DFDS Seaways

DFDS Seaways comprises a vast network of ferry routes with crossings to and from the UK, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway and services in the Baltic Sea.

Having provided passenger ferry services for more than 150 years, the business now has a fleet of ships considered to be one of the largest of any ferry operator in the world. It began as a steamship business in 1866, when Carl Frederik brought together a number of Danish steamship companies, which soon culminated into the fundamental part of the DFDS fleet.

DFDS Seaways provides great maritime experiences in the form of mini cruise breaks as well as transport services for passengers with vehicles looking to travel around Europe and Scandinavia.

In addition to the Newcastle - Amsterdam and Oslo - Copenhagen crossings that they’ve operated for many years, DFDS Seaways, in recent years, has acquired the routes of Norfolkline, LD Lines, Transmanche Ferries and DFDS Lisco. All of these services are now run under the DFDS Seaways brand name.

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DFDS Seaways Customer Reviews

  • "Great service and 2 pleasant trips"

    Booked a dover - Dunkerque return Flexi ticket, due to changes with our arrival time at the port each way we were offered and took more conveniently timed Dover - Calais ferries each way.  From booking on line, through making on line booking amendments, via friendliness & helpfulness of staff in both Dover & the 2 French ports, to service on board, this was a smooth and easy experience. Both ferries very quiet for leisure passengers and included meal voucher each way. 1 of 2 restaurants open and offered choice of 4 meals including vegetarian option. Also used premium lounges and enjoyed opportunity to fully stretch out on chaiselongue style seating after non stop-drive from/to Scotland, though low passenger numbers meant we would have been able to do this in standard seating areas too. Use DFDS whenever we go to the continent and always happy. New ship Cote d'Opal not just clean and neat but really friendly design / colour template to boot, made the crossing in plenty sunshine feel like a mini cruise. 

    'Birgit' travelled with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Dover to Calais and back"

    Had a great crossing to Calais on 10.3.22 9.30pm. Very quiet on board, mostly lorry drivers. Free meal voucher was very much appreciated too, variety of food and big portions.  Return ferry at 11.50 am on 20.3.22 was much the same, a little busier, food was good too. 

    'Lucie' travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "A channel crossing which feels like a cruise"

    I felt that everything was handled with great efficiency and courtesy. The ship was clean and the free meal was delicious! My only criticism is that DFDS only had one check-in booth open - I nearly missed my reserved sailing despite arriving over an hour early at the port. A second check-in clerk would allow "un-problematic" customers to bypass a blockage!

    'Howard' travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "My crossing "

    Everything excellent liked the food voucher system.

    'Robert' travelled with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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