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DFDS Seaways scores highly with German football supporters

DFDS Seaways Scores Highly with German Football Supporters

DFDS Seaways transports record number of fans to Champions League Final in London. Bayern Munich vs. Borrusia Dortmund in Champions League final on 25th May 2013.

Ahead of the Champions League Final, award-winning ferry operator DFDS Seaways is transporting over 30,000 fans arriving from Germany to catch the match at Wembley Stadium this Saturday. DFDS Seaways has even scheduled an extra sailing on its cross-Channel route between Dover and Dunkirk to help meet the huge demand from fans wanting to make the match.

With two German teams battling to take the title of European Champion, DFDS Seaways has taken bookings from a large number of fans coming into the country via Dover on its Dunkirk and Calais services. As a result, the ferry operator is set to welcome over 100 coaches carrying German football fans to the game ahead of Saturday’s match.

Max Foster, UK passenger director at DFDS Seaways, said: “It is fantastic that so many fans are travelling with us to this major football match. It is also a real honour to have been entrusted with transporting the official team coaches from both teams. It is remarkable to have two German teams in the final and our Dunkirk route in particular has proven to be a very convenient and popular service for fans travelling to the match from Germany.”

DFDS Seaways operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France with routes to both Calais and Dunkirk. All DFDS Seaways ferries are equipped with a range of high quality onboard facilities, which range from dedicated children’s areas to onboard shops, bars and restaurants, so your holiday starts as soon as you step on board.

To find out more information, visit www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 574 7235.


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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.