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3 Day Mini Cruise Newcastle



The perfect combination of a cruise and a city trip! On board you will find everything for a relaxing crossing. Discover the surprising city of Newcastle where culture and shopping go hand in hand. Visit one of the many free museums or shop till you drop! Who are you going with?

Overnight crossing in en suite cabin

Spend a day exploring Newcastle

    2 evenings/nights on board a luxury cruise ferry

    Bus transfer from the port to Newcastle city center v.v.

    Duty Free shop on board with great offers on well-known brands

    Tip: Choose a departure date from Sunday to Wednesday for the best rates

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Day 1


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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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Day trip to Newcastle: all in 1!

Newcastle is a hip and modern city with many nice boutiques, traditional pubs, trendy restaurants and city parks. Be inspired by everything this city has to offer! For example, take a city walk along the River Tyne and the Grays Monument or discover the history of the city at Newcastle Castle. If the sun is shining you can spend the afternoon in one of the city parks or catch the tube to Tynemouth for a trip to the seaside.

Newcastle is also very suitable for shopping. It is a compact city and the shopping streets and MetroCentre shopping center are within easy reach. A visit to Newcastle is not complete without a visit to Fenwick, Newcastle's largest department store. Newcastle is described as the shopping city of Northern England!

Restaurants Onboard

Onboard Entertainment

Cabins Onboard


Newcastle Highlights

Newcastle is a perfect location for a family getaway. It is fun and educational for both the young and older ones. After a relaxing time onboard our ferry, you'll arrive in Newcastle ready to explore great museums for children such as the planetarium in the Life Science Center and the Great North Museum.

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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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