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DFDS

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Good crossing from Dover to Calais. Shop prices were through the ferry roof, but that is the same... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TopTraveller18
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Good value - unless you drink

Did one of the mini cruises from Newcastle to Amsterdam - excellent value for money, meals much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mitchy2009
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Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’d never travel again with this company if I could help it. We got an online deal which was very reasonable. That’s the only good thing. On booking in there is a sign telling you that you can’t take drinks on board. I realised that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good crossing from Dover to Calais. Shop prices were through the ferry roof, but that is the same with many other companies I have experienced. No rocking, but if there was, it wouldn't be the companies fault anyway... All was on time and well so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did one of the mini cruises from Newcastle to Amsterdam - excellent value for money, meals much better than I was expecting, decent entertainment in the bar and pretty comfy beds. Didn’t enjoy our drink in the bar - didn’t taste at all like what...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way back I'm choosing other company, as they restaurant will serve you freshly cooked meal,for normal price, in place of over place, reheated soaking oily chips, with tasteless, chewy fish, with it skin on hidden under butter. Never did I had such terrible...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled Newcastle to Amsterdam in July on a motorbike tour with a colleague from work. Previously used this service 2 years ago with the missus for a similar tour. Won't be travelling with DFDS on this route again. This route in no way represents value...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank ciderdrinker68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressed by the logistics of loading and unloading for quick turnaround on busy crossing. Smooth journey from booking to final arrival, plenty of space to sit 7 seas restaurant- going out we had the full English- not great, not very hot, but given the mass...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I crossed the North Sea was memorable for all the wrong reasons - a very bumpy crossing, sea-sickness, drunken passengers misbehaving, expensive, unappetising food..........so 30 years later, I did not have the highest of expectations but it turned out to be a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Amsterdam to Newcastle ferry to return from a family trip to Europe. Dog friendly cabin, dated but clean and ideal for us. Pet exercise area outside very good. Food and service on the ship good.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a groupon trip to Amsterdam bargain price. On the King seaways, seaview room, upper deck was clean and ok for the two nights. Food on board was lovely in the sea bistro restaurant was like a top class meal. Other restaurant was a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank thomas441
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the second year and more than likely the last with DFDS cars are jammed onto car decks 3 abreast and are designed for 2. No access to cars on return, family had to stand in moving lines to access cars to leave the ferry....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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DunfermlineRobster
July 17, 2019|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
You will manage to secret it aboard, just be careful not to be seen drinking it !
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July 13, 2019|
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Response from jimmypunter j | Reviewed this property |
Boarding at North Shields was simple and straightforward. Light queueing but not half as bad as airports. They scan your bags as you'd expect. They say they look for hidden alcohol in cases/bags but I didn't see anyone... More
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jan h
July 13, 2019|
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Response from RUTHIE1948 | Reviewed this property |
Only if there are any left but it won’t be cheaper it will cost more have a good trip Ruthie
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