Book Now For Super Savings With DFDS

Savvy travellers looking for the best deals on trips to Europe can get discounted ferry crossings with DFDS by booking early for their 2017 journeys.

The company is offering special early booking discounts on its Newcastle to Amsterdam route with ten per cent off return fares by car. Significant savings are also available on its popular mini cruise product, with a two-for-one deal for travel in the first three months of 2017. The mini cruise includes two nights on board one of the two cruise ferries serving the route, a full programme of entertainment throughout the journey and coach transfers to Amsterdam city centre with up to five hours to explore the Dutch capital.

By planning ahead for their short break or summer holiday, customers can save 10 per cent on the cost of travelling in a car, motorhome or on a motorcycle on the route. As an added bonus, the booking can be secured with payment of a 10 per cent deposit now, with full payment not due until 70 days before the booked departure date. Prices start from £41 per person each way for a car and four people on selected departures throughout 2017, if booked before 1 March.

The 241 mini cruise prices start from £45 per person based on two people sharing an en suite cabin. In addition, the company is offering special deals on a three-night Amsterdam hotel break, which includes two nights in an en suite cabin on board and up to three nights in one of Amsterdam’s city centre hotels. Prices are from £92 per person. And DFDS partners with accommodation provider to offer a selection of hotels. Both deals are available for travel until 29 March 2017.

DFDS provides daily overnight departures to Holland. The Newcastle-Amsterdam cruise ferries are equipped with four restaurants including the Explorers’ Steakhouse, an all-you-can-eat world-food buffet in the 7 Seas, the Blue Riband à la carte restaurant and ‘Little Italy’, a pasta and pizza restaurant. There are also a number of cafes and bars, as well as live music from a house band and acoustic troubadour. Other on board facilities include a shop, a casino, a cinema and a Kidz club to keep children entertained.

Commodore cabins are available for a small additional fee. They sleep three or four people and include a flat screen TV, sea view, steward service, complimentary mini bar and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Commodore De Luxe cabins are available on King Seaways and provide exclusive access to the Commodore De Luxe Lounge with free drinks, snacks, magazines and internet access.

To book or for further information visit or telephone 0871 574 7235.


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About DFDS:

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

The company is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary; it was formed in 1866 by the merger of Denmark’s three biggest steamship lines of the day – DFDS stands for ‘The United Steamship Company’ in Danish.

DFDS 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, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ and the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards for the last six years (2011-16). The company was also named ‘Best Family Ferry Operator’ at the 2016 Family Traveller Awards.

DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS 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, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit You can also find out more on Twitter @DFDS_UK and at the company’s Facebook page​.


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​