SeaFrance Ferries sail between Dover and Calais and offer an alternative to P&O Ferries. Use the search below to find the best fares on SeaFrance ferries.
SeaFrance Ferries Routes
- Calais – Dover
- Dover – Calais
SeaFrance Ferries Profile
SeaFrance Ferries consist of ferries and freighters which offer around 200 crossings between England and France. They carry private and freight vehicles as well as passengers. Their four ships can carry between 1,200 and 1,900 people along with 480-700 cars and 110-120 trucks. The latest addition: SeaFrance Nord-Pas-de-Calais has extended the available sailings.
Passengers travelling to Europe need to carry a valid passport. Children under 16 require their own passport and must be accompanied by an adult. A letter of authorisation from a parent or legal guardian is necessary if the adult companion is neither of these individuals. Children 16 or 17 may travel alone, but still need an authorisation paper.
Individuals travelling with their vehicle must carry a valid driving licence, their insurance documents and green card if applicable. A first aid kit, security triangle and at least two flourescent vests accessible inside the car are also required. These items are available for purchase onboard SeaFrance ships if they aren’t already in the vehicle.
Tourists travelling with a vehicle go through immigration and customs at the port of Dover. They can then follow signage which will direct them to the car deck. Items needed during the journey must be removed from the car, because access to the car decks is not allowed during the crossing. Travellers should take note of parking placement in order to locate their car when it’s time to disembark. Those taking pets with them must stay in their vehicle during the crossing. All animals must be microchipped and have a pet passport with the chip number and up to date vaccination record. A maximum of 5 pets per car is enforced. Cyclists walk their bikes up the ramp to the ship. For safety, they should follow the crew’s instructions when leaving their bicycle on the car decks.
Travellers who require extra assistance due to disabilities should let SeaFrance know 48 hours before their crossing to allow the ferry attendants to make sure they receive the best service possible. Lifts are available from the car decks to passenger areas which allow easy wheelchair access. Disabled toilets are available on every SeaFrance ship. In the self-service restaurant, they can request food to be brought to their table by a member of the staff who will gladly provide this service. Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcomed aboard with their owners at no additional charge. The dogs must fulfill the government’s PETS Programme for animals travelling abroad from the UK.
SeaFrance has four ships in its fleet—SeaFrance Berlioz, SeaFrance Rodin, SeaFrance Renoir, SeaFrance Cézanne, and SeaFrance Molière—all of which were acquired after 2002. Each modern vessel has spacious areas for passengers to insure a relaxed, pleasant crossing from Dover to Calais. The Berlioz offers tranquility and comfort that only a ship designed for passengers can provide. The Molière is the largest ferry operating on the Channel; it is easily identified by its clean, fine design.
The cuisine on SeaFrance’s fleet affords a tempting choice of cafes, bars and restaurants. Traditional French food is available in La Brasserie. Le Relais serves an affordable choice of specialities to suit the whole family’s taste; breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. The Latitudes has the ambiance of refined, understated relaxation; it serves a fine selection of snacks, wines and drinks with meals. Le Parisien takes passengers into a café on the Seine, if it weren’t for the swaying of the waves.
When disembarking in Calais, drive on the right side of the road and respect the driving laws of the Continent. SeaFrance would like to carry their passengers safely back to Dover when holidays are over.