Updated 22 Jan: Newcastle to Amsterdam: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise for Two £29.32pp (£58.65) or Four from £23.37pp ( £93.50) with code + Breakfast @ DFDS via Groupon
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Updated 22 Jan: Newcastle to Amsterdam: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise for Two £29.32pp (£58.65) or Four from £23.37pp ( £93.50) with code + Breakfast @ DFDS via Groupon

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Found 15th Jan
*Update 22nd Jan - use code BESTDEALS*

Get a DFDS 2 night return mini cruise to Amsterdam for under £30pp using code BESTDEALS


What you get
  • Two-night return mini cruise in Seaways Class Cabin with breakfast on the outward journey
  • £29.32pp (£58.65 total) in a 2-berth cabin for two
  • £23.37pp (£93.50 total) in a 4-berth cabin for four

Dates
  • Valid between 2-31 Jan 2018, 1-28 Feb 2018 and 1-31 Mar 2018; travel between 1-30 Apr, 1-31 May and 1-27 Jun 2018 for a £10 supplement; £20 supplement per cabin for Fri and Sat departures

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
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Adster10 m ago

I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal …I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal of 2 nights on a ferry and a short day in Amsterdam. They rely on the money you'll spend onboard to subsidise the cheap journey


Get to Amsterdam. Go to cafe. Smoke. Get back to ferry. Sleep.
Just got back from here yesterday so I am over the moon with you posting this as my little one has asked to go back for his birthday! Have bought one thanks so much can’t recommend it highly enough! Yeah you don’t get long in Amsterdam but our holiday was about the ferry as the little one has always wanted to sleep on the boat! We managed to fit in the zoo a short tram ride away too. Make sure you take nibbles food is expensive and it’s not advertised but they sell giant pizza slices for 5 Euro behind the bar 🏻
Edited by: "lyndsayhogg" 15th Jan
2 Days bobbing about on the North Sea in a ferry in winter is NOT a cruise!
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I was gonna post this deal the other day if i knew how to lol. Me and the wife almost booked this. Looks a good deal, only deal breaker for me was the limited time in the dam. Heat mate
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Happy hukd(ers) holiday...all aboard girls

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It's not the same thing!
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I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal of 2 nights on a ferry and a short day in Amsterdam. They rely on the money you'll spend onboard to subsidise the cheap journey
2 Days bobbing about on the North Sea in a ferry in winter is NOT a cruise!
I've done this 'cruise' a few times. You don't get enough time in Amsterdam to see much of it but for the money it's not a bad couple of days away. The partying on the ferry is always good and you get long enough for a quick wander round town.
Adster4 m ago

I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal …I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal of 2 nights on a ferry and a short day in Amsterdam. They rely on the money you'll spend onboard to subsidise the cheap journey

I've done this mini cruise many, many times and I've enjoyed the ferry more than being in Amsterdam. DFDS, unlike P&O, don't insist that you buy anything from the ferry. You can take your own food and booze on with you.

Having said that, the ferry IS expensive, but the food is great. The free breakfast alone is worth £20- £30 so it's a white hot deal!
Heed205 m ago

I've done this 'cruise' a few times. You don't get enough time in …I've done this 'cruise' a few times. You don't get enough time in Amsterdam to see much of it but for the money it's not a bad couple of days away. The partying on the ferry is always good and you get long enough for a quick wander round town.


As above . It's great fun on the ferry with plenty to keep your occupied both ways . Discos live entertainment etc. Just enough time in Amsterdam to get a taste of it . Think breakfast is included so bargain for me . Also have done at this time and it is a bit choppy but not that bad.
Edited by: "philrrobinson" 15th Jan
Adster10 m ago

I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal …I'm not disputing that this is a deal. But I really don't get the appeal of 2 nights on a ferry and a short day in Amsterdam. They rely on the money you'll spend onboard to subsidise the cheap journey


Get to Amsterdam. Go to cafe. Smoke. Get back to ferry. Sleep.
summerof761 h, 9 m ago

[Image] Sea a bit choppy this time of year Heat added


Lol
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Can you take kids on this?
Gumshields ordered 👷

Hell of a price though, good find.
Can you take a joint back with you as a Souvenir? Or have a smoke on the way home
The issue with this is, you get to amsterdam at 10am ish. Then leave at 4pm to go back to ferry for 5... You end up with no real time to do anything, if the sea is bad and take 30 minutes longer, you get there at 10:30, but still leave at 4pm so less time again.

Good deal, but the time in the dam is not enough. If you're a drinker, the boat is the time away really for a few drinks and a good night.
Just got back from here yesterday so I am over the moon with you posting this as my little one has asked to go back for his birthday! Have bought one thanks so much can’t recommend it highly enough! Yeah you don’t get long in Amsterdam but our holiday was about the ferry as the little one has always wanted to sleep on the boat! We managed to fit in the zoo a short tram ride away too. Make sure you take nibbles food is expensive and it’s not advertised but they sell giant pizza slices for 5 Euro behind the bar 🏻
Edited by: "lyndsayhogg" 15th Jan
L_K12349 m ago

Can you take a joint back with you as a Souvenir? Or have a smoke on the …Can you take a joint back with you as a Souvenir? Or have a smoke on the way home


No but you can take a brownie back with you.
CAn you extend the time and book a hotel for a night in Amsterdam
TexasMackem2 h, 4 m ago

I've done this mini cruise many, many times and I've enjoyed the ferry …I've done this mini cruise many, many times and I've enjoyed the ferry more than being in Amsterdam. DFDS, unlike P&O, don't insist that you buy anything from the ferry. You can take your own food and booze on with you. Having said that, the ferry IS expensive, but the food is great. The free breakfast alone is worth £20- £30 so it's a white hot deal!


No breakfast is worth £20-£30 alone.
National Holidays with P&O Ferries do better deals
No good for me, I live in Bedford so Newcastle is a hell of a trip for me plus not enough time in the dam
Voted hot for the price, but we did this in october and you get nowhere near enough time in Amsterdam.
lyndsayhogg1 h, 6 m ago

Just got back from here yesterday so I am over the moon with you posting …Just got back from here yesterday so I am over the moon with you posting this as my little one has asked to go back for his birthday! Have bought one thanks so much can’t recommend it highly enough! Yeah you don’t get long in Amsterdam but our holiday was about the ferry as the little one has always wanted to sleep on the boat! We managed to fit in the zoo a short tram ride away too. Make sure you take nibbles food is expensive and it’s not advertised but they sell giant pizza slices for 5 Euro behind the bar 🏻


If I reversed this offer is Newcastle a nice place to visit with my granddaughter?
Always stuck me as a daft deal this to be honest, if going to another country surely would want at least 12 hours or so there. For example you can do Paris / Belguim this way by getting the first Eurostar in and last one out. Going on a boat is very likely to have delays too.

I suppose at least Amsterdam is relatively small and easy to get around, but its a great city that ideally needs a few days to enjoy.
DonkeyKonk2 m ago

Always stuck me as a daft deal this to be honest, if going to another …Always stuck me as a daft deal this to be honest, if going to another country surely would want at least 12 hours or so there. For example you can do Paris / Belguim this way by getting the first Eurostar in and last one out. Going on a boat is very likely to have delays too.I suppose at least Amsterdam is relatively small and easy to get around, but its a great city that ideally needs a few days to enjoy.


If you're going to Belgium Ghent is beautiful.
lyndsayhogg1 h, 56 m ago

Just got back from here yesterday so I am over the moon with you posting …Just got back from here yesterday so I am over the moon with you posting this as my little one has asked to go back for his birthday! Have bought one thanks so much can’t recommend it highly enough! Yeah you don’t get long in Amsterdam but our holiday was about the ferry as the little one has always wanted to sleep on the boat! We managed to fit in the zoo a short tram ride away too. Make sure you take nibbles food is expensive and it’s not advertised but they sell giant pizza slices for 5 Euro behind the bar 🏻


Was there much for kids to do on the boat?
Thanks for that .
TeaPot913 h, 10 m ago

The issue with this is, you get to amsterdam at 10am ish. Then leave at …The issue with this is, you get to amsterdam at 10am ish. Then leave at 4pm to go back to ferry for 5... You end up with no real time to do anything, if the sea is bad and take 30 minutes longer, you get there at 10:30, but still leave at 4pm so less time again.Good deal, but the time in the dam is not enough. If you're a drinker, the boat is the time away really for a few drinks and a good night.


The last time I was there I had enough time to get train fro Amsterdam to Harlem and back with about an hour in Harlem. Harlem is great by the way it's like a mini Amsterdam.
Not bad for a quick trip. I'd have liked it to be slightly longer to spend more time in Amsterdam.
gizzygoo1 h, 42 m ago

Was there much for kids to do on the boat?


Yeah definitely there is a cinema, games room and a wildlife centre they can learn all about what’s in the sea. There’s a ball pool and soft play area on the top deck. He liked sitting in the bar for a mock tail and listening to the live music too. Only thing not mentioned in the post is you will get transfers added on to Amsterdam central which is about 30 minutes bus ride from the ferry terminal. £6 per adult and £4 per child each way. I booked Friday departure and it cost £143 between 4 of us including the transfers in total it’s a bargain xxx
Edited by: "lyndsayhogg" 15th Jan
jigger12 h, 34 m ago

If I reversed this offer is Newcastle a nice place to visit with my …If I reversed this offer is Newcastle a nice place to visit with my granddaughter?

Yeah Newcastle is a great day out there’s a couple of free museums one called the discovery and one called the Hancock the bus will take you in to the centre and these are in walking distance if you add the transfers also lots of nice places to eat and shop xxx
Plus £24 for car parking at North Shields!
LesD7 m ago

Plus £24 for car parking at North Shields!

Yeah this too! Still cheap for 4 people
lyndsayhogg1 h, 15 m ago

Yeah Newcastle is a great day out there’s a couple of free museums one c …Yeah Newcastle is a great day out there’s a couple of free museums one called the discovery and one called the Hancock the bus will take you in to the centre and these are in walking distance if you add the transfers also lots of nice places to eat and shop xxx


Thank you.
lyndsayhogg1 h, 24 m ago

Yeah definitely there is a cinema, games room and a wildlife centre they …Yeah definitely there is a cinema, games room and a wildlife centre they can learn all about what’s in the sea. There’s a ball pool and soft play area on the top deck. He liked sitting in the bar for a mock tail and listening to the live music too. Only thing not mentioned in the post is you will get transfers added on to Amsterdam central which is about 30 minutes bus ride from the ferry terminal. £6 per adult and £4 per child each way. I booked Friday departure and it cost £143 between 4 of us including the transfers in total it’s a bargain xxx


That's great, thanks for the info!
gizzygoo3 h, 8 m ago

Was there much for kids to do on the boat?


yes Barf up ......
robhumberstone4 h, 22 m ago

No good for me, I live in Bedford so Newcastle is a hell of a trip for me …No good for me, I live in Bedford so Newcastle is a hell of a trip for me plus not enough time in the dam


Thanks for letting us know
BigDave4 h, 46 m ago

No but you can take a brownie back with you.


Sounds like something a paedophile might do.
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