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Filming with DFDS

Filming with DFDS

We work with news crews, television production companies and students to facilitate filming on our routes.

We will not permit filming on board our ships for the following:

  • Corporate productions and advertising
  • Charity films (unless in support of national seafarers charities, the RNLI, the Royal British Legion or regional charities in the areas from which we operate)
  • Reality / talent shows
  • Under no circumstances will we allow you to interview or film our ferry Captains on the bridge of the ship during the crossing

We will not permit filming during our high season months (June, July and August).

Please complete and submit an application form to our PR team at uk.pr@dfds.com at least one month in advance of your proposed date of travel.

Public Liability Insurance

You will need to have Public Liability Insurance for all of your filming. If you are a student you will need your university to cover you on their insurance.

Hiring Ships

It is not possible to hire a ship for the purpose of filming on board for a prolonged period. All of our ships are employed on our routes serving customers on a daily basis and we do not have the capacity to take a ship out of service to accommodate filming.

Filming at ports

Any filming at ports must be approved by the appropriate port authority and will be subject to completion of the port’s safety and security inductions. A minimum of one months' notice for all filming is required by all ports to process your filming request.

Port of Dover – Please contact the port’s communications team directly to obtain permission at Helen.Smith@doverport.co.uk or on 01304 240400

Port of Calais – Please contact Isabelle Fauquet at isabelle.fauquet@calais-port.fr or on 0033 321 462 910

Port of Tyne – Please contact Lisa Donohoe at Lisa.Donohoe@PortofTyne.co.uk or on 01914 407463

Port of Dunkirk – Please contact Marie-Elizabeth Bogucki on 00 33 28 28 77 63

Ship Schedules

Every day, DFDS ships sail on routes that serve customers - for this reason, we can't break or change the schedule of the ship to accommodate the filming.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.