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TransEuropa Ferries
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of TransEuropa Ferries (TEF). An alphabetical list of ships shown on this page is shown below. The Table beneath gives links to complete history pages on selected individual ships. Below the table is a Fleet List in chronological order.

TransEuropa Ferries operated a freight and passenger ferry service between Ramsgate, Kent and Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium from 1998 to 2013. The company suspended operations on 18 April 2013, and on 25 April 2013 the line filed to initiate bankruptcy procedures. The last ship disposed of was Larkspur which departed Ostend on 4th March 2014.[.


 
 
 
Ships on This Page:-
Begonia (2002- 2005)
Eurovoyager (1998-2012)
Gardenia (2002- )
Hornbeam (1993-2009)
Juniper (1986-2003)
Laburnum (1993-2003)
Larkspur (1999-2014)
Oleander (2001-2013)
Ostend Spirit (1) (2010-2011) - originally Prins Filip 
Ostend Spirit (2) (2012-2013) - originally Pride of Calais
Primrose (1998-2010)
Roseanne (1989-2004)
Rosebay (1989)
Wisteria (1) (1995-2000)
Wisteria (2) (2005-2013)
 
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Table of Ship Histories
Name
Other names
 Built
 Wisteria (2)  Prinses Beatrix, Duc de Normandie
 1978






TEF Fleet List
 
 
Juniper (1986-2003)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T207.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)







Roseanne (1989-2004)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T264.
Photo: © Mike Louagie







Laburnum (1993-2003)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T357.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)






Rosebay (1989)







Hornbeam (1993-2009)







Wisteria (1) (1995-2000)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T44.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T106.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Tropic Postcards issue T220.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Tropic Postcards issue T213.
Photo: © Frank Lose




Tropic Postcards issue T340.
Photo: © Frank Lose




Tropic Postcards issue T18.
Photo: © Frank Heine.







Eurovoyager (1998-2012)

Tropic Postcards issue T206.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T345.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Tropic Postcards issue T345.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T456.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Eurovoyager arriving at Ramsgate at 14:00hrs, 18th March 2005.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.




Eurovoyager at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)






Primrose (1998-2010)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T276.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T215.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T207.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Tropic Postcards issue T207.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T268.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Tropic Postcards issue T345.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Ramsey Postcards issue 128.
Photo: © Philip Cone.




Primrose and Gardenia at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)







Larkspur (1999-2014)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T282.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Larkspur at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Larkspur (left) and Oleander at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Larkspur (right) and Gardenia at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Larkspur at Ramsgate
Photo: Ian Boyle, 10th Mat 2010
LARKSPUR - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk LARKSPUR - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Larkspur departing Ostend
Photo: Yvan Broux, 4th March 2014
LARKSPUR - Photo:  Yvan Broux, 3rd March 2014 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk







Oleander (2001-2013)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T466.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 12:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.




Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 13:30hrs, 18th March 2005.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 13:30hrs, 18th March 2005.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 13:30hrs, 18th March 2005.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Oleander leaving Ramsgate at 13:30hrs, 18th March 2005.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.




Larkspur and Oleander (right) at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Oleander arriving at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Oleander arriving at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Oleander arriving at Oostende, plus Eurovoyager leaving.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Larkspur at Ramsgate
Photo: Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010
OLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk OLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk OLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk OLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.ukOLEANDER - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 10th March 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk







Gardenia (2002- )
 
Tropic Postcards issue T419.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Primrose and Gardenia (left) at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Larkspur and Gardenia (left) at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)







Begonia (2002-2005)
 
Tropic Postcards issue T448.
Photo: © Mike Louagie




Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.
 
Begonia arriving at Ramsgate at 15:00hrs, 26th September 2004.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.




Begonia at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)







Wisteria (2) (2005-2013)
 
Prinses Beatrix was built in 1978 by Verolme Scheepswerf Heusden B.V, Heusden, Holland. She entered service for SMZ between Harwich-Hook of Holland in June of that year. She was sold to Brittany Ferries in October 1985, but chartered back to SMZ until the following year, when she was named Duc de Normandie. She entered service between Caen and Portsmouth in June 1986. Unlike most units in the fleet, she rarely ventured onto other Brittany Ferries routes, until moving to Plymouth-Roscoff in July 2002, on delivery of the Mont St Michel. Duc de Normandie was withdrawn from regular Brittany Ferries services in September 2004, and was offered for sale. In November she moved to Gdansk, Poland for lay-up. In 2005 it was announced that she had been bought by TransEuropa Ferries, and renamed Wisteria (2).
 
Complete history of Prinses Beatrix
 
 
Wisteria (2) at Oostende.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)




Wisteria (2) at Oostende, 25th November 2005.
Photo: © Photo Tropic (Yvan Broux)







Ostend Spirit (1)

Ostend Spirit (1) was originally the Prins Filip of RMT. She was chartered by TEF from 2010-2011 as Ostend Spirit (1).

Other names: 1991-1998: Prins Filip
1998-1999: Stena Royal
1999-2002: POSL Aquitaine
2002-2003: PO Aquitaine
2003-2005: Pride of Aquitaine
2005-2010: Norman Spirit
2010-2011: Ostend Spirit
2011-2013: Norman Spirit
2013-present: Calais Seaways

Ostend Spirit, in joint LD/TEF colours, returned briefly to the Dover-Boulogne service in May 2010
Photo: Ian Boyle, Ian Boyle, 7th May 2010 - All images link to larger copies
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Ostend Spirit (2)
(TEF: 2012-2013)

Ostend Spirit (2) was the Pride of Calais of P&O Ferries, withdrawn and sold in 2012. On 18th April 2013 she returned to Tilbury under P&O management due to financial problems within TEF.


Ostend Spirit (2) at Ramsgate
Photo: Ian Boyle, 4th March 2013
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Ostend Spirit (2) at Ramsgate
Photo: Ian Boyle, 4th March 2013
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