It is now a respected operator, sailing across some very popular routes - attempting to offer good service, with good food and comfortable bars with low prices. For instance, they are the only French company to operate the route between Calais and Dover. This is the only route that they operate.
On board there is a typical French Restaurant called La Brasserie, with a waiter service bringing you the finest cuisine. If you want to serve yourself, there is Le Relais which offers food at good value. As far as drinking is concerned, passengers can go to Le Parisien Café or Le Pub which has a menu of continental and English beers at cheap prices.
For those of you who like shopping. Sea France offers shops that are open throughout the day and night on all of the ships. The range of shops sell alcoholic products such as whiskey, beer, champagne and wine. They also sell perfume and cigarettes along with designer label clothes, toys, designer goods, luxury gifts and products and fashion accessories. If you are worried about the Customs' limits you can ask the SeaFrance staff who will be able to advise you on on-board purchases. You should find these out yourself as its not worth making a mistake with customs, but ask if you have any doubts.
For those of you concerned about where to stay or places to visit or things to do when you are in Kent or France you can ask at the information desk who will be happy to give you advice. You can also purchase French and British newspapers, or road maps or magazines when you are on board.
You can also go to the Bureau de Change on all of the SeaFrance ships - which allow you to change your currency before you get to your destination. There are also machines which allow you to automatically exchange money at times when the Bureau De Change is busy.
As far as safety is concerned, SeaFrance makes great play of their commitment to security as well as the sea environment. SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW are the necessary maritime regulations and SeaFrance adheres to all of them. They are also International Safety Management (ISM) certified, which guarantees security standards are high as well as demonstrating a proper commitment to maritime environment protection.
Recently, SeaFrance announced the building of a new high performance vessel, to be put into service in February 2005. This ship follows the design of the award-winning SeaFrance Rodin, which is the flagship of SeaFrance - being 185 metres long, 28 metres wide and able to carry almost 2,000 passengers.