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St Oswalds Charity Minicruise

for two people
Newcastle - Amsterdam

Minicruise to Amsterdam supporting St Oswalds Hospice from £89 for 2 people

DFDS are proud to partner with St Oswalds Hospice – specialists in expert care for patients in the North East with life limiting conditions for over 35 years . For every booking made on this minicruise St Oswalds will receive a £15 donation.

Book by end February 2023 and travel until 30th March 2023.

Book online or via our Contact Centre 0871 522 9977 – calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

Two nights onboard in an en-suite cabin

Duty Free shopping

Discover vibrant Amsterdam

Excellent onboard facilities

    £25 Supplement applies on travel from Thursday - Sunday

    Book by end February 2023 and travel until 30th March 2023

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Day 1


Check-in opens


Check-in closes


Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre


Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

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About St Oswald’s Hospice

St Oswald’s Hospice is a charitable hospice rooted in the North East. The hospice provides much more than what most people think of when they hear the word ‘Hospice’. St Oswald’s is an outstanding Hospice providing expert and specialist care and support care to babies, children, young people and adults with life-limiting conditions, and for their families too.

St Oswald’s is a place where people matter. A place that focuses both on living and dying well. It is a home-from-home, filled with honesty, camaraderie and hope that offers quality time for everyone. By enjoying Charity Cruise with DFDS, you will be helping to support the families who rely on the care of St Oswald’s Hospice,. Thank you.

Visit for more information or to watch St Oswald’s ‘Our Story’ video.

Our Restaurants

Cabins Onboard

Onboard Experience

Wildlife watching experience onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
Bar onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
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Onboard DFDS ferry

Mini Cruise to Amsterdam – what to expect

Step onboard your crossing to Amsterdam and be prepared to relax. Indulge in some duty free shopping, sample some delicious cuisine in our choice of restaurants, sit back with a drink and enjoy some live entertainment in our bars and onboard club.

Following a peaceful sleep in your en suite cabin, you’ll arrive at our port in Ijmuiden and hop on to a bus transfer to Amsterdam to enjoy up to 5 hours in the Dutch capital before heading back onboard for your return crossing.

Whether you opt for our mini cruise offer, mini cruise with breakfast one way, or mini cruise with breakfast and dinner one way, we can guarantee it will be a trip to remember.

Book early to secure weekend dates!

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All DFDS Mini Cruises

Our mini cruise breaks are our most popular breaks, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do you get to spend time in a fantastic city, but you’ll also be treated to 2 nights onboard our modern, comfortable and well-equipped cruise ferries.

Our mini cruises are the perfect combination of a short city break and a cruise experience.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.