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DFDS Seaways

DFDS LogoDFDS Seaways has provided passenger ferry services for more than 140 years and operates UK routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Harwich to Esbjerg, Dover to Dunkirk and Calais.

DFDS Seaways has been named the World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the World Travel Awards in 2011 and has been awarded the title of Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator for 5 consecutive years. Consumer body Which? named DFDS Seaways as its only ‘Recommended Provider’ for ferry travel in 2011 and the company also holds a Responsible Tourism Award.

DFDS Seaways prides itself on its quality onboard experience, value for money and excellent customer service. On board ship there are a  number of quality restaurants and bars, plus shops, a cinema and range of live entertainment including a resident band, singer/guitar player and casino. Children will be kept amused with their own play area, with cartoons and ball pool, and in the school holidays a free children’s entertainer.

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Tel: 0871 882 0885   

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Get a Sea View at the Sunderland International Airshow with DFDS Seaways

DFDS Seaways is offering people the chance to see this year’s Sunderland Internatinal Airshow from a different perspective; from the decks of its two cruise ferries. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the airshow takes place over the weekend of the 27 and 28 July and is set to be an action-packed weekend of high-speed jet engines and intricate, daring routines from aeronautical display teams.

DFDS Seaways will be running two special sail-outs over the weekend, giving passengers the chance to watch the amazing airshow action from the comfort of the ships’ decks, as well as enjoy a delicious three-course buffet meal and live entertainment onboard. 

Sunderland International Airshow was established in 1988 and has grown in popularity every year since. A veritable North East institution, the renowned airshow, which is organised by Sunderland Live on behalf of Sunderland City Council, attracts over a million people each year with its energetic and exciting performances from the likes of The Red Arrows, The Royal Navy’s Black Cats and The RAF Falcons.

The DFDS cruise ferry will depart from its Newcastle port at 11am for a leisurely sailing down the river Tyne towards Sunderland. The ship will arrive offshore at Roker and Seaburn at around 12.20pm and from 1pm you can watch spectacular flying displays from the RAF, Royal Navy, Joint Helicopter Command and civilian aircraft too. Highlights include the Red Arrows, who will open the show on Saturday July 27.

The ship will depart and head back to port at 2pm, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Children can head to the Kids’ Club to enjoy fun and games from the children’s entertainer and meet DFDS Seaways mascot, Jack the Pirate. There’ll be live music from the resident band and solo musician and you can also explore the ship.

The Sunderland Airshow is one of a number of DFDS Seaways day sailings from Newcastle this summer.  Tickets for the special Sunderland Airshow day sailing are available on the DFDS Seaways website and are priced at £30 per adult and £15 per child (kids under three go free). The price includes a three-course buffet lunch, as well as free parking at the Port of Tyne.

For more information or to book visit the website or call 0871 522 9976.