DFDS Seaways

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DFDS Seaways serve the UK, Denmark, Norway, and Netherlands. Use the search facility below to find great fares and book DFDS ferries online. Norfolkline is also now part of DFDS, extending the available routes to France and Northern Ireland.

DFDS Seaways Routes


Several small Danish shipping companies merged to establish the oldest major shipping group in Denmark. DFDS Seaways—“Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab” (the United Steamship Company) has had good growth over the years through adapting its business model when needed. DFDS sails beautiful ships on new travel routes while continuing to cover some of the same ones it has served since the 1800s.

Between 1966 and 2006 DFDS Seaways has rapidly grown and developed. Their technology has advanced quickly, with some activities being discontinued and new ones developed and strengthened. The stability of the original company and the services it provides have helped produce the DFDS Seaways that exists today.

DFDS Seaways covers three main tourist routes from the UK. The first is from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Holland. They provide daily, overnight service which is the perfect, relaxing way to take a car with the traveller to mainland Europe. Amsterdam opens a direct access to Europe leading to France, Germany, Belgium or permitting travellers to go off the beaten track and explore.

Travelling on a DFDS Seaways Cruise Ferry has many advantages over plane travel. Pets are welcome and there are no baggage restrictions. They offer daily departures which provide onboard entertainment.

DFDS Seaways Dover to Dunkirk, France ferries let travellers avoid the congestion of the port at Calais. Dunkirk has excellent roadway links to Paris, Belgium, Holland and the rest of Europe. These ferries are specially built for this route. Since the crossing time is only two hours, DFDS Seaways ferries offer onboard meals, quiet drinks in The Lounge Bar, and onboard shopping. There is a First Class Lounge for those who desire extra exclusivity; and for families bringing their children there is a dedicated play area.

Ferries crossing from Harwich to Esbjerg, Denmark provided by DFDS Seaways connect South-East England to the beautiful Rabe area in western Denmark. DFDS offers overnight cruises 4 times a week. Dana Sirena leaves Harwich in the early evening, offering excellent dining options, and a variety of entertainment for the overnight sail. The ferry arrives in Esbjerg at lunchtime the next day. The relaxing night onboard leaves guests ready to begin their holiday when they step off the ship. Additional ferries from Copenhagen provide service to Denmark and Norway.

When choosing DFDS Seaways, travellers don’t just ferry to their destination, they “Cruise Ferry.” A wide range of onboard facilities are available. On ferries to Holland the holiday experience begins as soon as guests step onboard. “The Columbus Club” provides a live band, bingo games, and entertainment suitable for all ages. The latest movies are shown at the onboard cinemas including the popcorn and fizzy drink experience. Adult travellers can enjoy playing blackjack or roulette in the casino for a number of cash prizes. Instructors led by members of the wildlife charity, ORCA, teach about the North Sea wildlife as the ship heads to Amsterdam.

Restaurants on the Amsterdam route afford excellent options. The 7 Seas Buffet offers international cuisine with great value for the money. Over 80 different choices each night are set out buffet style. Travellers may eat their fill. The Blue Riband Restaurant offers delicious à la carte dining choices in a contemporary atmosphere. Each couple or group should pre-book dining time and meal choice to ensure a table.

DFDS Seaways ferry to Denmark has the Columbus Lounge where guests can listen to live music while sailing overnight to Esbjerg. In the cabins onboard each family or group can relax and watch on-demand films which are included in their package. Commodore Class cabins onboard the Dana Sirena insure superb facilities and the height of comfort. Seaways Class cabins suit any budget and provide everything needed for a good night’s sleep and a comfortable journey. Outside cabins include windows for a sea view.

Sailing DFDS Seaways route from Dover to Dunkirk, France provides an enjoyable experience. Tourist passengers have several wonderful restaurants from which to choose. Onboard cafes and bars cater to everyone’s needs, providing anything desired to help the traveller relax. The shops onboard afford avid shoppers the opportunity for retail therapy. The “Little Nippers” play area for children keeps them happy and entertained.

Anyone choosing DFDS Seaways Ferries for their sail to Europe won’t be disappointed.