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DFDS Retains ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ Title at World Travel Awards

DFDS Retains ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ Title at World Travel Awards

Global ferry operator DFDS has sailed to victory once again after being named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Voted for by passengers and travel industry peers, the award acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries and represents DFDS’s commitment to unrivalled service, unparalleled reliability, and an unwavering dedication to passenger satisfaction.

The win wraps up a successful awards season for DFDS, having already secured the following accolades:

Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023
Europe’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2023
World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2023
The grand final took place in Dubai at the iconic Burj Al Arab with DFDS taking home the highest honour in ferry travel at the landmark celebrations.

While reflecting on the record-breaking win, DFDS’s Vice-President and Head of Passenger, Kasper Moos, said: “The World Travel Awards represents the pinnacle of excellence in the travel industry, and to be named as the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for the 13th year running is an incredible honour.


“Above all, it is testament to the passion and dedication demonstrated by each and every member of our team across the globe and the exceptional service they provide to our passengers.

“I am proud that our passengers choose DFDS time and time again and want to express my gratitude to everyone who voted for us. Their belief in our service inspires us to continually strive for excellence.”

DFDS operates a diverse network of ten passenger routes across Europe, carrying more than 4.7million passengers between:

Copenhagen-Oslo and Frederikshavn-Oslo
Dover-Calais, Dover-Dunkirk, Dieppe-Newhaven and Rosslare-Dunkirk on the Channel
Paldiski- Kapellskär, Klaipeda-Karlshamn and Klaipeda-Kiel in the Baltics
For more information about DFDS’s ferry services please visit