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Travel to Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways from £19 each way

Start your summer before the school holiday rush with a Dover-Dunkirk sailing with DFDS Seaways and take advantage of one the 20,000 tickets on sale for as little as £19* each way for a car and up to four passengers. Dunkirk is a short two-hour crossing from the port of Dover and DFDS Seaways provides the only direct ferry service.

Now is a perfect time to visit Dunkirk as the maritime town celebrates its French Regional Capital of Culture status with a series of special events throughout the year. Be sure to check www.dunkirk-tourism.com for further details of festivities.

Dunkirk is an historic seaside destination offering something for everyone. Beach lovers can enjoy the 15km of superb sandy coastline and dunes, gastronomes can indulge in one of the many restaurants serving local delicacies, with over 400 shops, you can shop till you drop, and the recently re-landscaped 27-hole golf course is a must for any golfer. Dunkirk is also the scene of the greatest evacuation operation in military history during World War Two and has a wealth of monuments and museums for budding historians.

Or why not book a self drive adventure and use the Dover-Dunkirk service as a convenient gateway to Europe. The port is close to France’s excellent motorway network, providing fantastic road connections whether you’re heading south through France, north to Belgium and Holland or east to Germany, Poland and Eastern Europe.

Whilst onboard a DFDS Seaways ferry, you can enjoy a delicious range of hot or cold meals in one of our restaurants, shop for all your holiday essentials, or relax with a Costa coffee as the children play in the dedicated children’s area. For those looking for an adult-only onboard experience, you can upgrade to the first class lounge. From £12 per person, passengers can enjoy priority boarding and disembarkation, two relaxing lounge areas, complimentary hot and cold drinks, as well as daily newspapers. With DFDS Seaways, your holiday starts as soon as your board.

DFDS Seaways sails up to 24 times a day between Dover and Dunkirk, providing passengers with flexible crossing times, a luxury on-board travel experience and convenient travel options.

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


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Notes to Editors

*From £19 fare is 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 31.07.13. Bookings must be made by 30.07.13. 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.