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Book a day trip or short break with DFDS Seaways for less than the price of date night

With the average meal for two costing around £55, why not be more adventurous with your date night this summer and book a trip to Europe with DFDS Seaways on its Dover-Dunkirk route. With a return day-trip priced at just £29 and a three-day return from £50, now is the perfect time to make a European date for romance!

Dunkirk is a great entry point into France for those looking for a short break in Flanders, Belgium or beyond. The cultural French city is also home to a number of picturesque sandy beaches and restaurants with mouth-watering menus, providing the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening.

Other romantic day trip destinations include Ostend, a city by the sea situated at just a 40-minute drive from the port of Dunkirk. A favourite haunt for Parisians seeking an escape from the busy capital, Ostend offers romantics miles of sandy beaches to stroll along, as well as a pier, a harbour and a promenade of shops, bars and restaurants. Local gastronomic delights including Dover Sole and shrimp croquettes, perfect for those who enjoy fresh seafood.

The picturesque city of Bruges, a world heritage site, is also around an hour’s drive from Dunkirk. The Flemish city offers a range of breath-taking sights, sounds and culinary delights, providing the perfect recipe for romance.

For those wanting to go slightly further afield, a short break to Ghent is the perfect destination for gastronomes. Couples can indulge in local specialties, including an array of chocoholic creations and brewery tours. Romantics can also take a relaxing boat trip on the city’s canals or book a hot air balloon flight for two to take in the sights of the beautiful Flanders countryside.

DFDS Seaways operates up to 24 sailings a day between Dover and Dunkirk, passengers can choose flexible crossing times, a luxury onboard travel experience and convenient travel options. Whilst onboard a DFDS Seaways ferry, couples can enjoy a variety of restaurants and shop for their holiday essentials. For a truly relaxing adult-only onboard experience, an upgrade to the first class lounge is available for £12 per person. This includes priority boarding and disembarkation, access to two relaxing lounge areas, and complimentary hot and cold drinks.

To book your Dover-Dunkirk crossing now or to find out more information, visit www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 574 7235.


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Notes to Editors

Average meal costing £55 figure can be found in Horizons’ Menurama survey (April 2013) http://www.hrzns.com/news/menu-prices-rise-6.

*From £29 fare for a day-trip return and from £50 for a three-day return trip (Monday - Thursday). Fares are valid for a car and up to 4 people or motorcycle/motorcycle + sidecar/trailer combination and up to 2 people, travelling on the Dover-Dunkirk route only. Tickets are available on selected departures up to 29.08.13. Bookings must be made by 28.08.13. Valid for new bookings only. DFDS Seaways general terms and conditions of travel apply.

About DFDS Seaways

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS Seaways prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Harwich to Esbjerg, Newcastle to Amsterdam, Newhaven to Dieppe and Portsmouth to Le Havre.

DFDS Seaways has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last two years (2011-12), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2012 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

DFDS Seaways operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes and two daily services on the Portsmouth to Le Havre crossing. It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam and up to four crossings a week between Harwich and Esbjerg in Denmark. In addition, the DFDS Seaways network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries. For further information about DFDS Seaways, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.