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Make a chocolate trip with DFDS Seaways during National Chocolate Week

Date published: 10 October 2011

Leading Dover-France ferry operator, DFDS Seaways, is encouraging chocolate lovers to sample some of the world’s finest chocolate during this year’s National Chocolate Week (10-16 October).

With sales of chocolate confectionary in the UK up five per cent for a second successive year , Belgium offers the perfect opportunity for chocolate loving Brits to taste some of the best chocolate in the world.

The medieval cities in Belgium are renowned for their chocolate and the ultimate chocolate experience is less than an hour from Dunkirk.

There are plenty of options to explore in both Brussels and Bruges, with must see chocolate attractions including:

  • Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
    Chocoholics can follow the history of chocolate, its origins and witness praline making demonstrations.
  • Chocolaterie Sukerbuyc
    Meaning ‘Sugerbelly’, the family-run chocolate maker creates over 80 types of chocolate using a secret family recipe. Witness the process which see over 25,000 kilos of chocolate produced every year.
  • The Chocolate Line
    A must visit for the adventurous chocolate lover. The Chocolate Line is world-famous for it’s unique chocolate flavours, as well as the Chocolate Shooter – a machine that shoots cocoa dust up your nose!

The stress free nature of ferry travel means passengers can instead worry about what type of chocolate to sample next. DFDS ferries have fantastic onboard facilities, including dedicated children’s play and entertainment areas, and a range of quality restaurants and comfortable seating. Plus, with minimal luggage restrictions, there is even more reason to bring back as much chocolate as your heart’s desire.

Chris Newey, Director of Passenger Services Chris Newey, director of passenger services English Channel route at DFDS Seaways, said:

What better way to enjoy and experience National Chocolate Week in style, than by taking a voyage of discovery on board a DFDS Seaways ferry to the capital of chocolate.”

“With a whole host of chocolate shops, factories and museums, to keep chocoholics occupied, it couldn’t be any easier to get away and experience National Chocolate Week first hand.”

 DFDS Seaways sails from Dover – Dunkirk every two hours, seven days a week and crossings take around two hours. For more information about DFDS Seaways, or to find out about the latest sailing times and book tickets, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk or telephone 0871 574 7241.



For more information, please contact Sarah Whelband or Ryan Jones on 01732 779 087 or email sarahw@westgatecomms.com / ryan@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 was recently named as the only recommended ferry operator by Which? Travel (July 2011) and the Dover-France route 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.

DFDS Seaways and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group have recently submitted a joint bid for certain assets of SeaFrance, which is currently under review by the relevant competition authorities, as well as other stakeholders.

DFDS Seaways Dover-Dunkirk has recently carried record car passenger numbers of 100,000 per week over the busy summer period this year, and is continuing to grow its market share of the car passenger English Channel market.

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