Norfolkline Ferries Maersk Dover - Further Ferry Information and Vessel Description
M/S Maersk Dover is a ro-pax ferry owned an operated by Norfolk Line. She is the is the third of three state-of-the-art, Scandinavian designed vessels, for which Norfolkline received the ShipPax award for Outstanding Ferry Concept. Designed for the cross-Channel Dover—Dunkerque route, Maersk Dover is capable of making the crossing in 1 hour and 45 minutes. The Maersk Dover is a Scandinavian designed vessel built at the Samsung shipyards and delivered in 2006. For full information on Norfolkline Ferries - Click Here.
The vessel, like it's sister ships, was built to provide superior service across the channel and within a crossing time of just 1 hour and 45 minutes between Dover and Dunkerque, passengers can travel in spacious comfort, have a leisurely meal and relax in a lounge bar and other areas especially designed for motorists and freight passengers.
The Maersk Dover offers roll-on roll-off decks for freight and cars, which greatly reduces the loading and unloading times. There are seven lifts for carrying passengers, crew and stores from the lower car and freight decks up to the passenger and crew decks. The crew accommodation is located on a separate deck and includes cabins, a dayroom, offices, laundry, stores and crew mess.
An outstanding feature on board are the large panoramic windows at the front and the side with their uninterrupted sea views. The Dover has a top speed of 25 kts and has the capacity to carry 200 cars and 780 passengers. The ship has 132 paintings and prints made by artist Anne Vilsbøll. The paintings show movements in water, on water and by water.
The Maersk Dover has two sister ships operating on the same service: Maersk Dunkerque and Maersk Delft.
Norfolkline Ferries Maersk Dover Ferry Statistics
- Length - 186.65 m
- Breadth - 28.4 m
- Draught - 6.75 m
- Speed - 25 knots
- Engines - 4 x MAN B&W 8L48/60B Diesel
- Built - 2005
- Yard - Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, South Korea
- Cars - 200
- Passengers - 780
- Decks - 9