business in Europe.
The Danish company, which has popular routes from Le Havre to Portsmouth and Dieppe to Newhaven, has been named Europeâ€™s
leading ferry operator 2013 at the World Travel Awards.
It is the seventh year in a row that the company has been recognised at the awards which are regarded as the Oscars of the
travel industry. DFDS beat strong competition from Brittany Ferries, Color Line and P&O Ferries.
It also operates from Dunkirk and Calais to Dover, from Oslo to Copenhagen, from Newcastle to Amsterdam and from Harwich in
England to Esbjerg in Denmark.
The award winning ferry company puts its success down to the quality of its onboard offerings with restaurants, bars, live
entertainment, and a Kidsâ€™ club.
â€˜The cruise and passenger ferry market is very competitive and we strive to deliver outstanding customer service on every
sailing,â€™ said Max Foster, passenger director for DFDS Seaways.
â€˜We feel very proud to be recognised by the World Travel Awards for the seventh consecutive year, which is a great endorsement
of the high standards we adhere to and the enormous effort of our hard working staff,â€™ he explained.
â€˜Passengersâ€™ holidays start as soon as they board a DFDS Seaways ferry and we will continue to invest in our vessels and
services to ensure we are providing the very best service,â€™ he added.
The World Travel Awards, founded in 1993, acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel,
tourism and hospitality industry.
DFDS is Northern Europeâ€™s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of 30 routes and 50 freight and
passenger ships. In 2012, DFDS transported five million passengers across its 11 passenger routes.
The company added that it prides itself on offering world class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes
into northern Europe.