Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 5 February 2019

For a limited time only, DFDS, the world's leading ferry operator, is slashing its prices on its Amsterdam Mini-Cruise, making travel to the Dutch capital even more affordable.

Passengers who book this weekend between 8 February - 11 February 20191 can save £40 per person, on their sailing trip from Newcastle to Amsterdam. The offer, which is based on two people sharing2, will allow customers to visit the vibrant Dutch capital on select dates throughout 2019, excluding the Easter weekend and selected summer months3.

The Amsterdam Mini-Cruise includes two overnight stays onboard, plus the opportunity to extend the stay with up to three nights in Amsterdam. Also included in the package are coach transfers to and from Amsterdam, allowing passengers up to 5-hours to explore the city's sights and sample local delicacies.

While on board, passengers can enjoy delicious fine dining in the North Sea Bistro, as well as an international buffet, serving over 60 dishes from around the world in Explorer's Kitchen. Other on-board facilities include a shop, a casino, two cinema screens, showing the latest blockbuster movies and a kid's club to keep children entertained.

From March-September, onboard King Seaways, passengers are also able to join wildlife spotting sessions on the observation deck, led by marine conservation charity ORCA.

Notes to Editors:

1 Bookings can be made from 08:00 on Friday 8th February till 23:59 on Monday 11th February 2019, via the DFDS website: 2 The offer can be withdrawn by DFDS at any time, and prices are subject to availability. 3 Subject to availability. Excludes travel from 18th – 24th April 2019 and between 1st July and 31st August 2019

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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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.