Third time’s a charm for DFDS at World Travel Awards

DFDS has been awarded the prestigious accolade of ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the 2013 World Travel Awards Gala in Doha, Qatar (30 November) for the third year in a row.

The World Travel Awards, hailed as the premier awards programme for the travel and tourism industry, celebrates excellence throughout the global travel, tourism and hospitality sector. The winners are decided by votes from travel industry professionals and consumers.

In addition to the  ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ accolade, DFDS also received the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the European leg of the World Travel Awards held in August 2013. Together, these titles recognise the DFDS’ commitment to excellence during the last twelve months

“We are very honoured to be awarded ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for three consecutive years. This is a fantastic endorsement of the excellent service and standards we strive to deliver to our loyal customer base. This prestigious award is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, who work tirelessly to provide the very best travel experience,” said Max Foster, Passenger Director for DFDS.

“We believe that a customer’s holiday should start as soon as they board a DFDS​ ferry and are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality service and experience for everyone who sails with us. That is why we recently announced a £4 million investment in our Newcastle to Amsterdam cruise ferry service to upgrade onboard facilities, as well as install new energy saving propellers on the ships to help make them more efficient.”

DFDS operates a comprehensive passenger route network, which incorporates six routes from the UK to Europe, via Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Le Havre, Newcastle-Amsterdam and Harwich-Esbjerg​, providing passengers a wide range of choice and a gateway to Europe. DFDS also operates a number of ferry routes across the Baltic Sea. For further information please visit or telephone 0871 882 0885.


For media enquiries contact:

Amy Puttick on 0116 299 1144 /

Laura Giles on 0116 274 6120 /