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Family Travel

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Family Travel onboard Calais to Dover

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

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Onboard Calais-Dover

Our Calais to Dover 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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