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Catering outfit of the ro-ro passenger ferry RODIN


SeaFrance ro-ro passenger ferry RODIN has become the largest and fastest ferry to operate on the Dover-Calais route. The vessel was built at Rauma Aker Finnyards in Finland and features a comprehensive MacGREGOR catering outfit.

The catering system covers a total area of 772m2 and comprises three bars, three pantries, three buffet areas and two galleys (one for the self-service and the crew messroom, and the other for a 60-seat a la carte restaurant.

Passenger area is situated on the two upper decks (7 and 8). The main galley is on deck 8 and can prepare about 500 meals per crossing to serve the 345-seat self-service cafeteria, the 160 seat commercial drivers,  open buffet restaurant, and crew messroom. Two bars on deck 7 (310 seat and 400 seat) serve hot and cold snacks as well as drinks and the larger can be used for banquets for up to 250 people.

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