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Mini Cruises

Summer mini cruise to Amsterdam

per person, as a group of two*

Newcastle to Amsterdam mini cruise

Experience a summer sea adventure with our mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam!

Enjoy a 50% discount on your ferry crossing, and spend a day exploring the beautiful Dutch capital. Relax on deck as the summer breeze blows by, watch a stunning sunset, or enjoy a drink at our Skybar with panoramic views of the North Sea.

Want to make your trip last longer? Check out our city break package to Amsterdam – now also with 50% discount!

Explore the lively summer scene in Amsterdam with its vibrant markets, friendly pubs, and local boutiques.

Who will you bring on your mini cruise to Amsterdam this summer?

Discover our renovated cabins

Delicious meals onboard

Duty Free Shop

Spend the day in Amsterdam

    Travel from July to October.

    Excellent choice of restaurants, bars and live entertainment onboard.

    Bus transfer to Newcastle city centre included.

    Top Tip: Choose a departure day from Sunday to Wednesday for the cheapest fares.

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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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Embrace Amsterdam’s summer charm

A summer’s day is the perfect time to explore Amsterdam! Start with a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the picturesque canals, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and charming architecture. Explore the city's iconic museums like the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum to immerse yourself in art and history.

For a moment of tranquility, head to one of the many lush parks such as Vondelpark or Westerpark. Don't miss the opportunity to savour Dutch street food at local markets or cafes, before heading back onboard for a relaxing crossing.

If you're tempted to extend your stay and immerse yourself further in this vibrant city, consider our city break package for an opportunity to spend more time exploring what Amsterdam has to offer.

Relax in our newly renovated cabins!

All our cabins onboard the King Seaways and Princess Seaways have received a stunning makeover, and you could be among the very first to enjoy it!

So, what's in store? Picture sparkling new paintwork, fresh carpet underfoot, brand-new chairs and desks, along with new mirrors, bedside tables, and more. We've even included extra USB ports for all your devices, not to mention the updated bathrooms!

Why wait? Whether you're gearing up for a last-minute getaway or planning ahead for a thrilling road trip, secure your spot and embark on your next adventure with a fresh beginning.

*Terms & Conditions

  • Booking period: 6 June to 18 July 2024.

  • Travel period: 1 July to 31 October 2024.

  • Starting price is based on 2 people in a double inside cabin. A small supplement applies for other cabins. 

  • The ETS charge is calculated in price.

  • Only valid for new bookings and not in combination with other promotions/discounts. 

  • Offer subject to availability. 

  • Commodore cabins are excluded from this offer.

  • Bus transfers to and from Amsterdam are part of the total cost of the mini cruise package. You will get your cabin price first and the bus transfer prices will then be shown separately.

  • General DFDS terms and conditions apply.

Extend your stay and book ferry + hotel in one

Restaurants onboard

Onboard Experience

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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
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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.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

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.