​Dfds Launches Exclusive Beano Summer Offer

Ferry company DFDS has teamed up with national treasure The Beano to offer its customers the chance to own an exclusive edition of the comic this summer.

The operator celebrates its 150th anniversary later this year and to mark the occasion it’s giving away 120,000 copies of a special issue of The Beano free of charge on board its ships. The special comic was developed in partnership with DC Thomson and features fans’ favourite characters, including Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and the Bash Street Kids, getting up to their usual mischief during a trip with the ferry company. 

Customers can pick up one of the comics on board any DFDS ship sailing from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk, or from Newcastle to Amsterdam, this July and August.

Prices to travel on the Dover routes start from £39 each way for a car and up to nine people. Overnight mini cruises on the Newcastle-Amsterdam service start from £85 per person for a return crossing, including an en suite cabin. Long-stay returns on the service are from £38 per person each way for a car and up to four people, including an en suite cabin. Book at www.dfds.co.uk or on 0871 521 5522.

To celebrate its partnership, the ferry company is also offering its customers the chance to win prizes, including free annual subscriptions to The Beano and free ferry tickets. Customers can take part in the Beano-themed competitions at www.dfds.co.uk/beano and via Twitter @DFDSSeaways. 

It is the first time DC Thomson has ever partnered with a travel company to produce a themed issue of The Beano, which is read by more than half a million people in the UK.


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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.

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 the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last five years (2011-15), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 and 2015 World Travel 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 www.dfds.co.uk.​

About The Beano:

The Beano is the quintessential British children’s comic, first published by DC Thomson in July 1938 and still printed weekly. It reaches hundreds of thousands* of children every week. The Beano is best known for its famed characters such as Dennis the Menace, Gnasher, The Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx. The spin-off animation series, Dennis and Gnasher is exported around the world and is one of the highest rated shows on CBBC.

*TGI Youth Spring 2014, The Beano readership, 528,000


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