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Dover to Calais Ferry Crossing Issues

With all the recent coverage in the press in reference to the issues with Dover to Calais ferry crossings, we thought we’d give all those planning a last minute, September or October break a little bit of reassurance.

Having completed the Dover to Calais crossing with P&O Ferries at the beginning of August and having returned this week we are happy to report that we suffered no major set backs in our travel plans.

Travelling Dover to Calais we suffered a very minor delay due to Operation Stack and were rerouted slightly which delayed our journey by a very short amount of time.

Our return journey suffered no set backs whatsoever. We travelled to Calais earlier during the year and last week on our return to Calais, there did appear to be heightened security at the ferry port near to where the migrant camp is located. There was an addition of what appeared to be higher fences and there was a police presence along the road but this was minimal and did not affect any travellers along the route.

We’ve spoken with others that have made the same trip and they also reported very little disruption to their journey.

We are clearly aware of the industrial action which affected both MyFerryLink when it was still in operation and both DFDS Seaways and the Eurotunnel but we can reassure anyone planning or wishing to travel to France that P&O Ferries was not affected by this when we travelled.

Should you have any concerns please check both P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways Twitter update services as they give up to date information of their ferry crossings to France and any delays that they may be experiencing.

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