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DFDS Seaways awarded Europe's Leading Ferry Operator award

DFDS Seaways riding the crest of a wave

DFDS Seaways was named “Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator” at the European leg of the 2012 World Travel Awards in the Algarve, Portugal last night (6th October 2012). It is the sixth year running the ferry company has won a World Travel Award, last year winning both Europe’s and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator.

The cruise ferry firm fought off competition from rival UK firms as well as ferry companies from Norway, Ireland, Spain, Estonia and Greece to claim the trophy.

The 2012 World Travel Awards are recognised worldwide as the Oscars of the travel industry and the premier industry awards programme, with the winners decided by votes from travel industry professionals and consumers.

The cruise ferry company puts the success down to its quality onboard offering with restaurants, bars, live entertainment and Kids’ club, and exceptional customer service, as well as its comprehensive passenger route network which incorporates channel, north sea and Baltic routes making it a convenient way to access Europe and Scandinavia. 

The World Travel Awards, founded in 1993, acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry.


Note to editors

DFDS is one of Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both passenger and freight routes between England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania.

DFDS Seaways has been honoured by The World Travel Awards with the prestigious title of ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ awarded in January 2012, as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator’ and ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator.’

In the UK, the company operates passenger services on routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Harwich to Esbjerg and Dover to Dunkirk and Calais.

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