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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

4.2
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97% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.3
  • "Brill "

    Excellent time on the boat. Thought breakfast was a bit poor but the evening buffet was really nice, lots of entertainment and cabins are clean

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    Reviewed by Gaynor who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Great value for price"

    The trip from Newcastle to Amsterdam was a bit under 300 pounds with a car and included a night in the cabin - a completely reasonable price. The crew was friendly and answered any questions promptly. We were honestly a bit let down by the quality of the buffet - for about €25 we expected great food, but got pretty average instead. However, the atmosphere in the bar was relaxing, the ship was clean, and everything went according to plan - you even had a few movies to pick between at the cinema. All in all, I can recommend DFDS.

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    Reviewed by Klaus who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Pint Pinchers transfer disaster "

    Don't leave your pint in the coloubus bar go for a cigarette and assume your pint will still be there went for a cigarette returned 5 minutes later and the bar staff had took my pint so when I went to ask her about it I seen it with the other glasses on the bar but had other people's glasses stacked on top so obviously didn't want that and she said well there is nothing we can do and I shouldn't of left it and I explained I was gone 5 mins max went for a cigarette she still wasant Interested so I asked to speak to a manager and she simply replied with she's not here so you can't haha Philippine femail very rude and uncooperative apart from this the ship it's self was run like clock work very clean and tidy well prepared and room was spot on entertainment was good also there is a room at the front if the ship were you can look and the view and learn a bit about Wales the lass who works in there from Yorkshire was a very pleasant lady friendly and took the time to learn us about Wales the north sea etc she is a credit to dfds sea ways only other bad experience on the trip was while on the way into amsterdam got more than half way into the journey and in bad traffic so took a while the driver informed us that he had to turn back go all the way back to the docks because 2 passengers were left behind this took at least a hour of our time in Amsterdam and when if you only on a day trip this is a significant amount of time

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    Reviewed by Kyle who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Overprieced meals"

    The crew was very friendley and helpfull.What we did not Like was the overpriecd food.Onley expensiv or expensiv.Not a good choice

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    Reviewed by John Whiley who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Comfortable travel"

    The standard cabin was really comfortable and there was a lot of interesting things to do on board. The only not so good thing I have to say is the fact that there is a charge for WiFi and its not cheap. Recommend having stuff downloaded on your device before you travel. Also there is no signal on board and the charge for calls is around £1.5 per minute (I am with tesco mobile). Overall a very nice and comfortable experience, good value for money and very friendly and helpful staff.

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    Reviewed by Aikaterini who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Motor cycle trip"

    Great service

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    Reviewed by Graeme who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Et bildæk med meget lidt plads til bilen."

    En god tur med gode vejrforhold, god mad og god service over hele linien, men der var for lidt plads til bilen på bildækket, så det var meget besværlig at parkere på bildækket og komme derfra trods god hjælp af personalet.

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    Reviewed by Leif who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Newcastle to Amsterdam "

    First time I've used this crossing and was over the moon with it. The cabin was much bigger than i expected, the food was excellent and the staff waiting of were superb. Everything was great no complaints at all

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "MINI CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM"

    Our mini cruise was fantastic from the moment we stepped aboard we were welcomed by very helpful and friendly crew our cabin with a window was clean and comfortable and we were happy to keep the same upgraded cabin for the return trip The buffet was delicious the chili and curry were the best ive tasted in a long while and as for the spring rolls perfect we sailed on time but whos in a rush when the beer is cold and the sun is out on the sky bar we will be booking again soon and yes from the crew the food/drinks cabin and entertainment 10 out of 10 from us.

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    Reviewed by Martin who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Scotland Visit"

    Boarding was very professionally handled and went very smoothly. I decided to book a buffet dinner on board and was very happy with the quality of the food and the service provided. My cabin was as expected and I had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was excellent and the service was excellent.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Nice crossong"

    Great experience.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "A nice journy"

    We felt very well on board, had good night sleep, a nice atmosphare and much support.

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    Reviewed by Ute Angelika who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Nice food, but sound sensitive cabins"

    Everything was very nice, especially the food was very good. We have one thing that was not so good. We slept in a cabin where we very easily could hear noise from neighbour cabins - both talk, and sadly also snorring throughout the whole night. People in other cabins banged the walls to make it stop. If we are going on another trip, we would like to be sure of getting a whole nights sleep Next time.

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    Reviewed by Jan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "decent but with reservations "

    clean and functional cabins food was good and prices reasonable but getting a table in the bufett was a 2 hr wait and then you had to que for another 15 mins service was ok but many of the staff did not speak english the impression was we want to grab every penny from you!! making a profit is ok but this was blatent the cost of internet access was prohibitive as were the films to a captive audiance!! seems my book was a lot cheaper

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    Reviewed by Stewart who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Europe for Christmas "

    My partner and I had a very pleasant trip on DFDS King Seaways. My partner is disabled and staff couldn't do enough for us . Food was exelent and plentiful. Cabin very clean and warm. I thank you for contributing in a positive way to our trip. Regards William Prowse

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    Reviewed by William who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Excellent voyage..thank you"

    Lovely and friendly staff, nice clean room and amazing food from the buffet. Cannot fault anything at all on my trip.. was perfect. thank you

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    Reviewed by Katrina who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Good for the price "

    The joiner who was doing hallway maintenance really woke me up 8:00 apppart from that was nice trip

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    Reviewed by Vadims who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Very effcient and rooms were very clean"

    Thankyou the allocation of rooms and men rhat work to load our cars were very effcient. I do wish there weren't such a wait for the lifts for my husband's arthritic legs but I'm happy there were lifts. I was so seasick though and would suggest to other seasick people to ask for a suite in the centre of the ship but the sheets doona and pillow were very clean, as was the ensuite. Sorry we didn't leave it very clean. The shower was amazing Thanks everyone x We did not eat on-board but Starbucks was great

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    Reviewed by Susan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "A very good experience spoiled."

    Catering was superb. Staff experienced and helpful. Cabin adequate. Being a 15hr ferry crossing overnight, all started very well until out to sea and then the whole of the ship literally rattled all the way across, making sleeping impossible. Expected the engine noise, but the curtain rails, doors, windows, walkway, ceilings all rattling, on our deck and other decks when a walk was taken due to the noises, made the whole crossing a poor experience.

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    Reviewed by Andi who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Very helpful staff"

    We needed 2 bunks on lower level & this was arranged without fuss

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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