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English Channel Ferry

November 8th, 2008 by paris

The English Channel is the body of water connecting the UK and Continental Europe islands.  Daily, there are thousands of locals and visitors travelling in and out of Europe, and the fastest way besides riding an airplane is to take the English Channel ferry from your nearest ferry port.

Among the marvellous ferry boats that travel in and around the English Channel, the P&O English Channel ferry boats are popular passenger vessels operated specifically for the Dover-Calais route.  It has a fleet of five boats namely the Pride of Calais, the Pride of Burgundy, the Pride of Dover, the Pride of Canterbury, and the Pride of Kent.  The Pride of Calais can hold 2,290 passengers, 650 cars, and is one of the two biggest boats from the fleet. The Pride of Burgundy can hold 1,420 passengers and a total of 500 cars on board, and is the smallest of the fleet.  The Pride of Dover, another one of the biggest vessels, can hold 2,290 passengers just like Calais, with 650 cars.  The Pride of Canterbury and the Pride of Kent can both hold 2,000 passengers and 550 cars.

On board the P&O English Channel ferry boats, there are basic amenities such as cabins, a club lounge, and its famous restaurants, such as the Langan’s Brasserie, which serves the highest quality food and drinks.  If you’re also travelling along with kids, there are also play areas and places where they can watch TV or videos to keep them entertained, and to ensure a stress-free ride across the English Channel.

The P&O English Channel ferry boats are also travelling everyday from Calais to Dover, Rotterdam to Hull, Zeebrugge to Hull, and Bilbao to Portsmouth.

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  • 1 Tina Faye Mar 28, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I’m always amazed at hearing the stories of the people who swim across the Channel. I don’t think that’s the best option for me. I will be crossing via ferry like you mention. Much safer for my lazy out of shape self I think! 🙂 And with entertainment to boot! You can’t complain about that! That’s more my style. 🙂

  • 2 ferries Jun 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Really interesting at hearing the stories of the people who swim across the Channel crosiings. I don’t think that’s the best option for me. I will be crossing via ferry like you mention. Much safer for my lazy out of shape self I think! 🙂 And with entertainment to boot! You can’t complain about that! That’s more my st