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New Year’s mini cruise to Amsterdam


Newcastle-Amsterdam New Year’s mini cruise

Ringing in the new year is always a cause for celebration, & what better way to do it than with a mini cruise to Amsterdam? This two night trip will have you enjoying all the festivities of New Year's Eve onboard our ship, with delicious food, fabulous bars, & a free glass of sparkling wine at midnight. Plus, you will have plenty of time to explore Amsterdam during the day – a city full of history and culture! 

*On the 1.1.2024 there will be no DFDS bus transfers from the port, please ensure you consider alternative arrangements for transport.

Two nights onboard in an en-suite cabin

Return coach transfers to Amsterdam

Discover vibrant Amsterdam

    Depart from Newcastle 30 December

    Excellent onboard facilities

    50% discount for children

    Choice between a New Year’s Eve buffet or a la carte

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Day 1


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Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

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Day 2


Breakfast at the buffet restaurant


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland & depart on coach for Amsterdam


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New Year’s Eve Buffet / a la carte dinner & celebrations

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Day 3


Breakfast at the buffet restaurant


Arrive in North Shields

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Sail into the New Year with DFDS

Set sail from Newcastle and join us for a New Year's Eve like no other. Experience the opportunity to explore the enchanting city of Amsterdam and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture and festive atmosphere.

Celebrate onboard as the clock strikes midnight with your complimentary glass of fizz and party the night away with live music and electric atmosphere!

Customise your New Year's Eve experience with our exceptional packages. Choose between our exquisite buffet or personalised a la carte menu, and indulge in a delectable array of culinary delights.

Book your spot now and prepare for a New Year's Eve filled with unforgettable moments, delicious food, and an atmosphere that can’t be experienced elsewhere!

Terms and Conditions

  • Starting price is based on 2 people in a 2-bed inside cabin.
  • Offer subject to availability

Restaurants Onboard

Restaurants onboard

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Onboard Experience

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Your holiday starts the moment you step onboard!

From delicious cuisine to exciting live entertainment, cosy bars to comfy en suite cabins and children's play area, everyone will be spoilt for choice as they sail.

With two fantastic restaurants to choose from, you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet at Explorers Kitchen or treat yourself to a more luxurious dinner at the North Sea Bistro. If you’re in need of a caffeine fix, be sure to check out our Coffee Crew café for your favourite Starbucks® drink.

Fancy a night out? Watch the latest blockbuster in our cinema, dance the night away in Columbus Club, or sit back and enjoy a drink at one of our bars.

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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.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

Behind Every Journey

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year… the amazing people behind every journey.  

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.