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King Seaways

Operated by DFDS Seaways on the Amsterdam Newcastle route

With room for over 1,500 passengers and 600 cars, the King Seaways comprises a wide range of quality onboard facilities including comfortable cabins, bars, restaurants, cinemas, shopping and much more.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

Onboard you’ll find comfortable cabins to suit every taste. Whether you’re looking for a value for money cabin or something extra special, you’ll awake refreshed after a great night's sleep. All cabins feature comfortable beds, en suite showers, bedding, towels and wardrobe space.

Onboard Food and Drink

Enjoy a delicious meal and delightful company onboard the King Seaways. With a number of restaurants to choose from there's something to suit every taste. The 7 Seas Buffet serves over 80 dishes each night while the Blue Riband restaurant offers delicious à la carte dining options in a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere. A trip to the Explorer's Steakhouse for a steak cooked just how you like it by the expert chefs.

Enjoy a coffee or freshly baked delicacy in the relaxed, modern surroundings of the Bake n’ Coffee Café and the Latitude Café. The relaxed atmosphere of the Cafés is perfect in which to enjoy your favourite hot drink or a light meal.

If you fancy a drink onboard then you’ll be pleased to know that there are numerous venues to choose from. If it’s a comfortable setting and pleasant atmosphere that you’re after then head to the Navigators Bar which serves an excellent selection of drinks and quality beers with live music in the evening.

The Compass Bar located close to the restaurants is a lounge bar that’s ideal place if you want to relax and enjoy yourself in comfortable surroundings. Pleasant background music is played, and the bar serves an excellent range of wine, beer, cocktails and spirits.

If you like music, sports, a few drinks and a friendly atmosphere, the Sports Bar is the place to be or for great views, the top-deck Neptune Sky Bar is a superb place to begin your journey with friends or family, as your ship sails out of port. Enjoy the maritime atmosphere with a beer or long drink in your hand.

Onboard Shopping

Shopping at sea is one of the great pleasures of travelling onboard the King Seaways. The Sea Shop features a range of alcohol, chocolate, perfume, cosmetics, toys and fashion wear.

Additional Onboard Facilities

Watch the latest blockbusters in the onboard cinema, enjoy a flutter or two in the casino and try your luck at blackjack or on theroulette wheel. There’s also a Wildlife Watching Experience where you can learn about the wildlife of the North Sea as you sail across it. Led by the leading wildlife charity ORCA, the wildlife experience is fun for both kids and adults.

Travelling with Children

The ‘Kidz' Club is a safe and enjoyable play area for children. With a range of activities available, children will be entertained for hours when sailing on the King Seaways.

For older children there's a games room with video games, and a cinema too.

Accessibility

The King Seaways is wheel chair friendly with lifts to all decks (except deck 5). There's also a choice of specially adapted disabled cabins including 4 Outside (sea view) and 2 inside. Special arrangements cannot be made on the day you travel for requirements that are not requested beforehand so if you have have any special requests then please notify us before booking.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our King Seaways guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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King Seaways Reviews

4.1
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97% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • "Excellent"

    We use the Ferry at least 2 times a year and usually have a good experience. This time was no different, apart from next door having a small child (obviously teething) crying off and on most of the night. Otherwise out trip was good.

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    Reviewed 24 October 2016 by Lucyna who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Nearly there"

    I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with the standard of entertainment, cleanliness and, particularly, the catering. My only minor grumble is the lack of 'technology' in the cabin, notably wi-fi or television although I know these can be difficult to provide while at sea there appeared to be no hotspot anywhere on-board despite the (locked) "wi-fi lounge". A very small negative on a very positive overall experience. I would be delighted to sail with DFDS again and happily recommend them to others.

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    Reviewed 23 October 2016 by Craig who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "super"

    ideal. Best whisky taste in Sea shop :-)

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    Reviewed 14 October 2016 by Martin who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Great Route For Caravans"

    As we live local to North Shields, this is a great route to get us, our car and caravan to Europe. The ships are always clean and facilities excellent. We are even happy with the inside cabins as, to us, they feel more spacious than the outside cabins. on our most recent return we were given a 4 berth cabin on Deck 11 instead of the 2 berth. We have used both King and Princess several times and will continue to do so.

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    Reviewed 11 October 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Thanks to DFDS"

    My wife and myself have used DFDS ferry servis for over five years and have always had a good crossing. The crew was very friendly and the food was excellent and will travel with DFDS in the future.

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    Reviewed 07 October 2016 by Geoffrey who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Very enjoyable"

    My trip was most enjoyable both going & returning to my holiday destinations. The buffet dinners were very good & the service was excellent as it also was for my breakfasts. The cabins were clean, warm & comfortable. The cabaret in the evenings were good with a little quiz & a game of bingo also on the return journey. I had no complaints at all & as this was my first time I would certainly use this ferry again. So relaxing too for the start of our hols.

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    Reviewed 05 October 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Amazing "

    Very comfortable, perfect service, weather was great 28-30* makes the trip even better. Definitely coming back next year..

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    Reviewed 21 September 2016 by Kishan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Comfortable and pleasant experience"

    DFDS seaway ships have comfortable cabins with pleasant lighting and comfortable beds. The choice of food in the restaurants was also good as well as the overall journey. There were no hiccups in a late check-in on our onward journey from Amsterdam to Newcastle and the cruises are very punctual on arrival. Overall, worth the experience and the value. Would recommend, especially if you want to avoid a long drive up the UK motorways.

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    Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Uma who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Our review"

    Liked - Ferries were punctual. Loading crew very professional. Cabins clean and comfortable with a good shower. The ship's layout were good and well sign posted. Disliked - Every thing on board was rather expensive. Staff on board hard to communicate with (language) and some could not be bothered. Having to pay an extra 10 Euros to use the wi-fi.This really irritated me. On the whole I would use DFDS again as the pros out weigh the cons.

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    Reviewed 18 September 2016 by Geoff who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Eating"

    I would definitely recommend pre booking your meal option on line. The food was excellent and good value.

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    Reviewed 31 August 2016 by George who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "enjoyable begin and end of summer holidays"

    The way to travel by ferry, keeping your own car, not having stress at an airport, is much better, and we enjoy including the trip into the holiday programme, with a nice meal and a relaxing trip to the bar and a good night's sleep (usually, if no noisy parties are next door). So far, we have been quite lucky. Nice end of the holiday too.

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    Reviewed 22 August 2016 by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Nice ship. Nice staff."

    We went and took the boat as we wished travel through Europe with our car. Boarding and leaving the boat was easy. The staff are kind and are willing to help. Facilities are nearly endless. Food is good, downside side is that you need to book you time and tables to eat. So it makes you feel like you part of a school canteen group. The prices are far far too expensive, I personally wouldn't be paying the prices for what you get again.

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    Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Elliot who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Dfds ferries"

    Good crossing efficient service.

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    Reviewed 21 July 2016 by Stephen who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Amsterdam to Newcastle"

    Good crossing, good service and much easier than arriving in a southern UK port if your final destination is northern UK

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    Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Graham who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Coming to UK"

    1st time on Dfds and enjoy the entertainment ,had a good sleep woke refreshed .Travelled as a foot passenger .

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    Reviewed 11 July 2016 by Christopher who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Great time"

    This really lived up to expectations, even though it rained in Amsterdam it didn't seem to matter. we took the coach provided from Imjuiden and arranged our own walking tour, visit to Rembrant haus museum (fabulous) then a nice lunch and it was time to rejoin the transfer coach. Cant think of better way to see Amsterdam. we have done seeral of these trips and take in different site seeing visits. You could of course opt to stay over for a few days but we like repeating the ferry experience. So manu interesting people, fabulous food, helpful courteous staff and good entertainment in the columbus bar. Thanks guys for yet another great trip

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    Reviewed 08 July 2016 by Judith robson who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Very comfortable crossing"

    Our crossing on the King Seaways was very comfortable in a Commodore cabin. Attentive stewards were also helpful. We did not eat in a restaurant in the evening having found this very poor value for money on previous occasions but the breakfast served in our cabin in the morning was much more than we had expected with cheese meat and a boiled egg each, as well as bread, croissant fruit and yogurt.

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    Reviewed 05 July 2016 by Delia who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Quick smooth crossing"

    Great service from the fantastic polite and helpful staff. Clean well-equipped cabin. All in all a quick smooth crossing.

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    Reviewed 04 July 2016 by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Newcastle to Ijmuiden"

    Very good journey. Top class buffet! Nice entertainment. A bit too hot in cabins during night.

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    Reviewed 24 June 2016 by Alan Bo who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Really pleasant trip"

    I used this ship 6 days ago travelling from Newcastle to Amsterdam. We got our cabin immediately and got the chance to spend some quality time on board. We tried the buffet restaurant and although the price of €35 per person sounds high it is fairly reasonable compared to other companies that you pay the same money for a salad and a main course. Great variety of food overall. Also, for the size of the ferry and the length of the trip having 3 restaurants, 3-4 bars and a cinema is more than enough. The fare price is also really good. For the same length of trip, same car and same type of cabin we paid double price from Ancona Italy to Patras Greece 3 days later. Overall great experience that I would highly recommend to everyone even for a quick weekend to Amsterdam.

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    Reviewed 14 June 2016 by Thanos K who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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