LD Lines has become, within only a few years, the most frequent, reliable and superb value-for-money service across the central Channel. Louis Dreyfus Lines (a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS, one of the world's leading maritime companies since 1904) started running the former P&O route between Portsmouth and Le Havre in September 2005. The Dover-Boulogne route was established in February 2009, and LD has continued to expand its market with routes to Dieppe.
In partnership with Grimaldi Lines, LD Lines also runs the subsiduary GLD Atlantique, who operate ferries between Gijon in Spain and Saint Nazaire on the west coast of France.
LD Lines' fleet consists of the Ostend Spirit, the Côte d'Albâtre, and the highly impressive catamaran the Norman Arrow; the largest ever fast-ferry to cross the Channel. Onboard an LD Lines ferry, you can choose from highly comfortable private cabins (with air-con and fresh bedding), Club Class reclining seats or standard reclining seats. LD Lines ships offer a choice of bars, restaurants and shops as well as a cinema, a business lounge, and wi-fi access.
Pets on board LD Lines ferries
You can book your cat or dog on board LD Lines ferries with Ferrysavers. Pets on LD Lines must remain in the vehicle at all times. If you are travelling by foot, you must bring a cage for your pet. There is a limit of five pets per person.
Note: to take your pet to and from the UK to mainland Europe (excluding Ireland) you will need a pet passport.