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Minicruise to Newcastle


Family minicruise to Newcastle

As a Rotterdam pass holder you now receive a 50% discount on a 3-day MiniCruise to Newcastle for 4 people.

A family cruise to Newcastle is the perfect getaway and sailing with our luxury cruiseferry is a true experience in itself. The holiday feeling starts the moment you step on board!

There is also plenty to do for children in Newcastle. For example, visit the Newcastle Castle or go to the Great North Museum. The options are endless!

2 Nights Onboard

Excellent onboard facilities

Enjoy a good dinner on board

No baggage restrictions

    MiniCruise: 2 evenings/nights on board a luxury cruise ferry and a day in Newcastle

    Duty Free shop, bars and restaurants onboard

    Offer based on 4 people in a 4-person inside cabin. A small surcharge applies for other cabins

    Travel period: September to December 2022

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

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

Family onboard
Family in onboard shop
Family in Newcastle

Relaxation begins on board

The MiniCruise starts in IJmuiden where you board the luxury cruise ferry. Get the evening off to a good start with dinner at two onboard restaurants.

You will certainly not be bored after dinner. You can go to the cinema, take a gamble in the casino or have a delicious drink in one of the bars. For the children there is a Kidz' Club. You spend the night in a comfortable cabin so that you arrive in Newcastle the next morning rested.

Our Restaurants

Cabins Onboard

Onboard Entertainment

Newcastle Quayside Millennium Bridge and Baltic


After arrival in Newcastle you will be taken to the centre by bus. Newcastle is known as the shopping capital of Northern England. After shopping you can stroll through the streets and past historic buildings, such as the medieval keep Castle Keep. Newcastle has many museums and admission is often free. There are also plenty of cozy pubs and restaurants that you can visit. Your time in Newcastle will fly by!

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.


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.

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