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Dover to Calais booze cruise on foot might never return

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Original article from Kent Live

Booze cruisers may have taken a ferry to Calais without a vehicle for the last time.

The news comes after P&O confirmed its foot passenger service was "under review".

For decades people have been able to to get a bus from the Port of Dover onto Calais-bound ferries.

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The service allowed locals to get across and drink alcohol during their day trip.

It also necessitated bus and train travel to the ferry, so people could reach France for a price far cheaper than Eurostar.

But the foot passenger service was suspended at the start of the pandemic.

Recently, claims have been made that P&O will not renew the service.

When MyDover put them to P&O this week, a spokesperson would only say: “The return of the provision to carry foot passengers remains under review."

Neither DFDS or the cross-Channel's newest operator Irish Ferries runs a foot passenger service either.

The development would therefore mean the service is lost for good.

Dover MP Natalie Elphicke is known to be in favour of enhancing services on the cross-Channel route.

Dover MP Natalie Elphicke

Amid P&O's widely reported financial problems last year, she outlined a plan to boost the ferry industry.

This week she told MyDover she wants to see services "fully restored".

She said: “I understand ferry services haven’t been operating fully due to the pandemic and very much look forward to them being fully restored as restrictions are lifted.

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“I will continue to be in touch with the ferry operators in our area about the issues concerning residents.

“It would be great to see the return of the day trip with frites and round trips like the Dance to France.”

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