DFDS was named “Best Family Ferry Operator” at the second annual Family Traveller Awards this week (4 October).
Thanks to overwhelming public support among more than 18,000 people who cast votes for nominees in 25 categories, DFDS scooped the top spot this year, having been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts.
Max Foster, Passenger Director at DFDS, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the prestigious ‘Best Family Ferry Operator’ award and send our heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted for DFDS.
“From the on-board kids’ areas and soft-play zones, through to our family-friendly restaurants, we aim to offer families a great experience on-board our ferries. This award is evidence that our dedication is delivering a memorable journey for families who travel with us.”
With 25 categories up for grabs, the Family Traveller Awards were launched in 2015 to exclusively recognise outstanding achievements in the family travel sector, rewarding companies that continually deliver excellent service.
DFDS partners with a wide range of attractions, including Center Parcs, Disneyland® Paris and Asterix Parc, offering families a great combination of hassle free sailing and family friendly activities. Current family-friendly offers include €25 off bookings to Centre Parcs Europe and 10% off bookings to Disneyland Paris.
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DFDS is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year as 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 the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last five years (2011-15), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 and 2015 World Travel Awards.
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, visit www.dfds.co.uk.