DFDS was named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards™, for the eighth consecutive year.

The awards ceremony, which is now in its 26th year, took place in Madeira, Portugal on 8 June 2019, bringing together over 300 of the leading figureheads and VIPs from across Europe in celebration of standout hospitality.

The awards recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry and winners are decided by votes from the public and travel industry professionals.

Peder Gellert, Executive Vice President & Head of Ferry Division says: “We are delighted to be named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards for the 8th consecutive year. It is always a testament to our teams on board and ashore who work incredibly hard to provide our passengers with the best possible service.

“We value this award highly as it is decided by both the public and industry professionals – those who have first-hand experience with our service and our people. We’re always innovating to bring our passengers new on-board offerings to enhance their travel experience with us.

“We remain passionate about providing a modern ferry travel experience that is all about the joy of the journey. We will continue to strive to improve and exceed passenger expectations.’’

DFDS operates a comprehensive passenger route network, including four services from the UK to Europe, via Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais, Newhaven-Dieppe and Newcastle-Amsterdam, offering passengers a gateway to Europe. The company also operates a number of ferry routes across the Baltic Sea and a cruise ferry service between Copenhagen and Oslo.