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Take to the Slopes with DFDS Seaways

Travel to the piste the easy way by taking your car with you and cruising to Europe or Scandinavia with DFDS Seaways. There’s no need to carry heavy bags around the airport, pay extra for your skis or baggage or worry about car hire costs, just drive onboard and let your adventure begin.

And from only £139 for a car and 2 passengers one way, it’s great value for money, with the added bonus of being able to travel between ski resorts to check out the best slopes.

Your journey begins as soon as you drive onboard DFDS Seaways’ cruise ferry, where you can enjoy live entertainment, a choice of restaurants serving delicious cuisine, plus a number of bars to enjoy an evening tipple before retreating to your en-suite cabin for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Newcastle to Amsterdam from £139 for a car plus 2 people
Sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam and you can enjoy a pleasurable 4 hour 45 minutes drive to the highest mountain range in Germany, the Harz, while the skiing hub of Innsbruck is a 9 hour drive. You can also stop off en route and spend a night in a hotel.

Driving distances from Amsterdam:

Harz, Germany      307 miles     4h 45mins
Innsbruck, Austria    630 miles   9h 09mins
Val d’Isère, France   734 miles   11h 17mins
Méribel, France    708 miles   10h 38mins

Example one way prices from Newcastle to Amsterdam:
Car + 2 passengers  From £139
Car + 4 passengers  From £159
Mini bus +10 passengers From £290

Harwich to Esbjerg from £232 for a car plus 2 people
Alternatively take the DFDS Seaways route from Harwich to Esbjerg in Denmark and from here you can access the slopes of Sweden, or catch another ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo for the fantastic skiing in Norway.

Driving distances from Esbjerg:

Vallåsen, Sweden     279 miles     4h 40 mins 
Västra Götaland, Sweden   410 miles   6h 40 mins
Tryvann, Norway   Copenhagen-Oslo ferry + 199 miles  
Lillehammer, Norway   Copenhagen-Oslo ferry + 298 miles  

Example one way prices from Harwich to Esbjerg:
Car + 2 passengers  From £232
Car + 4 passengers  From £272
Mini bus + 10 passengers From £460

Winter Sports Insurance from £35 for a family of four
Don’t forget your ski insurance, DFDS Seaways provide a great rate for families and friends alike. What’s more book your ferry crossing and ski insurance together and you’ll save 10%.

(2 adults & 2 children)
1-3 DAYS   £13.00   £6.50 £35.00
4-5 DAYS   £14.00   £7.00 £37.00
6-10 DAYS £25.00 £12.50  £65.00
11-17 DAYS £30.00  £15.00 £85.00

2 Night Mini Cruise to Snow Planet, Holland – from £54pp
If you’re not quite ready for the real piste, practise your skills at Europe’s coolest indoor ski centre with 230m of real snow!

What’s included:
• 2 nights onboard ship in an en suite cabin
• Return coach transfers to/from Snow Planet (approx 15 mins)
• Entrance to Snow Planet indoor ski dome
• Skis/snowboard, poles, boots hire included

Introductory offer price of from £54pp is subject to availability, available on selected departures until April 2011 and is based on 2 adults sharing an inside en suite cabin.
To book visit: www.dfds.co.uk/ski  or call 0871 882 0885.

DFDS Seaways has recently been awarded Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator 2010 by the World Travel Awards for the fourth year in a row.

- ENDS -
Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

Notes to editors

DFDS Seaways recently acquired Norfolkline and is now one Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both consumer and freight routes from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Lithuania.

For media information please contact:
Kirsty McNaught on 0191 244 6637/ 07855720343
Sally Pearson on 0191 244 6656/ 0798066402 (sally.pearson@robson-brown.co.uk)