Good find... I set sail on Monday for the last deal, can't wait!
Two nights on a ferry on a rough, cold, dark winter sea for five or so hours in Copenhagen, maybe less time if the ferry is delayed. No thanks.
Can you see a fair bit of Copenhagen in a day? Also what's the journey like? I'm not amazing at Sea admittedly, done a 4 hour ferry once and was ok after a tablet but 2 hours whale watching on choppy waters had me sick as a goat.. this seems a very cheap way to visit 2 expensive places but should I just fly to both destinations separately?
Was on this cruise back in 2004. It's 16 hours one side.
Cruise? It's a bl@@dy car ferry, like that one full of geordies from newcastle.
Posted 24th Sep 2019Posted 24th Sep 2019
2 night mini return cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen 89p (Min 2 Passengers) - £1.78 total @ DFDS£1.78DFDS Seaways Deals
Silly price :D Useful if you have already booked a trip to Oslo or are looking for something to do. The page is in Norwegian, it is therefore advised that you use a translation to… Read more
Here we go, about to board! Thanks for the bargain @reindeer333
Is there anything to see on journey? Or I should it all about shopping? How long is trip?
For Cruise read Ferry
Thanks for your post - this is very helpful!
Just back from Copenhagen booked the minicruise when it was offered as a freebie on Danish Diabetes deal a couple of months ago. Had a great time although the offer said 2 minimum it did let me book solo. The food package deal offered is not necessary as there are 2 restaurants that do not need reservations. I ate at both. They do an amazing buffet breakfast at about £14 which will last all day. Cereals, cooked breakfast, pancakes, salad, meat, cheese, bread, fruit, danish pastries and three or four types of yoghurt. There was juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate to drink. Also options for gluten free soya etc. I noticed that the car passengers brought cool bags on board and there is a hot water tap near the coffee shop that people used to make hot drinks and fill flasks as kettles are not allowed to be used in the cabin. There were trips offered in Oslo which is about a 20 min walk from the port. I flew into Copenhagen for a few days - easy to get from airport 36dkk each way and 26 bus will take you to the port. Ryan air have been doing flights from Stansted at £14.99 when I last looked and Southend has flights at £4.99 showing before I went.
Posted 1st Sep 2019Posted 1st Sep 2019
Return flight to Copenhagen + 2 night mini cruise Copenhagen to Oslo £29p/p (£58 total) (Sep - Dec dates / Departing STN) @ DFDS/Ryanair£58DFDS Seaways Deals
Fantastic price to visit both Denmark and Norway :D The price is based on departing from London Stansted on the 26th October and returning on the 31st October with the cruise lasti… Read more
Looks like you've got a lot of digging to do to make a case! Up to you whether you feel it's worth pursuing. Did you get names of any other passengers do u might try for a combined legal case? Best of luck whatever u do!
Yea, I looked and you can file a claim online with the Irish small claims court equivalent. The grey area is that they said they won't pay because of 'exceptional circumstances'. Basically (in the words of the captain) the flight the day before had a warning light come on which was fixed on the ground before they then flew the next flight out to my departure, during which the warning light came on again and so we couldn't leave until the engineers had "fixed" it again. Then when I made the claim apparently the reason why we left so late was because the previous flight was struck by lightning..... and they say that is exceptional circumstances. Frankly I don't think they are in the right, but as it's Ryanair I don't expect them to obey the law.....
I've done it successfully a few times over the years. Just make sure that you have a watertight case ie that you have correct grounds for the compensation and not what you "think" you are due. If you have good grounds they will probably not defend it and you win your case. Ryanair is an Eire based company so I'm not sure what effect that might have in Court. Give it a go. I think the cost is £35 so you have a lot to gain and not much to lose. Good luck!
Have you done it successfully? It has only been 10months so I could still go down that route, as I hit a brick wall with complaining.
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Posted 18th Jul 2019Posted 18th Jul 2019
(4 Adults) 2 Night Mini cruise to Amsterdam + 1hr Canal Ride + Drink at Amsterdam Pub (Aug- Oct dates departing Newcastle) £36.09p/p @ DFDS£144.36DFDS Seaways Deals
Low price if you fancy a short break :) Select the option with the arrow (1st image below) :) Different dates have differing cabin availability, although the price is based on an… Read more
The deal aside, travelling to the Netherlands is great ( Im currently here with my wife and 2 1/2 yr old) for kids. They cap train costs to i think 27 euros. Rotterdam has a great park for young children (Plaswijck park) and also there is an amazing theme park (Efteling) the school holidays end the last week in August for most of the Dutch children so that first week in September is a great time to visit as its the beginning of the low season.
Was over £450 for flights for the same dates we wanted unfortunately. Figured the kids might fancy the ferry as an adventure, the one time I've done it (back in 2011) I honestly felt like I was still on a boat about two days later. Got a city centre hotel for about £110
Our family love this trip, parents and two small boys. Someone always comes on these threads and says, "Bobbing about in the North Sea for two days isn't my idea of a cruise." Got a laugh once and can't let it go, should be along soon...
It’s worth noting that the transfer from the ship into Amsterdam and back isn’t included and is £14rtn per person
Canal or anal ride....you choose
Posted 1st Jul 2019Posted 1st Jul 2019
Return flight to Copenhagen + 2 night mini cruise Copenhagen to Oslo £23p/p (£46 total) (Aug - Dec dates / Depart SEN or STN) @ DFDS/Ryanair£46DFDS Seaways Deals
Insane price to visit the Nordics :D Additionally, within your £23 spend, £6 will be donated to the Danish Diabetes Association (the cruise is free in return) :) The price is bas… Read more
Love to do this but so messy with living in the Shire ( as in Devon...heck still waiting on local news in HD (lol) ). As for five countries in three days, I just did 3 in 10 days in the Baltic and that was busy enough. :/
Will I need to share a cabin if I travel on my own and choose a 3 or 4 cabin? Is it cheaper to book food during booking or is it the same price on the ferry?
Then don’t be that guy I guess?
really hate to be that guy but going to places just to tick boxes really is pointless. 9 hours in krakow and an airport hotel in vienna .... i mean the first 2 days just sounds absolutely hellish. each to their own i guess but this really sounds like an awful way to waste 3 days.
Posted 25th Jun 2019Posted 25th Jun 2019
Newcastle to Amsterdam 2 Night DFDS Return Mini Cruise for Two £31.60p/p (£63.20 total) or for four £26.25p/p (£105 total) @ Groupon£63.20Groupon Deals
Good deal. This thread is turning to racial discussion :(
I feel sorry for you. You asked a question about how Scandinavians treat ethnic minorities and I gave you an honest answer. How is that selfish or derogatory?
I feel sorry for people like you who think like this. You are able to post selfish and derogatory comments like this because you are lucky to be born white in one of the wealthier economies. When you travel out of the UK I'm sure you never have to worry how you will be treated or received abroad.
Save time by not posting in the first place then.
Neither the time or inclination to do so. Have a good week.
Posted 7th May 2019Posted 7th May 2019
Visit Copenhagen & Oslo (Including a 2 night return mini cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo) £27 (May / June departures) @ DFDS / Ryanair£27DFDS Seaways Deals
Use the code M9MAJ on the homepage :D Awesome price :D You need to book the cruise and flights separately. I suggest you first decide which dates you can make for the cruise (a… Read more
OK, in no particular order: Tivoli Gardens - https://www.tivoli.dk/en/ Little Mermaid - it's tiny, but again it's another one of those things you 'have to' see when you're in Copenhagen. You have two options, either walk to it (takes about 20 mins from town along the harbour front and is a nice walk on a good weather day), and you'll also get to see Amelienborg (the palace), the Opera House and Fredrik's Kirke (a big cathederal). Directly behind that is Kastellett, a 15/16C part of the city's defences and now the HQ for PET (the Danish Intelligence Service), you can walk through it and also see the memorial to all fallen Danish service personnel since WW2 , the Eternal Flame is also there. The other option is to do the Canal Boat cruise which you can pick up from Nyhavn (which is also a must see I guess, just don't eat there, it's for tourists!), take the boats on the far side of Nyhavn, not the ones at the top as they're more expensive! The boat takes you to see the Little Mermaid but you can't get off and do the tourist pictures with her. You should do the canal boat cruise anyway as it's a good way to see some of the city you wouldn't otherwise have time to visit. Christiania - it's an eye opener but relatively safe - just make sure you follow their rules (no running, no shouting and NO PHOTOGRAPHS! Although there's lots of pot dealers there (and more besides) it's safe enough). Round the corner from there is Copenhagen Streetfood (Address: Trangravsvej) on Paper Island (check opening hours), there's a load of different types of scoff in there and it's all pretty good and you get a nice view of the city. In the same area is a church called Vor Frelsers Kirke (vorfrelserskirke.dk). This is unusual as you can climb the outside of the spire and it gives a great view of the city - only go up it in good weather! You can get other good views of the city from the Parliament (Christiansborg Slot - www.christiansborg.dk), it used to be free to go up there, not sure now. There's also the Rundetarn (rundetaarn.dk) which is step free as it was designed for some king or other to walk his horse up. Stroget - is a long shopping street in the centre. Take the time to wander the side streets as there's little bits off on both sides. There's also a lot of bars and restaurants in that area, some not bad value. Carlsbery Brewery Tour - If you have time, then the carlsberg Brewery Tour (https://www.visitcarlsberg.com/#) is pretty good (but nowhere near as good as the Guinness tour if you've ever done that). If you do the tour make sure to add on the Jacobsen's tasting session (you get a couple of free beers anyway). Jacobsen's is Carlsberg's craft ale brewery and the tasting session is worth the extra 80NOK - top tip, if you do it make sure the other people on your table are Japanese tourists (or similar) as you'll get more beer and leave a bit pi$$ed :) There used to be a free bus that took you to the brewery as it's in Fredriksburg (a bit out of town) but you'd need to check for this time of year Bars - There's the bodega type which are basically small, smokey bars mostly used by locals, they're good craic but you come out stinking afterwards, they're the cheapest. There's the regular bars which are reasonably priced - The English Pub (opposite Tivoli), The Victoria Pub (Gammeltorv) is ok, then there's Strecker's and The Dubliner on Stroget. Basically there's no shortage of bars, you shouldn't be paying more than 60Kr for a beer and preferably a fair bit less. If you like gin there's the Bird and Churchkey, it's not particularly cheap but it's great for gin! Also try here as well if you get chance https://taphouse.dk it's not the cheapest but it has over 60 beers on tap! Ask for a sample before you choose one! You could also check out Warpigs but it might be a bit out of the way if you don't really know your way around - if you stump up for my flights, hotel and a bit of walking around money I don't mind being your guide ;) Can't really advise on restaurants as we rarely ate out in the centre It's a great city, clean, safe and easy to get around as it's fairly compact. Have a good time
I would be looking at 4 days 3 nights, probably on my own, like architecture/culture/sightseeing, not at all fussed about shopping ;)
Holmenkollen ski jump... Royal Palace Aker Bryggen
Haha.. Arhüs... Obviously 😁
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Newcastle to Amsterdam: 2-Night Return DFDS Mini Cruise for Two £63.20 (£31.60pp) with code @ Groupon£63.20£11646% offGroupon Deals
Read the picture you posted! You LEAVE AMSTERDAM at 17.30 on the Tuesday. You don't arrive in Newcastle at 17.30
Will I need to pack my tuxedo for the dining ?
Yeah I've been there by car once for new years eve in 2016. If memory serves me right the cheapest convenient parking I've found was €4 per hour!!!
I don't quite get why it's getting so hot. Yes it's cheap but you've got at very best 6 hours in Amsterdam to visit places. I have been there for about 6 hours during new years eve and we tried visit places but there's not much you can do around in that time unless you're going for red light district lol (lol) For a nice day with no rush ideally you'd want an overnight stay there
Posted 16th Feb 2019Posted 16th Feb 2019
Visit Cologne, Copenhagen & Oslo (Including a return mini cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo) £37 (March Departures/depart STN)@ Skyscanner/DFDS£37£8054% offSkyscanner Deals
You can also skip Cologne and just visit Copenhagen & Oslo for £27 (just skip steps 1 and 2 below book a direct flight to Copenhagen (~ £10)) (shock) Example itinerary (ple… Read more
Keep the deals coming reindeer. My only issue with nordic, benelux etc countries is the airfare is (UN)usually cheap, but they get it back from the very high cost of accommodation. If you look at countries where the airfare is pretty expensive, you find accommodation in those places is usually dirt cheap.
A lot of the bad reviews for the places identified by the likes of skyscanner and Momondo are to do with on-line bookings not getting honoured. Last time I needed a flight at short(3 day) notice I phone the agent with the deal and got flights and prices confirmed while on the phone to remove the uncertainty, £400 rather £1k direct with virgin for the same flights.
Can't even get close to 40 dkk for the crossing. As u need to add a cabin and it costs over 100dkk each way..
The ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao is 24 hours so plenty of people, I did it once - force 9 winds and side swells, there were not many people who still had their dinner fully digested after that journey...
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Amsterdam: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise for Two £63.20 (£31.60pp) or Four £89 (£22.25) with DFDS @ Groupon£63.20£7920% offGroupon Deals
Takes about 18 hours to get there, you take a 2 hour coach ride to amsterdam, you get about 4-5 if your lucky on motorway traffic. Food on the ship is about 39-50 pp each meal
You sleep on the ferry 2 nights and I love Amsterdam so I'm going to call it a cruise :-) Wouldn't thank you for a trip on one of the big cruise ships that travel round ruining small island economies with a load of people who think they have made it because they spent £8k on a holiday lol
A long ferry crossing is now marketed as a mini cruise? Can I interest you in tickets to the London M25 slow car parade? Perhaps the Heathrow cavity check? Free background checks included and the opportunity to upgrade to the intensive conversation package. Or maybe my patented wallet weight loss plan? How secure is your internet banking? We can test it!
Oh I do like a smoke and a pancake <3
Watch out for the onboard Maritime data roaming charges!!!
Thanks, I saved £25 and earned 444 nectar points+ £5.25 from TopCashback <3
I have just tried this code and it gave me 25% off a return trip from Dover to Calais for this August. Saved me £29.75, plus 178 nectar points, and maybe Topcashback of a few quid (might not get this as I used a code not authorized by TCB). Anyway very happy. So heat added. (y) Update: Topcashback also tracked at £6.56, so fingers crossed for that too.
Posted 15th Jan 2018Posted 15th Jan 2018
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 GrouponGroupon Deals
*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 … Read more
@Chanchi32 This code isn't working for some reason. Is there another one that can be used? :)
Or throw it straight over the side and cut out the middle man...
If you're wondering what Newcastle is like, check out "Geordie Shore" on Youtube.
I’ve been in this ferry in November with a toddler for a Saturday trip. For kids there is a ball pit, painting, card games also someone from staff. She gave a soft toy to take home. My experience was good and we enjoyed every bit in Amsterdam and ferry. I heard going on Friday night is not a good idea for families with young children.
I went on one of these in winter everyone was being sick it was exactly like that video terrified
Posted 28th Dec 2017Posted 28th Dec 2017
DFDS Newhaven-Dieppe Ferry tickets Summer 2018 from £49 Seniors Extra 20% off£49DFDS Seaways Deals
Good news the sale of Newhaven Dieppe are now open up to the 30th September 2018. Tickets were released yesterday according to their twitter post. The fare structure is similar t… Read more
My idea of hell - travelling 40 odd hours for 2 hours there - crazy!
Perhaps because your car was there? (skeptical)
We did this in October, was fine sailing out, coming back we had level 8 gail force winds, i felt awful. Personally you dont get long enouigh in amsterdam.
Flights can be had for around £100 return pp though. To be honest, if you're going from Newcastle, you'd be best looking at going somewhere further afield that requires a change in Amsterdam and have a long 8 or so hour layover. You have the same amount of time in Amsterdam then. They should really do a one night stay in Amsterdam as well as the 2 nights on the boat, an extra £30-40 and it'd be so much better and worth it.
Posted 25th Oct 2017Posted 25th Oct 2017
66% off mini cruises to Amsterdam sailing from Newcastle @ DFDS from £30pp£30DFDS Seaways Deals
From £30pp fro a mini cruis including weekends and 25% off Dover-France via link
Loved these cheap deals when I lived up that way and worked at Longbenton. Had a great laugh getting tanked on the ferry then floating round the dam for the day and overnight boat back. Yes it's quicker to fly but the ferry makes it more relaxing
Posted 22nd Sep 2017Posted 22nd Sep 2017
Flash Sale - Newcastle to Amsterdam Mini Cruise £30pp (based on 2 sharing) or £21pp (4 sharing) @ DFDS£60DFDS Seaways Deals
Thought this was a decent offer, even cheaper than the deal last week with the discount code at Groupon. Treat yourself to a break away & grab some cheap duty free Give yours… Read more
Ive done this trip a good few times (the terminal is only 5 minutes from my house)........YES there is a duty free shop on the boat and it stocks the usual cigs, tobacco, perfumes ,,,drink etc..... One tip, take some cans with you as the bar proces have jumped up......buy a legit drink at the bar and then go for a wander outside for a cig....then come back with your glass full, if you get my drift ;)
Transfers from the ferry terminal to Amsterdam cost more than the crossing!
Yup! Been on this boat 20+ times. Everytime has been an absolute hoot! I almost prefer the time on the boat than I do the 3-4 hours you get in Amsterdam. EDIT: Don't be put off tho. There's plenty of stuff to keep the kids entertained. Not sure if Vicky The Pirate is still on it but she used to take all the kids around the boat and keep them amused.
We went earlier on this year midweek and it was very pleasant. I think if you go Friday or Saturday it maybe a different, but you also won't get the cheap prices then either. Food is expensive on board, but we thought the drinks prices were just about normal pub prices so not too bad. As I have said in a previous post watch out for the Maritime phone coverage. We were charged £120 for my wife and 2 kids who's phone's accidently latched onto their signal and Facebooked for around 5 mins!
Posted 18th Sep 2017Posted 18th Sep 2017
Newcastle to Amsterdam: 2-Night Return Mini Cruise for Two from £31.05pp (£62.10) or Four from £24.53pp (£98.10) with code @ DFDS via Groupon (Plus more Breaks inc Christmas Markets in OP)Groupon Deals
Thought this would combine a bit of a pre Christmas Treat with grabbing some duty free for the festivities. Use code GETAWAY to take 10% off the on site price. Included in all opt… Read more
Can anyone tell me how to enter the groupon code. It says invalid ....
I wish to book departure on 2 Nov, how will I know that the date is available for family of 4
If you're going for the Christmas markets, Bruges beats Amsterdam, hands down! I love both cities, and live very close to the DFDS terminal in North Shields, but in prep for Christmas, it would be Bruges for me, and it's cheaper for everything. P&O are usually very reasonable for bringing the car (probably not on this offer) - and DFDS is not. Hope for a calm crossing - Went on 30th Dec a few years ago to stay in Amsterdam a few days to see in New Year (which was great), but the outward journey was like the Poseidon Adventure - 1/2 an hour after leaving the Tyne, half the people on the ship were spewing their guts up (me included). Look for the ye olde pub in Bruges that has a beer menu the size of a phone book - around 450 beers on the go.
The code on the old deal has expired, this is a new code which also works on other deals as included in the OP :D