Spring into action for great deals on ferry travel and short breaks to Holland

• DFDS’ latest offers on mini cruises, hotel breaks and Dutch attractions

Award-winning ferry operator, DFDS, has launched a range of spring offers on its Newcastle-Amsterdam cruise ferry service, including mini cruise packages to the beautiful Dutch capital from just £49pp (based on two people sharing), and for just £20 more, you can add a canal cruise and entry to the Van Gogh Museum.

Deals for art lovers

2015 is a great time for arts enthusiasts to visit Amsterdam as it marks 125 years since the death of one of Holland’s most famous artists, Vincent Van Gogh. As a result, several venues are running special events and attractions in honour of the great painter. The Van Gogh Museum, for example, is hosting a special exhibition, which contrasts the artist’s tragic life and death with that of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

Deals for nature lovers

The art theme also extends to the country’s beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, which has created a special flower display that pays homage to one of Van Gogh’s famous portraits. DFDS’ mini cruise to the Keukenhof Gardens is one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to travel to the gardens, and costs start from £99pp, based on four people sharing.

Short break offers

Those looking for a short break away can also take advantage of these spring offers, and choose to include a night in a partner hotel in Amsterdam as part of their package, with costs starting from just £98pp (based on two people sharing). Those wanting more flexible accommodation can choose to travel with DFDS ​from £59pp for the ferry travel element and then book their own accommodation on top.

Perfect for animal lovers

For all the animal lovers out there, make sure you don’t miss out on a visit to the historic Artis Zoo, located in Amsterdam’s city centre. A mini cruise package with a trip to the zoo, which boasts more than 900 species of animals, costs just £55pp, based on four people sharing, making it ideal for families.

With daily, overnight departures from Newcastle, it’s easy to enjoy a trip to Amsterdam with DFDS if you live in the north of England or Scotland. Onboard there are four restaurants to enjoy, including a steakhouse, an all-you-can-eat world-food buffet, the Blue Riband à la carte and a brand new ‘Little Italy’, Italian restaurant. There are also a number of bars with live music from a house band and acoustic troubadour, as well as shops, a cinema and play areas for children.

For more information on this offer, visit www.dfds.co.uk/spring or call 0871 522 9976.

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Notes to Editors

About DFDS

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

DFDS operates up to 34 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes.  It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries. For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.


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