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DFDS Sea​ways

Amsterdam Return Mini Cruise

What You Get

Included in all options: 2-night return Newcastle to Amsterdam mini cruise

Option 1: for two people in a 2-berth sea view cabin

  • £69 departing 3,5,6,9,11,17-20,24,26,27,30,31 Oct, 1-3,7-10,14,15,21-24,28-30 Nov 2016 (52% off)
  • £85 departing 3,5,6,9,11,17-20,24,26,27,30,31 Oct, 1-3,7-10,14,15,21-24,28-30 Nov 2016 (41% off)
  • £85 departing 5-8,12,14,19-22,25, 26-28 Sep, 1,3-9,12-18,21,26,28 Dec 2016 (60% off) 

Option 2: for four people in a 4-berth sea view cabin

  • £99 departing 3,5,6,9,11,17-20,24,26,27,30,31 Oct, 1-3,7-10,14,15,21-24,28-30 Nov 2016 (42% off)
  • £118 departing 5-8,12,14,19-22,25-28 Sep, 1,3-9,12-18,21,26,28 Dec 2016 (56% off)

The Cruise

DFDS’ two cruise ferries are brimming with entertainment and culinary possibilities, offering accommodation in well-equipped cabins fitted with en suite facilities, plug point, a table, bedding and towels.

Linking Newcastle to the pavement cafes, Impressionist artworks, and bicycle-lined streets of Amsterdam, the ships take sightseers on short-haul voyages where retail outlets, eateries, and all kind of entertainment come along for the ride.

Culinary options span the globe with a variety of buffet and a la carte goodies, while three well-stocked bars keep thirsts under control. A spirited calendar of live events buoys evenings, as live music at the Columbus Club joins cinema and casino leisure options.

The Itinerary

  • Day 1: Departure from Newcastle at 5pm (check-in by 4.15pm)
  • Day 2: Arrival at the IJmuiden terminal at 9.30am (CET). Departure from the IJmuiden terminal at 5.30pm (CET)
  • Day 3: Arrival to Newcastle at 9am

Groupon’s Guide To Amsterdam

Sitting on the south bank of IJ Lake, Amsterdam is a port city connected to the North Sea, with Amstel River flowing through from south to north. Mixing vibrant nightlife and many diverse festivals with Renaissance architecture and cultural events, Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, is a convenient spot for exploration and relaxation.

Guests can take a breath of fresh air with a stroll through the Erasmus Park, where ponds, gardens and local attractions make for a nice day of adventure or lazing in the sunshine. Moving inside, travellers can visit the Van Gogh Museum, which exhibits the works of the great master alongside pieces painted by his contemporaries. In this city of many tastes, tourists may enjoy Asian or Indonesian cuisine at one of the city’s restaurants or have dessert in one of the famous pancake houses, before renting a bicycle for a refreshing ride along the canals. Amsterdam also boasts shopping streets, filled with a wide range of stores and street markets selling food and clothes.

The weather in the capital city of Netherlands features an oceanic climate, strongly influenced by the North Sea. The temperatures during the summer season are mild, with the average high of about 20°C. The city gets a great level of sunshine throughout the season. However, the average low temperature, especially in the evenings, reaches about 12°C. Starting from mid-September, autumn is a rainy and wet period, with October having an average of 13°C and November one of 9°C. Amsterdam rarely sees the temperatures drop below 0°C in winter, with the average high around of 5°C. The level of sunshine drops to one hour per day in December, but this improves as the season progresses. In the spring, the weather starts to heat up. Although March and April are still chilly, May is often very pleasant with highs reaching 20°C.


  • Departure address: DFDS, International Passenger Terminal, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6EE
  • Check-in between 3pm and 4.15pm; ship arrives back in Newcastle at 9am
  • Pets not permitted
  • The beds in the cabins are arranged as bunks
  • Facilities in the cabin include: bedding, towels, en suite room with shower, basin and toilet, table, hanging area for clothing, mirror, continental plug point
  • Please note that facilities and decor vary from ship to ship

The Fine Print

Valid from Oct to Dec 2016.
There is a £20 supplement for Friday and Saturday departures.
Offer valid for selected departures dates 7 days a week.
Price for 2 or 4 people, depending on option chosen.
Must book by 10 Oct 2016.
Booking required via online form specific for options given:
Option 1:
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Option 5:
No modification or cancellation allowed after booking confirmation. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable to another destination once confirmed.
Limit 1 voucher per trip. May purchase multiple vouchers as gifts (max. 5).
Promotional offers may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, voucher, nor are they further discountable. Promotional fares are not available to book at the port.
Voucher has no equivalent cash value and cannot be exchanged for cash. It is not transferable.
Travel Information:
Check-in: between 3pm-4:15pm. Check-in closed at 4.15 pm.
Ship departs Newcastle at 5pm, arriving at the IJmuiden terminal at 9:30am CET.
Ship leaves the IJmuiden terminal at 5:30pm CET, arriving back in Newcastle at 9am.
Terminal address: DFDS Seaways, International Passenger Terminal, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6EE.
Other Information:
Valid for cruise from Newcastle, UK to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
All taxes included.
Valid for stay in 2 or 4 berth seaview cabin for 2 or 4 people, depending on option chosen.
No extra people allowed per cabin; additional travellers must purchase their own cabin.

Original values based on stays in seaview cabin between Sep-Dec 2016. Limited availability for these dates. Original values verified on merchant website on 26 Aug 2016.
Vouchers sold by Groupon International Travel GmbH.

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