line with that of her Calais-Dover fleet mates, the CÔTE DES DUNES and the CÔTE DES FLANDRES. February 17th 2012: Entered service between Dover and Calais. 1999: Rebuilt at A&P, Falmouth for use on the Dover-Calais service. The travel times on DFDS ferries are as follows: Dover to Calais – 1 Hour and 30 Minutes Dunkerque to Dover – 2 Hours These are as close to the DFDS crossing travel times as you can get. September 13th 2005: Signed over to her new owner / charter @ 1500hrs. 26th March 2010: Departed Ostend for Ramsgate and berthing trials. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. March 1st 2013: Withdrawn from service and sailed from Calais to Gdansk for refit. March 2011: It was announced that the trading agreement between Trans Europa Ferries (TEF) and LD Lines was to end with the Ostend Spirit returning to LD Lines. Find out more about our suppliers, produce and ingredients here. September 2005: Bareboat chartered to LD Lines, France. July 28th 2015: Resumed service between Dover and Calais. March 26th 2018: Arrived Calais to resume service 27/03/2018. March 8th 2018: To Damen, Dunkerque for refit. November 28th 2011: It was announced that the Norman Spirit would be chartered to DFDS Seaways to offer additional capacity on the Dover-Dunkerque service following the collapse of Seafrance. There is no direct connection from Eurotunnel Calais Terminal to Dover. We ask you to sanitise your hands and wear a face covering when choosing your meal. The Dover to Dunkirk route is the next quickest with a journey time of only 2 hours. 5th April 2010: Operated her last crossing to Boulogne. Arriving at Dover in storm force conditions © Ray Goodfellow. November 11th 2020: Due to return to full service. October 2nd 2005: (1600 hrs) Arrived in Portsmouth. Furthermore, our joint venture is still in a unique position to create a number of sustainable French jobs, including the deployment of French flagged ships. Route Price Fare Details; Dover - Calais (DFDS) $424: Booked: Friday, 4 December 2020; Travel: Friday, 18 December 2020 - Saturday, 2 January 2021; Car + 1 We can, therefore, confirm that we have continued to pursue opportunities to establish a new route between Dover and Calais. Arriving at Dover … October 3rd 2005: Anticipated entry into service between Le Havre – Portsmouth. It is not possible to bring your own food onboard due to healthcare measures. Dover to Calais is like a bus route with ferries of various companies covering the route. This was one of the most serious onshore accidents in the recent history of the ferry industry. July 21st 2015: Resumed service between Dover and Calais. The Calais to Dover route connects Calais in northern France to Dover in Kent on the south coast of England. Starting between 15th and 30th March 2010, the two companies will co-operate on commercial aspects of the route with LD Lines taking a lead in the development of the tourist passenger business, whilst Transeuropa Ferries will continue to build its focus on freight traffic and ship operations. ETA in Gdansk is 0700 on the 25/04/15. The MALO SEAWAYS would operate her schedule until her return to service. Please note, 7 Seas Restaurant is always open, food will be served from Lighthouse Café on selected crossings and Horizon restaurant is temporarily closed. Onboard Calais-Dover Our Calais to Dover crossing takes just 90 minutes and while you sail you can enjoy our onboard facilities. The weather conditions were not favourable, with winds WSW blowing between 30 to 45 knots. All the AIS ship position data featured within this website is provided by myshiptracking.com and we are therefore not responsible for the content or the accuracy of this data, © Jean François Berden, Courtesy of Boelwerf Blog. May 14th 1999: Renamed P&OSL AQUITAINE and introduced between Dover – Zeebrügge. Use the hand sanitiser at the entrance to all food outlets. October 2nd 2009: It was announced that the Norman Spirit was due to leave the Portsmouth-Le Havre route and would take up service on the Dover-Boulogne route in place of the Norman Arrow as of the 8th of November 2009. Have a bite to eat with options to suit every palate, visit our shop and say goodbye to mainland prices and keep the kids busy in the children's play area and with Jack's Treasure Hunt app. With panoramic windows providing spectacular sea views, our 7 Seas restaurant serves a variety of delicious hot and cold dishes at affordable prices. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Dover to Calais ferries with DFDS and P&O Ferries - Prices from £227. March 6th 2016 (02:49 (UTC +1):Left Dunkerque east. Calais number 7 berth was badly damaged and was out of use for several months.”. Crossing the Dover Straits in the evening of the 21st August 2015 from Calais to Dover on the DFDS Seaways ship Calais Seaways. February 10th 2012: Departed Dunkerque bound for Calais. July 26th 2015: DFDS Seaways suspended services between Dover and Calais due to ongoing industrial action by the Maritime North Union. May 12th 1992: Made her maiden voyage between Ostend and Dover. April 11th 2020: Sailed from Calais to Dunkerque (East), © Julian Carpentier (Dunkerque, 11/05/2020). January 28th 2014: Arrived in Vlissingen for refit. As previously stated, the underlying industrial logic of DFDS’ and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ joint venture has remained intact throughout the process. P&O Stena Line was a British private sector company, 60% owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and 40% owned by Stena Line AB of Sweden. Dover – Calais and Calais – Dover schedules and customer information from DFDS, one of Northern Europe’s largest ro-ro freight shipping networks. Simplon Postcard (© Phillipe Holthoff, River Scheldt, Antwerp, 27/04/1992) (Left) and © Brian Fisher (Scheldt, May 1992) (Right). On board DFDS ferries from Dover to Calais This operation is a joint venture between LD Lines and DFDS Seaways. The DFDS Dover to Calais ferry route operates up to 30 daily sailings between England and France. 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