DFDS named world’s leading ferry operator

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 all our staff for their hard work and commitment to delivering the best possible travel experience for our guests across all our ferry 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 customers in our celebrations. We also hope to attract people who have not travelled by ferry for a while to try our services and see for themselves how easy, comfortable and affordable it really is.”

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.

DFDS Seaways are to introduce two new ships on their Dover-Calais service in 2016,  The Côte des Dunes will enter service on 6 February & Côte des Flandres on 19 February.


Posted on 15/12/2015