Family and friends
Onboard with family and friends
Something to celebrate or just want to socialise? The journey on our luxury cruise ferry is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Enjoy all the facilities on board and your visit to the center of Newcastle.
Travel with your vehicle
No baggage restrictions
Excellent onboard facilities
Endless possibilities and unique extras for the group
Great entertainment onboard
Depart IJmuiden for Newcastle
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
Breakfast buffet available onboard
Arrive in IJmuiden
Return crossing IJmuiden - Newcastle
Your trip starts with a crossing from IJmuiden to Newcastle. You board the luxury cruise ferry and at 5.30 pm then sail towards Newcastle. During the trip you can use the various facilities. After a relaxing crossing, you'll arrive in Newcastle ready to discover the bustling center of the city of Newcastle in a day.
There is also an option to take a guided tour around Newcastle. At the end of the day you will be dropped off at the port by the bus, then the journey back can begin.
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.
Ferry travel is perfect for groups. Travel on one of our packaged short breaks with your friends, your school or even your sports club!
No matter what sort of trip you’re looking for, our dedicated group travel team can help you organise it to give you exactly what you want at a great price.
We’ve been nominated!
We’ve been nominated in the British Travel Awards in the category of Best Ferry Operator for Routes from/to UK Ports.
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