Following the suspension in response to coronavirus and border restrictions, the Amsterdam mini cruises have now restarted from Newcastle. Bear in mind that sail dates are subject to change at short notice. DFDS has a 'COVID-19 Policy' that covers changes made to its regular terms and conditions. You can see the FAQs here °.
Enjoy a two-night short break from Newcastle, with up to five hours to spend exploring Amsterdam.
This is an effortless and great value way to explore the city of Amsterdam, and perfect if you need a quick getaway timed around your shifts at work.
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Setting sail from Newcastle in the afternoon, you'll have a chance to try out the entertainment, sample some great food and rest in a choice of cabins to suit all budgets on-board a modern ferry. Fully rested, you'll arrive in Amsterdam the next morning.
Coach transfers are available to take you from the port of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam city centre where you can spend the day exploring the city.
At the time of booking not only can you pre-book on-board meals to save on ship prices, you can also book activities and excursions in Amsterdam at a reduced rate.
Book a canal boat tour or a trip to the Heineken Experience and get extra perks such as queue jumping privileges and discounts (current offers are displayed when you book the mini cruise).
After a busy day exploring or a quiet day relaxing and sipping in the Dutch culture, it's time to catch a return coach transfer back to the port for your sailing back home. The ferry sails through the night arriving back in Newcastle the following morning.
Want to spend the night in Amsterdam? DFDS offer a mini cruise and hotel option which extends your two-night mini cruise with 1 or 2 nights in a selected Amsterdam hotel. You can choose the best hotel from a small selection that best suits your needs, and can opt to spend a night or two here, allowing you to enjoy the legendary Dutch nightlife. You'll find details of this option here °.
The dull-but-necessary small print
All deals are subject to availability and can be withdrawn by the operator without prior notice. The lead-in prices (otherwise known as the 'from' prices) are, unless otherwise stated above, based on two adults sharing the cheapest available cabin on the cheapest available date. Typically the best prices are available at the start of any promotion period so the earlier you book the better choice of sailing dates and cabin availability you should have. Mid-week sail dates are likely to be cheaper than weekend sail dates.