P&O Ferries Dover to Calais. Book cheap ferry tickets from England
seven super-ferries on the Dover to Calais route P&O Ferries (previously P&O
Stena Line) now offer the biggest and best ships with the most sailings everyday.
During peak hours there's a departure every 30 minutes, so no waiting at the port,
and the crossing only takes between one and a quarter and one and a half hours.
On January 21st 2011 the largest ferry ever on the Dover Calais route joined
the P&O fleet. The Spirit of Britain is a truly spectacular ship which will
make the ferry experience even more a part of your holiday. The Spirit of Britain
was joined in early 2012 by its sister ship the Spirit of France.
The Spirit of Britain and the Spirit of France are the largest ferries operating
in the English Channel, accommodating 2,000 passengers. Yhey have room for 195 passenger
cars and 180 trucks. The 11-deck Spirit of Britain and Spirit of France, spanning
700 feet (213 meters) from bow to stern, were built with special attention to the
environment and energy efficiency. The streamlined hull design reduces fuel consumption
by 50 percent compared to current ferries half the size plying between England and
France, the shipbuilder said. So now you can take the P&O ferry crossing to
France and help the environment.
Upgrade to Club Class: enjoy the comforts of the Club Class Lounge with a complimentary
glass of champagne, coffee or tea and a little calm amid the bustle of on-board
activity. All this for just £12 per passenger per single journey when you book online,
or £14 each if you upgrade on board.
|A generally good level of service and frequent sailings make travelling
on P&O ferries across the channel a pleasure. Minimum check in is 30
minutes (1 hour when travelling with a pet). If you already have a reservation
just follow the signs through passport control to the P&O check in lanes.
The port of Dover is situated in south-east Kent, just 25 miles from France.
Dover is best accessed via the M20/A20, and is about 1 hour's drive from
Calais ferry port is just outside the town and as you leave the port you feed
straight on to the A26. From Calais to Paris takes about 2 and a half hours on the
A26/A1. If you are heading towards the South of France, Switzerland, Southern Germany
or the Alps, bypass Paris by following the A26 to Reims then onwards.