Support the Red Cross Mini Cruise


Support the Red Cross and enjoy a 3 day mini cruise

In collaboration with the Red Cross, DFDS is committed to providing clean drinking water in Mozambique. When you book a 3-day MiniCruise to Newcastle, we donate € 5 per traveler to the Red Cross.

2 Nights Onboard

Excellent onboard facilities

Activities for both children and adults

    Includes Breakfast

    Book by December 2019

    Price above is based on 2 people

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

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

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast buffet available onboard


Arrive in ​IJmuiden

[New] Liverpool ship

Relax while you support the Red Cross

Clean drinking water is of vital importance. Among other things, the Red Cross installs water purification plants in Mozambique that will provide around 35,000 people with clean drinking water. Water supplies in the country must also be restored as quickly as possible. These were damaged after cyclone Idai landed. Read more here

Restaurants Onboard

Cabins Onboard


Onboard Entertainment

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.

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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.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

Behind Every Journey

We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.  

This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year...the amazing people behind every journey.  

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