The Calais Seaways Ferry is DFDS Seaways oldest ferry on the Dover to Calais route across the channel. The ferry stands at 28838 gross tons and was built in 1991 in Belgium.
Calais Seaways has been owned by a number of companies and has operated on a number of different routes during its lifetime. It has also been known by a number of different names including Prins Filip, Stena Royal, POSL Aquitaine, PO Aquitaine, Pride of Aquitaine, Norman Spirit and Ostend Spirit. The ship was finally acquired by DFDS Seaways in 2013 when it was renamed the Calais Seaways.
Although the oldest ship on the Dover to Calais ferry crossing and Calais to Dover ferry route it was completely refurbished in 2017.
The Calais Seaways is 163m long, with 8 decks and can carry approximately 2000 passengers, and 600 passenger vehicles.
Calais Seaways Deck Plan
Onboard the Calais Seaways Ferry
Onboard the Calais Seaways ferry you’ll find a whole host of different facilities to keep you comfortable. Facilities on-board include restaurant, bar and cafe, shop, information desk, bureau de change, and children’s play area.
The onboard restaurant offers a range of meals suitable for a variety of ages and tastes. Furthermore, the cafe and bar offer the ideal alternative for those wanting a snack or drink.
There are no cabins on-board because of the relatively short crossing times from Dover to Calais. Instead, you’ll find lots of seating, a premium lounge and a freight drivers club.
If you happen to have mobility difficulties then you need not worry. The Calais Seaways is very accessible and staff are always available to help.
One of the great things about the ferry is its onboard shop. Inside the shop there are lots of products on offer. These include headlight adaptors, maps, GB stickers and travel adaptors. The on-board shop also offers a range of sweets, newspapers, magazines and duty-free type items such as alcohol, tobacco products and fragrances.