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Calling all night owls - get the best travel prices with DFDS Seaways

Enjoy ferries to France from £19* each way on Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk routes. Book before 31 July** to be in with a chance of winning one of 100 meal vouchers worth £30 each!

Award-winning ferry operator, DFDS Seaways, is offering special travel rates to night owls - people who like to travel in the small hours to get a head start on their journey.

Passengers who are happy to travel through the night or in the early hours of the morning can take advantage of these low prices on DFDS Seaways’ Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes this summer.

The special night owl prices include the following:

  • £19 each way for a car and four passengers
  • £25 each way for a small motorhome
  • £39 each way for a large motorhome
  • £39 each way for a car and small caravan
  • £49 each way for a car and large caravan

The low cost ferry crossings are perfect for those looking to take their vehicle with them on holiday this summer. By travelling early, holidaymakers can enjoy a short and relaxing crossing to either Dunkirk or Calais and then beat the motorway traffic en route to their holiday destination; perfect for those looking to make the most of their time abroad in France, Belgium, Germany or beyond!

People who book their tickets online at www.dfds.co.uk before 31 July also have the chance to win one of 100 meal vouchers worth £30 each, which can be redeemed in any of the onboard cafés and restaurants. The lucky winners can choose from a hearty meal or light snack from the brand new summer menu, which includes popular dishes such as fish and chips, curry, steak rosti and pasta and meatballs.

Max Foster, UK passenger director at DFDS Seaways, says, “We are encouraging passengers to make the most of their holiday by travelling during the night or early morning, in order to benefit from low fares and less congestion on the roads. The great thing about travelling with a car is that passengers can not only travel in the comfort of their own car or motorhome, they also don’t need to worry about the luggage restrictions associated with air travel.”

DFDS Seaways sails up to 44 times a day between Dover and France, providing passengers with flexible crossing times, a luxury on-board travel experience and convenient travel options.

Whilst onboard a DFDS Seaways ferry, passengers can enjoy a variety of restaurants, shop for holiday essentials, or relax with a Costa coffee in one of the cafe areas. Children can also play in the dedicated children’s area available on every DFDS Seaways ferry, meaning everyone’s holiday starts as soon as they board.

To book your low cost ferry to France now, or to find out more information, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferry-to-france/night-owls or telephone 0871 574 8235.


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Notes to Editors

* The £19 each way fare is available for a car +4 on the following sailings:

Dover - Calais   -  02.30  05.15 
Calais - Dover  01.00  04.00  06.00 
Dover - Dunkirk   - 04.00  06.00 
Dunkirk - Dover  02.00  04.00  06.00 

Valid on bookings made before 31 July and for travel until 31 September. °Please note that Dover-Calais sailings exclude Saturday crossings. °° Calais-Dover sailings exclude Sunday crossings.

**If you book before 31 July 2013, we’ll enter you into our prize draw to win one of 100 meal vouchers worth £30 each for use in the onboard restaurant. To qualify for entry, you must book via www.dfdsseaways.co.uk.

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.