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France Leg 13 Virtual Journey - Dover to Calais

Virtual Journey - Dover to Calais, France with European Ship Simulator

Leg 13 - Dover to Calais with European Ship Simulator

The virtual journey finally leaves the UK from the historic port of Dover in the South of England and heads towards another world famous port, Calais in France.  

Map of the Route



The Port of Dover is the cross-channel port situated in Dover, Kent, south-east England. It is the nearest English port to France, at just 34 kilometres (21 miles) away, and is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year, with an annual turnover of £58.5 million a year.

The port has been owned and operated by the Dover Harbour Board, a statutory corporation, since it was formed by Royal Charter in 1606 by King James I. Most of the board members are appointees of the Department for Transport. The port has its own private police. 

doverportCalais, France

The Port of Calais is a port in Calais, northern France. The port is the fourth largest port in France and the largest for passenger traffic. It accounts for more than a third of economic activity in the town of Calais.

The Port of Calais was the first cable ship port in Europe and is the fourth largest port in France and the largest for passenger traffic.[2] The port accounts for more than a third of economic activity of the town of Calais.

Companies Sailing Into Calais include P&O Ferries Pride Of Dover, Pride Of Canterbury, Pride Of Kent, Spirit Of Britain, Spirit Of France, Pride Of Burgundy, DFDS Seaways Malo Seaways, Rodin, Berlioz, Calais Seaways.


Cargo traffic has tripled over the past two decades. In 2007 more than 41.5 million tonnes of traffic passed through Calais with some 11.52 million passengers, 1.4 million trucks and trailers, 2.249 million cars and 4,700 crossings a year. On average, ships sail from the port every 30 minutes. Most of the traffic in Calais comes from Dover.A new 400 million euro project is underway at the port to create a breakwater protecting a pool of 700 meters long, thus allowing virtually all types of ships to stop at Calais.

Simulator used:European Ship Simulator

Video of The Journey


Screenshots of the journey Dover, UK to Calais, France