Teenagers on iPad in Horizon Restaurant
Groups and Conferences

Educational traveling

Educational traveling

Looking for something special for a study trip, excursion or a school trip? Exchange the standard school camp for a trip to Scotland or a study trip to the bustling center of Newcastle. Traveling by luxury cruise ferry is an unforgettable experience for everyone. We offer a carefree journey with endless possibilities for groups of more than 10 people.

Daily crossings

Excellent onboard facilities

Delicious onboard cuisine

    A special trip by luxury cruise ferry to England for young and old

    An educational study trip and an unforgettable experience

    Endless possibilities and unique extras for groups

Princess Hero

Day 1

13.00

Check-in opens

17.30

Depart IJmuiden for Newcastle

Newcastle

Day 2

09.15

Arrive in North Shields near Newcastle

09.30

First Coach departs for Newcastle city centre

10.00

Day at Leisure begins

15.45

Coach departs Newcastle for ferry terminal

17.00

Depart North Shields for Holland

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3

07.30

Breakfast buffet available onboard

09.45

Arrive in ​IJmuiden

Millennium bridge Newcastle
Newcastle Quayside Millennium Bridge and Baltic

Endless possibilities

Rent a room for inspiring lectures or discuss about your trip to Newcastle. Traveling by ferry is not only suitable for adults, but also for our youngest guests. There are various possibilities to learn while having fun during the crossing. The next morning after breakfast you will arrive in Newcastle and the trip can begin.

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.

Restaurants Onboard

Cabins Onboard

Onboard experience

motel-one-lounge

Add a hotel stay

Would you rather spend more than just onday in Newcastle? You can also choose to spend two days in the city with one overnight stay in a hotel. We have gathered a detailed selection of centrally located hotels to make your stay in Newcastle even better. Choose your prefered one here.

Group of friends on DFDS ferry

Group Trips

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.

DFDS WINNER 2024 AWARDS

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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