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National Ferry Fortnight offers – pay once, sail twice! 

National Ferry Fortnight is a 2-week celebration of ferry travel in the UK. As part of this, we have 2 ferry freebies for you. Book a return crossing on our Newcastle-Amsterdam or Dover-France routes and get a free mini cruise or day return!

Free 2-night Amsterdam mini cruise when you book a Newcastle-Amsterdam crossing
Free day return with when you book a Dover-France crossing (maximum 500 available)
Above free trips are available on selected departures until 11 December

Don’t forget we also operate up to 4 daily sailings between Newhaven and Dieppe in Normandy.


Free Amsterdam mini cruise

Newcastle-Amsterdam crossings

Book a return ferry crossing with a vehicle from Newcastle to Holland and we’ll offer you a Ferry Fortnight freebie, a 2-night mini cruise to Amsterdam!

On your free mini cruise, you’ll enjoy 2 nights onboard our modern cruise ferry, coach transfers to Amsterdam plus up to 5 hours in the city seeing the sights. If you’d like to take someone with you, then they pay just £45pp if you’re sharing a 2-berth cabin, or £22pp if sharing a 4-berth cabin.

Free day return to France

Book a return sailing from Dover to Dunkirk or Calais and we’ll give you a free day return to take on either route.

On your free day return, you can enjoy a short trip to Dunkirk or Calais. Stock up on some local produce or delicacies or just enjoy a day out on France’s beautiful northern coastline, the choice is yours.

Gateway to Europe

Gateway to Europe

Take your car with you on the ferry from Newcastle to Holland and you’ll be given the freedom to open the gateway to Europe and explore the continent at your own pace. Travel on from our port in IJmuiden to major holiday areas in Holland, Belgium, France or Germany, or even further afield, all connected by the Europe’s excellent motorway network.

La belle France

Take your car across from Dover to our ports in either Dunkirk or Calais and you’ll have freedom of access to some of France’s best attractions and visitor destinations. Camp out in the beautiful Normandy countryside, take the family to Disneyland Paris®, or head south to the Alps. Dunkirk and Calais are also well-connected to Belgium, Holland, Germany and beyond.

Onboard entertainment

Onboard entertainment

Our onboard entertainment and facilities mean that your break starts as soon as you board. Our ferries to Amsterdam have a number of bars where you can enjoy music and entertainment, meanwhile our Kidz’ Club will help keep the little ones entertained. If you’d like to relax and catch a movie, then there is even a cinema available!

Although our crossings from Dover are short (just 2 hours to Dunkirk and 90 minutes to Calais ), there is still plenty to do onboard. Grab a drink in our bar and relax as our TV screens show the latest news and sport.

Dining onboard

There are a range of onboard dining options available to you on our crossings from Newcastle to Amsterdam. Dine à la carte, enjoy a delicious steak or sample a world-food buffet at the 7 Seas all-you-can-eat restaurant. We also provide an extensive hot and cold breakfast selection and our onboard cafe serves snacks, pastries and hot drinks.

Our sailings from Dover-France have cafes and restaurants to choose from. Head to our self-service restaurant and pick up a range of hot or cold food and drinks, or grab a snack in the cafe.

Newcastle-Amsterdam onboard facilities Dover-Dunkirk onboard facilities Dover-Calais onboard facilities

Important information

Customers purchasing the Ferry Fortnight Getaway Giveaway qualifying offer will receive an email with free crossing booking details on the week commencing 23 March 2015.

Dover-Dunkirk/Calais: bookers will receive a free day return for a car plus up to 9 people on either the Calais or Dunkirk route. Maximum 500 free day return trips are available. Free trips can be taken on selected departures until 11 December 2015.

Newcastle-Amsterdam: bookers will receive a free 2-night mini cruise to Amsterdam for one person in a shared cabin. Additional passengers will pay only £45pp when sharing a 2-berth cabin or £22pp for 4 people sharing a 4-berth cabin. Free mini cruises can be taken on selected departures until 11 December 2015.

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