DFDS introduces second ferry for cross Channel route

DFDS has introduced a second new ferry, Côte des Flandres, on its Dover-Calais service, increasing its daily sailings between the two ports to 30 per day.

The passenger and freight ferry has undergone extensive interior renovations, with passenger facilities such as the Lighthouse café, self-service restaurant the 7Seas and a large shop.

There is also dedicated facilities for commercial drivers in the Road Kings area including substantial shower facilities, a large restaurant serving free hot meals to drivers, a relaxation lounge and a dedicated outside deck area.

Combined with DFDS’ three ferries on the Dover-Dunkirk route, the ferry company now operates six ships in total on the Dover Strait, with up to 54 daily sailings to the two French ports.

Daily departures from Dover to Calais have increased by 50% and capacity has increased by 70% for freight and tourist customers on the Channel route.