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Mini Cruises

Amsterdam Zoo Mini Cruise

per person, as a group of two*

Amsterdam Zoo Mini Cruise

A trip to the zoo is always a special experience - whether with family, friends or nature lovers. The whole world can be explored in one day. Diving into the oceans, strolling the Mediterranean through the subtropics to the deepest jungle - you can encounter rich and diverse wildlife.

DFDS offers a complete package with a mini cruise to Amsterdam Zoo. The trip includes 2 nights onboard, coach to and from the zoo, and entry tickets to the zoo. The zoo might offer access to exclusive facilities against a surcharge.

You experience double the fun on King Seaways departures from 28.03.2023 as we welcome ORCA back onboard! ORCA offer free educational presentations in our Wildlife Centre for any sea life lovers. Learn more about the habitats under the sea and keep an eye out for dolphins.

Private en suite cabin onboard

Bus transfers included

Daily sailings

Spend the day exploring Artis Zoo

    Mini Cruise with tickets to ARTIS Zoo

    Live entertainment & restaurants onboard

    Save up to 50% vs UK high street in onboard Duty Free

    From price is based on a cabin for 2 adults and 2 children incl. zoo tickets and transfer

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Day 1


Check-in opens


Check-in closes


Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

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Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam ARTIS Zoo


Coach departs ARTIS Zoo for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

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ARTIS, experience it for yourself

Founded in 1838, Artis Royal Zoo is as enchanting today as it was almost two centuries ago. It is a true city zoo. Amsterdam's zoological garden is not only an oasis of calm in the middle of a fast-paced city, but also a haven for around 700 animal species and 200 tree species.

The best thing about a visit to the ARTIS Royal Zoo in Amsterdam is the escape from the hustle and bustle. A place where you can truly escape from nature, immerse yourself in the animal world and truly explore.

Marvel at the many species that live side by side in the forest house and the bird house. Take a trip through space in the planetarium. Experience penguins, wolves, giraffes and many other beautiful animals. Micropia is a unique museum, showing the invisible world of microorganisms. Feel the flutter of countless wings in the butterfly pavilion. Sounds exciting?

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Onboard experience

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  • ABTOT provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for DFDS A/S in the event of the company’s insolvency.
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Duty Free at DFDS

Duty Free at DFDS

Shop Duty Free onboard our ferries from the UK and save up to 50% vs UK high street.

With huge savings on premium perfumes, cosmetics and alcohol and generous allowances you can stock up on great deals.

For bulk buys our Calais and Dunkerque Duty Free Shops at our ports are ideal with parking right outside. You can even browse Duty Free from the comfort of your own home with our Reserve & Collect service on all three routes from the UK to France. Simply select your chosen products then collect and pay at our shoreside shops.

Vote European Awards 2024

Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!

This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2024 and we’d love your support once again. 

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