Mini Cruises

Short Break to Floriade Expo 2022

Mini Cruises

Short break to Floriade Expo 2022

Floriade is a world horticultural exhibition held in the Netherlands once a decade. Be inspired by the importance of sustainability and its challenges in future cities while immersing yourself in the colourful flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables on show!

DFDS offer a complete package to the Floriade Expo including a night in Amsterdam and two nights onboard with breakfast and dinner in the Explorer’s Kitchen Buffet. Available departure dates:

  • September 12th
  • September 19th
  • September 26th

Disclaimer: Booking is subject to cancellation if minimum numbers aren’t achieved. Notice will be given within 6 weeks before departure.

Breakfast and dinner onboard both ways

Transfer to Floriade, Amsterdam and back

Hotel in Amsterdam

Tickets to Floriade

    Hotel break to Amsterdam with tickets to the Floriade Expo 2022

    Live entertainment & restaurants onboard

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

    From price is based on an inside cabin for 2 adults incl. breakfast and dinner on board, transfers, hotel (double or twin room) and Floriade tickets.

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Day 1


Check in opens


Check-in closes


Depart North Shields for Amsterdam (dinner on selected time)


Day 2


Breakfast buffet onboard


Arrive in Ijmuiden, Holland


Coach transfers to Floriade Expo (luggage can be kept on coach)


Day at Floriade, Almere (until approx. 19:00)


Coach transfer from Floriade to Amsterdam hotel

Amsterdam houses on the canal

Day 3


Continental breakfast in your hotel


Day in Amsterdam


Coach departs Amsterdam for Ijmuiden terminal


Ship departs (dinner buffet onboard at your selected time)


Day 4


Breakfast buffet onboard 


Arrive in North Shields


Floriade Expo 2022 – what to expect

It is the seventh time that the exhibition has been held in the Netherlands, this time at a beautiful location in Almere.  

Dutch horticulture brings the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ to life in collaboration with national and international participants at the Expo. Be amazed by all kinds of green innovations to make cities more fun, liveable and sustainable. The expo will feature 40 unique and fascinating exhibitions inspired by the idea of bringing the countryside into the city.  

Be prepared to travel 

Terms & conditions apply. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.

Couple visiting Amsterdam

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.

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. Simply select your chosen products then collect and pay at our shoreside shops.

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