Make the most of family time this Easter

17 March 2008

This year with Easter coming early and in many areas the school holidays occurring at different times, there are now two opportunities to get away for a family break – a short break over the Easter Weekend and a holiday or a short break in the school holidays.

Travelling with DFDS Seaways is ideal for families. No stressful queues at airports or baggage restrictions. Simply pack up your car, drive on board, check in to your cabin and relax. You can enjoy some family time together on route to your holiday or short break, whether it be a relaxing meal in one of the restaurants, a swim or movie at the cinema on route to Norway, or even let the children enjoy the kids club while you check out the bars and live entertainment.

So choose from some of the short breaks and holidays below and make the most of your family time together. There really is something for everyone:

Center Parcs Holland – book your family holiday in March and you get £175 off regardless of when you travel –ideal for booking your school holiday break. Set within hundreds of acres of woodland and with a wide range of activities DFDS Seaways has carefully selected the finest resorts where you stay in comfortable villas. Sailing from Newcastle to IJmuiden in Holland all resorts are only a couple of hours drive from port.

As an example a nine night holiday at De Eemhof starts from £235 per person. All prices are based on four people travelling and include the carriage of one standard vehicle, seven nights self catering accommodation in a four person De Luxe Villa. Go to for more information.

Legoland Denmark - Sailing from Harwich to Esbjerg this four night short break starts from only £218 for a family of two adults and two children. Visit the original legoland in Denmark with over 50 rides and attractions to try out you can head to the Lego top mini boats, Duplo planes, Adventure Land, Lego Canoe and much more. Price includes two nights onboard and two nights at the Hotel Legoland, carriage of one standard vehicle and two days entrance to Legoland Theme Park. Go to

3 Night Family Coastal Cruise Break to Norway. Sailing from Newcastle to Bergen this three night family cruise break starts from £36 per person. These short family cruise breaks provide great family time together as well as stunning views of Norway’s west coast. With plenty to do onboard you can enjoy the live entertainment, kids club, swimming pool, cinema and for the adults the bars and nightclub.

Once in Bergen you have the chance for a mini exploration and sightseeing tour before the return cruise. Price includes 3 nights on board ship and during high season a sightseeing tour of the city. Go to for more information or to book.

2 Night Family Cruise Break to Amsterdam. Sailing from Newcastle to IJmuiden this two night cruise break offers the excitement of the Dutch city with prices starting from £48 including two nights onboard ship and return coaches to Amsterdam city centre.

Once you arrive in Amsterdam its time to explore the city – choose from the Artis Zoo, canal trips, museums and Madame Tussauds. Onboard your little pirates will be kept amused in the Kids Club while you can check out the live entertainment, casino and shops. Go to for more information or to book.

3 Night Stavanger City Cruise Break. Sailing from Newcastle to Stavanger this family break starts from £91 per person and includes two nights onboard and one night in a hotel, offering you the opportunity to experience this European Capital of Culture. Onboard there is plenty to do to keep both you and the children amused. Go to for more information or to book.

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