From £69.00
Usually £178
Discount 61%
Saving £109

What’s Included

Two night mini-cruise for 2 or 4

Great onboard dining and entertainment facilities

Day in Amsterdam and coach transfers for mini-cruise

Wide range of dates

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.

Explore Amsterdam

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.

Onboard entertainment

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.

Happy travellers

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.’

Going Dutch

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.

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

Great value for money, our original booking with David Urquhart coach tours was cancelled. Including bus travel to Newcastle this is half the price of our original tour.

Marie M.

From £69.00
Usually £178
Discount 61%
Saving £109

Important Information

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

Option 2 is for 2 people to enjoy a 2 night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle.

Options 1 & 2 are for 2-berth inside cabin with en suite + coach transfers to and from Amsterdam.

Option 3 is for 4 people to enjoy a 2 night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle.

Option 4 is for 4 people to enjoy a 2 night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle.

Options 3 & 4 are for 4-berth inside cabin with en suite + coach transfers to and from Amsterdam.

Options 1 & 3 are valid for departure on the following dates:
5th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 30th Jul;
4th, 5th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 30th Aug;
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th Sep.

Options 2 & 4 are valid for departure on the following dates:
3rd, 4th, 9th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st Oct;
1st, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th Nov;
1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th Dec.

Advance booking required.

Bookings for all options must be made by 31st August at latest or risk forfeit of purchase.

Bookings made at the port will not be accepted.

Friday and Saturday departures will be charged a £25 supplement.

Times are approximate and weather-dependent.

No pets permitted.

Max 1 purchase redeemable per 2 or 4 people; multiple purchases are not permitted.

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

DFDS operates 100% cancellation charges and amendment fees apply.

Please take time to review DFDS Seaways Ts&Cs.

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

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Images used are for illustrative purposes only.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.  

Location

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