New ferry from Calais to Dover
The SeaFrance Molière, the first ferry over 200 metres long to operate on the Channel, will be brought into service on 22nd July 2008," Eudes Riblier, Chairman of the Board of SeaFrance, has announced.
Originally scheduled for the beginning of July, the launch of the new ship – run by the only French ferry line on the Calais-Dover route - has been postponed because of delays in its reconstruction.
Acquired in early April and renamed the SeaFrance Molière, formerly the Superfast X and then the Jean-Nicoli, the ship has been undergoing reconstruction work at Dunkirk since that date.
Quite an investment
"Fifteen million euros have been invested in converting the Molière into a shortdistance ferry and bringing it up to SeaFrance quality standards," reiterated Eudes Riblier. Like all SeaFrance ferries, the SeaFrance Molière will offer its passengers two bars, two restaurants, a shop and dedicated areas for freight drivers.
"Passengers who have booked their crossing on the SeaFrance Molière will be personally informed of any change to sailing time or vessel," stressed SeaFrance’s Chairman. "We will be notifying all our freight customers of this commissioning postponement as of today."
Return ferry € 89
From august 4th to august 31st august SeaFrance Molière runs a attractive Molière Seafrance Pack : Return ferry from 89 € !
This includes return ferry for a car and up to 5 persons. 1 drink offered by person. Booking minimum 4 days in advance and available only for Calais-Dover crossings on the SeaFrance Molière.
The commissioning of the SeaFrance Molière brings the company’s fleet to three ferries and two freighters:
-SeaFrance Molière: 1,200 passengers, 110 lorries or 480 cars
-SeaFrance Berlioz: 1,900 passengers, 120 lorries or 700 cars
-SeaFrance Rodin: 1,900 passengers, 120 lorries or 700 cars
-SeaFrance Nord-Pas de Calais: 100 passengers, 85 lorries
-SeaFrance Cézanne: 78 lorries, 250 passengers
In 2007, SeaFrance carried 3,733,500 passengers, 722,600 cars, 22,000 coaches and 760,600 lorries.
More info: www.seafrance.nl.