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Address: Dunkerque, France
Phone Number: 0844 847 5042

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dfds dunkirk

from another review here I got the impression Dunkirk was a pretty little harbour town and the dfds ferry would be quicker and easier than calais. So, the ferry is excellent... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

from another review here I got the impression Dunkirk was a pretty little harbour town and the dfds ferry would be quicker and easier than calais. So, the ferry is excellent. Good company, big comfortable ship, good shopping and more space than P&O which always seems to close off areas of an evening. But Dunkirk was frightful. I made the... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The terminal facilities are not existent! It is a filthy building with broken drink vending machines. Forget a good cup of coffee before sailing off. The staff on board is very friendly, the cleanliness of the ferry is very good.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've travelled with DFDS Numerous times, always on this route. The cleanliness of the ferries have always been good. The price is great for the service given.

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West Yorkshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We spent a nice day on the beach at Dunkerque. It is hard to imagine how different it looked during the war as today it has a beautiful promenade and cafes.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Reasonably helpful service on loading but that is where it ended. I went straight up to the restaurant looking forward to a hearty breakfast but I was sorely disappointed. The eggs were undercooked - the whites were still clear and gelatinous, and the rest of the breakfast was similarly bad. To add insult, there was only one till open so... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have no complain regarding the ferry service and food. My complain is regarding the shop. I went to to cashier with 2 cosmetic products. There was an offer sign of a free cosmetic bag when buying two products from this particular brand. However, the cashier didn't know anything about this. Furthermore, the price at the till was higher than... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We travel very regularly to Belgium and usually use Norfolkline (now DFDS). The boats are simple yet functional. They are in the process of renovating a lot of the fleet so hopefully they'll improve with time. One BIG bugbear - the check-in process is AWFUL at Dunkirk. It can take 60 minutes to clear customs and immigration after you've checked... More 

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Builth Wells
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Good quality modern ships with good facilities. We use the Belgium Luxembourg route avoiding peage to get to the south of France so convenient for this. Been regulars for some time and would have rated 5 a couple of years ago but changes to the upper deck restaurant and first class lounge have lowered service. The restaurant only opens now... More 

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Bilbao
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

In the past 10 months I've taken my car across to Europe on DFDS ferries several times and with one small but they've been brilliant! I've paid the £10 for first class which gave me priority boarding and disembarkation so I've been miles up t he road before the trucks and other vehicles have left the ship. I've also had... More 

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Munich, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

At this stage we have used DFDS maybe 4 or 5 times and with their own vessels we never had a problem. Coming from Germany the slightly longer journey time than Calais ferries is compensated by the shorter drive and very straight forward and relatively quiet port. We didnt have a meal on board, but simple stuff like a bowl... More 

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