Pride of Canterbury

European Pathway

 8th October 1991 Launched
 29th December 1991 Delivered to P&O European Ferries, Dover, England.
 30th December 1991 Arrived in Dover for the first time, from the shipyard.
 4th January 1992 Commenced service between Dover to Zeebrugge, 4 hour crossing time.
 3rd March 1998 P&O European Ferries and Stena Line merged their operations on the short sea routes.
 25th November 1998 Following a gearbox failure on the passenger ship Pride of Burgundy the European Pathway entered Dunkerque shipyard to have its gearbox removed. As a result the ship sailed on one propeller to Zeebrugge where the ship was laid up pending a replacement gearbox.
 28th November 2002 Last day in service on the Dover to Zeebrugge route and last day in service as a dedicated freight ship.
 1st December 2002 Arrived at Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, to undergo conversion to a full passenger ship.

Pride of Canterbury

2nd May 2003 Re-delivered to P&O Ferries and now renamed Pride of Canterbury.
5th May 2003 Arrived in Dover at 08:30 and berthed at No7 berth. The ship was greeted by siren salutes and water jets from the harbour tugs.
12th May 2003 Maiden sailing to Calais with the 07:45 sailing from Dover.
28th June 2003 Officially named in a ceremony at the new cruise terminal in Dover.
31st January 2008 Whilst sheltering of Deal in Kent the ship struck an underwater object causing significant damage to the ships port propeller shaft and loss of the propeller.
2nd February 2008 Arrives at A&P Falmouth for checks and overhaul. Propeller repairs could not be completed as parts required were not 'off the shelf' and as such needed to be made. As a result the ship was to operate in freight only mode upon return to service.
14th June 2008 Ship laid up at Dunkerque whilst waiting for parts to repair the damage caused in January.
October 2008 Entered dry-dock at the Arno Shipyard for full repairs and a complete top to bottom overhaul, this meant that the ship would not require any yearly overhaul in 2009.
January 2009 Further problems found whilst under repair, it was believed that the port gearbox was also damaged in the incident 12 months before.
10th March 2009 Departed Arno shipyard for sea trials following repairs.
11th March 2009 Arrived in Dover at 05:42 and resumed service with the 11:20 sailing to Calais.
24th January 2011 Three days after standing down for yearly overhaul, the ship was returned to service for three days at short notice to cover the for the Spirit of Britain which required remedial work undertaking in order to operate on the Dover to Calais service.
29th September 2014 Whilst entering Calais at 08:00 the ship suffered an engine-room fire which led to a total loss of power. The fire was extinguished by the on-board ship's fire protection ships and nobody was injured.
5th October 2014 Departed Calais under tow at 04:00 bound for Dunkerque and investigation into the fire. Expected out of service until the end of November.
21st October 2014 Whilst under repair P&O took the opportunity to convert the ship from Heavy Fuel Oil(HFO) to Marine Gas Oil (MGO) as part of the new maritime sulphur emission standards taking effect in 2015.
11th December 2014 Left Arno shipyard for sea trials following repairs.
12th December 2014 Resumed service between Dover and Calais.
29th June 2015 Due to industrial action in the Port of Calais, the ship sailed to Boulogne to discharge passengers. No passengers were carried on the return crossing due to a lack of border control facilities in Boulogne.
2nd July 2015 Resumed service between Dover and Calais.
28th January 2016 Stood down from service for a short refit in Dunkerque, was back in service on the 2nd February.
21st September 2016 Stood down from service for a refit in Dunkerque, this also saw the ship repainted with the new logo and house flag. Returned to service on the 4th October.
13th January 2017 Stood down from service for a refit in Gdansk, returned to service on the 8th February.