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Mini Cruises

Newcastle - Amsterdam


Book an Amsterdam mini cruise with DFDS

Our popular Amsterdam mini cruise includes return crossings to the stunning Dutch capital from Newcastle, plus spend the day in Amsterdam.

For details on travel protection through ABTOT please click here.

Please note: Bus transfers to and from Amsterdam are part of the overall cost of the Mini Cruise package. You will be provided your cabin price first and bus transfer prices will then be shown separately.

Private en suite cabins

Discover vibrant Amsterdam

Return coach transfers to Amsterdam

Delicious onboard cuisine

    Live entertainment

    Excellent onboard facilities

    Daily crossings

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Day 1


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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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Your mini cruise starts the moment you step onboard

Our Amsterdam cruises always provide a great experience, whether you’re looking to relax, dance the night away, or spend some time with friends and family over a great dinner.

Shop for your Christmas presents with Duty Free, and save up to 50% vs UK high street. With comfortable cabins in a range of prices, an amazing maritime atmosphere, and dedicated staff, our cruise ships mean it is always a great time to take an Amsterdam mini break.

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Amsterdam Mini Cruise Information

Average Journey time: 16 Hr 45 Min
Destination Port: IJmuiden (Amsterdam)
Bus transfer to Amsterdam: 30-40 mins, depending on traffic
Time in Amsterdam: Up to 5 hours
Collection from Amsterdam: 15:30 and 16:00 CET

*Terms & Conditions

  • Travel Period: up to 31 December 2024
  • Starting price is based on 2 people in a 2-bed inside cabin.
  • ETS charge is calculated in price.
  • Valid for new bookings only and not in conjunction with other promotions/discounts.
  • Offer subject to availability

Extend your stay and book ferry + hotel in one

Restaurants onboard

Onboard Experience

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Book your 2024 Mini Cruise & enjoy our newly renovated cabins!

Exciting news! We're taking our commitment to providing top comfort onboard to the next level. In early 2024, we'll be embarking on a major refurbishment of the cabins on our King Seaways and Princess Seaways ships. With these renovations happening in stages, you can always rely on our reliable sailing schedule. And, by March, you'll be able to relax in our newly refurbished, modernised, and even more comfortable cabins.

That's not all - bookings for your 2024 holiday on our Newcastle-Amsterdam route are now open! Don't miss out on the chance to be one of the first to experience the new look of our renovated cabins by booking early.

Stay tuned - our early booking offer will be coming your way soon! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our fantastic deals.

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Your package is protected

DFDS packages are protected by ABTOT so you can book with confidence and plan your holiday with peace of mind.

  • 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.
  • ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package booked directly with DFDS A/S.

Read more about ABTOT in section 19 of our booking conditions.

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. 

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.