Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 23 July 2018

Ferry operator DFDS has teamed up with Brittany Tourism​ to launch new offers and discounts to local Brittany attractions, exclusive to DFDS customers on its Newhaven to Dieppe route.

Just three hours from Dieppe, Brittany has plenty to offer both families and couples, with a lively city centre, beautiful scenery, and some of the world’s oldest standing architecture. It is an ideal base from which to explore the Emerald Coast and the many little hamlets in the countryside, as well as the cities of Dinan, Dinard, Cancale, Combourg, Fougères and Saint Malo.

Families can enjoy cruising the calm waters of the River Rance with Croisieres Chateaubrind, who are offering DFDS customers a 10% discount on river trips. Or, if a ‘voyage into space’ is more to your liking, how about taking a journey of discovery at Planetarium de Bretagne, with 10% off all tickets prices in July and August.

For couples seeking a romantic getaway, benefit from the reduced entry fee and stroll the Jardins de la Ballue close to the Mont-Saint-Michel, overlooking the Couesnon Valley. Local gem Jardin Bretagne B&B is offering a third night free when two are purchased, plus café and garden entry discounts to DFDS customers. With 24 themed gardens, it is certainly a place of tranquillity and inspiration.

More exclusive offers ranging from discounted entrance fees for museums, gardens and historical sites, to hotel stays, river trips, sporting activities, and food and drink, can be found at

With three departures per day, Newhaven to Dieppe crossings start from just £49 for two people each way and £57 for four people each way.


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.

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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.