Ferry operator is top in travel awards

DFDS Seaways at North Shields.
DFDS Seaways at North Shields.

DFDS Seaways, based at North Shields International Ferry Terminal, have been named Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at a top award ceremony.

The ferry firm received the honour at the 20th Annual World Travel Awards – making it the seventh consecutive year that the ferry company has been recognised for its outstanding service.

The 2013 World Travel Awards are recognised worldwide as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and the premier industry awards programme, with the winners decided by votes from travel industry professionals and consumers.

The cruise and passenger ferry firm fought off competition from rival firms Brittany Ferries, Color Line and P&O Ferries.