The Pride of Burgundy is one of P&O Ferries’ older and smaller ships standing at just 28138 gross tons. Built in Germany in 1991, the Pride of Burgundy was initially a freight ship called the European Causeway.
The ferry originally operated on the Dover to Zeebrugge ferry route. However, in 1993, due to the number of people travelling from Dover to Calais it changed to a passenger ferry. It was subsequently renamed the Pride of Burgundy and began to work on the Dover to Calais ferry route.
The ship is one of P&O Ferries smaller vessels. It’s 179.7m long, with 8 decks and can carry approximately 1420 passengers, 120 freight vehicles or 530 passenger vehicles. Although she is smaller than some of the other ships in the fleet, it still reaches speeds of up to 21 knots or 24mph.
Onboard the Pride of Burgundy
Onboard the Pride of Burgundy you can find a whole host of different facilities to keep you comfortable during your trip. These include a restaurant, bar and cafe, shop, arcade games area and children’s area. There’s also lots of seating, club class lounge and a bureau de change with atm.
The onboard restaurant offers a range of meals suitable for a variety of ages and tastes. Meanwhile the cafe and bar offer the ideal alternative for those wanting a snack or drink.
Families with children will be able to keep them busy on the short journey with the children’s play area and variety of seating where they can sit and watch films or play games.
As with all of the Dover to Calais ferries due to the short distance and travelling times there are no cabins available. Instead you’ll find a variety of comfortable seating and the club lounge which is chargeable.
Those with mobility issues will find that the ship is very accessible and staff are always available to help. If you’re planning to get the Dover to Calais ferry, ensure you keep an eye out for the Pride of Burgundy!
P&O Ferries onboard shop gives you the opportunity to buy any items you need for your trip that they may have forgotten such as headlight adaptors, maps, GB stickers and travel adaptors. The shop also offers a range of newspapers, magazines, sweets and duty free type items such as tobacco products, alcohol and fragrances.
To book your ferry on the Pride of Burgundy, please head over to our Dover to Calais ferry crossing page.