Getaway to Europe with DFDS Seaways group discounts! 

- 1 in 10 goes free -

Cruise ferry operator DFDS Seaways offers fantastic discounts on group travel from Mini Cruises and Cruise & Hotel Breaks, to ferry crossings with a coach, on both the Newcastle to Amsterdam and Harwich to Esbjerg routes. There are great savings on normal prices and 1 in every 10 passengers goes free on a Mini Cruise and 1 in 20 on a Cruise & Hotel break and these offers are available on DFDS Seaway’ full range of breaks. What’s more for groups with a coach, the driver, coach and driver’s meals are all free for bookings of 20 or more. So there has never been a better time to make a group booking with DFDS Seaways. Whether you are planning a sizzling stag or hen party, that special trip away with work or maybe just a fun-filled adventure away with your mates – these great offers are not to be missed.

2 night Mini Cruise to Amsterdam – from £37pp, plus 1 in 10 goes free.
Daily sailings from Newcastle.

Enjoy two nights on board a DFDS Seaways cruise ferry and enjoy the ultimate short break away with all of your friends. Climb aboard and make yourself at home in your en suite cabin, before treating yourselves to a delicious meal. Why not have a flutter in the casino, watch some of the live entertainment and enjoy a drink in one of the bars. On arrival into Amsterdam, there is plenty to see and do. You could stay on board the coach for a complimentary sightseeing tour, or begin exploring the city on your own.

Visit one of the many attractions or museums, take a canal boat ride or relax in a café. The only problem you may have is fitting it all into one trip. With prices as low as £37pp and 1 in every 10 going free, this offer is a one that you cannot afford to miss. You can also add a hotel stay to your break for extra time to explore Amsterdam’s many delights.

2 night School Disco Mini Cruise to Amsterdam – from £49pp, plus 1 in 10 goes free.
Departure from Newcastle on 12 November.

Re-live the days of yesteryear, grab your old school friends and dance the night away on this exciting themed school disco Mini Cruise. There will be prizes for the best school uniform, whilst the tunes will take you right back to the best days of your life. Awake after a good night’s sleep in your en suite cabin recharged and raring to go.

Take a geography lesson and be awed at Amsterdam’s quaint architecture on a relaxing boat trip down the canals. Take a history lesson and visit the Anne Frank Museum, or if you are feeling arty, explore your way through one of Amsterdam’s many galleries. After your group have had fun finding their way through this vibrant city, they can return for more fun on board. See who has the best luck in the casino or check out the onboard cinema.

2 night Halloween Mini Cruise to Amsterdam – from £52pp, plus 1 in 10 goes free.
Departures from Newcastle on 29, 30 & 31 October.

This themed Mini Cruise is always a scream. Go trick or treating at sea on this trip to Amsterdam and really get that into the Halloween spirit. Enjoy a fun-themed night with deathly cocktails, Halloween games, special live entertainment and prizes for the best outfit. Explore the medieval nooks and crannies of Amsterdam’s cobbled streets, let your cape down and really have fun in this unique city. So grab your broomsticks, pick out a scary costume and book now, before someone puts a spell on you.

4 night Brussels Beer Festival, Belgium - from £240pp, plus 1 in 20 goes free.
Departure from Newcastle on 3 September.

The perfect break for a stag party or sports club social, cruise to the Brussels Beer Festival where you will enjoy a fine selection of beers. This break includes 2 nights bed and breakfast at the Novotel Hotel.

Compare notes as you all indulge in a wide variety of refreshing beers and be entertained by live music and treat yourself with al fresco food. Finish your break by relaxing with your friends in the hotel’s Jacuzzi, where after a morning looking around Brussels, you return back to Amsterdam for the return sailing. With 1 person in every 20 going free, round the troops together and book a group holiday.

2 night Mini Cruise to Esbjerg – from £51pp, plus 1 in 10 goes free.
Departures 3 or 4 times a week from Harwich.

Climb aboard m.s. DANA SIRENA, where you can sail overnight with your friends to Esbjerg, Denmark. You will have plenty to discover including intriguing museums, quirky shops and the breathtaking views of the marshlands from the imposing gothic tower. Or why not take the 15 minute ferry ride to the wildlife packed island of Fanø, famed for its sand dunes, migrating birds and seals. After a day’s adventure, relax with a drink in a café before returning to the cruise ferry for the return journey home. 

4 night Christmas Market Cruise & Hotel Break to Cologne – from £232pp, plus 1 in 20 goes free.
Departures from Newcastle on 3, 11 & 18 December.

If you have a social group that is looking a trip away around Christmas time, then look no further. Enjoy the famous Christmas markets in Cologne - a taste of festive Germany, exploring the thriving and beautiful streets collecting Christmas present along the way at the 8 Christmas Markets on offer.

You will cruise to Amsterdam where you can sit back and relax, watching some of the live entertainment, sampling the fine food in one of the restaurants. Arriving into Holland you will be transferred to Cologne and enjoy a 2 nights stay at the ideally located 3 star Marriot Cologne hotel which will act as the perfect hub whilst exploring this fabulous city.

New Year’s Eve Gala Mini Cruise to Amsterdam from £229pp, plus 1 in 20 goes free.
Departure from Newcastle on 30 December. Drinks and meal inclusive.

Round up your family and friends and do something different this New Year’s Eve, and visit Amsterdam in style on this special all inclusive Mini Cruise.  On board enjoy a fantastic dinner buffet, free bar and festive entertainment. Then after a peaceful nights sleep in your en-suite cabin wake up refreshed and ready for a relaxing day in Amsterdam. Stroll the tree lined canals, sit back and watch the world go by or hit the shops.
After a great day, you will be transferred back to the ship in plenty of time to get ready for the big New Year's Eve celebrations, including Gala Dinner and Champagne at midnight – what better way to toast 2011?!

Ferry crossings to Europe from £27pp one way.
Departures from Newcastle and Harwich.

Sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam or Harwich to Esbjerg with a coach and the coach, the driver and the driver’s meals are free with 20 or more passengers.

And there’s more…
DFDS Seaways can organise drinks receptions, dinner packages, youth discos and exclusive areas to make you group trip extra special.

For more information or to book visit our group ferry travel page or call 0871 882 0881 to speak to someone in the dedicated group bookings team. For the full range of short breaks order the Mini Cruises & Hotel Breaks brochure and the group offers apply to all breaks within the brochure. Please note, all prices are based on 4 sharing an en suite cabin.


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