Newcastle to Amsterdam: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise for Two £33.57pp (£67.15) or Four from £23.37pp ( £93.50) with code via Groupon
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Newcastle to Amsterdam: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise for Two £33.57pp (£67.15) or Four from £23.37pp ( £93.50) with code via Groupon

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Mod & Ed
Found 6th Apr
Get a DFDS 2 night return mini cruise to Amsterdam for less than £34pp - use code HELLO15 to bring the on site prices down - (new user code but worked on 1 of my accounts I've used before & you can have more than one account in the household as both husband & son have one )

What You Get

  • Two-night return mini cruise in Seaways Class Cabin
  • £79 in a 2-berth cabin for two - £67.15 with code
  • £110 in a 4-berth cabin for four - £93.50 with code

Validity:

Valid for the following travel periods: 1-30 Apr, 1-31 May, 1-30 Jun, 1-31 Oct, 1-30 Nov 2018. Fri and Sat stays include a supplement of £20 per cabin. Trips in May and Jun incur a surcharge of £10 per 2-berth cabin or £20 per 4-berth cabin

The Itinerary

  • Day 1: Departure from Newcastle at 5pm (check-in between 3pm-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 back in Newcastle at 9am


The Cruise

DFDS cruise ferries are brimming with entertainment and culinary options, offering accommodation in well-equipped cabins, each fitted with bunk beds, en suite facilities, a continental plug point, table, bedding, towels, hanging area for clothing and a mirror.

Linking Newcastle to the street cafes, Impressionist artwork and bicycle-lined streets of Amsterdam, the ships take sightseers on short-haul voyages where retail outlets, eateries, museums and numerous tourist attractions may be found.

Culinary options span the globe with a variety of buffet and a la carte specialities, while three well-stocked bars keep thirst under control. A spirited calendar of live events, live music at the Columbus Club, a cinema and a casino keep travellers entertained.

Amsterdam

Sitting on the south bank of IJ Lake, Amsterdam is a port city connected to the North Sea, with Amstel River flowing 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 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 a dessert at 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 of 9°C. Amsterdam rarely sees the temperatures drop below 0°C in winter, with the average high around 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 city warms up. Although March and April are still chilly, May is often very pleasant with highs reaching 20°C.

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generationz48 m ago

Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending …Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending driving to the terminal there. I seem to remember it being very expensive.Edit - £12 per day or part thereof so another £36 to add to the overall cost.


We have been to this cruise not long ago. After doing some research about parking, there is a FREE council car park next to the cruise. Something like 5-10 mins walk away only. We parked there for the whole 2 nights, no problem at all.

But the cruise itself is not worth it, the time staying in Amsterdam is very short, few hours only. No time to see the city at all. The cruise itself has not much to do.
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Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending driving to the terminal there. I seem to remember it being very expensive.

Edit - £12 per day or part thereof so another £36 to add to the overall cost.
Edited by: "generationz" 6th Apr
Just about to go on our first one on Monday coming, 2adults, 2kids
generationz48 m ago

Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending …Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending driving to the terminal there. I seem to remember it being very expensive.Edit - £12 per day or part thereof so another £36 to add to the overall cost.


We have been to this cruise not long ago. After doing some research about parking, there is a FREE council car park next to the cruise. Something like 5-10 mins walk away only. We parked there for the whole 2 nights, no problem at all.

But the cruise itself is not worth it, the time staying in Amsterdam is very short, few hours only. No time to see the city at all. The cruise itself has not much to do.
bargains49620 m ago

We have been to this cruise not long ago. After doing some research about …We have been to this cruise not long ago. After doing some research about parking, there is a FREE council car park next to the cruise. Something like 5-10 mins walk away only. We parked there for the whole 2 nights, no problem at all. But the cruise itself is not worth it, the time staying in Amsterdam is very short, few hours only. No time to see the city at all. The cruise itself has not much to do.


Thanks for the warning
2 nights in boat..and 9 hours only in amsterdam?? better flight..you will had all 2 nights in amsterdam ..Good nights!
Being a ‘cruise’ does this include all food on board and option to buy a drinks package ? Or is it just a glorified ferry where everything else costs extra ?
Oh no, not this AGAIN. 2 nights bobbing about on the North Sea with a bunch of drunks is NOT a cruise!
Captain.Banana1 h, 13 m ago

Being a ‘cruise’ does this include all food on board and option to buy a dr …Being a ‘cruise’ does this include all food on board and option to buy a drinks package ? Or is it just a glorified ferry where everything else costs extra ?


The latter.
One thing to watch out for is mobile phone roaming on the ship. It's not classed as European roaming and is VERY expensive.
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ricardasgudkovas5 h, 52 m ago

2 nights in boat..and 9 hours only in amsterdam?? better flight..you will …2 nights in boat..and 9 hours only in amsterdam?? better flight..you will had all 2 nights in amsterdam ..Good nights!


Been on this cruise a few times, you will be lucky to get 5hrs in Amsterdam, take you a good hour and half to get off the boat and on to the coaches. Fly if you can. Although it’s a good crack on the boat with the boys!!
Don't forget the 2hr queue at the dutch border knocking your city time to 4hrs or so. The £24 car park and very expensive food proces on board are also a shock. This is a very expensive way of sleeping in a shabby cabin and spending so long just hanging about...spending money
Edited by: "snatch_master" 6th Apr
ricardasgudkovas5 h, 54 m ago

2 nights in boat..and 9 hours only in amsterdam?? better flight..you will …2 nights in boat..and 9 hours only in amsterdam?? better flight..you will had all 2 nights in amsterdam ..Good nights!


For our experience, we only had like 4 hours in Amsterdam. Which including the transfer by coach. We actually had like 3 hours in Amsterdam the city.
Captain.Banana5 h, 51 m ago

Being a ‘cruise’ does this include all food on board and option to buy a dr …Being a ‘cruise’ does this include all food on board and option to buy a drinks package ? Or is it just a glorified ferry where everything else costs extra ?


No food included unless you buy before hand online or go to one of their restaurant instead. They are not cheap. I saw many people bring their own food and drink on board, good way to save money.
bargains4967 h, 21 m ago

We have been to this cruise not long ago. After doing some research about …We have been to this cruise not long ago. After doing some research about parking, there is a FREE council car park next to the cruise. Something like 5-10 mins walk away only. We parked there for the whole 2 nights, no problem at all. But the cruise itself is not worth it, the time staying in Amsterdam is very short, few hours only. No time to see the city at all. The cruise itself has not much to do.


I agree. 15 of us went about 6 yrs ago. Was a waste of time and money. Would be better if there was an option of staying the night in Amsterdam
Despite the usual snobby comments, some word for word from what the same people said when the last offer that came on, this can be a great deal. We went on one in February with two small children, although we stayed an extra night in Amsterdam.

The expensive parking apart, we couldn't fault the trip. The boat was excellent, comfy cabin, great entertainment, prices on board not too bad.

We took our own food and a bottle of wine, kids played in the play area then we had a couple of pints in the nightclub while the boys danced to the very good live band. Not for everyone, but worth it for some.
generationz10 h, 36 m ago

Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending …Check out parking costs at Newcastle before you book if you are intending driving to the terminal there. I seem to remember it being very expensive.Edit - £12 per day or part thereof so another £36 to add to the overall cost.


It's £12 per 24 hours so only £24
Ali_Boro10 h, 41 m ago

I agree. 15 of us went about 6 yrs ago. Was a waste of time and money. …I agree. 15 of us went about 6 yrs ago. Was a waste of time and money. Would be better if there was an option of staying the night in Amsterdam


When we went on the p&o hull mini cruise deal, we stayed for an extra night. Well worth it. The p&o offer usually runs during autumn and spring.
redbalthazar11 h, 5 m ago

Despite the usual snobby comments, some word for word from what the same …Despite the usual snobby comments, some word for word from what the same people said when the last offer that came on, this can be a great deal. We went on one in February with two small children, although we stayed an extra night in Amsterdam. The expensive parking apart, we couldn't fault the trip. The boat was excellent, comfy cabin, great entertainment, prices on board not too bad. We took our own food and a bottle of wine, kids played in the play area then we had a couple of pints in the nightclub while the boys danced to the very good live band. Not for everyone, but worth it for some.


What you’ve compared this to is not what’s offered though is it?
You stayed an extra night, how much extra was that?
Agree with all the comments you get next to no time in the dam, and from past experience they search your bags before getting on cause they don’t like you taking your own food n drink in!
bargains49613 h, 13 m ago

No food included unless you buy before hand online or go to one of their …No food included unless you buy before hand online or go to one of their restaurant instead. They are not cheap. I saw many people bring their own food and drink on board, good way to save money.


When we went they were selling 6x500ml water on the boat for 10 euro.
Equivalent cost of the Costco water would be about 50p! Don't forget to take your own.
Amber leaf 10x50g was about £90
200 L&B was about £70.
raff00712 h, 5 m ago

What you’ve compared this to is not what’s offered though is it?You stayed …What you’ve compared this to is not what’s offered though is it?You stayed an extra night, how much extra was that?Agree with all the comments you get next to no time in the dam, and from past experience they search your bags before getting on cause they don’t like you taking your own food n drink in!


You're just plain wrong about the food and drink, there's no problem at all. I believe P&O might have restrictions on their Hull routes but DFDS certainly don't on this one.

We paid £104.50 booking directly for four of us with sea-view cabin and transfers to Amsterdam. Amazing value. The kids absolutely loved being on the boat so it wouldn't have mattered if we'd only had time for lunch in Amsterdam, as long as we knew that in advance, as it was all about the trip for us.

My point is that dismissing this offer is unfair as it's excellent for some people, as with most things. And it was irritating to see the "bobbing about in the North Sea isn't a cruise" comment repeated again to because someone thinks it sounds clever.
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