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DFDS Seaways Cruise Ferry & Holiday Guide 2011

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DFDS Seaways has launched the new Cruise Ferry & Holiday Guide 2011, which details its cruise ferry crossings from Newcastle to Holland, Harwich to Denmark and Copenhagen to Oslo, plus its range of recommended holiday partners. Practical information and schedules are provided, in addition to details about the onboard facilities and prices.

Travelling to Europe by sea is a convenient and stress-free way to go on holiday – and its great value too. Take your car, pack everything you need and enjoy the freedom of being able to travel around while you’re away. Take your caravan, tent or motorhome and explore European campsites and the great outdoors, plus caravans go free on selected dates if booked at least 1 month prior to departure. Or travel with your bicycle or motorcycle, enjoy the open road and visit great European villages, towns and cities.

And don’t forget the most important member of your family, as pets travel from as little as £19 per animal.

The brochure is also full of great value European getaways with the DFDS Seaways holiday partners – Center Parcs Europe, Sunparks, Novasol and Octopus Travel, plus Disneyland® Paris and LEGOLAND®. What’s more, many of the holiday partners offer great discounts for DFDS Seaways customers. Alternatively just book your crossings with DFDS Seaways and organise the rest of your holiday accommodation yourself.

Make the journey part of your holiday and relax as soon as you drive onboard. Sit back with a drink while the children have fun in the Kids’ Club, enjoy some scrumptious food in one of the onboard restaurants and watch the evening’s entertainment or a movie in the cinema before settling down for a good night’s sleep in your en suite cabin.

Newcastle to Amsterdam, Holland – car plus 2 passengers, from £139 one way
If you’re based in Scotland, the north of England or the midlands, cut down on the drive time to port by sailing from Newcastle to Amsterdam, which is perfectly placed to explore Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. Daily departures.

Vehicle type and no. of passengers One way prices from
Car + 2 passengers £139
Car + 4 passengers £159
Car, caravan + 2 passengers (caravans go free on selected dates if booked at least 1 month prior to departure) £229
Motorhome + 2 passengers £179
2 motorcycles + 2 passengers £155
2 bicycles + 2 passengers £85
2 foot passengers £75


European Country Distance from port
Germany 88 miles
Belgium 85 miles
France 175 miles


Harwich to Esbjerg, Denmark – car plus 2 passengers, from £229 one way
Perfect for those looking to explore Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany, this is the only ferry route from the UK to Scandinavia. Departures three or four times per week.

Vehicle type and no. of passengers One way prices from
Car + 2 passengers £229
Car + 4 passengers £249
Car, caravan + 2 passengers (caravans go free on selected dates if booked at least 1 month prior to departure) £289
Motorhome + 2 passengers £259
2 motorcycles + 2 passengers £209
2 bicycles + 2 passengers £159
2 foot passengers £149


European Country Distance from port
Sweden 210 miles
Germany 150 miles
Norway  185 miles + ferry


Holiday partners
To receive great rates with one of the DFDS Seaways holiday partners, simply book your ferry crossing or call 0871 522 9978, then book your selected accommodation through the DFDS Seaways website using the appropriate webpage.

Center Parcs Europe – DFDS Seaways customers receive €25 off bookings
With 14 holiday villages across Holland, Germany, Belgium and France, Center Parcs Europe is the perfect choice for guaranteed fun family holidays. Kids can have hours of fun with horse riding, archery, zip wire and a subtropical swimming paradise right on your doorstep. Center Parcs provides the perfect blend of self catering accommodation with the benefit of being in a resort with restaurants and excellent facilities. Stay in a modern villa with TV, living room and private terrace.

Sunparks – DFDS Seaways customers receive €25 off bookings
If you love child-friendly activities on site as well as the chance to get out and about exploring the local area and attractions, then this is the holiday for you. Sunparks holiday villages are located near to major holiday areas and places of interest, as well as having facilities including a subtropical pool, sporting amenities and a playground on site. Stay in a comfortable villa right at in the heart of nature with everything a family could need.

Novasol Cottages – save 10% on ferry crossings
Whether you stay in a log cabin by a pine fringed German lake, in a traditional cottage in the Dutch countryside, or in a modern apartment on a white sandy Danish beach, a Novasol cottage holiday is perfect for couples and families who like home from home comforts. With 28,000 properties to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.

Octopus Travel Hotels
Whether you are looking for five star luxury or budget traveller accommodation you can choose your perfect hotel in your ideal location with great room rates from Octopus Travel – perfect for creating your own tailored break or want to visit several different towns or cities on your holiday.

Disneyland® Paris & LEGOLAND® theme parks
Why not extend your holiday and add a stay at one of these world-famous theme parks. Special discounts are available for DFDS Seaways customers.

Order a copy of the Cruise Ferry & Holiday brochure or call 0871 882 0888.

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Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown
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.

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:
Vicky Neill on 0191 244 6653 (vicky.neill@robson-brown.co.uk)
Kirsty McNaught on 0191 244 6637/ 07855720343 (kirsty.mcnaught@robson-brown.co.uk)
Sally Pearson on 0191 244 6656/ 0798066402 (sally.pearson@robson-brown.co.uk )