Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 28 August 2018

Award-winning ferry operator DFDS is offering caravan and motorhome owners cut price crossings on its Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk routes.

This special deal means crossings on these routes have been reduced by £10 each way, starting from just £39* each way for a small motorhome with up to nine people and from £60* each way for a car and caravan with up to nine people.

DFDS is the only ferry operator with two routes to France from Dover and with 54 sailings a day, it's a fast and convenient way to travel to the continent.

A 90-minute sailing into Calais is ideal for passengers wanting to travel to northern and central France, whilst a relaxing two-hour sailing to Dunkirk puts you a stone's throw from Belgium, with easy links to Germany and beyond.

Customers can choose to relax in the on-board Premium Lounge, which offers a quiet space with free newspapers, fresh pastries, soft drinks and unlimited tea and coffee, from just £12 per person each way. The ships also feature a wide choice of lounge and bar areas, the 7Seas restaurant offering a range of hot and cold meals, a shop offering savings off high-street prices, plus a Kidz Club play area to keep the children entertained.


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

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.


DFDS named as Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023!

We are honoured to announce that DFDS has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023’ in the World Travel Awards – our 12th consecutive win! This is a testament to the exceptional service provided by the dedicated team behind every journey.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted and supported us.