Pride of Burgundy ferry

Former names: PO Burgundy, P&OSL Burgundy

Specifications of Pride of Burgundy ferry

Year of build1993  /  Age: 30
BuilderSSW Schichau Seebeckwerft Shipyard (Bremerhaven, Germany)
Classcar and passenger ferry (Ro-Ro ship)
Ferry route / homeportsEnglish Channel (Dover-Calais)
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (23.2 MW / 31112 hp)
Speed21 kn / 39 km/h / 24 mph
Length (LOA)180 m / 591 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage28138 gt
Freight vehicles120
Decks with cabins1
Last Refurbishment2017, Aliaga-scrapped in 2023
Sister-shipsEuropean Seaway, Pride of Canterbury, Pride of Kent
Former namesPO Burgundy, P&OSL Burgundy
OwnerP&O Ferries Cyprus Ltd
OperatorP&O Ferries Ltd

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The 1993-built/2023-scrapped MS Pride of Burgundy ferry was a Ro-Pax (cargo and passenger) vessel owned and operated by the UK company P&O FERRIES. The ship had a max capacity of 1420 passengers and 600 cars (or 120 lorries/semi-trailers/TEU containers). The vessel was launched in 1992 and last operated on the UK-France ferry route Dover-Calais (crossing time 1,5 hours).

The vessel (IMO number 9015254) was last Cyprus-flagged (MMSI 209529000) and registered in Limassol.

On April 4, 2023, the ship left France (Dunkerque) at 9:45UTC. On May 16, 2023. The AIS transmitted for the last time on May 16th (at 14:12 UTC) when the ship was beached at Aliaga Turkey for dismantling and scrapping.


As cruise ferry, Pride of Burgundy has no cabins (passenger staterooms) due to the route's short crossing distance. Instead, the ship offers Reserved Seating Lounge (luxury Club-class bar lounge furnished with comfortable leather couches). Reserved seats are available for pre-booking. These deals are inclusive of complimentary beverages (champagne, tea, coffee, soft drinks) and newspapers.

Unlike the converted freight Ro-Ro vessels Pride of Kent and Pride of Canterbury, Pride of Burgundy has a few cabins (located on deck 7) that are not passenger accommodations.

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

The ship's main passenger-accessible facilities include:

PO FERRIES Pride of Burgundy ferry ship

  • The Food Court (serving gourmet food and fine wines, patisseries, light snacks, pastries, hot and cold drinks)
  • Starbucks Coffee Bar
  • The Lounge is the ship's main bar lounge with comfortable seating and served by its own bar (light snacks and beverages - tea, coffee, soft drinks). During summer months opens an outdoor/open-air alfresco bar.

Shopping at the onboard shops offers a wide choice of brand products at discounted prices in comparison to UK high street prices. Up to 40% discounts are offered on luxury perfumes, skincare, cosmetics. Up to 30% discounts are offered on alcohol (spirits, wines, beers). The shops (on Red deck 5) also sell bestseller books, newspapers, magazines, toys, games,

The ship has children-dedicated onboard areas, including playroom and movie room (for watching videos). During summer holidays' family breaks, the ferry company provides onboard kids entertainment program with specially trained staff and supervised activities (painting, drawing, treasure hunts, arts, and crafts).

ferry company PO FERRIES logo - CruiseMapper

The shipowner P&O Ferries (fleet, 2002-founded, headquartered in Dover England) is a UK ferry company operating on the shipping routes UK-France, UK-Ireland, UK-Holland (mini-cruises), UK-Belgium (mini-cruises) and Scotland-Northern Ireland.

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As converted Ro-Ro vessel, the ferry Pride of Burgundy has no identical sisterships, but its deck layout and design are similar to European Seaway, Pride of Canterbury (fka European Pathway) and Pride of Kent (fka European Highway). The vessel is powered by four SULZER marine diesel engines (model 8ZA40S) with total power output 21,1 MW.

MS Pride of Burgundy was initially designed as P&O UK's 4th "European-Class" freight-only ferry (with a planned name "'European Causeway") to serve the England UK-Belgium route Dover-Zeebrugge. Due to the increased demand on the route Dover-Calais, the vessel was converted to a passenger and freight/Ro-Pax ship during its construction (prior to completion) by adding an extra superstructure.

Pride of Burgundy also had a storage capacity for 120 semi-trailer trucks carrying TEUs/cargo containers.

In 2017 (March 3-25), the ship was in Gdansk Poland for a major drydock refurbishment. The Dover-Calais schedule was resumed on March 26.

In 2019, the ship's flag-state/registry was changed from the UK (MMSI 232001470) to Cyprus (MMSI 209529000).

The vessel was built in Germany (by Schichau Seebeckwerft in Bremerhaven) under hull/yard number 1074. It had summer DWT/deadweight 5812 tons and max draught 6,3 m (20 ft). The powerplant was based on four Wartsila-Sulzer diesel engines (model 8ZA40S) with total power output 23,2 MW.

Since 2003, the ferry was owned by P&O FERRIES CYPRUS LTD and operated/managed by P&O FERRIES LTD. Previously, in the period 1993-2003, the ship was under the ownership of Peninsular & Oriental SN Company.