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Beat the winter blues and bag a bargain with DFDS Seaways

  • 40% off selected Newcastle-Amsterdam mini cruises, from only £44 pp
  • Save 25% off three-night hotel breaks, from only £52pp*
  • Pre-book onboard meals and save 25%

DFDS Seaways is spreading a little seasonal warmth and cheer by helping passengers looking to beat the winter blues book a bargain break to Amsterdam. The award winning ferry operator is offering a generous 40% discount on selected mini cruises to Amsterdam until 30 March and, continuing in the festive spirit, is also offering those wishing to extend their stay 25% off three-night breaks, as well as a special offer on cabin upgrades, which are available from only £5 per person.

If you visit Amsterdam in December and early January you’ll find twinkling lights adorning the city’s streets and 17 th century canals. Located at either end of the Leidsestraat , both Leidseplein and Koningsplein are home to a dazzling array of festive markets stalls and a spectacular ice rink, which will be there until mid-January.  

As the city celebrates its annual Light Festival (6 December – 19 January), centred on the theme of ‘Building with Light’, illuminated artworks will be on display and special activities will take place at museums, theatres, shops and other locations.

As the city’s Christmas festivities ebb away into the New Year, you can experience the vibrant Dutch culture from Amsterdam’s world-class museums and attractions, superb boutiques and shops and wonderful bars and restaurants.

A mini cruise with DFDS Seaways isn’t just a mode of transport – it’s an integral part of your short break! You can soak up live festive music and entertainment, try your luck in the onboard casino, take in a movie at the cinema, or if travelling as a family put your feet up whilst the children have fun in the Kidz Club.  

You will be spoilt for choice for dinner, as there are a number of quality restaurants onboard to suit every palate. Those with a healthy appetite will enjoy the popular all-you-can-eat buffet at the 7 Seas Restaurant with a choice of over 80 delicious dishes. Alternatively, you can dine à la carte in the stylish Blue Riband restaurant or visit the Explorer’s Steakhouse for a mouth-watering, juicy steak. And if you pre-book your meals before you travel, you can save up to 25% off your food bill!

After a fun evening onboard, you can retire for a great night’s sleep in your en-suite cabin, arriving refreshed and ready to explore Amsterdam in the morning. Passengers can choose from a variety of cabins at the time of booking and upgrades are available from only £5 per person.

If you’re looking to extend your trip and book an Amsterdam hotel break, we have several hotels to choose from that range from 2 to 5 five stars, to suit all tastes and budgets.  

So why not start your celebrations now and treat yourself to a three-night break to the Dutch capital, which could be yours from as little as £74pp, based on two sharing?

To take advantage of this offer, visit www.dfds.co.uk or call 0871 522 9976.

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Notes to Editors

Three-night hotel breaks start at £52pp* based on four sharing a four-berth cabin, or £68pp based on two people sharing a two-berth cabin.

About DFDS Seaways

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships. In 2012, DFDS Seaways transported 5 million passengers across the 11 passenger routes.

DFDS Seaways 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, Harwich to Esbjerg, Newcastle to Amsterdam, Newhaven to Dieppe and Portsmouth to Le Havre.

DFDS Seaways has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last three years (2011, 2012 and 2013), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2012 and 2013 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

DFDS Seaways operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes and two daily services on the Portsmouth to Le Havre crossing.  It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam and up to four crossings a week between Harwich and Esbjerg in Denmark. In addition, the DFDS Seaways 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 Seaways, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk