Minicruise to England

Amsterdam - Newcastle

Fire brigade offer England mini cruise

Experience a sea voyage with DFDS and a day trip to the up-and-coming city in the north of England - Newcastle! Enjoy an extensive range of entertainment on board, culinary highlights in our restaurants and a fresh breeze of North Sea air on deck. The lively port city of Newcastle offers a great combination of sightseeing and shopping as well as restaurants, cafés and pubs. Members of the NRW Fire Brigade book the 3-day trip at an exclusive offer price and save 50% compared to the normal price!

Up to 5 hours in Newcastle

Bus transfers included

Excellent onboard facilities

Daily crossings

    Travel period March - April & Oct-Dec. 2020 subject to availability

    Ferry crossings Amsterdam - Newcastle - Amsterdam

    Overnight stay in a 2-bed inside cabin with bunk beds

    On board experience: restaurants, bars, live music, cinema, shop, cinema, Kidz Club

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

Newcastle Quayside
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Bars in Newcastle Quayside


Newcastle leads the tourist map of Northern England and has mastered the transformation from an industrial city to a modern and hip metropolis. The seven bridges over the Tyne River characterise the cityscape. The most famous of them, the Millennium Bridge, is both a landmark and a technical masterpiece. The tipping bridge enables cyclists and pedestrians to cross the river at almost ground level. Shopping enthusiasts will find something for everyone in the historic Graingers Market, the pedestrian area or the EldonSquare shopping centre. Anyone interested in art should visit the BALTIC Centre. If you are not interested in art, go there anyway! The building itself, a converted mill, is impressive and offers a magnificent view from the viewing platform. Whether it's craft beer culture or Newcastle's oldest pubs, you can't miss the obligatory pub visit in Newcastle!

Cabins Onboard

Fire brigade NRW logo


The VdF NRW is the large professional association for questions of fire fighting and rescue medicine in NRW. It accompanies technical developments and drafts recommendations and aids for the work of fire brigades through its expert representatives. He also contributes his expertise to the legislative process and to working groups in Germany's most populous federal state. From the Eifel to Westphalia/Lippe, from the Münsterland region through the Ruhr to the Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia's fire brigades are ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DFDS and the VdF NRW have entered into a cooperation agreement in order to honour the special honorary office "fire brigade"; with reduced offers.

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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.

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