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​Newcastle-Amsterdam Mini Cruises

Sailing from Newcastle, our popular mini cruise breaks can take you to some fantastic destinations across Ho​​lland, Germany and Belgium. Perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends, our mini cruises are great value and offer the perfect combination of a short city break and a relaxing time onboard as you sail from Newcastle to Holland and back. All breaks also include coach transfers from port to your destination.

 
Mini cruises

Mini cruises

Perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends, our mini cruises are great value and offer the perfect combination of a short city break and a relaxing time onboard as you sail from Newcastle to Holland and back. All breaks also include coach transfers from port to your destination.
 
Enjoy two nights onboard our cruise ferry where you can take advantage of our facilities, including restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment, and then spend a day exploring.
Hotel breaks

Hotel breaks

If you’d like to see more of Amsterdam, then spend a night or two in one of our specially-selected city centre hotels with our hotel break.
 
If you’d prefer to choose your own hotel, then our cruise & stay offer is for you. Book your return ferry crossing with us, and book your accommodation yourself, giving you total flexibility.

 
Seasonal & themed mini cruises

Seasonal & themed mini cruises

For a break with a difference, try a seasonal break or themed mini cruise. We organise both seasonal and one-off ferry trips featuring special onboard entertainment, including Halloween, Valentines and New Year’s Eve mini cruises. We also offer breaks to Keukenhof gardens and some of Europe’s best Christmas markets. ​
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Fancy something a little bit different?

If you’ve already enjoyed one of our standard European mini breaks, you might want to try one of our fun activity or themed mini cruises. At different times of year, we run both seasonal and one-off short breaks featuring fun onboard entertainment, and an exciting twist on an Amsterdam mini cruise. Choose from a Halloween mini cruse, a romantic Valentine’s Day mini cruise, a gourmet cruise, a music cruise and much more.

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Our festive shopping trips to Bruges or Brussels in Belgium and Cologne in Germany are also great options, adding a bit more magic and excitement to the festive season, and helping make sure you give the best presents! Shortly after Christmas, you can visit Amsterdam for New Year’s Eve on our 3 night mini cruise, which includes fireworks over the Dutch capital. 

A hassle-free family holiday 

Take the stress out of a family holiday and enjoy spending time together onboard our ferries. There’s so much to do onboard, from children’s play areas, to films, bars, restaurants, and cafes, we’re sure to keep everyone entertained. 
We have a wide selection of comfortable cabins available, including 5-bed family cabins and spacious premium Commodore Class cabins, all with en suite shower and toilet facilities. 

 
Along with our city destinations, we also have themed cruises such as our marine wildlife mini cruise, with officers from whale and dolphin charity ORCA there to take deck watches where you can see whales, dolphins, porpoises and more in their natural habitat. Animal lovers will also enjoy our Amsterdam Zoo mini cruise, where you can spend a day at one of Europe’s top zoos as well as 2 nights onboard. You could even take a day sailing along the north east coast soaking up the summer sun, enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch or afternoon tea and live onboard entertainment. 

 

A romantic getaway across the sea

Our mini cruises are the perfect way to spend some quality time with your loved one, enjoying the stunning sea views and the wide selection of onboard facilities. 

 
Enjoy a romantic meal in our à la carte Blue Riband, Little Italy or steakhouse restaurants while the scenery slips by outside, and make your trip that little bit more special by booking one of our Commodore De Luxe cabins, which include access to the Commodore De Luxe Lounge. 

 
As well as the mini cruise experience onboard, you can enjoy exploring some fantastic European cities together, such as the Dutch capital Amsterdam, or the gorgeous cobbled streets of Haarlem. You could also extend your trip with one of our hotel breaks, and spend more time enjoying your romantic holiday.    

 

Make it a memorable holiday with friends 

Get together for a fantastic trip with your friends and enjoy a group mini cruise to any of our exciting European destinations. A mini cruise gives you a chance to spend time with your friends, enjoy the restaurants, bars and other entertainment available onboard. 

 
Enjoy a holiday with a difference with one of our themed mini cruises, dressing up and having some frightful fun on our Halloween cruise to Amsterdam, and getting into the spirit with some lively onboard entertainment. 
On a group mini cruise with DFDS Seaways, your holiday starts as soon as you step onboard, and our onboard facilities and amenities mean you can really enjoy travelling with your friends. 

 

​​​​Disclaimer: Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply​. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.​​​

WE'RE AWARD WINNING​​

It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ in the 2014 World Travel Awards. We've won this award for 4 years running.
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