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No plans for New Year? Celebrate in style on a DFDS 3-night mini cruise to Amsterdam


(3 December 2019) Prices from £328 per person based on 2 sharing an en suite inside cabin, includes Gala Buffet on New Year’s Eve and free bar*

After the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and with preparations for Christmas now at peak panic, it’s not hard to believe there are people with who haven’t yet made plans for New Year’s Eve.

Most are put off by thinking that if you haven’t already booked, in most restaurants and bars it is already too late to get a ticket.

However, it’s not too late to try something completely different. For £328 per person you could celebrate by sailing from Newcastle to Holland on 30th December to bring in the New Year on board the DFDS ship, King Seaways in the centre of Amsterdam.

The price is based on two people sharing an en suite cabin and includes a gala buffet, before toasting the New Year with a complimentary glass of fizz. There’s live entertainment from swing sensation Jason Isaacs and singer and guitarist, Mick Hutchinson. Nick Newcombe is the DJ for dancing in the Columbus Club and there’s also a casino, cinema and games area on board.

After the party, you can then start 2020 with a hearty breakfast on board the ship before heading into Amsterdam to explore more of the Dutch capital. The 20-metre high Christmas tree in Dam Square is decorated with four kilometres of Christmas lights and Museum Square has been turned into a magical Christmas village. The seventh annual Amsterdam Light Festival brings the city to life with creative light installations. There’s plenty of time to explore the famous museums, bustling café culture or the canals lined with Christmas lights. The ship even sails along the Amsterdam canal into the city centre for the perfect vantage point to see the New Year firework show.

And before you return to land, there are savings on confectionery, clothing, gifts, toys and souvenirs, alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics if you want to take advantage of the on board shops.


Prices start from £328 per person based on 2 sharing an en suite inside cabin, includes buffet dinner (30th December and 1st Jan), Gala Buffet dinner (31st December) breakfast (31st December and 1st January) and free bar* on 31st December. Group bookings available on request.

All-inclusive bar on New Year’s Eve includes draught lager, ship’s red & white wine, soft drinks, water, fruit juice, regular tea & coffee.