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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

Our Dover to Calais crossing takes just 90 minutes and while you sail you can enjoy our onboard facilities. 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.

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World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2021

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