Many of us choosing a vacation, visiting friends or even a short weekend getaway wonders what mode of transport to choose: plane, train or maybe a car, and what if you need to cross larger water with the help of the ferry? Are the costs too high? What about saving time? Do you have to sit in the car all the time? What about internet access? How much luggage can you take? What about animals? What about seasickness? The award-winning ferry operator DFDS has prepared a list of points to lift the myths around the ferry crossing.
These questions and many more cause that many myths have arisen around the ferry crossing. Let's compare plane and car travel on the Warsaw - London route. The important issue is the time we have. Theoretically, a flight from Warsaw to London takes two and a half hours. So much in theory. In practice, along with arrival at the airport, check-in, flight, another check-in, waiting for luggage and getting to the destination, it takes, depending on where we leave and where we land in London, a minimum of 6-7 hours. What about the ferry? Driving a car, we have to cover a distance of about 1600 km, so on average 17-20 hours of driving, including the ferry. Much, much longer. In return, we receive many additional benefits.
*Naomi Harper PR Manager for DFDS says: The entertainment options we offer on DFDS ferries vary depending on how long your cruise is, while all our ships are equipped with places where you can relax with a good book or newspaper. You can also go to the upper deck and breathe some fresh sea air, and maybe you can see some interesting species of fish or birds.
Ferries on the Newcastle-Amsterdam and Copenhagen-Oslo routes provide a wide range of options and during night cruises no one will be bored. You can visit one of our bars and have a drink, listen to live music, take part in games, watch a movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casinos. DFDS ferries on routes across the Baltic Sea have well-equipped bars where you can drink good drinks and watch the match on the big screen. *
Pets on board - another added value for those who travel with pets unable or unwilling to leave them at home. If we have all the necessary documents issued by the vet and required by the services needed to travel our pet, we can safely take him on board. However, we must be very careful here. Lack of any document may result in not letting our pet on board.
Naomi Harper from DFDS adds: You can take your furry friend on an exciting journey abroad instead of paying to keep him. Under the DEFRA Pet Transport Program (PETS), DFDS ensures the safe transport of pets on board ferries. During longer cruises, you can easily visit your pet. *
Sea sickness - many people are afraid of it and often for this reason give up ferry travel. Meanwhile, the actual rocking of the ferry is small and can only be felt with really large storms.
*Naomi Harper from DFDS adds: On routes through the English Channel, if you are late for your flight for any reason, e.g. you are stopped by a traffic jam or problems arriving at the port, you can take the next flight without any additional costs (subject to availability). If you have a Flexi ticket, you can change your departure date up to 72 hours.
The aspects described above are just a few examples. Traveling by car, we can always come across the match broadcast during the world championships or other events to one of the towns passed on the route. All you need to do is take a little off the main route and we have a great opportunity to get to know the local delicacies and the lives of the people living there. Often also making new friendships. And finally a sea adventure awaits us.
For more information or to book a flight, please visit: www.dfds.pl*
About DFDS: DFDS is the largest integrated shipping and logistics company in Northern Europe with a network of about 30 routes and 50 cargo and passenger ships.
DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services, and the largest selection of ferry routes to Northern Europe.
In Great Britain, the company operates passenger services on routes from Dover to Calais, from Dover to Dunkirk, from Newcastle to Amsterdam and from Newhaven to Dieppe. DFDS received the title of "Leading Ferry Operator in the World" for eight years in a row (2011-2018), as well as "Leading European Ferry Operator" in the years (2012-2019).
DFDS currently operates up to 54 flights a day between Dover and France on the Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily flights between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes passenger and freight services between Newhaven and Dieppe, where four daily flights are operated by Transmanche Ferries.
Ferries on the Dover-Calais, Côte Des Dunes, Côte Des Flandres and Calais Seaways routes fly under the banner of France. Ships sailing on the Dover-Dunkirk route, Dover Sea-ways, Delft Seaways and Dunkerque Seaways and sail under the flag of Great Britain.
For more information about DFDS or to check the latest timetable, fares and offers on all routes from Great Britain, visit www.dfds.pl
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