DFDS has announced that preparations for two new ferries, due to commence service on its Dover-Calais route in February, are proceeding as planned, with both vessels nearing the end of their refurbishment.

The first of the two ships, named Côte des Dunes, is scheduled to enter service on February 8, while the second, Côte des Flandres, will enter service on February 22.

Previously known as Rodin and Berlioz, the two ships, which are on charter from Eurotunnel, are designed to carry a mixture of car passengers and commercial vehicles and have capacity for up to 1,900 passengers and 2,000 lane metres of freight.

The new passenger areas will be rebranded to bring them in line with the cruise ferries in the company's fleet, while the dedicated children’s area, ‘Pirates’ Island’, will contain soft play equipment and a large screen television.

An exclusive Premium Lounge on both vessels will also be available for passengers to book for a small supplement, offering a range of complimentary teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks, as well as the day’s newspapers to browse.

The company's Calais service will increase from up to 20 daily sailings to up to 30 daily sailings between Dover and Calais with the introduction of the new ships.

For further information visit dfds.co.uk or call 0871-521 5522.

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