Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 12 June 2018

Ferry operator DFDS​ has presented a cheque valued at £1,500 to IBB Polonia Youth FC, along with DFDS branded kits. The presentation on 1st June coincided with Polish National Children’s Day and took place today at Wembley Stadium in celebration of Poland hosting the 2018 World Cup later this year.

The youth team, based in Brentford, comprises an under 7, under 8, under 9 and under 10 team registered to the top league in the area, Harrow Youth Football League.

DFDS will be sponsoring the team’s kit for a year with the £1,500 donation supporting the team in its mission to increase sporting opportunities for even the youngest football fans.

Jacques Webb, Marketing Co-ordinator, at DFDS said of the partnership:

‘We are extremely proud of our partnership with IBB Polonia FC. We understand the power that sport has to bring communities together and the important life skills it equips young people with.’

If you’re heading to Poland this summer set sail from Calais or Dunkirk from only £35 for a car and up to 9 people.*


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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.