Our North Sea Sounds mini cruise is back once again, in collaboration with Jumpin’ Hot Club.​ Internationally acclaimed Level 42 will be headlining the mini cruise, with a performance from local northern funk band Smoove & Turrell, as well as special guest DJ sets late into the night. Winner of a Journal Culture Award, North Sea Sounds is the perfect getaway for music-lovers and city-breakers, alike.​

  • Live performances onboard from a range of artists
  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Dinner or dinner & breakfast each way, per person
  • Return coach transfers to Amsterdam
  • Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam​

Smoove & Turrell

Smoove & Turrell are a Geordie soul powerhouse that have an endless list of credits. Radio 2 named them as their record of the week twice with the release of their first album, and they have been played on the station countless times since. Signed to Jalapeno Records in 2009, singer John Turrell has also performed on BBC Radio 6 Music alongside Craig Charles. Performing internationally, on stages in Moscow, Ibiza, Dubai and more, they are firm festival favourites across the globe. They will be accompanied on the music cruise by a number of special guest DJs.

Level 42 North Sea Sounds

Level 42​

After a 37 date sell-out UK and European tour, a tour in Japan and performing at 27 festivals in 2017, Level 42 are back again in 2018. This year, the band will be headlining events in Europe and embarking on a 31-show tour in the UK and Holland, including a date at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. We are also pleased to announce that they are the headliners for our North Sea Sounds mini cruise in November. They’ll be choosing a set list from their discography of 14 studio albums. The British Jazz Funk band will be performing on the return crossing of this special mini cruise.

North Sea sounds on board experience

Onboard experience

Relax onboard with a multitude of facilities at your leisure. We have 3 onboard bars for you to choose from, serving everything from beers, wines and spirits to cocktails. 

There is also an onboard cinema where you can catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster, plus a casino for you to test your luck. 

Our onboard shop is always brimming with goodies, too, from designer items to cosmetics, alcohol and more, often up to 30% cheaper than the high street.

Onboard facilities

Onboard Dining DFDS

Dining in Style

Our Explorers Kitchen restaurant offers an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet, with a range of dishes from across the globe including Mediterranean, the Far East and American. There is also a fantastic fresh salad bar, plus plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. Sit back and enjoy your food, which is prepared onboard daily, while taking in the spectacular sea views. This will also be where you enjoy your delicious all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, serving a host of cooked favourites, as well as continental options.

Explorers Kitchen

en suite cabin

Relax and unwind

Our private, en suite cabins provide the perfect comfort after a night of dancing and partying to Level 42, Smoove & Turrell and more. Sink into your comfortable bed and drift off to sleep, waking up just in time to hop off and explore Amsterdam. 

There are standard cabins with both inside and sea view options, as well as double bed options. 

You can also upgrade to our premium Commodore and Commodore De Luxe cabins if you’d like to travel in style.

Our cabins​

Amsterdam canal with tulips

Discover Amsterdam

Once you arrive in Amsterdam, you’ll have up to 5 hours to spend in the stunning Dutch capital. The eclectic city offers options for everyone. Art and history buffs have to stop at both the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum (which are conveniently right next to each other). Nature lovers, head to Vondelpark for a walk through the stunning natural grounds. If you’re looking for retail therapy, Nine Streets is for you. There are also bars, restaurants, brown cafés and more just waiting to be discovered. ​

Amsterdam travel g​uide

See North Sea Sounds for yourself

Not sure what to expect? Watch our video from one of our previous North Sea Sounds mini cruises.

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Please note:​ Occasionally, events could be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances which could affect artists, meaning they are unable to perform. In this situation we will make all reasonable efforts to find alternative replacement entertainment or offer travel on later North Sea Sound dates.

​​​​Disclaimer: Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at anytime.​ Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply​. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.​​​


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