Summer Road Trips Campaign

Flight cancelled? DFDS urges travellers to set sail by ferry instead this summer

Sun-seeking Brits who are getting ready for a summer break can avoid holiday misery by setting sail with DFDS this July and August.

As travellers face the prospect of thousands more flights from UK airports being cancelled this summer, the ferry company is asking the public ‘why fly when you can ferry?’ The operator’s three routes to France offer an alternative for holidaymakers who want to make the short hop over to Europe this summer.

With the convenience of being able to load up the car and take the whole family, including the dog, road trips by ferry are a hassle-free way to getaway and fall in love with travelling again. There are no lengthy airport queues, no luggage restrictions to worry about and there is plenty to entertain the children during the journey. The company offers up to 54 daily departures from Dover to France and three per day from Newhaven in Sussex to Dieppe in Normandy. Its award-winning British and French crews ensure that customers can relax during the ferry crossing and hit the road feeling refreshed upon arrival at the destination.

Kasper Moos, vice-president and head of passenger routes at DFDS, said: “After two years of stop-start travel, we know that travellers are eager to return to their favourite holiday destinations. In fact, with the summer holidays ahead, we’re seeing a peak in passenger demand across our routes. That’s because ferry travel is a great way to escape the crowds and offers a unique opportunity to make the trip itself part of the holiday. So, whether you’re looking to lie on a beach in Le Touquet, enjoy water sports in Wissant, or explore the historic towns of Normandy, DFDS has a crossing to suit your holiday plans.”