Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 10 September 2018

Save up to 50% on mini-cruise and cruise & stay breaks with DFDS​​

Just in time for autumn, award-winning ferry operator DFDS has launched a 2 for 1 offer on short breaks to Amsterdam, so travellers can literally 'Go Dutch' to the country's capital. ​

Passengers can take advantage of the following packages, that include 2 nights on board in an ensuite cabin, and coach transfers to Amsterdam:

2-for-1 Mini-cruise: A 2-night Amsterdam mini-cruise sailing from Newcastle, from £45pp. 2-for-1 Cruise & stay break: A 2-night Amsterdam mini-cruise sailing from Newcastle with the option for 1 – 3 nights in Amsterdam at a hotel of your choice (paid for separately), from £47pp. And for those wanting to spend extra time in the city, the ferry operator is also offering 27% off Hotel break, which includes a 2-night Amsterdam mini-cruise sailing from Newcastle with the option for 1 – 3 nights in Amsterdam at a hotel specially chosen by DFDS, from £99pp.

DFDS keeps you entertained from the moment you set sail, with a variety of on-board facilities including live entertainment, bars and newly re-vamped restaurants – the Explorers Kitchen serves up unlimited International cuisine and the premium North Sea Bistro offers a fine dining experience.

Arrive refreshed and ready to discover what the city of Amsterdam has to offer – and with plenty of events taking place between now and Christmas, there's no shortage of goings-on to get involved with during your stay.

'24H Amsterdam West' launches on 27th October, which encourages people to explore all that the west side of the city has to offer within a 24-hour period – theatres, museums, shops, hotels and clubs all open their doors and throw up some special surprises – perfect for a quick trip.

The 'Amsterdam Dance Event' returns in October, bringing together over 2,200 of the world's biggest and up-and-coming dance artists to play in 120 of Amsterdam's best clubs.

Plus the ever-popular Amsterdam Light Festival starts on 29th November, which showcases 35 illuminating and transforming light artworks throughout the city. Christmas in Amsterdam is also a magical experience, with Christmas markets lining the streets, parades, concerts, and plenty more to get you into the festive spirit.

Customers can book this special offer between now and 5th November, for selected departures until 28th December 2018.


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.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!