Mini Cruises

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Mini Cruises

Duty Free Minicruise to Amsterdam

Fancy a change of shopping scene? Head to Amsterdam on a mini cruise and start your retail therapy onboard with savings of up to 50% vs UK high street in our Duty Free shop. Take a look at our Sail & Save magazine and discover great offers on spirits, perfumes, cosmetics and tech. Treat yourself – you deserve it!

After enjoying your day in Amsterdam, how about buying a few souvenirs for your loved ones on the way home? On your return journey, you can fill your luggage with great deals and bulk buys. Make sure to check the duty free allowances when travelling back to the UK. Scroll for more.

Duty Free shopping

Unlimited luggage

A day in Amsterdam

Two nights onboard en suite cabin

    Excellent restaurants, bars and live entertainment onboard

    Travel Guarantee – re-book for free on travel taken before 30 September 2023

    From price is based on a cabin for 2 adults in an inside cabin

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

Duty Free at DFDS

Duty Free is back onboard DFDS Ferries with huge savings on a range of products. Browse our Save & Sail magazine and find out all the great deals on products such as whiskies, wine, cosmetics, premium perfumes and more. Your unlimited baggage is waiting to be filled!

You can now save up to 50% versus the UK high street on items such as:

  • Spirits, wines and beers
  • Perfumes
  • Lego
  • Confectionery


Amsterdam flower markets

Amsterdam Highlights

Amsterdam offers an abundance of attractions and activities, from fascinating cultural experiences and great shopping, to the iconic bicycles and 17th-century canals.

Explore the world famous museums, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Hermitage and the Rijksmuseum. Take a scenic canal cruise through Amsterdam to see the city in a whole new light.

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.

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