Kids Mini Cruise


Kids on a mini cruise with the whole family

For both kids and adults, traveling on our luxury cruise is a true experience! Travel all together on KidsCruise to Newcastle. In this British city you will find the Great North Museum, where you can view a T-Rex skeleton. You can also spot dolphins, porpoises and whales in the ORCA Wildlife center as part of your journey.

Private en suite cabins

Excellent onboard facilities

Activities for both children and adults

Book by December 20th

Kids travel for free

Price above is based on 2 adults and 2 children

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


Family fun

For children, traveling by ferry is one big adventure! When onboard they will meet Jack the Pirate and play in the Kidz 'Club, while the parents enjoy a drink. On KING Seaways you can learn all about life in the North Sea at the ORCA CENTER. Newcastle has so much to offer. Spend one day visiting the medieval castle Keep or the football stadium, or enjoy shopping in the city centre.

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.

Couple onboard Eastern Channel Ferry

Ferry Crossing & Mini Cruise Offers

Travelling by ferry is a great way to get to Europe, with room to stretch your legs, rest or keep you busy. Our fantastic offers mean you can make savings on your next ferry trip or short break to the continent.

See all of our fantastic offers 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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