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Pride of Canterbury Ferry

To book your ferry ticket onboard Pride of Canterbury 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 Canterbury

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

Pride of Canterbury is a cross-channel ferry operated by P&O Ferries. She was the second of four 'European Class' freight ferries ordered for P&O European Ferries Dover-Zeebrugge route. Between 1992 and 2002 she sailed between Dover and Zeebrugge for P&O European Ferries and later P&O Stena Line. She was converted in the winter of 2002/spring 2003 and re-entered service as Pride of Canterbury. She currently sails from Dover to Calais. For full information on P&O Ferries - Click Here.

P&O Pride of Canterbury

As built the ship was identical to European Seaway and European Highway. The fourth 'European Class' freight ferry was converted to a multi-purpose vessel for the Dover-Calais route and named Pride of Burgundy though she still retained a number of similarities. Following conversion to multi-purpose ship the Pride of Canterbury is nearly identical to the Pride of Kent.

In January 2008 she struck the wreck of SS Mahratta while manoeuvering into The Downs off the Kent coast during heavy weather. The collision caused the loss of one of her propellers and damaged the prop shaft and gear box. Although she was able to sail to Dover unaided, the ferry required assistance berthing. Following emergency repairs in Falmouth she returned to service operating with only 1 propeller. As a result she was unable to operate in rough weather and was frequently laid up in Dover or sheltering off the Kent coast waiting for the wind to drop. The ferry was due to be drydocked at a European repair yard in November 2008 to be fitted with a new propeller with a view to being back in service for the Christmas 2008 period. The vessel is now back in service again on the Dover to Calais route.

P&O Ferries Pride of Canterbury Ferry Statistics

  • Length - 179.7 m
  • Breadth - 28.3 m
  • Draught - 6.27 m
  • Speed - 21 knots
  • Engines - 4 x Sulzer 8ZA40S Diesels
  • Built - 1991
  • Yard - Schichau Unterweser AG, Germany
  • Propellers - Two controllable pitch propellers
  • Cars - 650
  • Passengers - 2000