DFDS Seaways

trotterdotpom
29th May 2008, 08:00
Bad news, hinney, see:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/7423142.stm

Just when I was contemplating using it!

John T.

Bearwood
29th May 2008, 23:00
I am grieved that DFDS has decided to scrap the ferry service to Norway from North Shields (or Newcastle as the service is sometimes advertised). When DFDS took over the Fiord Line in 2006 I thought it was to safeguard the route but obviously I was wrong. How long will it be before it is decided to scrap the North Shields to Amsterdam ferry I wonder? It isn't only the economy of the North East which will suffer, the tourist trade in Norway will too. It isn't everyone's idea of fun to fly - being at sea, even on a ferry - is magical.

cheddarnibbles
30th June 2008, 18:14
Does any member know what the current situation is.

No one seems to know and the Norwegian government and tourist board are sorely annoyed.

Like Trotterdotpom, I'm booked to use it in September.

K urgess
30th June 2008, 18:33
DFDS site Q&A
http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/DSW/EN/Top_Navigation/Company/faq/INDEX.htm?Guid=%7b45314E22-943F-4265-80E9-4D3A04572AA4%7d#45314E22-943F-4265-80E9-4D3A04572AA4
You should have had a cancellation according to this.

monty
30th June 2008, 18:35
This was announced on 27th May. Old news to us in the North East. Pete

cheddarnibbles
1st July 2008, 14:41
This was announced on 27th May. Old news to us in the North East. Pete

Thanks lads.
I guess my tour operator is hoping to hang on to my cash a while longer. !!

Burned Toast
11th July 2008, 11:21
Maybe saved yet, South and North Tyne side council are looking at ways to help if possible with the cost of keeping the service running.

davetodd
11th July 2008, 15:50
Maybe saved yet, South and North Tyne side council are looking at ways to help if possible with the cost of keeping the service running.
Hope they are working in concert with similar bodies in Stavanger,Haugesund and Bergen.
Best Wishes
Dave

Burned Toast
12th July 2008, 12:01
They are so I have been informed.