Pack your trunk for your 2 for 1 mini cruise



Congratulations on finding DFDS' Beyond the Sea Elmer, sitting proudly at North Shields Fish Quay, overlooking the Tyne. Through your adventures around Elmer's Great North Parade, you have helped raise money for the wonderful work St Oswald's Hospice do.

To thank you for this and as a very special treat, we're giving you a 2 for 1 crossing on our mini cruise from Newcastle – Amsterdam, with free breakfast thrown in too!

Book by 1st of November

Travel during 02/09/2019 - 12/02/2020

2 nights onboard

Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam

    Free breakfast on outbound crossing

    ​Inclusive transfers to and from port

    Advertised price is based on 2 people sharing an en suite cabin

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Day 1


Check-in opens


Check-in closes


Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre


Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

Child choosing toys in the shop onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Relax onboard

Unwind onboard while taking in some of the beautiful sea views. Enjoy a delicious dinner at The Explorer’s Kitchen and visit our onboard shop for some designer purchases with savings of up to 30%. Plus, explore the rich sea life on selected mini cruises where experts from whale and dolphin charity ORCA will share their knowledge about the animals found in the North Sea. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a dolphin from the deck!

Cabins onboard

Amsterdam, Holland

Explore Amsterdam

Enjoy five hours in the Dutch capital, where you can stroll the cobbled streets, curve the winding canals and discover some of the world's best museums. See the city through a canal cruise, rent a bike and cycle like a local or if you prefer a slower pace, stroll to some of the lovely cafes in the city and enjoy some Dutch pancakes.

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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