North Sea Sounds mini cruise to Amsterdam

If you’re a music lover looking for a short break, then our North Sea Sounds mini cruise will hit all the right notes! Enjoy a great night onboard with live gigs from world-famous bands and artists, plus time in Amsterdam all Rock-and-Rolled into one. We have teamed up with Jumpin' Hot Club to present a funk and soul special, with a range of top acts including the Brand New Heavies, the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Kraak & Smaak and Smoove & Turrell.

If you’re an earlybird then our early booking price of from just £85pp will be music to your ears (normal price from £105pp), book before 21 September to take advantage of this offer.

  • ​Departs Newcastle on 13 November
  • Live performances from the Brand New Heavies, the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Kraak & Smaak and Smoove & Turrell
  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Coach transfers to & from Amsterdam
  • Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam
​​

Funk & soul as you sail

With our funk & soul North Sea Sounds mini cruise, you can enjoy a short break to Amsterdam, with 4 acts performing onboard as you sail. On your outbound sailing from Newcastle, enjoy a set from local legends Smoove & Turrell, supported by a series of northern soul DJs. On the return journey, you can enjoy the Craig Charles Funk & Soul club, Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak as well as the acid jazz stylings of the Brand New Heavies, who have 16 UK top 40s to their name. 

North Sea Sounds is going to be a regular fixture with different quality acts and music genres - sign up to our newsletter for all the latest news.

The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies

With no less than 16 UK top 40s to their names, the Brand New Heavies are well-known throughout the UK as acid-jazz pioneers.
 
Still touring consistently and releasing music, expect classics such as Never Stop and Dream on Dreamer, as well as more modern tracks in their set.​
The Craig Charles Fun & Soul Club

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

Since 2008, the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club have performed live DJ sets at nightclubs, festivals and special events throughout the UK, and beyond. Charles plays a mixture of well-known, classic funk and soul tracks, as well as modern hits and remixes or covers of classic songs from new artists.

 
Kraak & Smaak

Kraak & Smaak

Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak were named as a “must-see live band” by dance music magazine IDJ, taking a respectable place alongside Moby, the Chemical Brothers and the Prodigy. Touring internationally since 2005, the Dutch boys have honed their live show into a well-oiled act.
 
Smoove & Turrell

Smoove & Turrell

Newcastle-based Smoove & Turrell play what they call Northern Funk, a style which blends funk, soul, hip-hop and pop music. When Craig Charles asked his 6 Music listeners to vote for their Fantasy Funk Bank, John Turrell was named as the best male funk vocalist.
 
Onboard dining

Onboard dining

We have a range of onboard dining options to suit any taste onboard including the recently-updated menu at our à la carte dining restaurant, the Blue Riband. Tuck into tasty cuts of beef cooked exactly how you like them at our Explorer’s Steakhouse or enjoy great food from all corners of the globe at our 7 Seas all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. Our new Little Italy restaurant serves traditional Italian meals, as well as modern family classics. We also have an extensive hot and cold breakfast selection and a cafe serving snacks, pastries and hot drinks.
              
Onboard entertainment

Onboard entertainment

On your outbound sailing, you can enjoy amazing live performances from famous bands and artists, but there is plenty more to keep you busy as you cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam. Our onboard facilities include bars and lounges,a cinema, a games room and more. We also have shops stocking everything from fashion and fragrance to confectionery and souvenirs, as well as a casino if you’re feeling lucky.

 
Amazing Amsterdam

Amazing Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, with a unique culture which sees the classic and the modern lie side-by-side. Whether you want to visit museums, sites of historical interest or simply relax with a coffee while taking in the vibrant atmosphere, you will be spoiled for choice in the Dutch capital.

Visit our Amsterdam travel guide for more information.
En suite cabins

En suite cabins

Our private en suite cabins are the perfect place to relax and enjoy a great night's sleep after the gig. Our standard Seaways cabins come with inside and sea view options. If you'd like to travel in style, then for an extra cost you can upgrade to one of our Premium Commodore or Commodore De Luxe cabins.
 

 

Funk & Soul as you sail 


North Sea Sounds Events​

Occasionally, events could be cancelled or postponed by DFDS Seaways due to weather conditions or other unforeseen situations which could affect artists, meaning they are unable to perform. In this situation, DFDS Seaways will make all reasonable efforts to find alternative replacement entertainment or offer travel on later North Sea Sounds dates.

​​​​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.
awards​​​​​​