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DFDS offers pet friendly ferries for cats and dogs between England (UK), Holland and France. Fancy a bit of extra comfort? Then you’ll be pleased to know that pet friendly cabins are even available on certain DFDS Seaways routes. For those with vehicles who aren’t looking for a cat and dog friendly cabin with DFDS, fear not, as your pet can travel in a kennel within your car. In addition, if you won’t be travelling on four wheels, DFDS is one of only two ferry operators that permits foot passengers to travel with dogs. Most companies don’t accept dogs travelling with foot, bike or motorbike passengers. So if you are car-less, DFDS is a fabulous option if the Newcastle to Amsterdam or Newhaven to Dieppe routes suit you. Big thanks for being pet friendly DFDS! Check out reviews for DFDS Seaways to find out what other pet travellers think, or read on for the full DFDS pet policy 2024!

DFDS Newcastle to Amsterdam

DFDS Seaways ferries provides two pet friendly travel options on the Newcastle to Amsterdam crossing for passengers with vehicles. You can opt for your cat or dog to travel:

  • in a kennel
  • in a pet friendly cabin

Each pet friendly cabin offers a sea view, sleeps up to four people, and has space for two medium sized dogs. You can book your cabin by calling the DFDS customer contact centre on 0871 522 9955. When travelling to Holland, you need to check your pet in at the terminal building before proceeding to vehicle check in.

If your dog is travelling in a kennel for the ferry crossing, you may have the opportunity to visit them, as arranged by a member of the crew. The permitted kennel dimensions vary depending on the ship, so be sure to check with DFDS at the time of booking.

Cost of DFDS pet friendly cabin or kennel

Pets can be added to your cabin for £30 per cat or dog.

For cats or dogs travelling in a kennel, prices start at £30.

Foot Passengers with dogs – DFDS Newcastle to Amsterdam

Dogs are accepted with foot passengers on this pet-friendly route, and must remain in a kennel on the car deck throughout the journey. Passengers are asked to carry pets on board in a suitable travelling case, and must book by calling the DFDS customer contact centre.

Dover to Dunkirk or Calais

For pets travelling from Dover, England, to Dunkirk or Calais in France, there is a charge of £15 per pet each way. Your furry companion must remain suitably secured inside your vehicle for the duration of the journey. However, you can visit your pooch or kitty in your car during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member. ​

DFDS Newhaven to Dieppe Pet Options

Motorists can take their pet on holiday via the Newhaven to Dieppe, ferry route. Booking can be done online, in advance, for £18 per pet each way. Dog friendly cabins aren’t available on the DFDS Newhaven to Dieppe sailing. You can visit your cat or dog in your vehicle during the crossing if accompanied by a crew member, but not during the first or final hour of this crossing.

Foot Passengers with dogs – DFDS Newhaven to Dieppe

Dogs travelling with foot passengers must remain in kennels in the car deck throughout the journey. Passengers are asked to carry pets on board in a suitable travelling case, and you must book by calling the DFDS customer contact centre.

If DFDS doesn’t meet your pet travel needs, have a look at the policies and routes for other ferry companies.

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