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DFDS Seaways claims top World Travel Awards crown

DFDS Seaways claims top World Travel Awards crown

DFDS Seaways has been awarded the prestigious accolade of World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2014 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Anguilla for the fourth year in a row.

The World Travel Awards, hailed as the premier awards programme for the travel and tourism industry, celebrates excellence throughout the global travel, tourism and hospitality sector.

The winners are decided by votes from travel industry professionals, tour operators and consumers.

In addition to the World’s Leading Ferry Operator accolade, DFDS Seaways also received the title of Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the European leg of the World Travel Awards held in August 2014.

Together, these titles recognise DFDS Seaways’ commitment to excellence during the last twelve months and its dedication to providing flexible and convenient travel options for tour operators, coach drivers and passengers.


Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS Seaways commented: “We are honoured to be awarded ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the fourth time.

“This prestigious award is testament to the hard work and commitment of our all staff, who work tirelessly to provide the very best travel experience for all our guests.

“We are committed to providing the best customer experience and are humbled to once again receive this accolade from our customers and industry peers.

“Despite a number of challenges facing the shipping industry, including the upcoming sulphur directive, we believe that ferry travel continues to be one of the most enjoyable and cost effective ways to travel. We are looking forward to 2015 and will continue to strive to deliver the best travel service possible for all our customers.”

All DFDS Seaways’ ferries are equipped with a range of high quality on-board facilities ensuring an enjoyable and restful journey for both commercial drivers and passengers. 

DFDS Seaways also provides free travel for tour operators and coach drivers travelling on the Newcastle to IJmuiden routes when accompanying a group of 20 or more passengers.

On the Dover-France routes, coach drivers are able to take advantage of the Road Kings area, where they can enjoy a hot meal, use the free wi-fi on-board or relax in one of the reclining seats, away from passengers.

DFDS Seaways operates a comprehensive passenger route network, which incorporates five routes from the UK to Europe, via Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Le Havre and Newcastle-Amsterdam, offering the perfect gateway to Europe.

DFDS also operates a number of passenger ferry routes across the Baltic Sea, including a service between Copenhagen and Oslo.