DFDS announces changes to UK ferry services
• The Newcastle Amsterdam service will continue to operate for those travelling on a transport booking with their vehicles or as foot passengers and bookings will remain available. • Passenger capacity will be reduced to 50% on DFDS sailings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk and Newhaven to Dieppe.
As a result of this DFDS will temporarily suspend all mini cruise packages on the Newcastle-Amsterdam route with immediate effect up to April 6th.
Mini cruise bookings up to and including this date will be automatically cancelled with immediate effect and a travel credit will be issued to use on a future sailing. The Newcastle Amsterdam service will continue to sail for those travelling on a transport booking with their vehicles or as foot passengers and bookings will remain available.
It has also taken the separate decision to reduce passenger capacity by 50% on all vessels on the Western Channel and Eastern Channel routes effective immediately also up to April 6th. There will not be a reduction in sailings, the schedules will remain the same.
Onboard all vessels, DFDS have already taken significant measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 including:
Hand sanitizer dispensers installed everywhere on the ship for passengers to use.
DFDS has taken every precaution advised by the World Health Organisation to minimise the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 to protect the health of those travelling.
Coronavirus/COVID-19: Read our latest travel updates here: https://www.dfds.com/en/passenger-ferries/corona-virus/updates
Read our latest FAQ's here: https://www.dfds.com/en/passenger-ferries/corona-virus
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