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Press Release

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH DFDS' AMSTERDAM IN BLOOM MINI CRUISE​​

Date: 2 April 2019

Every year, during spring, more than one million visitors travel to see Holland in full bloom at Keukenhof Gardens, where 7 million bulbs of 800 varieties lie in what is known as the 'Garden of Europe'.

Keukenhof celebrates a different theme each year, and in honour of their 70th anniversary, the theme for 2019 is 'Flower Power'. Expect 1970s vibes and a giant flower mosaic portraying the theme, to attract people from across globe.

To make the most of the floral spring sensation the following cruises are available on DFDS' Newcastle-Amsterdam route:

  • Dutch Bulb Fields Mini Cruise - includes two nights on board with a private seaview, en suite cabin; coach transfers to and from Keukenhof gardens and entrance tickets to Keukenhof, with up to three and a half hours to explore. Priced from just £154 return per person based on two sharing1.
  • Amsterdam Mini Cruise – includes two nights on board with a private seaview, en suite cabin; coach transfers to and from Amsterdam and up to five hours to explore the blooms in central Amsterdam, priced from just £59 return per person based on two sharing, a saving of 51%2. Or £88 per person with breakfast and dinner included on the outbound crossing. With a free bouquet of tulips gifted for every booking travelling between 1 April - 10 May 2019.
  • Amsterdam Cruise & Stay break – includes two nights on board in a private seaview, en suite cabin, plus one, two or three-nights in the capital (hotel to be booked separately). Packages start from just £59 return per person based on two sharing, a saving of 51%2. With a free bouquet of tulips gifted for every booking travelling between 1 April - 10 May 2019.

While on board, passengers can enjoy delicious fine dining in the North Sea Bistro, as well as an unlimited international restaurant, serving over 60 dishes from around the world in Explorer's Kitchen. Other on-board facilities include a shop, a casino, two cinema screens, showing the latest blockbuster movies and a kid's club to keep children entertained.

Notes to Editors:

1 Book by 18 May 2019, on selected departures until 19 May. 2 Book by 10 May 2019, on selected departures until 30 June.

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DFDS Press Office 01304 874052 Dover.pr@dfds.com

About DFDS:

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for eight years running (2012-2019), as well as the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last seven years (2011-18).

DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.

For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, click here.

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