DFDS Pearl ferry at sea

Press Release

More than a ferry

Every year, they bring six million tourists on eight passenger routes in North and Baltic Sea to their destination and start their journey with their own vehicle - the DFDS ferries. There are exciting details to discover around the ships.

Hamburg, 4 August 2017 . Summertime is high season and against the background of the increasing popularity of individual holidays with your own car, camper or motorcycle expects the Danish ferry company DFDS this year with a significant passenger growth in the summer season. "Especially the demand for our Northern European destinations, especially Northern England and Scotland via the Amsterdam-Newcastle route, is unbroken," says Philipp Päper, General Manager Passenger Business Germany. In 2016, 134,000 passengers from Germany traveled with 40,000 vehicles on this route.

The offer of the DFDS ships goes beyond that of a pure means of transport. Behind the scenes there are many facilities and interesting facts to discover - from entertainment to live music, to your own bakery and a dog hotel. How much time does the crew have to unload the ferry? How long does it take to start the ship's engines? How many meals are prepared fresh daily? How many types of whiskey can be tasted in the Bordshop? These and other questions are answered by the attached KING SEAWAYS ship graphic on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route.

Cruise enthusiasts can experience the exciting details live on a three-day mini cruise and connect a sea voyage with an exclusive city break to Newcastle. With a 30% introductory discount you go from EUR 119 per person on a maritime short trip including half board on board. More information at www.dfds.de/wissenlernen .

ABOUT DFDS: As one of the leading ferry companies, DFDS operates eight passenger routes in the North Sea, Baltic Sea and across the English Channel. With a fleet of more than 50 ships a year, the Danish shipping company safely delivers around six million passengers to Scotland, England, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania. In addition to the simple passage, the shipping company's portfolio includes mini cruises, package and round trips as well as group travel and football travel. DFDS has been honored for the sixth time with the World Travel Award as the world's best ferry operator. She wears the title "Europe's Best Shipping Company" for the tenth year in a row. More information www.dfds.de .


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.