New Year’s Eve mini cruise 2014 - SOLD OUT! 

Unfortunately, our New Year’s Eve mini cruise is now fully booked.

However, if you would like to register for any tickets which may become available, or if you would like to put your name down for next year’s mini cruise, then simply fill in the form below and we will contact you with more information.

Watch the Amsterdam fireworks from our deck
Choice of gala buffet or 3 course à la carte menu on New Year’s Eve
All-inclusive bar on New Year’s Eve & sparkling wine at midnight
Hot & cold buffet breakfast on New Year’s Day morning

Choose either a delicious gala buffet or lavish 3 course à la carte meal below:

3 course à la carte options

Lavish New Year’s à la carte menu.

Gala buffet options

All-you-can-eat buffet with special New Year’s menu.

Onboard dining

For your New Year’s Eve meal, choose either a delicious gala buffet or 3 course à la carte meal. Whichever you choose, the price will be all-inclusive and the bar afterwards will provide house wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks!

You will also receive a delicious hot and cold breakfast on New Year’s day to ensure you get off on the right foot for 2015.

Your evening meal on New Year’s Eve and breakfast on New Year’s Day are included in your package – but you can add meals for other days when you book.

New Year’s Eve mini cruise

New Year’s Eve mini cruise

Set sail for Holland early evening on 30 December and enjoy live entertainment and music on your overnight crossing. You will arrive in IJmuiden the next morning and catch your coach transfer to Amsterdam where you will have up to 5 hours to spend relaxing before heading back onboard so you can get ready for the evening’s celebrations.

The ship will take a leisurely cruise down the North Sea Canal towards Amsterdam and en route you can tuck into your lavish gala buffet dinner or 3 course à la carte meal. Toast the arrival of 2015 with your fellow passengers and crew and head out on deck to see the famous Amsterdam fireworks display light up the sky.

Next morning enjoy a late breakfast, before exploring Amsterdam again. After a day spent seeing the sights in the Dutch capital, head back onboard for your overnight journey home.

New Year’s in Amsterdam

New Year's Eve in Amsterdam

Most of the city’s top attractions and museums are open on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or both, and with two full days in Amsterdam you can visit as many as you like. Check out famous artwork by the Dutch Masters at the Rijksmuseum, hit the red carpet at Madame Tussauds or visit the ever-poignant Anne Frank House. For something a little bit more fun, the Heineken Experience and House of Bols cocktail experience are both open on New Year’s Day, an ideal Hair of the Dog to soothe any fuzzy heads.

Once you’ve finished seeing the sights, you may wish to relax on a canal boat ride, or grab a coffee and a stroopwafel in a canal-side cafe before heading back to the ship.

Amsterdam travel guide

Onboard entertainment

Onboard entertainment

See in the New Year in style with our special onboard entertainment. Catch live music and DJs in our onboard bars as you relax with a drink from our wide range of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits. You can also hit our onboard shops which stock everything from fashion and confectionery to alcohol, tobacco, books and magazines. Our cruise ferries are also great for families, with a Kidz’ Club, games room and cinema all sure to keep children of all ages entertained.

En suite cabins

Get a good night’s sleep and enjoy a lie-in in your own private, en suite cabin as you cruise across the North Sea. Our standard Seaways cabins come with inside and sea view options, but there is also the choice to upgrade to our Premium Commodore and Commodore De Luxe cabins for an extra cost if you would prefer a more luxurious crossing.

Onboard facilities

Please note: It is not possible to stay onboard ship during the day on 31 December and 1 January.

Your Trip at a Glance:

30th Dec
14:30 Check-in opens
16:15 Check-in closes
17:00 Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

31st Dec
09:30 Arrive into IJmuiden, Holland
10:00 Coach transfers to Amsterdam (approx 40 mins)

Day at leisure

15:00-16:00 Coach transfer back to the ship
15:30 Boarding starts
18:00 Cruise to Amsterdam
12:00 Watch fireworks display

1st Jan
07:00-10.30 Breakfast served in all restaurants
11:00 Coach transfers to Amsterdam
15:00-16:00 Coach transfer back to the ship
17:30 Ship departs IJmuiden

2nd Jan
09:00 Ship arrives back in to Newcastle


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When can you go?

Available departure date is on 30th December 2014.