DFDS Partner Offers

As an employee of one of DFDS’ partners, you can take advantage of one of these very special, exclusive offers!

We have offers on our routes from Dover to Dunkirk or Calais and also from Newcastle to Amsterdam, so whether you live in the north of England or Scotland, or further south, you can take advantage of these deals.

We currently have 4 offers to choose from…

  • 15% off Dover-France ferry crossings – from £39 each way
  • Dover-France 3-day return – just £54 return
  • 2 for 1 Newcastle-Amsterdam mini cruise – from £49pp return
  • 10% off Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry crossings – from £73pp each way​​

​​​Alternatively, you can book any of these offers by calling us on 0871 521 1531* and quote “Partner Offers” and the name of your company during the call.​


15% off Dover-France ferry crossings – from £39​ each way

The perfect way to start a driving holiday in Europe, our Dover-France ferry crossings are quick, convenient and great value too. What’s more, with this offer you can save 15%!

With up to 54 daily sailings between Dover and our ports in Dunkirk and Calais, it’s easy to find a crossing that suits your schedule. Our ferry crossings also allow you to pack as much as you like, with no luggage restrictions on any of our crossings.

Once you arrive in France, you’ll have the freedom to explore Europe as you please. It’s the perfect way to begin a touring holiday, go camping or discover the great European outdoors.

For more ideas and inspiration, why not visit our Great Journeys pages or travel guides?


Dover-France 3-day return – just £54 return

Book a return crossing between Dover and our ports in Dunkirk and Calais from just £54 and enjoy a short break in France.

Our sailings from Dover are quick, taking just 90 minutes to Calais or 2 hours to Dunkirk, so you can get straight back on the road and continue to your final destination. Our 3-day return deal is perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside of the north of France, taking in the gorgeous Nord-pas-de-Calais region with its rugged coastline and verdant hills and valleys.

With plenty to do onboard as you sail, your crossings will be just as enjoyable as any other part of your break too.

Check out our travel guides or our blog​ for more information.


2 for 1 Newcastle-Amsterdam mini cruise – from £49pp return

Our Amsterdam mini cruise is our most popular short break package and it’s no surprise really. It combines 2 nights onboard our modern, comfortable cruise ferry with the best part of a day exploring Amsterdam. You’ll set sail from our port near Newcastle, sailing overnight before arriving in IJmuiden, near Amsterdam. Then we’ll whisk you to the Dutch capital in coach transfers and pick you up later on!

Once you arrive in Amsterdam you’ll have the chance to take in a museum, gaze at the city’s famous architecture or get cosy in a café and enjoy a coffee or a beer with a big plate of Dutch pancakes!

Our mini cruise is also perfect for groups, and we have many different group packages available. Why not head to our site and see for yourself?

Check out our 5 hours in Amsterdam guides for ideas on how to spend your day in the Dutch capital, whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or with friends.​

Ferry crossings

10% off Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry crossings – from £73pp each way

If you want to take your vehicle across to Europe, but live in the north of England or Scotland then you can avoid a long drive south by sailing from Newcastle to our port in IJmuiden, near Amsterdam.

From there, you’ll find easy access to major destinations across Europe, including Holland, France, Belgium and Germany. These comfortable, pleasant overnight crossings are the perfect way to open the gateway to Europe and begin a holiday exploring as you please.

This offer is available for cars, motorbikes and bicycles – simply select your vehicle type when you book.

Whether you’re taking a driving holiday to Germany’s Black Forest, going camping in the French countryside, or cycling across Holland, it all starts with a DFDS ferry crossing. For more ideas why not check out our Great Journeys pages and travel guides​?

Onboard Dover-France

Onboard our ferries – Dover-France

The voyage from Dover to France may be short, taking just 90 minutes to Calais and 2 hours to Dunkirk, but there’s plenty to do onboard to make sure your crossing is just as much fun as the rest of your break.

Head to the 7 Seas restaurant or Horizon snack bar to grab a bite to eat, or the Lighthouse Café if you fancy something a little bit lighter. 

We also have onboard TVs where you can catch up with the latest news and sport, and our Sea Shop which stocks travel essentials, confectionery and more.

If you’re travelling with children, then there are also play areas around the ship where the little ones can enjoy themselves while you relax, as well as computer games for older children too.

Onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Onboard our ferries – Newcastle-Amsterdam

The ferries on our Newcastle-Amsterdam overnight ferry route are packed full of modern facilities and amenities to ensure that your break starts as soon as you step onboard.

Head to one of the bars and you can sample a range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails while enjoying live music and entertainment from our resident band. We also have a casino if you’re feeling brave!

If you’re travelling with children, then they’ll love our play areas, and there’s a cinema where you can catch Hollywood blockbusters, and shops selling fashion, fragrance, toys, gifts, confectionery and more.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food too, with 4 restaurants including an Italian, a steakhouse, an all-you-can-eat buffet and an à la carte restaurant too. Once you’ve enjoyed yourself on your overnight crossing, you can retire to your cabin, with a range of cabins available, from basic economy to our premium Commodore and Commodore De Luxe cabins.

Important information

Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Selected departures only. Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.

Dover-France routes - offer is available on selected each-way or return bookings for cars, caravans and motorhomes plus up to 9 people and motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people. £50 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £10 amendment fees apply each way.

Offers are not available on the following dates: Departures from Dover: 30-31 May, 1 April, 7-8 April, 13-14 April, 26-27 May, 21-22 July,28-29 July, 4-5 August, 11-12 August, 16-23 december.​

Departures from France: 16-18 April, 3-4 June, 28-31 July, 1 August, 5-6 August, 12-13 August, 19-20 August, 26-27 August,31 August,1-4 September, 16-23 December.

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