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Have a Ferry Good Summer with DFDS Seaways 

Looking for that stress free holiday or short break away this summer, then why not travel by sea with DFDS Seaways and relax as you cruise to your vacation destination.

Whether you are travelling with your family or fancy a romantic break with your partner, then DFDS Seaways has the perfect choice of holidays and breaks for you. Sail from Newcastle to Holland or Harwich to Denmark and with prices from £63pp for a two night Mini Cruise, you can pick up a great deal for a late summer getaway.

Excellent onboard entertainment allows you to wind down as you start your summer adventure. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many restaurants, watch live entertainment in the bar, have a flutter in the casino or simply relax in your en suite cabin. The kids have their very own Kidz Club where they can have endless amounts of fun with the children’s entertainer, watch cartoons and enjoy the colourful ball pit or Lego.

Travelling by sea takes the stress out of a holiday; you can even take your pets for a small extra charge, so why not try something different this year and book your break or holiday with DFDS Seaways. See some tasters from our range below:

Ferry crossings – from £139 for car + 2 people one way
Sail your vehicle to Europe and Scandinavia and enjoy the convenience of being able to take all the luggage you need with you and the freedom of being able to travel where you want to go while you are away. Either arrange your own accommodation or book via a DFDS Seaways holiday partner including Center Parcs Europe, Sunparks and Novasol cottages.  Why not take your caravan, campervan or tent and explore the fantastic European campsites and the great outdoors.

Sunparks and Center Parcs Europe holidays
DFDS Seaways have teamed up with Center Parcs Europe and Sunparks to offer an exclusive discount to DFDS Seaways holiday makers, so why not pack up the car and stay in one of these great family friendly holiday parks located in Holland, Germany, France and Belgium. With endless fun to be had, these are great places to escape to with the kids. You can relax as the children have a dip in a subtropical swimming pool or play in one of the playgrounds, or why not all go on a horse trek? Center Parcs villas start from £89 per night whilst Sunparks start from £72 per night. 3, 5 and 7 night stays are available. Simply book your ferry crossing with DFDS Seaways and then your accommodation with Center Parcs or Sunparks.

Novasol cottage holidays
Cottage holidays offer a perfect escape and are idea for people looking for home comforts in stunning locations. Novasol has thousands of cottages, villas and apartments across Europe so you can stay in the countryside, at the beach, by a lake, or even in a town or city. Just find the perfect option to suit your needs. Book your ferry crossing with DFDS Seaways and then your accommodation with Novasol.

Pet Travel from £19 per animal, one way
If you have a family pet that you just can’t leave at home, then why not take them with you? DFDS Seaways are animal friendly so from only £19 per animal one way, you can take your precious pooch with you to explore Europe this summer.  Sunparks, Center Parcs and many Novasol cottages accept pets too!

2-night Amsterdam Mini Cruise from £63pp – save up to 30%. Daily sailings from Newcastle. 
If you don’t have time on your side then a Mini Cruise is perfect for a short trip away. What’s more you can save 40% on departures in August and early September. On arrival into Holland you will be transferred by coach to Amsterdam where you will have 5 hours to stroll around, enjoy lunch on an on-street café, visit one of the museums or sit and enjoy the sun before returning for your trip home.

What's included:
• 2 nights onboard ship in an en suite cabin
• Coach transfers to and from the city centre
• Approx. 5 hours in Amsterdam

2-night Esbjerg Mini Cruise from £85pp. Sailings 3 or 4 times a week from Harwich.
Esbjerg is a pretty maritime town with many shops, lovely galleries and the famous Maritime Museum. If you enjoy wildlife then why not take the ferry to the island of Fanø where you can see seals and birds, play on the beautiful sandy beaches and admire the quaint villages.

What's included: 
• 2 nights onboard ship in an en suite cabin
• Time to explore Esbjerg at your leisure

2-night Artis Zoo Mini Cruise from £63pp – save up to 30%. Daily sailings from Newcastle. 
On this short break, you can take your little monkeys to Holland’s oldest zoo where they will see around 700 species of animals. After a relaxing cruise to Holland, you will be transferred to the city by coach and then by canal boat to the zoo. After exploring the zoo, return for the cruise home. This trip is great value and you can save a significant amount compared to buying the zoo tickets separately. And you can save 30% on departures in August and early September

What's included:
• 2 nights onboard ship in an en suite cabin
• Transfer to the city centre plus canal trip to Amsterdam Zoo
• Entrance to Amsterdam Zoo

Hamelin Cruise & Hotel Break from £296pp. Departing Newcastle on 28 August
Famous for the fairy tale of the Pied Piper, Hamelin is soaked in history. Explore the quaint, cobbled streets and stunning architecture during this four night break. With two nights bed and breakfast in the ideally located Mercure Hotel, this makes for a great hub to explore this medieval town.

What’s included:
• 2 nights onboard ship in an inside en suite cabin
• Coach transfers to/ from Hamelin (approx 4 hours)
• 2 night bed and breakfast at the 4 star Mercure Hotel Hamelin
• 3-course dinner in the hotel on the first night

Check out the other holiday or short breaks options available with DFDS Seaways or call 0871 882 0885 to book.

All above prices are correct at time of issue and are subject to availability and are inclusive of a fuel surcharge, credit card and telephone booking fees apply. 

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Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

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