Posts Tagged ‘ Cross channel ferries ’

Just an Hour to France by Ferry… Or Channel Monster.

Jun 2nd, 2009 | By

June 6th sees the start of the new high speed ferry service from Dover to Boulogne by LD Lines’ new ferry, Norman Arrow (sounds like a character out of Last of the Summer Wine!) The 11,000 ton catamaran becomes the largest ferry ever to sail on the route and will be capable of travelling at 40 knots with 1,200 passengers and 417 cars. At that speed it will take just an hour for the crossing. That also means that there will be more return crossings
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Fancy a Day Trip To France?

Apr 16th, 2009 | By

You know the holiday season has begun properley when the strikes start.For the last few days French fisherman have blockaded ferry ports in Northern France in protest against cod and sole quotas. They could blockade their own ministry in Paris or the EU in Brussels but lining ships across harbour entrances seems more in their line. So British holidaymakers in France and French holidaymakers in Britain trying to return home are held up through no fault of their own as are hundreds of lorries either
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