MiniCruise to Newcastle


MiniCruise to Newcastle - save 50%

Treat yourself to a break with your loved ones and go on a short trip with DFDS. On the 3-day mini cruise you will experience an exciting mix of sea travel and city exploring. While you are heading for Newcastle, the vibrant and trendy city of Northern England, you will experience a varied entertainment program on board.

We've put together an inspirational itinerary here detailing what you can expect from your trip to Newcastle.

So that you can enjoy a relaxed and carefree crossing, we have taken a number of precautions on board, you can find them here.

Daily Crossings

2 nights onboard

Excellent onboard facilities

Bus transfer available

    50% discount

    Travel period from now to March 2021

    Price based on 2 people. in an inside cabin

    Travel guarantee : free rebooking for trips before December 31, 2021

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

Newcastle Quayside Millennium Bridge and Baltic


Newcastle leads Northern England's tourist map and has mastered the transition from an industrial city to a modern and hip metropolis. The cityscape is shaped by the seven bridges over the Tyne. The most famous of them, the Millennium Bridge, is both a landmark and a technical masterpiece. The tipping bridge enables cyclists and pedestrians to cross the river almost at ground level.

Shopping lovers will get their money's worth in the historic Grainger Market, the pedestrian zone or in the Eldon Square shopping centre. Anyone interested in art should visit the BALTIC Center. If you are not interested in art, go anyway! The building itself, a converted mill, is impressive and offers a wonderful view from the observation deck. Whether it's craft beer culture or Newcastle's oldest pubs, the obligatory pub visit in Newcastle is of course not to be missed!

DFDS Travel Guarantee

We’re delighted to be welcoming customers onboard our ferries to Europe but we know plans can change. That’s why we’ve introduced the DFDS Travel Guarantee. If you book direct you can rebook for free on travel taken before 31 December 2020.

Simply call us at least 24 hours before your trip to rebook for free.

Find out more below.

Cabins Onboard

Couple smiling

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.


All DFDS Ferry Routes

DFDS has one of the largest ferry networks in Europe, with routes operating to Denmark, Norway, the UK, mainland Europe and even the Baltic regions, including major cities such as Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. Travel with your car and open the gateway to Europe with DFDS.

View all of our available routes here.

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