Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 9 January 2019

Ferry operator DFDS, has launched an Early Booking Offer, making forward-planning more affordable for passengers travelling between the UK and Holland this year. ​

Passengers can save 15% on select crossings between Newcastle and Amsterdam, while also enjoying the benefits of a 15% deposit scheme, meaning they can book now and spread the cost of their 2019 break1.

Crossings are available from just £39pp each way, based on 4 sharing, and £69pp each way, based on 2 sharing. The offer is valid on bookings made until 28 February 20192, for select departures between 1st May – 23rd December 2019.

There's no need for passengers to wait until they reach Amsterdam to start enjoying their break. DFDS keeps passengers entertained from the moment they set sail with a variety of on-board facilities including a shop, casino and cinema screens as well as kids' club for the children and live entertainment and bars for the adults.

What's more, additional savings can be made on the ships' restaurants – the Explorers Kitchen, which serves up unlimited International cuisine; and the North Sea Bistro, offering a fine dining experience.

Notes to Editors: 1 Balance payable 10 weeks before departure. 2 Passengers can amend the booking free of charge until 28 February 2019.

For further press information, please contact: Elsa Findlay / Charlotte Wright / Arabella Halfhide / Katie Raby Rooster PR T : +44 (0)20 3440 8930 E :


DFDS Press Office 01304 874052

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 ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for eight years running (2012-2019), as well as the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last seven years (2011-18).

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 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, click here.

WInner on Côte d'Opale

Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!

This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

To each and every one of our valued customers, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your continued support and trust in our services has been the anchor of our success.