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Ships' Overview - Dover to France

DFDS ships' overview Dover-France

Ships' Overview

The 6 modern vessels on our Dover to Dunkirk and Dover to Calais routes cross the English Channel up to 54 times every day and boast excellent facilities to keep everyone entertained as they sail.

Visit our onboard facilities pages to find out more about the dining, shopping and other amenities on our ships.

DFDS flagged ships

UK Flagged Vessels

We have 3 UK flagged vessels operating on the Channel:

  • Dover Seaways
  • Delft Seaways
  • Dunkerque Seaways

French flagged vessels

We have 3 French flagged vessels operating on the Channel:

  • Côte Des Dunes
  • Côte Des Flandres
  • Calais Seaways
DFDS Dover Seaways

Dover Seaways, Delft Seaways & Dunkerque Seaways

These 3 sister ships were built in 2005. The ships are of Scandinavian design and have a light and airy atmosphere. The ships have a number of dining venues, a café, play areas, a shop, private lounge and facilities for commercial drivers.

Technical Details:

  • Length: 186m
  • Width: 28m
  • Cruising Speed: 20.5 knots
  • Passengers: 1000
  • Cars: 250
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Flag: UK


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DFDS Cote des Dunes

Côte Des Dunes and Côte Des Flandres Ships' Overview

Côte Des Dunes and Côte Des Flandres are our two new ships launched on the route between Dover and Calais. Both vessels were fully refurbished in January 2016. The modern facilities include a restaurant, a snack bar, a café, play areas, a shop, premium lounge and facilities for commercial drivers.

Technical Details:

  • Length: 186m
  • Width: 28m
  • Cruising Speed: 25knots
  • Engine Output:4 x Engines total power 39,000 KW
  • Passengers: 1500
  • Cars: 400
  • Year built: Côte Des Flandres-2004 / Côte Des Dunes-2001
  • Flag: France


DFDS Calais Seaways ship

Calais Seaways Ship Overview

Built in 1991 and extensively refurbished in 2017 this vessel can accommodate 2,000 passengers. The ship’s facilities include a restaurant, bar, café, reclining seat areas, a shop, play area and several public areas with sea views. There are also excellent facilities for commercial drivers.

Technical Details:

  • Length: 163m
  • Width: 27m
  • Cruising Speed: 21 Knots
  • Passengers: 2000
  • Cars: 600
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Refurbished: 2013
  • Flag: France



Côte d’Opale Ship Overview

Building began on the Côte d’Opale in 2019 and she is due to set sail on our Dover – Calais route in summer 2021. Part of the E-Flexer series of ships, the Côte d’Opale will be our longest ship on the channel. Facilities include a large, open plan Duty Free shop, a range of restaurants and a Relax Lounge. There will also be our Road Kings lounge dedicated to freight drivers. Find out more about the progress of the Côte d’Opale’s build here.

__Technical Details __

  • Length: 214m
  • Width: 27.8m
  • Cruising speed:20-22 knots
  • Passenger capacity: 1000
  • Car capacity: 3100 lane metres
  • Engines: 2
  • Build year: 2021
  • Flag: France


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