Pearl Seaways

Press Release

Date: 26 September 2018

Gather your friends for a unique party experience at sea with DFDS – whether a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or any other event worth celebrating, a DFDS mini cruise is a stylish and fun way to mark the moment.

Only available for groups of 10 or more, the Party at Sea package includes two nights on-board a DFDS cruise ferry in a sea view cabin, up to five hours exploring Amsterdam, and selected food and drink.

As soon as you board the ship, you'll be given a glass of champagne, so you can begin the celebrations and set the scene straight away.

You will be treated to an all you can eat, self-service breakfast and dinner in the Explorer's Kitchen restaurant, on both sailings, which includes a glass of beer, wine or soft drink with the evening meal. There is also the option to upgrade to the 'Celebrate at Sea' à la carte menu, which comes with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink per person, plus a 3-course menu in the exclusive North Sea Bistro, that changes seasonally to showcase the best local and international produce.

After your evening meal, why not meet in the stylish Columbus Club for delicious cocktails and dance the night away to the live entertainment; or for something a little different, enjoy acoustic live music from solo musicians and a tipple in the Navigator's Pub or relax in the comfortable Compass Bar. There's also an on-board cinema where you can catch the latest blockbuster, or why not try your luck in the casino?

Upon arrival in Amsterdam, an included coach transfer will take you into the city, where you'll have up to five hours to explore at your own leisure, before heading back to the UK on the overnight sailing.

There's plenty of things to do in Amsterdam that are perfect for groups. Check out the 9 Streets shopping district, located in the centre of Amsterdam's Canal District, where you'll find interesting and unique one-off and independent boutiques and vintage stores.

Or, feel free to hire a bike and head along to the Museumplein district, seen as the 'cultural beating heart' of Amsterdam. There you'll find the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, and Rijksmuseum.

If you're really keen to keep the party going in Amsterdam, take a 90 minute small boat party along Amsterdam's famous canals, complete with music and unlimited beer, bubbly and soft drink!

Prices for the Party at Sea packages start from £99pp and bookings can be made through the dedicated groups team, to ensure the party's requirements are all met.

For more information or to book your Party at Sea package, visit

For further press information, please contact: Charlotte Wright / Elsa Findlay / Rachel Sewell / Katie Raby Rooster PR T : +44 (0)20 3440 8930 E :


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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.


DFDS named as Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023!

We are honoured to announce that DFDS has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023’ in the World Travel Awards – our 12th consecutive win! This is a testament to the exceptional service provided by the dedicated team behind every journey.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted and supported us.