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Pride of Calais Ferry

To book your ferry ticket onboard Pride of Calais or any other P&O Ferries simply select your outward & return routes, then the number of passengers and click the get price button. You will then be taken to the booking page where you can select you exact requirements for your journey and obtain your personalised ferry ticket quote.

P&O Ferries Ferry Pride of Calais

P&O Ferries Pride of Calais - Further Ferry Information and Vessel Description

The MV Pride of Calais is a cross-channel ferry operated by P&O Ferries. She was built for Townsend Thoresen in 1987, and launched on the 11th of April of that same year, as the sister ship to the MV Pride of Dover. She can carry 650 cars and 2290 passengers. she has always served on the Dover-Calais route, but during French labour disputes she has sailed to Zeebrugge. The Pride of Calais is exactly identical to the Pride of Dover. For full information on P&O Ferries - Click Here.

Part of the PO Ferries Fleet Pride of Calais

Pride of Calais will leave service in either 2010 or 2011 to be replaced by one of two new ferries ordered by P&O Ferries, both of which will have a bigger capacity and almost double the amount of tonnage, at 49,000 tonnes, making them the largest ferries to ever cross the channel.

Pride of Calais was the last new ship to appear in service with the famous Townsend Thoresen orange hull though she was delivered with the P&O house flag painted on her funnel which was changed from the 'TT' logo during construction. Townsend Thoresen was renamed P&O European Ferries late in 1987, following the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster, and Pride of Calais was swiftly repainted in the new company colours.

As with most P&O Ferries, the Pride of Calais has a variety of amenities and services for passengers to enjoy during their ferry crossing. Pride of Calais houses The Food Court self service restaurant (Formerly International Food Court), Langan's Brasserie Restaurant, Offshore Shopping, The Bar (Formerly Silverstones Sports Bar), Harbour Coffee Company Coffee Shop, a choice of lounges including the Club lounge, Quiet lounge, Truckers lounge & Horizon lounge and an amusement arcade.

Pride of Calais Ferry Deck Layout

A deck is crew space
B deck is passenger and crew space
C deck is passenger space
D deck is a mezzanine car deck
E deck is the top main car deck
F deck is the lower mezzanine deck
G Deck is the lower main car deck
H Deck is the location of the engine control room and storage.
New rules in the late 1990s meant that deck letters were replaced with numbering, where Deck 1 is the lowest part of the vessel, and, in the case of the Pride of Calais, Deck 10 is the topmost deck - previously referred to as the "monkey island deck" or M Deck.

Deck 1 - Lower Engine Room (Previously Tank Top)
Deck 2 - Upper Engine Room & Stores (Previously H Deck)
Deck 3 - LVD (Lower Vehicle Deck)
Deck 4 - Lower Mezz Decks
Deck 5 - UVD (Upper Vehicle Deck)
Deck 6 - Upper Mezz Decks
Deck 7 - Passenger Spaces (Previously C Deck)
Deck 8 - Passenger and Crew Areas (Previously B Deck)
Deck 9 - Crew Areas (Previously A Deck)
Deck 10 - Monkey Island (Previously M Deck)

P&O Ferries Pride of Calais Ferry Statistics

  • Length - 169.6 m
  • Breadth - 28.27 m
  • Draught - 6.12 m
  • Speed - 22 knots
  • Engines - 3 x Sulzer ZA40S Diesels
  • Built - 1987
  • Yard - Schichau Unterweser AG, West Germany
  • Propellers - Triple controllable pitch propellers
  • Cars - 650
  • Passengers - 2290