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Start 2013 with a mini cruise to Holland

Mini cruise your way into the new year with mini prices

Research has shown that short breaks can help to make you feel relaxed, happy and refreshed*, so why not get 2013 off to a great start and discover the joy of a mini cruise to Holland with DFDS Seaways.

Offering a range of mini cruises at mini prices including fantastic 2 for 1 offers, this is the perfect opportunity to extend the festivities with a trip that won’t break the post-Christmas budget.

Cruising overnight from Newcastle your break starts as soon as you set sail! With plenty to do on board from a children’s play area, cinema, casino, a variety of bars and live entertainment, you’ll have time to spend with your loved ones and plan your day in Holland.

Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the three onboard restaurants and a refreshing stroll on deck to admire the great views before heading off to your en suite cabin for a peaceful night’s sleep. Next morning you’ll wake up refreshed for your time ashore.

In a recent DFDS Seaways survey*, just under half of Brits revealed that they take an average of three to four short breaks a year. Not only are you able to take more short breaks a year than longer holidays, 42% of adults surveyed also admitted that the ease and convenience of a short break was a major benefit, while just under a third agreed that less packing was a winning factor.

DFDS Seaways has a number of selected mini cruises to Holland available with some fantastic offers so why not get your sea legs ready and give yourself something to look forward to for early 2013.


2 for 1 Amsterdam mini cruise - 2 nights from £79 for two people

There’s plenty to do for everyone in the Dutch capital. Take a canal boat ride, visit one of the world-class museums, browse the boutique shops or sit back and relax with a delicious slice of Dutch apple pie and watch the world go by in one of the city’s many cosmopolitan cafes.

Mini cruise includes 2 nights in an en suite cabin based on 2 sharing and return coach transfers to Amsterdam plus approx 5 hours in Amsterdam.

Available on selected departures from Newcastle until 20 March 2013. Book by 28 February 2013.


Save 30% - Amsterdam Zoo cruise - 2 nights from £233 for four people

Home to over 900 species of animals from all over the world the historical building and mature park areas of Amsterdam Zoo are well worth a visit. Spend the day exploring - from big cats in the predator gallery, snakes in the reptile zone to the ecosystem of Amsterdam's canals in the Aquarium.

After a fun filled day head back to the ship for an enjoyable cruise home. Includes 2 nights in an en suite cabin based on 4 sharing, return coach transfers and entrance to Amsterdam Zoo.

Available on selected departures from Newcastle until 20 March 2013. Book by 28 February 2013.

To book visit www.dfds.co.uk/miniprice or call 0871 522 9976


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Notes to editors

*Survey carried out by DFDS Seaways via Survey Monkey with 3,814 recipients, October 2012

DFDS 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 has been honoured by The World Travel Awards with the prestigious title of ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ awarded in January 2012, as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator’ for five consecutive years.

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

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