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MiniCruise to Newcastle

Discover Newcastle during a 3-day MiniCruise

De Beren has been around for 40 years this year and we are celebrating that at DFDS! That's why you can now book your next MiniCruise to Newcastle from just €40 per person.

Prepare for a relaxing journey with fantastic facilities on board. Enjoy a delicious dinner, discover the Duty Free offer and end the evening with a drink in one of the bars on board before arriving in Newcastle the next morning. Go on a day of adventure in Newcastle and be surprised by the many shops, walks along the Tyne and beautiful sights!

Two nights onboard in an en-suite cabin

Duty Free shopping onboard

    2 evenings/nights on board a luxury cruise ferry

    Bus transfer from the port to Newcastle city center v.v.

    Duty Free shop on board with great offers on well-known brands

    Tip: Choose a departure date from Sunday to Wednesday for the best rates

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Day 1


Check-in opens


Depart IJmuiden for Newcastle


Day 2


Arrive in North Shields near Newcastle


First Coach departs for Newcastle city centre


Day at Leisure begins


Coach departs Newcastle for ferry terminal


Depart North Shields for Holland

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast buffet available onboard


Arrive in ​IJmuiden

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Your holiday starts as soon as you step on board

A MiniCruise is more than a ferry. Much more. The relaxed crossing and excellent facilities ensure a total experience. Enjoy a delicious meal at Explorer's Kitchen or North Sea Bistro, treat yourself to something nice from the Duty Free shop and end the evening with a drink and live entertainment in our bars and club on board

After a wonderful night's sleep in your private cabin with bathroom, it's time to discover beautifully illuminated Newcastle.

Enjoy a city walk and stroll through the classic streets of Old Town or stroll along the quayside to take a look at the many bridges for which Newcastle is so famous. Newcastle also has many great indoor activities to offer. How about the many cozy pubs, good restaurants, interesting museums or a visit to the famous Newcastle castle?



Onboard experience

Newcastle Quayside Millennium Bridge and Baltic

Newcastle Highlights

Newcastle exudes metropolitan cool, offering something for everyone.

Art lovers can peruse the collections at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art or the Laing Art Gallery and sport fanatics can take a tour of St James’ Park. The Quayside boasts some of the city’s best bars and restaurants and is home to a fantastic Sunday market.

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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.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

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