DFDS Seaways has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the European leg of the 2014 World Travel Awards in Athens, Greece.
It is the eighth consecutive year that the ferry company has been recognised for its outstanding service at the World Travel Awards.
The 2014 World Travel Awards are recognised worldwide as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and the premier industry awards programme, with the winners decided by votes from travel industry professionals and consumers.
The cruise and passenger ferry firm fought off competition from rival firms Brittany Ferries, Color Line and P&O Ferries.
The award-winning ferry company puts its success down to its quality onboard offering with restaurants, bars, live entertainment, children’s play areas and exceptional customer service.
The operator also offers a comprehensive passenger route network, which incorporates six routes from the UK to Europe, via Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Le Havre, Newcastle-Amsterdam and Harwich-Esbjerg providing a gateway to Europe.
Max Foster, passenger director, DFDS Seaways, commented: “We’re incredibly proud to be recognised by the World Travel Awards as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator.
“We strive to always deliver the very best service to our passengers and act as a gateway to Europe.
“This award recognises the commitment and hard work of our staff who all contribute to delivering an outstanding passenger service across the UK.
“We’ve also got our fingers crossed ahead of the Grand Final Gala Ceremony, to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on November 29th, where we are nominated in the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ category.”
The World Travel Awards, founded in 1993, acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry.