DFDS Seaways welcomes Malo Seaways to Calais Service

• Malo Seaways enters service as replacement for Dieppe Seaways

• DFDS Seaways’ Dover-France fleet back to five ships

Award-winning ferry operator, DFDS Seaways, has welcomed Malo Seaways to its Dover-Calais service. Her first official sailing on the service left Calais at 13h30 CET on Wednesday, 22 April.

Named in honour of the French coastal city, Malo Les Bains, which is located north of Dunkirk, the new ship brings DFDS Seaways’ Dover-France fleet back up to five ships, following the departure of Dieppe Seaways. She joins Calais Seaways on the Dover-Calais service, offering passengers a comfortable and easy 90 minute crossing between the UK and France.

Malo Seaways has been newly refurbished and rebranded in the DFDS Seaways colours. Passenger facilities on board include a restaurant serving delicious hot and cold food, a dedicated children’s area, an additional comfortable seating area, a café bar with a selection of drinks and snacks, and an onboard shop stocked with holiday favourites and essentials.

Passengers can also book access to the Sea View Lounge, where there is a selection of hot and cold drinks included in the lounge access price of £8 per person. Malo Seaways also has dedicated commercial driver facilities in the Road Kings areas, which include a restaurant, relaxation lounge and shower facilities.

The latest addition to the DFDS Seaways passenger and freight fleet of ferries is around 170m long with capacity for around 375 cars and 400 passengers.

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS Seaways, commented: “We’re very grateful to the Mayor of Malo Les Bains for allowing us to name our new ship after the city and are delighted that the Dover-France fleet is back to its five ship capacity. We’re looking forward to welcoming passengers on board our latest addition to the DFDS Family.”

DFDS Seaways sails up to 44 times a day between Dover and France, including up to 20 daily crossings on the Dover-Calais service. These ferry services are designed to provide passengers with flexible crossing times, a luxury travel experience and convenient travel options.

Posted on 24/04/2015