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New Year’s Eve Mini Cruise

Mini Cruises


Experience an unforgettable turn of the year on our ship in Amsterdam! Book a 2-night Mini Cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam and enjoy a magnificent party package onboard.

We have planned it all for you to enjoy, from food - with three dinners and two breakfasts to cover the entirety of your trip, to drinks (all-inclusive drinks on New Year's Eve) and fantastic live entertainment to accompany you through the evening and into the early hours of the morning.

Please mind that your all-inclusive drinks package only applies on 31.12.2022.

Call us on 0871 522 9977 or click on the button above to make your booking!

On the 1.1.2023 there will be no DFDS bus transfers from the port, please ensure you consider alternative arrangements for transport.

New Year’s Party

*Inclusive drinks

Festive City Break

All meals included

    Excellent onboard facilities

    Live onboard entertainment

    New Year’s Eve gala buffet & breakfast buffet

    Breakfast and dinner buffet ‘Curry & Classic’ on return

    2 nights in a comfortable en suite cabin

    Party and sparkling wine at midnight



Week 49

Regular sailings for the current week listed in local time

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Couple celebrating on board
Dinner at a restaurant on board
New Years Eve Cruise

A ferry special New Year's Eve party

Sail from Newcastle to Holland on a 2-night cruise, starting on 30.12.2022. Enjoy a buffet dinner and relax in our onboard bars before retiring to your en suite cabin. On arrival in IJmuiden on New Year’s Eve, fill up with a complimentary buffet breakfast before heading to Amsterdam to explore the beautiful city’s seasonal treats.

Once our inclusive coach service brings you back, the ship will set sail into Amsterdam Centre while you enjoy your lavish gala buffet dinner before toasting the New Year with a complimentary glass of fizz.

Your New Year’s Cruise Itinerary

Call us on 0871 522 9977 to make your New Year’s Eve Mini Cruise booking! Please note that for operational reasons, certain timings are kept flexible.

Friday 30.12.2022 Time
Arrival at the port in Newcastle - Check-in 14:30 GMT
Check-in closes 16:15 GMT
Departure to IJmuiden 17:00 GMT
Dinner buffet as per reservation -
Enjoy a night onboard our ferry -
Saturday 31.12.2022
Breakfast buffet 7:00 CET
Arrival in IJmuiden 9:45 CET
Bus transfer pick-up to Amsterdam 10:15 CET
Day trip in Amsterdam -
Coach pick-up in Amsterdam 15:30 CET
Boarding -
Ship leaves for Amsterdam Canal (approx.) 19:00 CET
New Year's Gala Buffet as per reservation -
New Year's Eve party in the Columbus Club 20:00 CET
Sparkling wine and snacks at the bars 00:00 CET
Had enough partying?
Then treat yourself to a few hours' sleep in your cabin.
Sunday 01.01.2023
Ship sets sail back to Newcastle after midnight
Breakfast buffet 9:00 CET
Enjoy our onboard entertainment -
Curry & Classic dinner buffet 15:00 CET
Arrival in Newcastle (approx.) 19:00 GMT

Our cabins

Onboard experience


Bridges in Amsterdam

New Year in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is perfect to soak up the festive atmosphere and all that European culture brings with it around this special time of the year.

There are many activities waiting for you during your mini cruise. Visit one of Amsterdam’s many museums, which keep their doors open over the holidays and experience Museum Square which gets transformed into a magical Christmas village. Feel the festive cheer while walking along the canals and take in the beauty of the twinkling lights with a warming mug of glühwein which you will find waiting for you on every corner.

Ice skating on Rembrandtplein is returning this year, offering a cozy skating rink, from where you can spot this year’s Christmas tree in Dam Square!

Worth a try are little Dutch treasures of the seasonal cuisine such as oliebollen, small, iced doughnuts, which are said to ward off evil spirits. And not to forget appelflappen, classic Dutch apple fritters that will be easy to find here in December.

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.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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