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Fantastic food, lovely ship, views that could turn...

Bumpy ride if you go in winter. Cabin a bit cozy

Since I was around 17, I've wanted to go to Norway on a boat. Yes, it's an odd dream - especially considering that at the age of 17 I probably should have been dreaming of curvier things. But there we go. 7 years later I was referred to a company called DFDS by my friend as they did cheap cruises...

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“DFDS - Newcastle to Bergan”

published 05/11/2007

Time to relax

Drinks expensive on board

Firstly I must explain my aim for this holiday. - A few days of complete rest and recuperation. If you are looking for an activity holiday with lots to see and do then this is not for you. This was one of my "shall I read a book or gaze out of the window" kind of holidays. So, to start at the...

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“Sail away with DFDS”

published 15/05/2008

Easy to book, cheap, comfortable cabins

Not much time at the destination, fairly basic

Back in February I won a mini-cruise to Amsterdam in a competition. Personally, this is not the sort of holiday I would have chosen for myself - firstly you only get one day in the city itself and I would have preferred to have had a longer stay, and secondly, I'm sure most of us have seen...

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“Our Norwegian Mini-Cruise”

published 20/06/2007

Great offers, good value prices, en-suite cabins

Expensive food, can be bad if you get sea sick

When my boyfriend and I saw that DFDS were offering a free trip to Norway we couldn't believe our luck. We’d recently visited Iceland and absolutely loved it, so we were very interested in visiting a Scandinavian country for free! It was my boyfriend who booked the tickets, and this was a very...

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Plenty to do if you can afford it, Quick Check In,...

Expensive to eat and drink, Not much time in Amste...

After weeks of trying I finally won a mini cruise to Amsterdam on a game that DFDS Seaways were running on their website. They seem to have competitions running most of the time, I won in August. The prize was for 4 people (including cabin, coach transfers in amsterdam and the newly introduced...

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“ Not ferry good....”

published 15/01/2005

Cheap, good for groups

Long journeys, potential for bad crossings

Of late the ferry companies operating the cross-channel services have announced cuts to services and even withdrawal in some cases. No doubt this has been caused in part to the growing popularity of the Eurostar service and the increase in availability of cheap air fares to Europe. Naturally...

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“A Ferry Nice Trip”

published 06/02/2005

Pleasant way to travel (if the weather's fine)

Horrible way to travel (if the weather's not fine)

It's become almost a tradition for my son and myself to take a short break together at the beginning of the year, and this year was no different. But where to go? We decided on a couple of days in The Netherlands and I started searching for the best way to do this. What I came up with was a ferry...

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“Sea Scum Still At Large”

published 06/11/2002

They Have a variety of Routes

Chancea Are You Won't Want to Use Them

Don't be fooled by the big nice white ships, flashy website and big corporate image - DFDS are the bad guys. Big Time. - Background info on DFDS Seaways - DFDS has provided passenger services for more than 130 years. Their history dates back to the 11th of December 1866 when a group of prominent...

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“My idea of a cruise”

published 13/05/2003

A great adventure

Can be pricey, limited options for food

There was a time when travelling on ferries was definitely a cheap and cheerful option for people travelling to Europe on a budget. The advent of budget airlines has put paid to that, and a little bit of advance planning can usually secure a pair of return tickets for that trip of a lifetime for...

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Quick break, cheap accomodation

Rough sea, food expensive

In the summer of last year, a friend at work sent me a link for DFDS Seaways website as they were running a competition to win a free 2 night return cruise to Amsterdam from Newcastle (North Shields). Not one to be beaten, over the next few days I spent a lot of time on the site, and amazingly...

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Everything Really!

Pool was closed.

July 07 6 of us decided to go away for a 'mini cruise' this was a free offer as they were introducing the 'Queen of Scandinavia' on the Newcastle - Stavanger crossing. We didn't expect much and couldn't really find out much information online apart from images of the rooms. As the free promotion...

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“A great North Sea adventure”

published 26/07/2001

great if you like ferries

uncomforatble

A long trip on a ferry is not usually something that would be eagerly anticipated and the DFDS Scandinavian seaways route from Newcastle (North Shields) to Ijmuden-Amsterdam is possibly one of the longest. It is also one of the cheapest ways of getting from Newcastle to Amsterdam unless you are...

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“Shiver me timbers!”

published 13/08/2003

You get to take you car abroad in relative comfort

Service is not as good as of old

I've been travelling on DFDS Seaways (name changed from DFDS to Scandinavian Seaways and it's been returned back to DFDS) since I was 6 weeks old. My mum wanted to take me home to her family to show me off just after I was born, and I've made frequent trips ever since. So in this op, I'm not just...

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Excellent

Lovely boat and great trip on a calm day!

Staff on return at Newcastle seemed rather surly

As a keen gardener I have, for several years, wanted to visit Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. A few weeks ago I noticed a mini cruise run by DFDS seaways and decided it was now or never. I'm not particularly good on a computer but I found the website very easy to negotiate and it only took a few...

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Cheap Break to Amsterdam

Sea travel may not be for all

For a short 2 night break we decided to do something different last August, so we booked a 2 night mini cruise from Newcastle to amsterdam via DFDS Seaways. We used their website to book which was an easy to navigate site with no problems. Everything worked when you clicked on it. We payed £59...

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