DFDS Mini Cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam City Break

DFDS Seaways offers a choice of popular mini cruise and short break opportunities, perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends.
An award wining company who have been providing shipping services in the Scandinavian and North Sea region for over 140 years.  Two ships sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam and can carry up to 1400 passengers and around 600 cars.


There is a good range of all en-suite cabins to choose, from economy and standard inside cabins, sea view cabins to stylish Premium Class Commodore cabins with complimentary mini bar and access to the Commodore De Luxe Lounge with complimentary drinks, snacks, magazines & internet access.
The regular 2-night mini cruise to Amsterdam,  gives you 5 hours in Amsterdam or you can extend your stay.





Onboard is a great choice of dining opportunities with four restaurants to choose from:
Book in advance to save up to 16% compared to onboard prices.
7 Seas Restaurant
Open for buffet breakfast and all-you-can-eat international buffet dinner featuring a huge selection of hot and cold dishes as well as a special menu for children.
Blue Riband
A contemporary à la carte restaurant with an elegant maritime décor is where you can enjoy  fantastic gourmet seasonal dishes. Choose from 2, 3, 4 or even 5 course meal options and why not let their waiters match each course with a different delicious glass of wine?  Pre-booking recommended at peak times!
Explorer’s Steakhouse
The place to get a sizzling, mouth-watering steak cooked to perfection? All steaks are Scottish, including Aberdeen Angus and Highland Beef, and are graded as Prime plus – so it’s the best quality steak you’ll find! Other grilled meat, fish and veggies are available plus kids’ options and delicious desserts!
Little Italy restaurant
Serving up a range of classic Italian dishes, including all your favourites, suitable for both adults and children.  All dishes are prepared daily using the finest fresh ingredients and include classic Italian starters, pasta dishes and stone-baked pizzas.

Onboard Entertainment

There’s a great range of entertainment options available on your mini cruise with a mix of bars, each with a different atmosphere.
Navigators Pub is the place to meet up and enjoy live music serving world beers, wines and spirits or exciting cocktails.
The Columbus club is the largest bar onboard and the  main venue for live music, and entertainment such as bingo and quizzes.
The Compass Bar is a more laid back venue and a great place to sit back and relax with a pleasant atmosphere perfect for pre or after drinks.  Here you can also participate in wine, beer and whisky tasting sessions where you can learn about the production processes behind your favourite tipples – and enjoy tasting while you do so!
The top-deck Sky Bar is open weather permitting, with stunning views.  Enjoy the fresh sea air with a beer or refreshing glass of wine sometimes with live music and even a BBQ.
The Cinema has two screens and features the latest blockbuster movies, with six films shown every evening including family-friendly films. Tickets are all priced at €8.50. Infants aged 3 and under are free and can be purchased from the Guest Service Centre. Why not treat yourself to popcorn, nachos and soft drinks for that authentic movie experience!
Children’s Activities:
There is a dedicated soft play area, perfect for keeping your little ones entertained, so you can relax and enjoy our facilities while your little ones pass the time in a safe and enjoyable environment and maybe get a special appearance from our mascot, Jack the Pirate!
Wildlife Watching
From April until September, onboard KING Seaways, the Wildlife Centre offers free of charge wildlife watching classes.  Learn all about the wildlife that lives in North Sea as you sail from Newcastle-Amsterdam – the most common sightings onboard include Harbour Porpoises, Minke Whales and White Beaked Dolphins and for bird lovers, you may also see Gannet, Great Skua, Fulmar and Kittiwake.


All cabins are en-suite and your fare includes a standard inside cabin which you can upgrade if you wish.
Standard inside cabins offer great value for money and are equipped with everything you need for your voyage. These inside cabins feature an en suite bathroom with a shower and toilet, plus air conditioning and desk. Inside cabins sleep 1 to 4 people.
All Standard Inside cabins include:
Beds arranged as bunks
2, and 4-berth options
Bedding & towels
En suite bathroom with shower & WC
Desk with mirror & stool
Clothes hooks & hangers
Continental plug point
Sea View cabins
Beds can be configured as twin berth or bunks for up to 4 persons. Family friendly 5-berth options are also available rather than have to book two cabins. The 5-berth cabins have 3 comfortable bunks on one side and 2 bunks on the other.
Included is Bedding & towels, En suite bathroom with shower & WC Vanity desk & mirror, Clothes hooks & hangers & Sea view Continental plug point.
Commodore cabins
For passengers looking to travel in style, the Premium Class Commodore Cabins add a touch of luxury to your journey. These are more spacious and feature a range of extras that will make your voyage even more enjoyable.
Perks include free hot buffet breakfasts, TV and room service. All Commodore cabins are en suite as standard which allows you to relax in the privacy of your cabin with a complimentary mini bar.
If you choose our Commodore De Luxe cabins (available on KING SEAWAYS only) you will also have access to the Commodore De Luxe Lounge where a range of complimentary newspapers, magazines and refreshments are available for you to enjoy.

Mini cruise or stay longer!

There are lots of different options when it comes to choosing your mini cruise, with special seasonal events and trips to specific attractions. If you like to explore on your own you’d likely be most happy with the regular 2-night mini cruise to Amsterdam, which gives you 5 hours to see the sights as you like.
Alternatively, if you like a more organised and focussed excursion you could choose the Amsterdam Zoo mini cruise or the Keukenhof Gardens mini cruise, providing you with transport and included access to your chosen attraction, as well as your 2 nights onboard.
You can also extend your stay with our hotel breaks, either with an inclusive hotel break deal or by booking your own choice of hotel on a cruise & stay break..
All breaks also include coach transfers from port to your destination.