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Take a blooming marvellous trip to Keukenhof Gardens with DFDS Seaways

Book a mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam and visit the truly spectacular Keukenhof Gardens.

This Spring, DFDS Seaways, the award winning ferry operator, is offering keen flower and gardening enthusiasts a two-night mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam, to visit the world famous Keukenhof Gardens.

One of the world’s largest flower gardens, the renowned Keukenhof Gardens are located just outside Amsterdam. Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof has over 7 million bulbs flowering across the 32 hectares of parkland, showcasing Holland’s favourite flowers in spectacular displays. With hundreds of tulip, daffodils, hyacinths and muscari bulbs on display, you can view the beautifully crafted flower mosaic, which symbolises Amsterdam’s famous canals in a splendour of colours and even gain some inspiration for your own garden.

The best time to visit is between 20 March and 18 May 2014, which is when you can see the gardens in their full glory as they burst into a kaleidoscope of colours. The attraction has plenty on offer for all age groups this year, with a choice of various events throughout Spring. Highlights include the live musical entertainment and the Flower Parade on 3 May and even a visit from the Easter Bunny on the 20-21 April, as a treat for the younger family members.

A mini cruise with DFDS Seaways offers a great value mini break and fantastic fun for all the family. During the overnight cruise from Newcastle, adults can enjoy the live music and entertainment onboard, or relax in one of the bars and cafes. Families with children can have fun in the Kidz Club, or even watch a family movie in the onboard cinema.

You will be spoilt for choice for dinner, as there are three quality restaurants onboard serving delicious fresh food. With something to suit every palate, you can choose from the Seven Seas buffet restaurant, which includes a variety of freshly prepared dishes including a special kids food station, the exclusive Blue Riband a la carte restaurant or the Explorer’s Steakhouse, which serves a mouth-watering range of juicy steaks.

When you are ready to retire for the night, you can head to your comfortable en suite cabin and arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore the gardens when you arrive into Holland the next morning.

The mini cruise offer includes two nights’ accommodation onboard one of DFDS Seaways cruise ferries, return coach transfers to the Keukenhof Gardens and entrance tickets to the garden. Prices start from as little as £77 per person for the package, based on four people sharing, a significant saving when compared to tickets purchased separately!

Tickets must be booked by 30 April for travel on selected dates in April and May.

To check availability and book your mini break to the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam with DFDS Seaways, visit www.dfds.co.uk or call 0871 574 7235.


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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.

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 two years (2011-12), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2012 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.