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GO DUTCH WITH DFDS SEAWAYS MINI CRUISES FROM £79 FOR 2 PEOPLE  

No need to splash the cash to getaway this autumn, just ‘Go Dutch’ with DFDS Seaways 2 for 1 offers on mini cruise breaks to Holland sailing from Newcastle. You buy one mini cruise ticket and the other is on DFDS Seaways, meaning 2 adults get a break from just £79 or a family of four from £138.

Relax as soon as you step onboard the DFDS Seaways cruise ferry and make time to enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants, a relaxing drink in one of the four onboard bars and a flutter in the casino, before sitting back to watch the evening’s live entertainment. After a peaceful night’s sleep awake refreshed and ready to explore your destination before returning to the ship for a relaxing cruise home.

One couple who were chosen by DFDS Seaways to film their mini cruise experience to Amsterdam have been picked as the faces to star in the company’s new TV advert to launch the Go Dutch campaign.

Helen Moderate and Yassir Malik from Cullercoats in North Tyneside filmed their onboard experience during their ferry crossing to Holland from Newcastle, as well as their day in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.  The advert will be screened on Tyne Tees in September and October and shows their genuine experiences and emotions onboard the DFDS Seaways cruise ferry and in Amsterdam.

Helen, said: “We used our imagination and filmed our time onboard eating in the restaurant and enjoying a few relaxing drinks in the bar, as well as capturing the sunset out on deck. We got some great footage of the cheese and tulip markets in Amsterdam and enjoyed wandering through the cobbled streets and seeing the beautiful canals. It was quite surreal watching our break on TV but we enjoyed every minute of our time together and discovered more of Amsterdam that we hadn’t seen before. It was a great experience that we’ll never forget.”

Helen and Yassir also feature on the radio adverts, leaflets, posters and newspaper adverts to promote the Go Dutch offer.

Amsterdam Mini Cruise 2 for 1 - from £79 for 2 people (2 sharing)

Amsterdam is the perfect autumnal destination with cosy canal side cafes and bars, boutique shops and plenty of museums and galleries.

No. of passengers Normal price Go Dutch price Offer
2 people
(sharing a 2-berth cabin)
£158 for 2 £79 for 2 2 for 1
4 people
(sharing a 4-berth cabin)
£276 for 4 £138 for 4 4 for 2

Why not extend your break with a night in a city centre hotel from only £154 for 2 people.

What’s included:

• 2 nights on board ship in an inside en suite cabin
• Coach transfers to/from Amsterdam
• Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam
• Offer available on selected departures until end December 2011

Haarlem Mini Cruise - from £89 for 2 people (2 sharing)

Known as the 'City of flowers', this compact city is a maze of narrow streets and canals, with lots of pretty medieval houses, museums and places of interest to discover. Take in some of the local cuisine or enjoy a drink in a street café while watching the world go by.

What’s included:

• 2 nights on board ship in an inside en suite cabin
• Coach transfers to/from Haarlem
• Up to 6 hours in Haarlem
• Offer available on departures from Newcastle on 27 Oct, 18 Nov 2011, 4 & 23 Feb 2012

Themed Mini Cruises - from £94 for 2 people (2 sharing)

If you’re looking for a mini cruise with a difference, DFDS Seaways also have a number of themed mini cruises to Amsterdam which include special onboard entertainment and activities. Choose from Rock ‘n’ Roll, Halloween, School Disco, Tropical Island Party and more…

What’s included:

• 2 nights on board ship in an inside en suite cabin
• Themed onboard entertainment
• Coach transfers to/from Amsterdam
• Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam

More Go Dutch offers are available at www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/ferry-offers-and-deals/newcastle-amsterdam/mini-cruise-special-offers or call 0871 882 0885.

Prices are subject to availability and terms & conditions apply. Offers can be withdrawn at any time. Credit card and telephone booking fees apply.

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Notes to editors

DFDS Seaways is one of Europe’s largest ferry companies, operating both passenger 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 2011 awarded by The World Travel Awards for the fifth 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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Issued on behalf of DFDS Seaways by Robson Brown

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