Pride of Kent

European Highway

 14th December 1991 Launched
 12th June 1992 Delivered to P&O European Ferries, Dover, England.
 14th June 1992 Arrived in Dover, England.
 16th June 1992 Commenced sailing between Dover and Zeebrugge, Maiden Voyage 16:15 ex Dover.
 15th December 2002 Final sailing between Dover and Zeebrugge.
 17th December 2002 Departed Dover for Lloyd Werft Shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany for rebuilding.
 7th June 2003 Arrived back in Dover following rebuilding, now called Pride of Kent.

Pride of Kent

 28th June 2003 Offically named Pride of Kent in a ceremony with sistership Pride of Canterbury at the new Cruise Terminal in Dover.
 29th March 2005 Stood down from service and departed for Dunkerque for refit which included a replacement gearbox.
 5th May 2005 Resumed Service.
 2nd May 2006 Stood down for refit in Falmouth, returning to service on the 16th.
 10th April 2007 Stood down for refit in Falmouth, returning to service on the 30th.
 15th December 2007 Incident occurred at 2200 UTC between the Pride of Kent and cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II. The following is a snippet from the MAIB report published in March 2008 "Queen Elizabeth 2, on passage from Zeebrugge to Southampton, was south west bound in the Dover Strait Traffic Separation Scheme. Her track was biased to the starboard side of the traffic lane. Pride of Kent departed Dover for a scheduled voyage to Calais, observing the voluntary separation scheme established for ferry operators. As the vessels approached, a close quarters situation developed in which Queen Elizabeth 2 was required to give way. When it became apparent that no avoiding action was being taken by Queen Elizabeth 2, Pride of Kent reduced her speed allowing Queen Elizabeth 2 to pass 0.6 miles ahead of Pride of Kent"
 2nd May 2008 Stood down for refit in Falmouth, returning to service on the 21st.
 27th March 2009 Stood down for refit in Dunkerque, returning to service on the 3rd April.
 10th March 2010 Stood down for refit in Newcastle upon Tyne, returning to service on the 28th March.
 11th March 2011 Stood down for refit in Falmouth, returning to service in early April.
 20th February 2012 Stood down for refit in Falmouth, returning to service on the 7th March.
 18th January 2014 Stood down for refit in Falmouth, returning to service on the 7th February.
 18th December 2014 Stood down for refit in December which included engine conversion due to the new fuel emission regulations, returning to service on the 30th January 2015 in the new Corporate Livery.
 22nd February 2016 Stood down for refit in Dunkerque, returning to service on the 19th March.
 10th December 2017 Whilst departing from Berth 6 in Calais in strong winds the ship made contact with the mooring structure of the "T1" RoRo berth. Following which the ship ran aground on a sandbar near the East pier. The winds at the time were described as "gusting violent storm force 11". The ship was carrying 313 people onboard (208 passengers), there were no injuries. The ship was eventually re-floated on the rising tide and helped back to the berth by two port tugs. The incident is now under investigation by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and the French counterpart.
 12th December 2017 Arrived in Dunkerque under own power for full damage assessment and repairs, initially expected back in service January 2018.
 23rd May 2018 Following sea-trials the day before the ship arrived in the Port of Calais for the first time since the incident in December and resumed normal service.