What’s Included

Two night mini-cruise with breakfast

Great onboard dining and entertainment facilities

Enjoy duty free shopping

Day in Amsterdam and coach transfers for mini-cruise

Wide range of dates

Sail away to Amsterdam

  • DFDS have won the World’s Leading Ferry Operator accolade for ten years running.
  • 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.

Your mini-cruise

  • This Big Deal is for two people to go on a two night mini-cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle, with breakfast included on the outbound journey.
  • Children up to the age of three can travel for free and can occupy a two-berth cabin, alongside two adults.
  • This offer is valid on various dates from September until December 2022.

Explore one of the world’s greatest cities

  • 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.
  • 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.

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, 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. These are available to reserve in advance when making your booking.
  • Shopping opportunities on board include great deals on fashion, perfume, wines, spirits and tobacco products. Enjoy duty free savings on your return to the UK.

Happy travellers

  • 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.’
From £98
Usually £169.50
Discount 42%
Saving £71.50

Important Information

Valid for select travel dates from 01.09.22 until 30.12.22.

Bookings must be made by 31.08.22 at latest or risk forfeit of purchase.

There is a £25 per cabin supplement for bookings travelling Thursday to Saturday inclusive. This supplement is not included in the offer price.

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

Includes a stay in an en-suite 2-berth inside cabin, coach transfers to and from Amsterdam plus breakfast for each passenger on the outbound leg of the journey.

Advance booking required.

Bookings made at the port will not be accepted.

Times are approximate and weather-dependent.

No pets permitted.

Multiple purchases are permitted. Max 1 redeemable per 2 people.

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. No amendments permitted once your booking has been made.

Please take time to review DFDS Seaways Ts&Cs.

Customers are responsible for checking all restrictions/requirements due to COVID for the destination prior to travel.

Parking information can be found here

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.

Verified using our offer partner’s pricing on 31.05.22.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.  


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

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