(24 June 2020) With many people feeling cautious about the amount of space available when travelling by air, ferry operators are expecting more demand for their services this summer.
DFDS, which is continuing to run services on routes between the UK and France to help with essential journeys, has amended its pricing structure in response to the need to support social distancing on board its ships.
The company has already introduced a series of measures to protect the health of travellers, including compulsory face coverings, staggered boarding and disembarkation procedures, and new arrangements for serving food in its restaurants and cafes. Now passengers booking ferry crossings on its Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk routes will pay a supplement for each additional passenger when more than four people travel in a vehicle. The charge does not apply to babies and toddlers up to three years old.
Before the pandemic made seismic changes to the way people travel, prices for ferry crossings were for a car and nine people inclusive. With the need to now manage the number of people on board the supplement will apply as follows:
- Bookings made before 6 September 2020 – £7.50pp.
- Bookings made between 7 September and 31 December 2020 – £5.00pp.
- Bookings made from 1 January 2021 – £10pp.
For more information or to book visit www.dfds.co.uk.