Heading over to Europe doesn’t have to involve the airport queues and cramped seats of a budget airline.
Why not see the continent in style, by cruising over to Amsterdam with the world’s leading ferry operator?
Today’s shipshape Big Deal from DFDS ushers you into a comfortable ensuite cabin and sets sail for one of the world’s greatest cities. Staying in accommodation for two or four, you can travel from Newcastle until December 2019.
Sail away to Amsterdam
The Big Deal option one is for two people to go on a two night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle.
Option two is for four people to enjoy all of the above.
Option three adds on breakfast one way and tickets to the breathtaking A’dam Tower viewing point for two people.
Option four adds on the above extras for four people.
Children up to the age of three can travel for free and can occupy a two-berth or four-berth cabin, alongside two adults.
This offer is valid on various dates until 29th December 2019.
DFDS have won the World’s Leading Ferry Operator accolade for seven years running, from 2011-2018.
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 your ensuite cabin, the ferry arrives at IJmuiden where coaches will transfer you to central Amsterdam.
Explore one of the world’s greatest cities
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 the port from Amsterdam.
Friday and Saturday departures will be charged a £20 supplement for groups of 2 people and £30 for groups of 4.
Head up the A’dam Lookout Tower
If you choose option three or four, then your trip will also include tickets to the A’dam Tower, a landmark visitor attraction that offers the best views of the city.
After shooting up the speedy elevator, you can drink or dine in the sky at the panoramic rooftop bar and restaurant. Or if you are feeling daring, you can even try out Europe’s highest swing on the sky deck.
Enjoy 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, relax in the coffee shop or enjoy a drink and live music show.
There are two onboard restaurants to choose from, with menus to suit most preferences and budgets. Book in advance for discounts of up to 34 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 TripAdvisor, 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 ensuite 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.’
This year, why not forgo the hassles of budget airlines and enjoy a leisurely cruise to Amsterdam instead?
Today’s Big Deal from DFDS offers a comfy and convenient way to travel to this memorable city (plus you don’t have to worry about how you are going to cram that souvenir bottle of cherry Bols into your hand luggage).