Launching Summer 2021, the new DFDS ship Côte D’Opale will replace Calais Seaways on the English Channel routes.
Côte D’Opale will have a large, dedicated Road Kings lounge exclusively for truck drivers so they can enjoy a free meal, free shower and rest before they continue their onward journey.
"The Côte D’Opale will have the largest retail space of our channel ships stretching 1,100 square metres in an open plan concept. A large atrium with a skylight will be the centrepiece of the retail experience onboard. There will be separate ‘wings’ for each product category including perfume & cosmetics, wine & spirits and technology. Duty Free will add more excitement, with huge savings on premium products available onboard."
As the longest ship operating between Dover ⇄ Calais at 214 metres, Côte D’Opale will have additional freight capacity (3,100 lane metres) whilst being much more environmentally friendly than the outgoing Calais Seways with improvements in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.