Visit Europe on a group ferry crossing with DFDS Seaways   

If you’re looking for group travel with a variety of options, taking a ferry crossing with DFDS Seaways offers the versatility of a number of routes to suit whatever type of group you’re travelling in.

We have a dedicated team of group travel experts on hand to make your booking as easy as possible, so if you’re interested in arranging a tailor made package on a ferry crossing to Europe for 10 or more people, contact us for assistance. You can call us, arrange a free call back or simply request a free quote.

Our ferry routes to Europe

We operate two main car ferry crossings from the UK to mainland Europe enabling you to take your own transport with you.

Ferries to and from Holland (Amsterdam)

Leaving daily from Newcastle Upon Tyne, the ferry to Holland route connects IJmuiden and Amsterdam on an overnight service. Offering a great car ferry service to Holland with such frequent departures allows you great options for exploring Europe further after a relaxing trip on one of our modern cruise ferries.

Ferry from Harwich to Denmark (Esbjerg)

Connecting the South-East of England with Denmark, ferries from Harwich to Esbjerg sail up to 4 times a week. Cruising overnight and arriving in the Ribe region in the morning, this ferry route gives you versatility on dates for your group.

Further routes

For exploring even further on a trip to Europe, we also offer a ferry service from Copenhagen to Oslo which allows passengers travelling to Norway to venture on with their car, coach, van, motorbike or bicycle.

For a tailor made package on ferry trips for 10 or more, contact us for a free quote.


Modern cruise ferries to Europe

With so many regular departures from the UK and several European destinations, our mix of operating ferries will make sure you have an unforgettable trip with whatever group you’re travelling with.

The ferry from Harwich to Denmark (Esbjerg) travels up to four times a week (depending on season), and ferries to and from Holland departs daily in both directions. The ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo provides further access to Europe.

Gateway to Europe

It’s so easy to explore Europe with DFDS Seaways, as our ferries make it simple to country hop as much as you please, especially when taking your own transport with you. Choose from soaking up the culture in Denmark and Holland or move further afield into Germany, Belgium, Sweden or beyond.


Your time onboard

We have experience in catering for groups of all ages, sizes and interests, so on a ferry to Europe with DFDS Seaways we have a mix of facilities and entertainment to suit all.

Freshly cooked food

There’s a wide variety of eateries onboard our ferries- but all provide freshly dishes to tantalise the taste buds. The Explorers Steakhouse serves up the juiciest steaks on the seas, while the 7 Seas all you can eat buffet is incredibly popular and boasts up to 80 dishes per evening and kids can eat half price. Alternatively, for little appetites the cafe offers freshly baked breads and pastries, or treat yourself to something special in the à la carte restaurant.

Great bars

After a hearty meal or to simply chill out with friends, our mix of bars provide the perfect setting to relax in style on either a crossing to Europe, or return after a good holiday. The selection differs between routes, but there’s somewhere that everyone will enjoy on our ferries, including live music.

Entertainment fit for all

On a ferry crossing with DFDS Seaways we believe your holiday starts as soon as you step on board, so we provide a varied mix of entertainment to suit all ages. These vary slightly between ships but include Kidz’ Clubs with ball pools and games, cinemas and even casinos. Alternatively, you can indulge in a little retail therapy in the Sea Shops or get involved in live entertainment.

Onboard our ferries

Driving Distances

If so easy to explore Europe by car or coach and the starting point is taking a ferry to the mainland where you can country-hop to your heart’s content.

Distances from IJmuiden, Amsterdam port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Brussels 139 miles 2 hours 24 mins
Hamburg 306 miles 4 hours 44 mins
Paris 328 miles 5 hours 28 mins
Berlin 427 miles 6 hours 34 mins

Distances from Esbjerg, Denmark port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Copenhagen 185 miles 3 hours 10 mins
Malmö 205 miles 3 hours 30 mins
Berlin 363 miles 5 hours 41 mins
Gothenburg 373 miles 6 hours 2 mins
Oslo 397 miles 8 hours 13 mins
Stockholm 586 miles 9 hours 36 mins
Paris 747 miles 11 hours 26 mins

Distances from Copenhagen, Denmark port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Gothenburg 169 miles 3 hours 14 mins
Hamburg 207 miles 4 hours 7 mins
Aalborg 257 miles 4 hours 22 mins
Berlin 272 miles 5 hours 22 mins

Distances from Oslo, Norway port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Kristiansand 200 miles 3 hours 53 mins
Stavanger 283 miles 6 hours 33 mins
Bergen 310 miles 6 hours 46 mins
Tromsø 1022 miles 21 hours 55 mins

Please note distance and times based on Google maps.


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