Cruise your way to serious fun

3 September 2009

If you are looking for a fun filled break away with family, friends or a loved one, DFDS Seaways’ collection of themed mini cruises offers you the perfect break.

With something for everyone these breaks offer the best of both worlds, extra fun as you cruise to Amsterdam, as well as time to explore the city when you get there.

Sailing overnight from Newcastle your themed break begins the moment you step onboard. As well as the themed activity such as dinner for two on the romantic cruise, or a laughter filled evening on the comedy cruise, you can explore and enjoy the ship’s numerous bars, restaurants, shops, cinema and live entertainment as you sail.

Arriving in Amsterdam the next morning you are transferred to the city centre with an optional sightseeing tour included. With around five hours to explore the vibrant Dutch capital, visit museums and shops, or wander down the canals and sit in the cafés watching the world go by, before returning to the cruise ferry for the return sailing.

With departures on selected dates across the year, choose from one of the themed mini cruises below for a break with a difference!

ABBA Tribute Mini Cruise – save 25%
Travel back in time to the best decade of the last century, the 70s, and party away to the legendary sounds of ABBA. Dig out the platforms and flares, and be prepared to hit the dance floor. The tribute band, Counterfeit ABBA will turn everyone in to Dancing Queens with their fantastic live performance! You can even strut your funky stuff at the disco with a dancing competition where the Winner Takes it All.

Departing on the 1st October with a discount of 25%, prices start from £74pp. Prices include two nights onboard, live 70s entertainment with Counterfeit ABBA, transfers to and from Amsterdam and optional sight seeing tour. Book your meals in advance, with prices from £92pp with breakfasts included, and from £132pp with breakfasts and dinners included.

Comedy Mini Cruise
If you love comedy you’ll laugh your way across to Amsterdam on the Comedy Mini Cruise. Departing on the 10th October the comedy evening includes three stand-up comics. Top comedian and impressionist Geoff Boyz will open the show, followed by award-winning comedienne Jo Enright (Lab Rats, Phoenix Nights, I’m Alan Partridge) and Irish comic Kevin Hayes with his dry, intelligent brand of humour. Plus with DFDS Seaways donating £5 to Comic Relief for every booking, you can enjoy the side splitting experience away safe in the knowledge you are supporting a fantastic cause!

Prices start from £74pp and includes two nights onboard in an en suite cabin, comedy show on the outward sailing to Amsterdam, coach transfers to and from the city centre of Amsterdam, coach sightseeing tour, live entertainment onboard, plus a £5 donation to Comic Relief. Save money and book your meals before you board, with prices from £92pp including breakfasts, and from £132pp including breakfasts and dinner.

Boom Chicago Mini Cruise
Since 1993 Boom Chicago has performed nightly at theatres, events and festivals in Amsterdam, Europe and the rest of the world. Now for one night only, Boom Chicago is performing onboard the DFDS Seaways’ cruise ferry, m.s. King of Scandinavia.

With a mix of sharp writing, quick thinking, humour and wit, Boom Chicago has become a world renowned standup comedy act. Boom Chicago Mini Cruise is perfect for couples or groups of friends.

Departing from Newcastle on the 7th November, with prices from £79pp. Prices include two nights onboard, transfers to and from Amsterdam, optional sightseeing tour and live entertainment from Boom Chicago on the outward crossing.

Halloween Mini Cruise
Get spooky on the high seas with this family fun packed mini cruise. Departing on the 30th and 31st October make sure you pack your witches outfit and black cat for this fright night experience. With Halloween games, live entertainment, spooky cocktails and prizes for the best fancy dress costumes, there is plenty to keep everyone frighteningly amused!

Prices from £74pp including two nights onboard, return coach transfers to Amsterdam city centre and live entertainment.

Romantic Mini Cruise
Amsterdam is a lovely destination for a romantic getaway, with tree lined canals to stroll along, cafes to relax in, and plenty of sights to see. These mini cruises depart daily throughout the year, offering you the opportunity to be romantic whenever the mood takes you!

There will be sparkling wine awaiting you in your cabin, followed by a two course à la carte meal to enjoy as you sail across to Amsterdam. On the return a buffet dinner and live entertainment tops off a great romantic break.

Prices from £133pp include two nights onboard, two course à la carte meal on outward crossing, buffet dinner on return crossing, sparkling wine in your cabin, breakfasts on both crossings, coach transfers and sightseeing tour, plus live entertainment,

To be part of these exciting new breaks, book online now at

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