Family on deck onboard Dover-France
Onboard

Family Travel

Onboard
DFDS Pirates Island characters
Children selecting toys onboard Dover-France

Family Travel onboard Dover to Calais

When your kids have fun it makes your holiday so much better, and much more relaxing too! Whether you are wildlife spotting on deck or following Jack’s Treasure Hunt across the ship, there is plenty to keep families busy during our short sailings across the channel.

Due to COVID-19 safety measures, Pirates’ Island children’s play area and our arcade games area are currently closed. However, children can still follow Jack’s Treasure Hunt across the ship, helping our mascot gather clues to find his treasure! Find out more!

Onboard Experience

Family on deck Dover-Calais

Onboard Dover-Calais

Spend our 90 minute Dover to Calais crossing enjoying our onboard facilities. Have a bite to eat in our onboard restaurants, visit our duty free shop and keep the kids busy in the children's play area and with Jack's Treasure Hunt app.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!