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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.