DFDS Named World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2017 World Travel Awards

DFDS Named World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2017 World Travel Awards
12th December 2017 James Brooke

DFDS Named World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2017 World Travel Awards

DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards for the seventh year.

The awards were hosted in Vietnam this week (10 December 2017) and recognise outstanding achievements within the travel industry, rewarding those companies who consistently provide their customers with an exemplary service.

DFDS operates a comprehensive passenger route network, including four routes from the UK to Europe via Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe and Newcastle-Amsterdam. It also offers routes in Scandinavia and across the Baltic Sea, including a cruise ferry service from Copenhagen to Oslo and services from Germany to Lithuania, Sweden to Lithuania and Sweden to Estonia.

The company was shortlisted for the awards following extensive travel and tourism industry support. Over one million votes were cast from 140 countries across 12 categories. The company asked some of its most honest customers to explain why they felt it had won the awards and the results are here: https://youtu.be/b1cfuR6O_-M.

Pete Akerman, Marketing Director at DFDS, commented: “We are thrilled to have secured the acclaimed ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ title for a record seventh year and we send our deepest thanks to everyone who voted for DFDS.

“We aim to provide an outstanding experience for our customers, whether they are travelling on our cruise ferries from Newcastle to Amsterdam, or our flexible, frequent crossings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk. We have worked hard to continually improve our service and will continue to invest in our ships and enhance our product throughout 2018 to ensure we remain at the top of our game.”

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About DFDS
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 seven years (2011-17), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for six consecutive years (2012-2017) at the prestigious 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.