Sail Away To The Sales With Bargain Deals From DFDS

The countdown is on for the start of the January sales in France and shoppers keen to bag a bargain can also get a great deal on ferry crossings with DFDS.

The French take a different approach to sales than the usual UK sales bonanza, with shopkeepers regulated by government. It’s illegal to discount goods before the sales officially start on 11 January 2017 so the start of ‘les soldes’ is hotly anticipated.

Savings once the sales do get underway are well worth waiting for, with reductions of 50 to 70 per cent on items including designer label clothing, fine foods, electronics and homewares. Deals are available at boutique stores, department stores and hypermarkets and the sales period for French retailers closes on 21 February 2017.

Getting to the sales is easy on DFDS’ services from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk. The company offers up to 54 sailings per day and specially reduced fares are available throughout January and February. Prices start from £65 for a car and up to nine people on a three-day return ticket for travel between 5 January and 16 March 2017. Book at​ or call 0871 574 7235.

The best shopping locations within easy reach of French ports served by DFDS include Calais, for food shopping and the hypermarkets; Le Touquet for its range of beautiful boutiques; and Arras for its superb markets. Some hotels in the region also offer reduced rates to coincide with the sales period. DFDS partners with to provide accommodation.


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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!​​