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First Look: DFDS’s New Dover – Calais Ferry Côte d’Opale

The newest ferry on the English Channel, CÔTE D’OPALE, is expected to enter commercial service tomorrow evening for DFDS between Dover and Calais. Matt Sudders was onboard for todays press preview event on behalf of NI Ferry Site. Due to ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions, the event took place while the ship was alongside at Dover.

CÔTE D’OPALE is the fifth vessel to be delivered in Stena’s E-Flexer series and is the ship most changed from the base design to-date. The following pictures are broken down by area. Unless otherwise specified, all photographs are Copyright of Matt Sudders.

Deck 7

Deck Plan

Layout plan of deck 7 on CÔTE D'OPALE. Image: DFDS.
Layout plan of deck 7 on CÔTE D’OPALE. Image: DFDS.

The passenger spaces on Deck 7 are dedicated to commercial drivers.

Road Kings

Deck 8

Deck Plan

Layout plan of deck 8 on CÔTE D'OPALE. Image: DFDS.
Layout plan of deck 8 on CÔTE D’OPALE. Image: DFDS.

Seven Seas Restaurant

Lego Play Area (adjacent to Seven Seas)

Duty Free Sea Shop

Pirates Island Kids Play Area

Premium Lounge

Lighthouse Cafe

With thanks to DFDS, Sandy at Roch PR, and Matt Sudders.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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