P&O Ferries Guide

P&O Ferries is a relative newcomer to the passenger shipping industry. They were founded in the 1960s, but that relative newness has been to their advantage. From the beginning, they have taken advantage of the latest innovations and technology to be able to provide their passengers with the best possible experience, at an affordable price.


In 2002, they acquired Stena line and focused all of their operations out of Dover. Their routes increased, as well as the frequency that they run their ferries. The crown in the jewel is the Dover to Calais route

Dover to Calais on P&O:

Dover to Calais remains one of the most popular routes. It is short, but P&O focused a lot of their recent development on making sure that there was nothing short about the amenities offered. It only takes about 90 minutes to cross, and P&O offers 23 sailings a day.

Tickets are flexible, without a fee for credit card use and they even let you take caravans and pets on board. There is on board shopping and meal service, a play area for children, and a VIP Lounge for a small upgrade fee. Depending on where you live, this route can be the start of a wonderful weekend holiday – or a part of your regular work week. With flexible ticketing, anything is possible.

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Why take the ferry?

With a 90 minute sail time, you can avoid the hassle and expense of flying by taking the P&O Dover to Calais ferry. When you opt to take one of their other routes that are a longer passage – you already know the excellence of the service you will get. P&O has a network of island ports that will take you from the UK at Hull, Dover, or Liverpool out to Dublin, Rotterdam and beyond.

They have used their experience and acquisitions to streamline their routes to match where there is the highest need for them – and then upgraded their service on those routes. All of this means a better travel experience for you, and for a lot less than you would expect to pay.