Heading over to Europe doesn’t have to involve the airport queues and cramped seats of a budget airline.
See the continent in style, by cruising over to Amsterdam with the world’s leading ferry operator DFDS.
Today’s shipshape Big Deal ushers you into a comfortable en suite cabin and sets sail for that most liberal and welcoming of continental metropolises – Amsterdam.
This deal from DFDS offers mini-cruises for two or four passengers. There are departure dates available from Newcastle until the end of December 2017, so you can enjoy one of the world’s great cities.
The Big Deal option one provides an en suite cabin for two for your two night mini-cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam dates July to September. Option two is for early bird bookings, October to December
Option three is as above for four people July to September and option four is for four people October to December.
Options one and three are available on the following dates:
5th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 30th July
4th, 5th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 30th August
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th September
Options two and four are available on the following dates:
3rd, 4th, 9th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st October
1st, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th November
1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th December
DFDS was once again named the World and Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the World Travel Awards in 2016. Their stylish and comfortable ferries depart from the International Passenger Terminal in North Shields, near Newcastle, with DFDS buses offering passenger connections from Newcastle Central Station.
Mini-cruise passengers depart North Shields at 5pm for an overnight cruise to Amsterdam. After a relaxing rest in an en suite cabin, the ferry arrives at IJmuiden where coaches will transfer you to central Amsterdam.
You will have around five hours to explore Amsterdam. Choose from the culture of the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh collection, the colourful sights of the old city centre, a scenic stroll by the canals, or the chic boutiques 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.
The return coach will take you back to port and your overnight journey back to Newcastle.
Friday and Saturday departures will be charged a £25 supplement.
For many travellers, the ferry crossing itself is a major part of the fun. DFDS vessels on the Newcastle to Amsterdam crossing offer the chance to settle into a seat and enjoy the latest movies in the intimate cinema, have a flutter in the stylish casino or relax with a drink and enjoy a live music show.
There are four onboard restaurants to choose from, with menus to suit most preferences and budgets. Book in advance for discounts of up to 17 percent.
Shopping opportunities on board include great deals on fashion, perfume, wines, spirits and tobacco products.
The DFDS Newcastle to Amsterdam service has attracted plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdsvisor, including these recent contributions:
‘Always lovely clean rooms, staff are friendly and helpful, there’s loads to do on board and the entertainment is brilliant, would highly recommend!’
‘Lovely cabin with en suite and very clean. Very reasonably priced cocktails in the bar and snacks in the Lighthouse restaurant.’
‘Nice clean cabins on board, great restaurants and the best destination at the end of the journey.’
Forgo the budget airlines and enjoy a leisurely cruise to Amsterdam this time.
Today’s Big Deal from DFDS offers 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.