Experience True Ferry Freedom With DFDS’ Offer of a Free Second Crossing or Mini Cruise during National Ferry Fortnight

• First 500 passengers to buy a Dover–France return fare can book a free day trip*
• Passengers who book transport on Newcastle-Amsterdam route can redeem a free mini cruise for one person **

DFDS, the award-winning ferry operator, is celebrating this year’s National Ferry Fortnight (NFF) theme of “ferry freedom” by offering passengers two fantastic offers to redeem a free day return or mini cruise​ on selected routes from the UK to France and Holland.

The first 500 people to book a return crossing for a car and up to nine passengers with DFDS on its Dover-Calais or Dover-Dunkirk routes, during NFF (2-15 March 2015), will receive a free return day-trip for a car and up to nine people on the same route for travel up to 11 December 2015 on selected departures.

DFDS is also offering a free two-night Amsterdam mini cruise to people booking a standard crossing during NFF, on its Newcastle-Amsterdam route. The free Amsterdam mini cruise is redeemable for one person per booking, for travel up to 11 December 2015 on selected departures. Up to three accompanying passengers can travel on the mini cruise at a reduced rate of £22 per person, based on four people sharing a cabin (usual price £48 per person).

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS, says: “National Ferry Fortnight is a great initiative, and this year’s theme is all about ferry freedom. Ferry travel is often overlooked by people booking their holidays, but one of the great advantages of taking your car and a ferry over to Europe means that you can travel at your own pace and take your own route. You are also free from a lot of the hassle associated with other forms of transport, as there are no luggage weight or size restrictions and you are able to move around freely during your sailing and explore all the great shops, restaurants and kids play areas onboard.

“This year, we have made it even easier for families and holiday-makers to have a taste of ferry freedom with our fantastic offers on our Dover-France routes and our cruise ferry route on the North Sea between Newcastle and Amsterdam, but with offers this good, early booking will be key!”

The National Ferry Fortnight offers are available on selected DFDS’ sailings from Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais and Newcastle-Amsterdam.

DFDS operates up to 48 sailings a day between the UK and France as well as daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. All DFDS ferries are equipped with a range of high-quality onboard facilities ¬– including bars and restaurants, a shop and a dedicated children's area – so your holiday starts as soon as you board the ferry!

To take advantage of these offers or to find out more information, please visit www.dfds.co.uk/ferryfortnight or telephone 0871 574 7235.

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Notes to editors

National Ferry Fortnight runs from 2 – 15 March 2014.

* Free return crossing on Dover-France routes.
The first 500 people to book a return crossing, for a car and up to nine passengers with DFDS during National Ferry Fortnight on its Dover-Calais or Dover-Dunkirk routes will receive a free return day-trip for a car and up to nine passengers for travel on selected dates up to 11 December 2015.

**Free Amsterdam mini cruise
On Newcastle to Amsterdam route, bookers will receive a free two-night mini cruise to Amsterdam for one person in a shared cabin. Up to three additional passengers will pay only £22 per person (usual price £48 per person), based on four people sharing a cabin. Available on selected departures until 11 December 2015.

The cruise will include two nights on board one of DFDS’ cruise ferries, free live entertainment on board, coach transfers to and from Amsterdam and up to five hours to explore the exciting city of Amsterdam.

For details on how to book, visit www.dfds.co.uk/ferryfortnight

About DFDS

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of 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 DFDS passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newhaven to Dieppe and an overnight service from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

DFDS operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover to Dunkirk and Dover to Calais routes. It 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 sailings a day and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.

DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

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.dfdsseaways.co.uk.


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