The North Sea Sounds mini cruise offers a night of live music and DJs that have passengers dancing the night away as they sail to the European mainland. Past performers have included Craig Charles, Martha and the Vandellas and Joy Division's Peter Hook. The 2018 sailings will depart Newcastle for Amsterdam on consecutive weekends, 9 November and 16 November, with early bird prices starting from just £84pp return based on four sharing, or £108pp return based on two persons sharing. This includes 2 nights on board in an en-suite cabin, breakfast & dinner on both crossings, and return coach transfers to Amsterdam. Passengers will also have up to 5 hours exploring the vibrant Dutch capital.

This year's line-up of musical talent features:

Level 42 and Smoove and Turrell – departs 9 November

Level 42 are one of Britain's most enduring 80s bands, best known for hits such as Lessons in LoveSomething About You and Leaving Me Now. Following a sell-out, 37-date tour in the UK and Europe, as well as Japan last year, the band are on the road again in to 2018 with their Eternity Tour, covering the UK and Holland. Performing on the return leg of the mini cruise, the band's upbeat set from their discography of 14 studio albums is sure to be a memorable one

Making their return to the seas, also performing this year are Geordie soul powerhouses Smoove and Turrell and special guest DJ's who will perform well into the early hours.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – departs 16 November

OMD, the pioneering synth-pop group founded almost 40 years ago, will be headlining North Sea Sounds on the UK outbound leg of the journey. The band are known for their smash hits such as Enola Gay, Electricity, Souvenir and Joan Of Arc. 

Alongside the band, there will be DJ sets performed late into the night, and a fantastic support act on the returning leg of the journey who is yet to be announced!  

For more information, or to book the North Sea Sounds mini cruise, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/mini-cruise-breaks/seasonal-themed/north-sea-sounds or call 0871 522 9955.