​Mini Cruises to Amsterdam​

Sailing from Newcastle, our popular mini cruises and short breaks are perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends. You can enjoy the cruise experience on an overnight crossing, and a day or longer exploring one of Europe’s most exciting cities. All our mini cruise options include coach transfers from the ferry port to your destination. ​​

While onboard you can enjoy all the comforts of your own private cabin, a choice of restaurants, bars, and clubs, and even a cinema and casino. There are also play areas for the kids and shops for all your travel essentials, gifts, and souvenirs. ​​

​Explore Amsterdam at your leisure during the day before sailing back to Newcastle, or extend your stay with a hotel break in the city. ​​

Mini cruises

​Mini Cruises

Not been on a mini cruise before? Find out what a mini cruise is and our top mini cruise tips​ are before you set sail.

Our Amsterdam mini cruise​ is our most popular short break, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do you spend 2 nights onboard one of our modern cruise ferries, enjoying all of the excellent facilities, but you’ll also have up to 5 hours exploring the Dutch capital! We also have a range of special themed mini cruises​ which vary by season including Keuken​hof Gardens and Amsterdam zoo.​​​​​

What is a mini cruise?​



If you’d prefer to stay a little longer in Amsterdam to discover its many delights, book a packaged hotel break, which includes one or more night’s bed and breakfast at one of our selected hotels. If you like the sound of our hotel break but would prefer more flexibility, check out our cruise & stay break includes crossings and coach transfers to Amsterdam, but allows you to book your own accommodation for total flexibility.


​​Our 2-night mini cruises

​Our 3+ Night Hotel and Cruise & Stay Breaks

​​Please note, our mini cruises will not be running on several selected departures throughout July and August.

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We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​