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Saint-Malo (2004-02-29) - Departure for Portsmouth
Saint-Malo (2004-02-29)
Departure for Portsmouth

Saint-Malo (2004-02-29) Departure for PortsmouthSaint-Malo (2004-02-29) Departure for Portsmouth
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 Flag France 
 Length162 m 
 Breadth27.6 m
 Draught6.5 m 
 Gross Tonnage31395 t 
 Speed21.3 knt 
 Year of build1987 
 ShipyardA.G. Weser Seebeckwerft (Bremerhaven) 

Val de Loire was somtetime on the Saint-Malo / Portsmouth route from 2002 to 2005 for a trip of 8h45.
She could embark 2140 passengers and 580 vehicles.


Build in 1987 as Nils Olgerson by A.G. Weser Seebeckwerft shipyard at Bremerhaven, she began for TT-Line on the Travemünde-Trelleborg route. She has three sisterships: Peter Pan (3), Olau Britannia (2) and Olau Hollandia (2).
Brittany Ferries bought her in 1993 and she became Val de Loire after a complete rebuild in La Spieza. She took at this time Plymouth-Santander and Plymouth-Roscoff routes.
From 2002 to 2005, she came to replace ferry Bretagne, in winter on Saint-Malo Portsmouth route.

Sold in 2006 to the Danish group DFDS Seaways, she became King of Scandinavia on Newcastle - IJmuiden route. At Brittany Ferries, she is replaced on Santender route by a new vessel: Pont-Aven.

In 2011, she becames King Seaways.

Last update : 2016-01-03