Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 08 August 2018

​​New group booking discount announced on Newcastle-Amsterdam route

A DFDS mini-cruise to Amsterdam is the perfect way to escape the daily grind and enjoy Holland's vibrant capital city. And what's more, larger groups needn't be restricted by budget as for every 10 people booked, 1 person goes completely free!

Prices for the 2-night mini-cruise start from just £34pp based on 2 sharing with breakfast included and £63.40pp based on 2 sharing with breakfast and dinner included.

While on board you can make the most of the live entertainment, bars and newly re-vamped restaurants – the Explorers Kitchen serves up an International buffet and the premium North Sea Bistro offers a fine dining experience. Other on-board facilities include a shop, a casino, a cinema and a kid's club to keep children entertained. Passengers are also able to join on-board wildlife spotting sessions with marine conservation charity ORCA.

Also included in the package are coach transfers to and from Amsterdam. Passengers will have up to 5 hours in Amsterdam to explore the city's sights, sample local delicacies such as kibbeling and oliebollen, as well as paying a visit to a local craft brewery.

There is also the option to pay a 25% deposit now and the remaining balance 8 weeks before departure – allowing plenty of time to ensure everyone pays their share of the balance!​

For more information or to make a booking visit: or call 0871 522 9933.


For further press information, please contact: Elsa Findlay / Charlotte Wright / Rachel Sewell / Katie Raby Rooster PR T : +44 (0)20 3440 8930 E :

About DFDS:

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for eight years running (2012-2019), as well as the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last seven years (2011-18).

DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.

For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, click here.


DFDS named as Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023!

We are honoured to announce that DFDS has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2023’ in the World Travel Awards – our 12th consecutive win! This is a testament to the exceptional service provided by the dedicated team behind every journey.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted and supported us.