DFDS Welcomes New Ferry CÔTE D’OPALE to the Channel

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E-Flexer CÔTE D’OPALE started to operate on the Dover-Calais route on 4 August.

The CÔTE D’OPALE can carry 3,100 lane metres of freight, making it the longest ferry on the Channel, and has space for up to 1,000 passengers and crew. It replaces CALAIS SEAWAYS.

The new ferry offers the largest duty-free shopping experience on any cross-Channel ferry. The shop stretches across 1,100 square metres. It features separate ‘wings’ for each product category on offer, including perfume and cosmetics, wine and spirits, and electronics.

In addition, the ferry has a Premium Lounge, which offers an exclusive, laid-back space for passengers to enjoy a peaceful crossing, and three dining areas. The 7 Seas restaurant and Lighthouse Café are for leisure travellers.

Commercial drivers have their own dedicated area in the Road Kings lounge and restaurant, with showers and rest areas specially designed for drivers.

CÔTE D’OPALE delivered to DFDS

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Ropax vessel CÔTE D’OPALE –the fifth E-Flexer vessel from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai) – was delivered on 17 May 2021.

  • The 214.5m ship will become the longest ferry operating in the English Channel
  • Capacity: 3100 lane meters + 120 cars, 1000 passengers
  • Long-term chartered by DFDS for Calais-Dover