Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 15 July 2019

Award-winning ferry operator DFDS is treating passengers this summer to a FREE limited edition 'Travelling Ted' bear.

Whether sailing on the Dover-France or Newcastle-Amsterdam routes if you spend £10/€10 or more in the onboard sea shop and present the voucher, 'Travelling Ted' is yours to take home!

Take Ted on your travels and don't forget to tag him #TedsTravelsDFDS on Twitter at @dfds_uk and Instagram at @dfdsuk.

Notes to Editor For further press information, please contact: DFDS Press Office Call: 01304 874 052 Email:

T&Cs: - Valid on travel until 30th September - Must be collected on outbound crossing - Voucher presented at time of payment - Not exchanged for cash - Voucher can only be used once - One voucher per booking - If advertised bear is not available, an alternative will be given How to redeem: Dover-Calais or Dunkirk routes - Take your goods to the till - Present your voucher, your lane hanger and your booking confirmation - Upon the total basket sales being £10/€10 or more you will be given a free bear Newcastle-Amsterdam routes - Take your goods to the till - Present your voucher, your booking confirmation and boarding card to the till - Upon the total basket sales being £10/€10 or more you will be given a free bear.

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.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!