Increase in Short Breaks by Ferry-Goers


DFDS Seaways has reported a record number of passengers using its Newcastle to Amsterdam route in summer 2013. Over 65,000 passengers sailed from North Shiels to the Dutch Port during August, up 4,000 from last year. Max Foster, passenger director for DFDS Seaways, said: “Every ferry sailing on our Newcastle to Amsterdam route in August […]

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Visits Port of Tyne


The 2013 Cruise Season has arrived and what better way to start the new season that welcome the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, The MSC Magnifica. The MSC Magnifica arrived in the Port of Tyne yesterday with 3,500 passengers. Port of Tyne is only one stop for The MSC Magnifica on its cruise around Britain. Port […]

Ferry Deals To Europe – Caravans Go FREE!


Great news for caravan owners travelling to Europe in 2013. DFDS Seaways has announced a deal that lets tourers take a caravan FREE on selected crossings to Amsterdam. The main restriction with the DFDS Seaways Caravan Offer is that travellers have to travel on Sunday, Monday and selected Tuesdays to qualify. Prices for deal start […]

Tyneside Family Stars in TV Adverts


Julie and Trevor Briscoe and their two kids Cole and Anna are the stars of DFDS Seaways‘ advertising campaign for January and Febraury 2013. The family of four from Whitley Bay, Tyneside will feature in DFDS Seaways’ TV adverts and promotional marketing. The adverts will feature real footage shot by the Briscoe family while on […]

DFDS Seaways Voted World’s Best Ferry Operator


DFDS Seaways has been voted the World’s Leading Ferry Operator at the World Travel Awards. DFDS Seaways picked up the prestigous award for the second time at a gala ceremony held in New Delhi India. DFDS Seaways operates ferry routes including the very popular Newcastle to Amsterdam Ferry, Harwich to Esbjerg, Dover to Dunlirk and […]

Europa League Final 2013 Tickets and Amsterdam Travel


With Newcastle United already through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, some fans will no doubt be looking ahead to Europa League Final Tickets and Travel arrangements. The final takes place at the Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday May 15th and UEFA.COM is making 18,000 tickets available to the general public via a lottery […]

Christmas Shoppers from Faroe Islands Land at Port of Tyne


Around 800 christmas shoppers from the Faroe Islands landed at Port of Tyne yesterday bringing a welcome boost to trade in the local economy. The Faroe Islands lies 400 miles North of Newcastle between the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. This is the fourth year that the Faroe Islands to Newcastle mini-cruise on the […]

Port of Tyne Cranes Get Sun Visors


With all the rain and cloudy weather in the North East, you’d think that there wouldn’t be much need for sun visors on crane windows in the Port of Tyne. But you’d be wrong… Local business, Solar Solve Marine, has won an order to fit 12 SOLAROLA anti glare sun visors to 4 of the […]

£7m Cannabis Seized at Newcastle Ferry Terminal


Cannabis with a street value of £7m was seized at Newcastle Ferry Terminal by UK Border Agency Officers. Dutch national Jimmy Sijm, 25, has been charged with improper importation of the drug and has appeared at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court. 1.6 tonnes of Cannabis, packed in plastic bottles, was found in a lorry arriving from Amsterdam. […]

New EasyJet Newcastle to Amsterdam Route


Easyjet has announced that it will replace its soon to be scrapped Newcastle to Paris service with a new Newcastle to Amsterdam Route. The new service from Newcastle to Schiphol Airport will start on December 2012 and will strengthen the already strong links between the two cities. The new route adds to KLM’s five flights […]