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What’s Included

2 night mini-cruise

Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam

Fantastic onboard facilities

Coach transfers

Ah, the cruise, favoured travel option of the leisured classes. You don’t have to be one of the privileged 1% to enjoy life aboard though.

Today’s shipshape Big Deal ushers you into a comfortable cabin and sets sail for that majestic metropolis of tulips, canals and coffee shops – Amsterdam.

This deal from DFDS offers a wide choice of cruise dates from Newcastle, so you can enjoy one of Europe’s great cities.

The Big Deal provides an ensuite cabin for two for your mini-cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam. Option one adds in a canal cruise in the city, while option two includes free breakfast for the first morning of your trip.

Explore Amsterdam

Leaving from the International Passenger Terminal in North Shields, near Newcastle, you will travel overnight to Amsterdam.

After a relaxing repose in an ensuite cabin, a coach will transfer you to central Amsterdam and you can explore this great city for the day.

The city has something for everyone, from the masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum to the chic shops and bars of the Jordaan.

There is also an abundance of places to eat and drink – from traditional pubs to trendy bars and thousands of restaurants from all corners of the globe. Sample Amsterdam’s favourite restaurant staple, the traditional Indonesian rijstaffel, a selection of dishes arranged on a thali-style tray.

The return coach will take you back to port and your overnight journey back to Newcastle.

The offer applies on the following departure dates:

June – 15, 20, 21, 22
July – 5, 7, 11, 13, 19
August – 4, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31
September – 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
October- 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 31
November – 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 29, 30

Friday and Saturday departures will be charged a £20 supplement.

Onboard entertainment

Unlike being crammed onto a budget flight, your journey to Amsterdam is part of the fun.

DFDS ships have onboard bars and lounges with live music and entertainment; a cinema showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters; a games room; casino and kids club.

They also have a great choice of places to eat. From the 7 Seas all-you-can-eat buffet to the à la carte Blue Riband Restaurant, the Explorer’s Steakhouse and Little Italy, you are guaranteed a fantastic meal to suit your preferences.

Easy access

The International Ferry Terminal is easy to reach by car or you can take the DFDS bus which leaves from Newcastle Central Station before each sailing.

Happy travellers

The Newcastle to Amsterdam mini-cruise has attracted enthusiastic endorsements from people who have sailed with DFDS:

‘If you have a couple of days for a break, I can’t think of a better trip, offering tremendous value for money as well as a chance to explore one of Europe’s most culturally diverse cities. The boat is child friendly with kids clubs as well as two cinemas, numerous eating options, gaming machines, bingo, a casino and a night club as well as more sedate options, a quieter bar, live music… Your break starts the moment you arrive at the port.’

‘Great little trip. Amsterdam is lovely and the trip over was great the ship was pretty good for its size and food was lovely too. Would use again and recommend to all.’

Dutch break

Forget the budget airlines this time. Why not take the maritime approach to Amsterdam with today’s Big Deal from DFDS? It’s a comfortable and convenient way to travel to this memorable city, and you don’t have to worry about how you are going to cram that souvenir bottle of cherry Bols into your hand luggage.

What other 5pm bookers like about this deal...

Great value for 2 nights away and a trip to Amsterdam

Harry M.

Great value for money, looking forward to our trip

Karen W.

Good value

Nicola P.

From £89.00
Usually £192
Discount 53%
Saving £103

Important Information

The Big Deal option 1 is for 2 people to enjoy a 2 night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle including a canal cruise in Amsterdam.

Option 2 is for 2 people to enjoy a 2 night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle including breakfast on the first morning.

Departures on the following dates:
June – 15, 20, 21, 22;
July – 5, 7, 11, 13, 19;
August – 4, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31;
September – 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28;
October- 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 31;
November – 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 29, 30.

All dates subject to availability.

Friday and Saturday departures will be charged a £20 supplement.

Advance booking required. Bookings must be made by 07.08.16 or guests may forfeit their purchase.

Includes 2 berth inside cabin with ensuite + coach transfers to and from Amsterdam.

Times are approximate and weather-dependent.

No pets permitted.

Max 1 purchase redeemable per couple; multiple purchases are not permitted.

Children 0-3 (infants) travel for free and can over occupy a 2 berth cabin. Children 4-11 use a berth and do not travel for free – child aged 4-11 plus 1 adult will fill the 2 berth cabin.

DFDS operate 100% cancelation charges and amendment fees apply.

The beginning and end period of a deal’s validity is always the busiest. We advise members to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please take time to review DFDS terms and conditions.

Purchase is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers.

Images used are for illustrative purposes only. 

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.  


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International Passenger Terminal
Royal Quays
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 6EE