​Special Dfds Sailings For Spectacular Tall Ships Parade Of Sail 

DFDS is also offering an exclusive opportunity to view the spectacular Tall Ships Regatta when it comes to Northumberland in August.

This year marks the diamond anniversary of the Tall Ships Races and up to 30 magnificent ships will visit the Port of Blyth during the regatta, which takes place from Friday 26 to Monday 29 August. The Blyth event is the only Tall Ships regatta taking place in the UK this year. DFDS ferry, the Princess Seaways, will sail to the town’s port and provide the perfect viewing deck afloat for visitors to see the ships at close quarters.

In addition to sponsoring the regatta, the company is operating a special four-hour day sailing that will leave the Port of Tyne at 11.00 on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August. It will offer exclusive viewing opportunities as the ferry sails back along the coast with the Tall Ships for the Parade of Sail, marking the start of their race to Gothenburg. 

Prices start from £40 per person for adults or from £20 per child and include a choice of on board dining options. During the trip, the ferry company’s customers will have the opportunity to spot marine wildlife with the help of its dedicated ORCA wildlife officers. There is also the option to dine in style in the ships’ fine-dining Blue Riband restaurant during the excursion.

Among the ships taking part in the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 are the 300 year-old Shtandart, a replica of a ship built by Peter the Great of Russia, and Lord Nelson, built in 1985 to celebrate the anniversary of Lord Admiral Nelson’s 1805 victory in the Battle of Trafalgar.

The Tall Ships sailings are the latest in a programme of day sailings that DFDS is offering this summer. Its Sunderland International Air Show cruises in July sold-out in record time and will provide more than 1,500 visitors with a unique view of the spectacular aerial displays. 

The provisional line up for the full air show includes The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring a Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire; the Red Arrows, RAF Tutor, RAF Hawk T2 and the Twister Duo. Modern fighter planes include the Mustang, Typhoon and many more, plus civilian aerobatic displays from famous teams including The Blades and Xtreme Air.

Visit www.dfds.co.uk for more information or call 0871 552 9955


Event itinerary

10.30 - Boarding commences
11.00 - Ferry departs  
11.30 - First lunch sitting 
12.30 - Last lunch sitting
13.00-14.00 - Princess follows the Parade of Sail 
15.00 - Arrive back in North Shields
15.30 - Disembark 

For further press information, please contact:
Jo Kendall / Katie Raby / Stuart Fyfe
Rooster PR
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930

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. The company is nominated for the awards again this year and voting closes on 15 July 2016.

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.  ​


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