Mini Cruises

Magic Mini Cruise


A magic cruise to Alnwick Castle

A MiniCruise to Newcastle in northern England is already an adventure in itself! Combine this with a visit to the famous Alnwick Castle and you will have a magical journey where the whole family will have a great time, let yourself be enchanted by the castle, the beautiful surroundings and the many sights in Alnwick!

2 nights onboard

Private en suite cabins

Excellent onboard facilities

No baggage restrictions

Tickets to Alnwick Castle

Unforgettable experience for the whole family

Day 1


Check-in opens


Depart IJmuiden for Newcastle

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

Day 3


Breakfast buffet available onboard


Arrive in ​IJmuiden

Magic Cruise

Experience the magical Alnwick Castle

A driver will pick you up upon arrival in Newcastle. He'll drive you through beautiful nature to the historic Alnwick Castle, famous for TV and movies.

There are various activities for both the young and older ones. Discover the history of the castle together or visit one of the exhibitions. Of course the 'flying broomstick' experience should not be missed during your visit!

Restaurants Onboard

North Sea Bistro - Newcastle to Amsterdam

North Sea Bistro

North Sea Bistro offers an intimate and luxe dining experience, with a seasonal menu and stylish surroundings.

À la carte dining is currently unavailable.


Choose a hotel

Enjoy your MiniCruise with overnight stay in one of our hotels in Newcastle. Do you prefer luxury or modern? Choose from our selection here

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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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