Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with an extra special break to Europe

• Book a two or three-night mini cruise to Keukenhof in Holland from just £99 per person
• Take a three or five day short break from Dover to France from just £59 per car

This Mother’s Day, treat the most important woman in your life with an extra special trip to Europe. With fantastic offers from DFDS, treating your mum to a special trip needn’t break the bank and with direct routes to both Holland and France, it’s closer than your think!

Mini cruise to Keukenhof in Holland

Renowned as being one of the most beautiful public gardens in the world, Keukenhof in Holland is the perfect destination to spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day. Doting sons and daughters can book a relaxing two or three night mini break to Keukenhof from just £99 per person for a two nights mini cruise, or £185 per person for a three night break, including hotel*, based on two people sharing. The mini cruise package​, available on our Newcastle to Amsterdam route, includes two nights in a private, en suite cabin on board one of our cruise ferries, coach transfers to and from Keukenhof, as well as entrance tickets to the gardens.

With over 30 colourful flower showcases for visitors to enjoy, the spectacular spring gardens boast an array of beautiful and fragrant blooms, a gift that will surely surpass any normal Mother’s Day bouquet. Displaying hundreds of prize blooms from leading flower arrangers, as well as the latest trends in gardening, Keukenhof is a wonderful place to take that special someone.

While cruising in comfort on board one of our North Sea ferries​, you can enjoy live music and relax with a drink at one of our onboard bars, catch a movie at our cinema, or even visit the casino. Dine in one of the onboard restaurants, choosing from the 7 Seas buffet restaurant, the Explorer’s Steak House, the exclusive Blue Riband a la carte restaurant or the new Italian-style eatery, Little Italy.

Short break to France and beyond

For those living in the South, DFDS is offering three and five day breaks from just £59 per car and up to nine passengers on its Dover to France routes. The port of Dunkirk and Calais are perfectly situated for short city breaks to Bruges, Brussels and Lille and the beautiful countryside of Normandy and northern France are also just a short drive away.

For those that want to explore further afield, the southern coast and its beautiful golden beaches and glamorous resorts are also within easy reach, and the beautiful Keukenhof gardens in Holland are also accessible via this route, just a three and half hour drive from Dunkirk.

During the short crossing, why not grab a bite to eat at the self-service restaurant, enjoy a drink at the bar or pick up wine and spirits, confectionary and last minute travel essentials at the onboard shop.

To redeem the three day offer use the discount code E3DAY or E5DAY for the five day offer at the point of purchase.

To find out more about the beautiful Keukenhof gardens, or to book your short break now, visit www.dfds.co.uk or telephone 0871 882 0885.

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Notes to Editors

Offers may be withdrawn at any time.

Keukenhof mini cruise
*Three-night break includes a night in the Stopera hotel, with price quoted in the release based on two people sharing a double room.

Keukenhof mini cruise dates are currently available to travel on the following dates: April 12, 16, 20, 25 and 30 and May 3.

Dover-France short breaks
Short break offers are available on return bookings only for cars and up to nine passengers and motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with a maximum of two passengers.

The short break offer is not available on the following dates: 27-29 March, 3-5 April, 17-19 April, 22-24 May or 29-31 May.

£20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £20 amendment fees apply each way.

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 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).

DFDS operates up to 34 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-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 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!​​