Unbeatable Travel Deals With Dfds Available For National Ferry Fortnight

Forget stuffy airport lounges and passport security queues this May, with National Ferry Fortnight taking place 6-20 May there’s never been a better time to book a trip to Europe with DFDS.

Whether booking a city break, a family trip, a cycling tour, or camping holiday, travelling by ferry is quick and stress free, ideal for those looking to travel to France, Holland, Belgium or further afield.

Offering convenient access to Europe, DFDS offers 54 daily sailings from Dover to Calais (90 mins) and Dover to Dunkirk (2hrs), plus daily overnight sailings from Newcastle to Amsterdam (15hrs).

DFDS’ National Ferry Fortnight deals include:

  • Book with a car and up to nine passengers on Dover-Dunkirk or Dover-Calais and receive a £20 meal voucher to use in the on board restaurant during the outbound crossing
  • Book a crossing with a car and two/four passengers on the Newcastle-Amsterdam route and receive a £20 meal voucher for use in one of the four on board restaurants – to be used on main courses (breakfast or dinner) only
  • National Ferry Fortnight deals can be booked from 6-20 May for travel with DFDS throughout 2017

All ships on DFDS’ Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk routes feature a choice of lounge and bar areas; the self-service 7seas restaurant offering hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks; a shop with up to 20 per cent off high-street prices on fragrances, skin care, and cosmetics, plus a range of travel essentials and duty-paid goods; and a Kidz Club children’s play area that provides entertainment and activities for children during the holiday period.

The Newcastle-Amsterdam cruise ferries have recently had a £4.5 million refurbishment and are equipped with four restaurants including the Explorer’s Steakhouse, an all-you-can-eat world-food buffet in the 7seas, the Blue Riband à la carte restaurant and ‘Little Italy’, a pasta and pizza restaurant. A brand new addition to the on board dining options from May 2017 is the innovative pop-up restaurant, where the chefs will present different monthly menus and delicious exciting cuisines from around the world.

Book at www.dfds.co.uk or call 0871 574 7235 for further assistance.

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About DFDS:

DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of £1.6bn.

The company delivers high performance and superior reliability to more than 8,000 freight customers through shipping and port terminal services and transport and logistics solutions. In addition, it provides overnight and short sea ferry services to six million passengers.

7,000 employees are located on ships and in offices in 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Copenhagen and listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange.

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 DFDS under a concession run 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. You can also find out more on Twitter @DFDS_UK and at the company’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/dfdsuk​.

​​​ WE'RE AWARD WINNING​​

It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​

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