The busiest seaway in the world is the English Channel, part of the Atlantic Ocean it separates Great Britain from the northern part of France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The gap between the English port at Dover and the French port at Calais is the closest between the two countries. It is so close that it is often used by cross channel swimmers, the distance is roughly 21 miles (34 km). Also the channel tunnel was constructed as an alternate way of travelling across the channel. Dover is the leading cross channel ferrying port out of England, sailings from UK and France are non stop 24 hours per day and every 15 minutes in peak times.

Ferries from Great Britain sail to France, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Ireland. The ferries are mainly used to carry tourist traffic but at times can be used to carry freight while some are only used for freight lorries. In Britain Ferries that allow cars on are called RORO which stands for (roll on, roll off) it describes the ease that cars get on and off the ferry

Calais is a popular destination you can travel to by ferries as people often go there to shop for a day. In Calais there are quite a few hypermarkets (like supermarkets but much bigger). Also there is Cité Europe which is one of Europe’s largest shopping centres. It’s so big that it has a few hyper markets situated inside of it. Many use these for a booze cruise getting cheap alcohol and cigarettes, as the prices of the these items are usually cheaper than their UK equivalents.

Brittany Ferries is a French ferrying company has ferries are a few ports from port cities located in the Brittany region. They run ships between France, The United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain and are a company that has been established for over forty years. In 1973 they started sailing between Roscoff in Brittany and Plymouth. Funnily enough the company’s aim at the time was to ship Brittany farmer’s cauliflower and artichoke to the British market. Within a year they moved into the passenger side of things using a ferry from Stena Line for that season. From then on they expanded more and started to do more routes and building their own fleet.