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Pride of Kent Ferry

To book your ferry ticket onboard Pride of Kent 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 Kent

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

The ship Pride of Kent is a cross-channel ferry operated by P&O Ferries, generally on the Dover to Calais service. It is the current 'flagship' of the P&O Dover-based fleet. She is the second ship to bear the name—the Spirit of Free Enterprise. Colloquially known as the Kent, she was built as the European Highway in 1991, a sister ship to the Pride of Canterbury, Pride of Burgundy and European Seaway. Originally servicing Zeebrugge, like the Pride of Canterbury, she was converted in 2003 before re-entering service on the DoverCalais route as the Pride of Kent. For full information on P&O Ferries - Click Here.

Inside P&O Pride of Kent

The Pride of Kent has six 'active' decks (one freight/coach deck, 2 car-only decks and 3 passenger decks). The ship is both divided vertically (as decks) and horizontally, into 5 stair zones which are assigned the colours red, yellow, orange, green and blue. There are three passenger lifts from the main and car decks to the passenger facilities. Her onboard facilities include (amongst others) several lounges, a self-service cafeteria "The Food Court" (the former company branding for this facility was 'International Food Court'), 2 'Costa Coffee' cafés (one previously operated as Cafe Olivos until 2004), a Langan's Brasserie restaurant, a French duty-paid shop ("Offshore Shopping") and a "Silverstones" branded Sports Bar. There are also open decks on levels 8 and 9. Since June 2006, the interior passenger accommodation has become non-smoking throughout, with smoking permitted in designated parts of the outside deck 9 only.

As built the ship was identical to European Seaway and European Pathway. 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 Kent is nearly identical to the Pride of Canterbury.

Pride of Kent and Pride of Canterbury are commonly known as the 'Darwin Twins' or 'Darwins' after the project name given by P&O to the conversion of the ships

P&O Ferries Pride of Kent Ferry Statistics

  • Length - 179.7 m
  • Breadth - 28.3 m
  • Draught - 6.27 m
  • Speed - 21 knots
  • Engines - 4 x Sulzer 8ZA40S Diesels
  • Built - 1992
  • Yard - Schichau Unterweser AG, Germany
  • Propellers - Two controllable pitch propellers
  • Cars - 650
  • Passengers - 2000