Marine Wildlife mini cruise to Amsterdam 

Our Marine Wildlife mini cruise is an exciting and educational 2-night adventure which will allow you to relax and have fun, while learning about the wildlife you can encounter in the North Sea.

  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Coach transfers to and from Amsterdam
  • Look out for dolphins, whales, porpoise and more in their natural habitat
  • Workshops and activities for children and adults
  • Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam​
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​​​"Fab, not only did we see dolphins and whales from the observation deck, but both me and the kids learned a lot from the ORCA presentation." ​Barker Family, York​​

Wildlife presentations

Wildlife Presentations

Shortly after boarding, join our wildlife officers from whale and dolphin charity ORCA, for an introductory presentation on the range of wildlife that you may encounter on your crossing. Later on, grab a drink in the Compass Bar and join the wine and whales talk and Q&A session about ORCA’s vital marine conservation work. On the return journey, enjoy an interactive natural history presentation and a documentary from ORCA full of fun facts suitable for kids and big kids alike!
Wildlife observations

Wildlife Observations

Once you are familiar with North Sea wildlife, you will be taken up to our observation deck by your wildlife officer. From here, overlooking the impressive sea views, you can survey the sea for dolphins, whales, birds and porpoise in their natural habitat. There is a deck watch in the evening and again in the early morning, so you can enjoy the sunrise and try to spot wildlife as you approach into port.

Dining onboard

Dining Onboard

Tuck into a sautéed ribeye steak with a Danish blue cheese sauce at our Explorer’s Steakhouse or take your tastebuds on a whistle-stop tour at our 7 Seas all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant where children age 12 and under eat for 45% less and under 3s eat for free. We also have an extensive hot and cold breakfast selection and a cafe serving snacks, pastries and hot drinks. Book your meals in advance for extra convenience. 
Onboard entertainment

Onboard Entertainment

Onboard our ferries we have b​ars,restaurants, a casino, a children’s play area and much, much more. Enjoy live music in our cool, laid-back Navigator’s Bar or the latest Hollywood blockbusters in our onboard cinema. The range of options available to you means that your holiday starts as soon as you board.

En Suite Cabins

En suite cabinsOur private en suite cabins are the perfect place to relax and enjoy a great night's sleep. Our Seaways cabins are our standard cabins with inside and sea view options available. If you like to travel in style, then you can upgrade to one of our Premium or Premium De Luxe cabins.

Onboard facilities


AmsterdamAmsterdam is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, with a unique culture which sees the classic and the modern lie side-by-side. See paintings by Rembrandt and the Dutch masters, take a cruise up the world-famous canals or relax with a coffee while taking in the beautiful baroque surroundings of the Dutch capital. Amsterdam Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest, is the perfect place to continue your wildlife experience between crossings, or simply relax and play in Vondelpark.

Amsterdam travel guide

Onboard activities timetable

Newcastle – Amsterdam

18:30–19:00 Introduction to Wildlife.
This talk will tell you all about birds, whales and dolphins of the North Sea.

19:00–20:00 Deck Watch.
Join your Wildlife Officer on Observation Deck 8 to look for birds, whales and dolphins!

20:00–21:00 Children’s Wildlife Activities.
Blubber gloves, writing competitions, activity books, giant snakes & ladders and more!

21:00–22:00 Wine and Whales Evening Lecture.
Grab yourself a drink from the Compass bar and join us in the ORCA wildlife centre for a presentation and a Q&A session.

08:00–09:00 Sunrise Deck Watch.
Look for marine wildlife as we approach port.

Amsterdam - Newcastle

18:00–18:30 Dolphin Science.
An interactive presentation about dolphin biology with fun facts.

18:30–19:30 Deck Watch.
Join your Wildlife Officer on Observation Deck 8 to look for birds, whales and dolphins!

19:30–20:30 Children’s Wildlife Activities.
Blubber gloves, writing competitions, activity books and more!

20:30–22:00 Whale and Dolphin DVD.
Free to view documentary and ORCA wildlife centre open.

08:00–09:00 Sunrise Deck Watch.
Look for marine wildlife as we approach port.

To find out more about the work of Whale & Dolphin charity ORCA visit
All times are in Central European Time (CET = 1 hour ahead of UK time). Deck watches are weather permitting!


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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as Europe's and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator in the 2015 World Travel Awards. We've won these awards for 5 years running.​