Celebrating 150 years as a company in 2016, we at DFDS are proud of our heritage and achievements.
With 4 routes from the UK to Europe, we offer routes from Dover-Dunkirk and Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe and Newcastle-Amsterdam. So no matter where our customers are in the UK, they have a port near them. We also have routes across Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, including our Copenhagen-Oslo route.
We offer up to 62 sailings daily, with short and overnight crossings available. Our crossings from Dover-Dunkirk and Calais take 2 hours or less, with our Newhaven-Dieppe crossing taking 4 hours and our Newcastle-Amsterdam route is an overnight crossing.
Our 3 routes to France are excellent gateways to Europe. Our Dunkirk port is just 6 miles from the Belgian border, and many customers use this port to access Belgium, Germany, Holland and beyond. Our Calais and Dieppe routes give our customers fantastic access to Normandy, as well as Paris, the Loire Valley and even further afield to the Riviera.
Our onboard facilities are second to none, with a shop, restaurants, bars and children’s play areas available. Our overnight Newcastle-Amsterdam crossing even boasts a cinema, casino and nightclub, as well as an array of cabins from budget to luxury, plus disabled access and pet friendly cabins.
We also offer short breaks on our Newcastle-Amsterdam route, so our customers can enjoy a city escape to the Dutch capital.
Travelling with DFDS also means you can enjoy the freedom of a self-drive holiday, whether that is a car, caravan, motorhome, motorcycle or bicycle. There are no luggage restrictions when travelling with DFDS, so our customers can pack at their pleasure, as well as having the option to bring home anything they pick up on their travels.
Our routes also offer excellent disabled access. Our Newcastle-Amsterdam crossings boasts comfortable disabled cabins which are larger than our standard cabins and offer tiled flooring, a seated shower and rails. If needed we can provide assistance when boarding and disembarking on all our routes and assistance with baggage. All of our vessels are wheelchair accessible and offer lifts and adapted toilets