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DFDS Seaways urges travellers to take action now to avoid potential ash cloud disruption

Date published: 23 May 2011

DFDS Seaways (formerly Norfolkline) Dover – France is urging travellers to consider booking alternative arrangements for travel over the next few days to avoid any potential air disruption due to the Icelandic volcanic eruption.

For those looking for an alternative way to travel to avoid cancellations and delays can be reassured that any ash that spreads from the volcano will not affect ferry services.

The DFDS Seaways Dover-Dunkirk ferry route is operating to schedule and currently has availability over the next few days, and into the Bank Holiday weekend for passengers travelling with cars.

Fares for journeys between Dover and Dunkirk start from just £25 each way for a car and up to four passengers. In addition, for return tickets booked before 28 May, DFDS Seaways is currently offering £10 off return tickets for a car and up to four people on its Dover – France route. This is valid for travel until 15th December 2011* (terms and conditions apply).

DFDS Seaways sails into Dunkirk, which is situated in the North of France, with easy access to the main European arterial roads. At only 30km east of Calais, Dunkirk is an ideal entry point to France, and is a lot less congested than Calais.

Please note that DFDS Seaways does not carry foot passengers on its Dover-France route.

For more information about the DFDS Seaways Dover – France ferry route or to find out the latest sailing times and book tickets, please visit www.norfolkline.com (which is still the main website for bookings during the transition period to a new DFDS Seaways website) or telephone 0871 574 7241. Terms and conditions apply and are available on the website.


*Terms and conditions:

Offer can be booked from 14th - 28th May 2011 only. Travel can be booked and taken anytime from 14th May - 15th December 2011.

The offer code: FFS must be entered to obtain this special offer. Return ticket includes travel for a passenger vehicle and up to four passengers.

Please note that there is limited availability on some sailings for vehicles over 2.4m high. Supplements apply for extra length vehicles and additional passengers.

A £30 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel or after 23.00 the previous day. £20 amendment fee applies. Fare increases as a result of booking amendments may also apply. Bookings are non-refundable. Offer is subject to availability and valid for new bookings only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. A £5 booking fee applies to telephone reservations. DFDS Seaways standard terms and conditions apply (see website for details).



For more information, please contact Sarah Whelband or Daisy Pratt on 01732 779 087 or email sarahw@westgatecomms.com / daisy@westgatecomms.com


About DFDS Seaways

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company.

DFDS Seaways operates a network of 30 routes with 60 freight and passenger ships, while DFDS Logistics provides freight solutions in Europe with trailers, containers, and rail.

DFDS Seaways Dover-Dunkirk won The Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk travel award for ‘Best Ferry Company’ in 2009, for the second year running. The company was also ‘Highly Recommended’ in the 2007 Telegraph Travel Awards. In the UK, the company operates passenger services on routes from Dover to Dunkirk. Newcastle to Amsterdam, and Harwich to Esbjerg.

For further information, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk