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MiniCruise Newcastle



With Showbuzz you can now discover the northern English city of Newcastle extra cheaply. Step aboard the luxury cruise ferry and the fun can begin! While sailing, discover the various restaurants and bars, catch one of the latest films in the cinema, or browse around the Duty Free shop. Once in Newcastle you can go in any direction. Do you want to shop, experience culture or relax? The choice is yours. When are you going on a MiniCruise?

Duty Free shopping onboard

Unlimited luggage

Excellent restaurants on board

Private en suite cabins

    2 nights onboard

    Spend time in Newcastle

    Glass of fizz

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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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Ontdek het bruisende Newcastle

Newcastle is a vibrant city full of history and culture and is perfect to explore in one day. After arriving at the port, the bus is already waiting to take you to the center. Start your adventure with a walk along the banks of the Tyne, where you'll be treated to stunning views of the iconic bridges that dominate the horizon. A visit to Castle Keep is also highly recommended, as at the top of this castle you have a beautiful view of the entire city. If shopping is more your thing, Newcastle won't disappoint. From the well-known large chains to special boutiques, there is something for everyone!

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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