Up close: Seafrance Cézanne

Built 1980 as Ariadne for Rederi AB Nordö as a deep-sea ro-ro.
Converted to passenger ferry in 1989/90 and renamed Fiesta for Sealink SNAT Calais-Dover services.
Renamed Seafrance Cézanne 1996.
Retired and laid up since February 2009.
Photographed 25 October 2009, Dunkerque, France, not far from fleetmate Seafrance Renoir.

Link: Fantasia & Fiesta on the main site



  • By Michaël Moons, October 31, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    Hi Matt.
    The Cézanne looks very run down. Sailed on her a lot of times, many times by accident.
    And although she wasn’t my favourite, it is sad to see that she is in such a state.

  • By tom, December 26, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

    The Cézanne is in a terrible state, a shame because back in 1990’s when she was SNCF’s / Sealink’s Fiesta she looked great and realy challanged P&O’s Pride of Dover. I say Seafrance will probaly go bust and so do many of my freinds, unless they quickley improve vessel maintenance.

  • By advice, February 19, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    The Cezanne has not been in operation on the Dover-Calais route with SeaFrance since the beginning of 2009. This vessel is berthed up awaiting sale

  • By Mike, May 5, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    Poor ship …. looks really run down

  • By Darre, July 19, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    Terrible waste of a ship, if I had enough money I’d buy her 🙁

  • By tim diver, July 22, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    2012 broken at alang . rip

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