Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 30 May 2019

Receive 10% off bookings for Camping & Caravanning Club members or take your caravan for free* with DFDS

In celebration of National Camping and Caravanning week, here are some of the great offers and experiences you can get with award-winning ferry operator, DFDS.

Take your caravan from Newcastle across to the continent totally FREE! Travel on selected Sunday, Monday or Tuesday’s and only pay for your car, leaving more in your back pocket to spend while you’re there. Alternatively, if you are a Camping and Caravan Club member you can get 10% off direct DFDS prices travelling from Newcastle or up to 10% off if going to France on the Newhaven to Dieppe route.

With no luggage restrictions you can set sail then hit the road to visit some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations at your own pace, with Belgium, France, Germany and Holland​ all within easy reach of our ports.

From Montpellier to Amiens in France, from Ypres to La Roche-en Ardenne in Belgium and from Appeltern to Renesse in Netherlands there are hundreds of great camping sites to choose from that offer river views, to sandy beaches or national parks on your doorstep.

Caravans go free from £45 pp, based on 4 sharing, with one daily sailing from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

Travelling from Dover or Newhaven to France, you can book your up to 10% off via the Camping and Caravanning Club website.


DFDS Press Office 01304 874052

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.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

Vote for DFDS

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year… the amazing people behind every journey.  

Help us shine a spotlight on our staff and vote for DFDS.