Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 27 November 2018

DFDS will host an exclusive 'Sail with Santa' event for local families on Tuesday 4 December as part of Cash for Kids' Mission Christmas charity appeal.

The event will take place on DFDS ship King Seaways at the Port of Tyne. It will see up to 250 children and their families enjoy an opportunity to meet with Santa and attend a specially-arranged Christmas party. Activities will include Christmas entertainment, face-painting and a festive meal prepared by the chefs on board.

Guests will be invited to the event by Cash for Kids, a children's charity established to improve opportunities and provide life-changing experiences for young people across the UK. Sail with Santa will offer hundreds of local children from disadvantaged backgrounds or with life-limiting illnesses the chance to enjoy some festive fun.

Catherine Jowett, Head of Brand Marketing at DFDS said: "We're delighted to partner with Cash for Kids and Metro Radio for our Sail with Santa event. We hope it will help to spread some Christmas cheer and provide a fun day out for local youngsters and their families.

"We're so proud to be involved in this year's Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal and to have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children in our region by being part of this event."

Cash for Kids is a registered charity organisation that responds to the needs of children throughout the UK, so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. Based across 22 areas in the UK, including Newcastle, Cash for Kids supports children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

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.

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