Mini Cruises

New Year's Eve Mini Cruise

Call 0871 522 9955 to book

​Newcastle - Amsterdam NEW YEAR'S EVE MINI CRUISE

Celebrate New Year in style on a 3-night mini cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle. Enjoy live entertainment and all-inclusive meals, including a free bar* on the 31st, as well as complimentary sparkling wine to toast at midnight.

No baggage restrictions

Return coach transfers to City Centre

Excellent onboard facilities

Call to book: 0871 522 9955

3 evening meals & 2 buffet breakfasts included

3 nights onboard in an en suite cabin

Live festive entertainment

Day 1


Check-in opens


Departure from Newcastle

Day 1


Check-in opens


Departure from Newcastle

Day 2


Breakfast is served


Arrive in IJmuiden


Coach transfer back to ship


Boarding begins


Cruise to Amsterdam Centre to watch the midnight fireworks

Day 3


Breakfast is served


Coach transfers to Amsterdam


Coach transfer back to ship


Ship departs IJmuiden

Day 4


Ship arrives in Newcastle


Coach transfer to Newcastle City Centre

Columbus Club onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

What's in store?

Sail from Newcastle to Holland on 30 December. Enjoy a buffet dinner and relax in our onboard bars before retiring to your en suite cabin. On arrival in Ijmuiden the next morning, fill up with a complimentary buffet breakfast before heading to Amsterdam to explore the beautiful city’s seasonal treats.

On New Year’s Eve, the ship will then sail into Amsterdam centre while you enjoy your lavish gala buffet or 3 course à la carte dinner before toasting the New Year with a complimentary glass of fizz.

Please note: It is not possible to stay onboard the ship during the day of 31 December or 1 January.

All meals are freshly prepared by our talented chefs and are included in the package except breakfast on 2 January, which you can add on for a surcharge.

Onboard Experience

North Sea Bistro - Newcastle to Amsterdam

Food & Dining

Our unique dining experiences onboard include an international buffet and a luxurious à la carte restaurant when you sail between Newcastle and Amsterdam.

À la carte dining is currently unavailable.

Bridges in Amsterdam

New Year in Amsterdam

European culture is famous for its celebration of the festive season and Amsterdam is no different. Try the seasonal cuisines such as oliebollen, a small iced donut, which are said to ward off evil spirits. Don’t forget to try appelflappen, too, classic Dutch apple fritters that will be easy to find here in December.

For daytime activities, most of Amsterdam’s museums are open over the New Year period and across December, Museum Square turns into a magical Christmas village. Or simply strolling by the canals bedecked with Christmas lights, stopping for a warming mug of glühwein is a lovely way to soak up the festive atmosphere of the city.

You could head to the ice-rink on Rembrandtplein and do a spot of skating and seeing the 20 metre high Christmas tree in Dam Square is a must – it’s decorated with 4 kilometres of Christmas lights!

Couple smiling

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.

Vote for us - nominated as the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2021

World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2021

We’ve been nominated as the World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the prestigious World Travel Awards for the eleventh year in a row! We’d love to win but we need your help – please support us with your vote and help us achieve eleven years of world-class service!

Vote for us
Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.