DFDS Pearl ferry at sea

Press Release


Hamburg, 06 December 2018 . The Danish shipping company DFDS was honored for the eighth time in a row with the World Travel Award for Best Shipping Company. At the 25th World Travel Awards on December 1, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, the ferry company once again received the coveted award.

The prestigious World Travel Awards are considered the Oscars of the travel and tourism industry, and since 1993 have excelled in excellence in the sector. The awarding of the title among the nominated travel companies will be decided by a jury of leading industry experts and consumers.

"We are very pleased to have been recognized as one of the world's leading ferry operators for another year. We would like to thank our loyal customers and partners who re-selected DFDS, "says Pete Akermann, Marketing Director.

"Our goal is to provide our customers with outstanding customer service and an exceptional ferry experience, whether on our cruise ferries, eg from Amsterdam to Newcastle, or on our flexible, hourly crossings from Calais and Dunkirk to Dover," says Akermann.

"We attach great importance to the feedback from our customers in order to further develop and improve our service and our offers. This year's investments in the new catering concept on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route, as well as the upcoming renovations of the dining rooms on board our ships on the Dunkirk-Dover route are proof of that. We want to continue our growth course and continue to invest in our ships and our product in the future to ensure the satisfaction of our customers, "explains Akermann.

About DFDS: As one of the leading ferry companies, DFDS operates passenger and freight routes in Europe. With a fleet of more than 50 ships, we bring around six million people safely each year across the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel. In addition to the simple passage, the shipping company's portfolio includes mini-cruises, package tours and group tours. For the eighth time, DFDS has been awarded the World Travel Award for being the world's best ferry company. It is entitled "Europe's Best Cruise Line" the twelfth consecutive year. For more information .

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.