Open the gateway to Europe with DFDS

Established over 150 years ago, DFDS offer ferry crossings and short breaks across the continent, from the UK and western Europe, to Scandinavia and the Baltics.

Travel with DFDS on 4 routes from the UK to Europe, with up to 62 sailings daily, including short crossings from Dover to Dunkirk, Dover to Calais and Newhaven-Dieppe, as well as overnight crossings from Newcastle to Amsterdam, opening a gateway to Europe.


Their Dunkirk port is just 6 miles from Belgium, and many customers use this port to access Belgium, Germany, Holland and beyond. Their Calais and Dieppe ports provide fantastic access to Normandy, as well as Paris, the Loire Valley and even further afield to the Riviera. From the DFDS Dutch port, all of Holland, Germany, Belgium and France are within easy reach.

The relaxing ferry crossings offer onboard facilities including a shop, restaurants, bars and children’s play area. Their overnight Newcastle to 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.

There are short break options available, including mini cruises to Amsterdam, and city break packages to Brussels and Bruges.

Travelling with DFDS also means enjoying the freedom of a self-drive holiday, whether that is with a car, caravan, motorhome, motorcycle or bicycle. There are also no luggage restrictions.

DFDS have been voted Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2018 and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2017.

For T&C’s and more information simply click the link and start your adventure.


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7th Jun 2019
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My husband and I went to Holland by DFDS early this year. We both have dodgy knees and found some of the stairs difficult to climb and we, well my husband, also found it extremely difficult getting onto the top bunk. Apart from that, the voyage was fine.

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