​​Book a ferry crossing or short break across any of our 4 routes to Europe, including Newcastle-Amsterdam, Dover-Dunkirk or Calais and Newhaven-Dieppe. Get your late summer break, autumnal escape or winter retreat booked in now and earn 4 Nectar points for every £1 spent. ​

As if you needed any more reasons to choose DFDS, we thought we’d give you a million more. When you book with us, you’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win 1,000,000 Nectar points.

  • Double Nectar Points
  • Entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning 1 million nectar points
  • Available on bookings made on all 4 routes from UK to France & Holland
  • Also available on short break bookings
  • Book by 28th October

Four routes to Europe

No matter where you’re going in Europe, there’s a DFDS route for you. For anyone travelling from Scotland, Ireland or the north of England, travel on our overnight crossings to Amsterdam from Newcastle. We also offer short breaks to Amsterdam. 

Our Dover-Dunkirk and Calais crossings are ideal for those visiting to France, Belgium and beyond. Hop on our Newhaven-Dieppe crossing if you are looking for convenient access to the heart of Normandy, with easy routes to Brittany, and just 2½ hours from the chic capital of Paris.

Our ship’s onboard facilities include bars, restaurants, shops, children’s soft play and more, so your journey flies by.

Our routes​​

Gateway to the continent

Ferry crossings are a comfortable and convenient way to reach Europe. Our routes offer the option to travel with your car, caravan, motorhome or motorcycle, with our Newcastle and Newhaven crossings also giving you the option to travel on foot. There’s no luggage restrictions, either, so you can take everything you may need, and don’t have to worry about not having enough space for souvenirs.

Once you arrive, the continent is at your fingertips. Explore Gallic gastronomy and culture, venture to Belgium for quaint medieval towns and delicious food, explore Holland’s beaches, campsites and cities or discover Germany’s untouched forests and spectacular architecture. A short break to Amsterdam is the perfect city escape, too, with 2-5 night options available.

Gateway to Europe​

Read more about our Nectar terms and conditions and how to earn Nectar points with DFDS​ here.

​​​Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.

1. Prize draw promotional period is 22 August - 26 September 2018. ​2. There is 1 prize available for 1 individual Nectar member. Each prize consists of 1,000,000 Nectar points. The prize is non-transferable and there is no prize alternative. 3. For a chance to win 1,000,000 points you must make an eligible DFDS booking at dfds.com during the promotional period. You must have your Nectar card linked to your DFDS booking, at the time of booking. 4. 1 x winner will be selected at random and contacted within 28 days of the promotional period ending. Customers will still collect the promotional x4 points per £1 on their booking. 5. DFDS and Nectar Loyalty UK employees and their immediate families, agents and those professionally connected with the promotion are excluded from entering. 6. DFDS standard booking terms and conditions​ apply.​


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2018 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2017!​​