Travel with DFDS Seaways

Travel with DFDS Seaways

DFDS welcomes pets on board of all of their ships. On some routes pets will have to stay in your vehicle, on other there is the option to book an on deck kennel or even a pet-friendly cabin! Registered guide and hearing dogs travel free of charge.


Booking your pet on one of the DFDS routes is easy. You can just add on your pet(s) while you make your online booking. Foot passengers travelling with pets need to contact the Customer Contact Centre  to make a reservation. 


During the crossing, you can visit your pet in your car or kennel accompanied by a crew member of DFDS Seaways. You can ask at the on board reception. The kennels on board have different dimensions, the correct size of kennel needs to be selected during the booking process.


Extra small4cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Large86cm (H) x 94cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Extra large76cm (H) x 68cm (W) x 101cm (D)


Different routes have different regulations, for example, if you are allowed to bring pets being a foot passenger and if there are kennels on board. You can have a look at the table below to see what regulations apply to your trip.


Newcastle – Amsterdam25USD (+8USD for kennel)YesYesPet-friendly cabins available for 33USD
Dover – Calais20 USDNoNo 
Dover – Dunkirk20 USDNoNo 
Newhaven – Dieppe24 USDNoNo 


More information


For more information have a look at the website of DFDS Seaways.