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Published on January 7th, 2020 | by James Drew


Beat the post-Christmas blues with a trip to foreign shores

Is the rather grim winter weather making you think about your next holiday? If so, that would not be surprising and there’s one leading ferry operator that has some possible solutions to tackle the January blues, writes Martin Banks. 

With some great deals on crossings to Holland and France and the option to travel with your vehicle, DFDS has plenty to offer. Alternatively, if you fancy leaving your car at home, how about a mini cruise to Amsterdam?  Plus, with the company’s Brexit Guarantee travellers can enjoy free cancellations on travel until 29 February 2020, should your plans change.

There are up to 60 daily sailings from UK to France and daily overnight crossings from Newcastle-Amsterdam. These crossings allow you to discover Europe, letting you explore France, Holland, Germany, Belgium and beyond.  You can explore Normandy from ports in Calais and Dunkirk and discover the delights of Brittany when you head west from Dieppe or venture south to see the charming regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Provence.

Or maybe you fancy exploring Germany? From arriving in Ijmuiden, Germany is just a three-hour drive, opening travel destinations to Hamburg, Bremen, Cologne and Frankurt.  Or there is, of course, Belgium with destinations including Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.  Explaining the Brexit Guarantee, the DFDS spokesman said: “There’s no need to worry as we will continue to deliver our ferry crossings and 2020 travel plans won’t be impacted. Until the end of the transition period the public can travel in exactly the same way as they do today.

“For added peace of mind, our Brexit Guarantee means if anyone books direct they can enjoy free cancellations on their DFDS booking for travel taken before 29 February 2020. This free cancellation guarantee is available on our four routes from the UK to France and Holland for travel until 29 February 2020.”

DFDS has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with routes operating to Denmark, Norway, mainland Europe and even the Baltic regions, including major cities such as Amsterdam, Calais and Dunkirk. It was voted Europe’s leading ferry operator from 2012-2019 and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2019.

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