DFDS Named World’s Leading Ferry Operator at World Travel Awards
DFDS has been awarded the prestigious accolade of ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the 2015 World Travel Awards™ gala ceremony in Morocco last night (12 December), for the fifth year in a row.
The World Travel Awards™, hailed as the most prestigious and sought after awards programme for the travel and tourism industry, are designed to recognise companies who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. The winners are decided by votes from travel industry professionals and consumers.
In addition to the World’s Leading Ferry Operator accolade, DFDS also received the title of Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the European leg of the World Travel Awards™ held in September 2015. Together, these titles underline DFDS’ continued commitment to excellence.
Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS comments: “We feel immensely privileged to be awarded the title of World’s Leading Ferry Operator for the fifth time. Known affectionately in the travel industry as the ‘Travel Oscars’, I would like to thank our commercial partners and agents who help promote our ferry services to key customers in the UK, as well as all our staff for their hard work and commitment to delivering the best possible travel experience for our guests across all our routes.
“We endeavour to put our customers at the heart of everything we do and are humbled to receive this accolade from our customers and industry peers again this year. Next year will be our 150th anniversary at DFDS and we are looking forward to involving our agents and customers in our celebrations.”
DFDS operates a comprehensive passenger route network, which incorporates four routes from the UK to Europe, via Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe and Newcastle-Amsterdam, offering passengers the perfect gateway to Europe. DFDS also operates a number of passenger ferry routes across the Baltic Sea, including a cruise ferry service between Copenhagen and Oslo.
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DFDS is 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 four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 and 2015 World Travel Awards.
DFDS currently operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. This will increase to up to 54 daily sailings with the introduction of a third ship on the Calais route from early 2016. 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.