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Spring Escapes with DFDS Seaways

Put a spring in your step and escape on a DFDS Seaways spring break from £86pp. From a romantic city break to a family getaway, there’s no waiting around in airport lounges or cramped seats, just great restaurants, live entertainment and comfortable en suite cabins as you sail to your destination.

Cruising overnight from Newcastle, relax as soon as you step onboard and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants and a relaxing drink in the bar before settling down to watch the evening’s entertainment. Or if you prefer watch a film in the cinema, hit the shops and grab a bargain or enjoy a flutter in the casino.

3-night Legoland & Esbjerg Mini Cruise, from £119pp

Experience both the Danish maritime town of Esbjerg and the fun of world-famous Legoland all in one short family break. After cruising overnight from Harwich, arrive in Denmark and spend your first day exploring Esbjerg and its museums, shops and restaurants. Head to the beach for a stroll and take a short ferry ride to the beautiful island of Fanø, a haven for wildlife, before returning to the ship for a delicious evening meal and a peaceful night’s sleep.

Next day you’ll head to the original Legoland theme park which has activities to suit all ages including the Viking’s River Splash roller coaster, Lego safari - sure to leave the whole family feeling exhilarated! After a day of fun return to the ship for your cruise home.

What’s included:

  • 3 nights on board ship in an en suite sea view cabin, including 1 night whilst in Esbjerg port
  • Dinner on the first night and breakfast on first morning
  • Time to explore Esbjerg
  • Return coach transfers to Legoland
  • Entrance to Legoland
  • Departs Harwich 1 May and 23 October


    Easter 5-night Hotel break to Hamelin, from £331pp

    Including breakfasts & dinners at the hotel ‘Eggsplore’ the legend of the Pied Piper on a 5-night Easter break to the medieval town of Hamelin in Germany. You’ll spend 2 nights onboard ship and 3 nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel Hamelin, plenty of time to discover this attractive medieval town.

    On arrival into Amsterdam a coach will be waiting to transfer to your hotel. Discover cobbled streets full of quaint shops, restaurants, cafes and beer gardens. Marvel at the distinctive Weser Renaissance style architecture, enjoy a boat ride on the river and visit the Rat Catcher’s House - you’ll notice evidence of the Pied Piper throughout the town. All breakfasts and evening meals at the hotel are included with a different theme each evening.

    What's included:

  • 2 nights onboard ship in an inside en suite cabin
  • 3 nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel, Hamelin
  • Breakfast and dinner at hotel each day
  • Coach transfers to and from the hotel to ship
  • Departs Newcastle 21 April A 4-night Hotel break to Hamelin is also available, departing Newcastle on 16 April (from £249pp)

    5-night Self-drive break to Ribe Byferie in Denmark, from £148pp

    Keep the kids entertained and discover the historic Viking town of Ribe in Denmark on this self-drive break to Ribe Byferie holiday centre. You’ll spend 2 nights at sea and 2 nights in a modern self-catering apartment, a short drive from port.

    Ribe holiday centre is packed with family-friendly facilities, including games room, BBQ areas and internet cafe. It’s right next to the medieval town of Ribe with its many museums including the Viking Centre and surrounded by beautiful countryside and beaches, perfect for a bike ride or family walk.

    What’s included:

  • 2 nights onboard ship in an en suite sea view cabin
  • 2 nights in a self-catering apartment at Ribe Holiday Centre
  • Carriage of a standard car
  • Departs Harwich 3 or 4 times per week


    2-night Mini Cruise to Keukenhof Gardens, from £86pp

    Spend a day at the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in Holland and be dazzled by the colours and beauty of thousands of tulips, narcissi, hyacinths and many other flowers. Awake refreshed from your cruise to Amsterdam for a coach tour through the impressive tulip fields to the gardens at Keukenhof. With over 100 top producers and more than 7 million bulbs, you’ll be wowed by a dazzling array of scents and floral displays, plus art, sculptures and entertainment.

    What's included:

  • 2 nights onboard ship in an en suite cabin
  • Coach excursion through the bulb fields to Keukenhof Park and Gardens
  • Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Departs Newcastle 6, 9, 14, 17, 24, 28 & 30 April


    5-night Tulip Time River Cruise, from £449pp – including all meals

    Perfect for those who love to explore a number of different destinations at a leisurely pace; this river cruise will take-in the un-spoilt and picturesque scenery of Holland and Belgium.

    Awake refreshed from your cruise from Newcastle to Holland and board the Croisi river cruiser in Amsterdam. Spend time in this vibrant city and enjoy a canal tour by night. Cruising from Amsterdam to Antwerp, you'll enjoy stop-offs on the way, including an excursion to the stunning bulb fields of Keukenhof Gardens. Finally you’ll spend time in charming Antwerp, a city filled with history, art and fabulous food. Everything is taken care of in this holiday package; all meals and entertainment are included onboard our cruise ferry and your Croisi river cruiser.

    What's included:

  • 2 nights onboard ship in an inside en-suite cabin
  • 3 nights onboard the Croisi river cruiser
  • All meals on both the DFDS Seaways ship and the river cruiser
  • Coach transfers to and from the river cruiser
  • Excursion to Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens including entrance to the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam by night boat tour
  • Time in Antwerp
  • Departs from Newcastle 3 and 21 April


    To book visit
    www.dfds.co.uk or call 0871 882 0885

    All prices are based on 2 sharing, except the Legoland & Esbjerg Mini Cruise and Ribe Self-drive breaks which are based on 4 sharing. All prices are subject to availability.

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    Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

    Notes to editors

    DFDS is one of Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both consumer and freight routes between England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania.

    DFDS Seaways holds the prestigious title of Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator 2010 awarded by The World Travel Awards for the fourth year in a row.

    In the UK, the company operates passenger services on routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Harwich to Esbjerg and Dover to Dunkirk.

    For further information, visit www.dfds.co.uk

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