Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 01 October 2018

Book now to celebrate on this special Amsterdam New Year's mini cruise.

Enjoy midnight fireworks with complimentary fizz​​.​

Award-winning ferry operator DFDS is encouraging customers to book cabins now to celebrate New Year at sea on an extra special 3-night mini cruise to Amsterdam.

Sailing from Newcastle on 30 December and returning on 2 January, passengers can enjoy exclusive entertainment, three evening meals, 2 breakfasts and a lavish gala with an all-you-can-eat menu. All of which can be enjoyed whilst indulging in a free bar* and watching Amsterdam’s amazing fireworks display at midnight on New Year’s Eve, with complimentary sparkling wine, from a central point on the North Sea Canal not usually reached by the ship.

A selection of specially arranged on board entertainment will include a spectacular magician and a live performance from crooner Jason Isaacs, a Newcastle-born jazz and blues recording artist who has performed across the world.

With two days in Amsterdam and up to five hours each day to explore, with included coach transfers from ship to city centre, you can choose to visit a vast selection of attractions. Stroll round some of the famous museums including the famous Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, or soak up the atmosphere of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities at one of the seasonal ice rinks. With winter sales in full swing there’s also plenty of time to pick up some serious post-Christmas bargains at one of the many boutiques or department stores.

A unique experience for anyone looking for a fresh take on their New Year celebrations, packages start from £249** per person, based on two people sharing an en-suite cabin.

Last year’s event was a sell-out, so be sure to book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Notes to Editors:

*All-inclusive bar on New Year’s Eve includes draught lager, ship’s red & white wine, soft drinks, water, fruit juice, regular tea & coffee.

**Bookings require a 25% deposit, with the balance settled 70 days before departure.

For further press information, please contact: Elsa Findlay / Charlotte Wright / Rachel Sewell / Katie Raby Rooster PR T : +44 (0)20 3440 8930 E :


DFDS Press Office 01304 874052

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.

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.