​​​​Brussels Christmas Market break

Head to Brussels’ famous Christmas Markets and pick up some of your Christmas shopping in an exciting, festive atmosphere for the perfect winter break. Despite being a modern and progressive city, Brussels is still based around a beautiful medieval core, the perfect setting for a Christmas break.​

​Where is ​Brussels

Brussels, the capital of Belgium is approximately 3 hours from our port in IJmuiden via coach transfer. ​


​Brilliant Brussels

Belgian Chocolates

​Belgium's vibrant capital is a city of Art Nouveau heritage, excellent shopping and fine restaurants. Brussels is rapidly becoming one of Europe's favourite weekend getaway spots, and a centre for European culture, which is fitting given its position as the home of European politics. The city has over 90 museums, beautiful parks and walks and trendy bars, as well as classic Belgian attractions... chocolate, chips and beer! 

​Brussels Christmas market


Brussels' famous Winter Wonders market takes place every year at Christmas and has been hailed as Europe's most original Christmas Market. The market includes stalls from all over Europe, a 60 metre ice-rink, plus an ice-rink for toddlers too as well as a big wheel. At night there is a sound, light and laser show for visitors to enjoy, which is sure to captivate young and old alike. 

​Stalls, Snacks and Streetfood


Pick up gifts including children's toys, traditional food, leather-work and other handicrafts and ensure you give the most interesting presents this Christmas. With 240 stalls to choose from, you're sure to find something you or your loved ones will cherish. Brussels also hosts Winter Wonder activities across the city including street entertainment, music and a magnificent fir tree. 

Included in your Christmas Break

  • Departs Newcastle on 28 November and 12 December
  • 2 nights in an en suite cabin
  • No baggage restrictions
  • Return coach transfers from Amsterdam to Brussels (approx 3hrs)
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast in the 3 star Ibis Brussels Centre St Catherine

Ibis Brussels Centre St Catherine

The Ibis Hotel Brussels Centre St Catherine is ideally located for exploring Brussels, the “capital of Europe”. The hotel is a stone's throw away from the beautiful St Catherine's Church, as well as the Grand Place and the famous Manneken Pis statue. What’s more, all of the city’s famous shopping and dining regions are within walking distance from the hotel. All rooms include a functional bathroom, free high speed wi-fi and a TV with a number of channels to help give you a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


​Create your own festive break

Take your car across to Europe on any of our 4 routes from the UK and you can create your own festive break. Head to famous Christmas Markets in France, Holland, Belgium or Germany, or even go as far afield as eastern Europe, the choice is yours. With no luggage restrictions, you can bring back as much as you like, perfect if you’re planning on picking up a lot of Christmas shopping! Take a look at some of our favourite markets in Holland, Germany, France and Belgium. ​

​​​​Onboard our ferries

Onboard Entertainment

There is plenty to keep you occupied as you cruise the North Sea. Our onboard bars offer a wide range of drinks, including lagers, wines, spirits and cocktails and also provide live music and entertainment from a house band and troubadour. We also have an onboard cinema, showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters and shops which stock everything from fashion and fragrances, to confectionery and gifts.

Onboard dining

Onboard Dining

Getting a meal as you cruise the sea won’t be a problem, with 4 restaurants, a cafe and an extensive breakfast selection onboard, the only problem you’ll have is deciding where to eat! Our popular 7 Seas buffet provides dishes from over 80 countries from all over the world, or you can dine à la carte in our Blue Riband restaurant. The more carnivorous among you can tuck into sizzling steaks in our Explorer’s Steakhouse or visit Little Italy for authentic pizza and pasta. Book meals in advance to save. ​​

travel in luxury

Commodore cabins

Cruise the North Sea in your own private cabin, complete with en suite facilities and a hot shower. Our standard Seaways cabins come with inside and sea view options, but for a little extra luxury, why not pay a little extra and upgrade to one of our Premium Commodore or Commodore De Luxe cabins?​

​Our O​ther Christmas Market Breaks​​​



It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​