We hope you enjoyed seeing all of the outstanding ships as they prepared to sail to Denmark at the Tall Ships Races 2018. Has it inspired you to set sail on your own adventure? Well, lucky you, as we have an exclusive 2 for 1 offer on our Amsterdam mini cruise, our most popular short break. ​​

Enjoy 2 nights onboard, plus up to 5 hours in the Dutch capital, from only £45pp, return. ​​

  • 2 for 1 Amsterdam mini cruise
  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Fantastic onboard facilities
  • Return coach transfers to Amsterdam city centre
couple onboard DFDS ferry on the deck

What is a mini cruise?

Sail onboard our overnight crossing to Amsterdam from Newcastle, taking advantage of all of the fantastic onboard facilities. Once you arrive in Holland, our return coach transfers will transport you to Amsterdam city centre for up to 5 hours of fun in the Dutch capital. You will then be transferred back to the port, where you can enjoy smooth sailing all the way back to Newcastle.

Our mini cruise​

mother and whild on ship eating icecream

More than just a ferry

Travelling with DFDS is about more than just getting to your destination. Our modern cruise ferries are tailored to our customer’s needs, so you have the best time sailing to Holland. There are 2 onboard restaurants, 3 bars, a cinema screening the latest blockbusters, a casino and an onboard shop. Plus, if you’re bringing along the little ones, we also have a children’s soft play area and arcade games.

Onboard facilities​

Cannal in amsterdam

Escape to Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the perfect city break destination. History buffs will love the city’s heritage, from brown cafés to 17th merchant houses, as well as the surplus of art galleries and museums. For shopaholics there’s Nine Streets, a quaint collection of independent boutiques. 

If you’re a nature lover, you can choose between Hortus Botanicus, the botanical gardens, or Vondelpark, a 42 hectare park that offers a natural retreat in centre of the metropolis. There’s also the charming art district of Jordaan, as well as amazing nightlife, a range of eclectic dining choices and more.

Commodore cabin on DFDS ship

Comfortable cabins

After an evening of excitement onboard, you’ll be ready for a glad for somewhere to rest your head and get a good nights’ sleep. 

Which is where our comfortable, en suite, sea view cabins come in. 

All of our cabins come with a shower and WC, as standard, as well as a vanity desk with a mirror, and clothes hooks. 

This means that when you wake up you can feel refreshed and ready for your day in the Dutch capital.

Our cabins​​​​​​

Watch our TV ads

Take a look at our TV ads showing Mark & Kerry and the Newman family enjoying their mini cruise to Amsterdam.



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