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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

4.3
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96% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.2
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  • Catering:3.9
  • Punctuality:4.5
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "15 Hours at Sea"

    It was great 15 Hours, from Newcastle to Amsterdam, lot of fun and entertainment

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    Reviewed by Yaniv who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "First timer "

    Loved every minute of my trip to holland and back and will be booking again next year. First off the punctuality of the staff to border control right down to staff on the boat was First class. The only thing I would complain about was the cost of the food at dinner time. Not so much the 40+ pounds per person that it costs but to charge over 3+ 20 pound to eat is a bit ridiculous in my opinion. Had the breakfast tho and the variety is excellent. But sort the cost of the meals as for the 4 of us it would've cost over 150 pound.

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Excellent from start to finish"

    So much nicer and more environmentally friendly than flying! Lovely cabin, hot shower, comfortable bed and I was even upgraded to an outside cabin. The staff were super-friendly, the breakfast was excellent and travelling with my bike was stress-free. I'll be travelling with DFDS again!

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    Reviewed by Trevor who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Convenient "

    The whole process was very easy. I was surprised that my 12 year old daughter was considered an adult in the restaurant! Well sign posted at both ports, in and out.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Fab facilities"

    The facilities were fab and the staff were nice. Economy class on the return journey was a bit rough. We were warned noise may occur, but didn’t realise quite how much as we were out in a corridor with very rowdy school trip kids so probably wouldn’t travel economy again. Getting into ijmuiden port was brilliant and super quick, but getting off the ship in England was very very slow and we are unsure why as they weren’t doing searches. We got off the ship/through passport control 90 minutes after expected 

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    Reviewed by Tobias who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Recommended Ferry Trip"

    The attitude of the staff has impressed me. Even though the sea was rough due to the weather I felt save and in competent hands. Furthermore the quality of food I came to enjoy has been very recent and tasteful. The facilities have been clean and functionality and did provide a high level of functionality.

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    Reviewed by Tim who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Good ship trip but the wrong cabin choose. "

    Every thing was fine but my cabin in deck 5 was wrong choose, without ear plugs is sleeping there not possible cause of the noise of the ship machine in deep frequencies. 

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    Reviewed by Rainer who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Rocky ride"

    Great entertainment, lovely clean ship and helpful staff

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    Reviewed by Angela who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Wery satisfied"

    All was perfect. I travelled by King from Amsterdam and by Princess Back from Newcastle yesterday. Below: yes and 8

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    Reviewed by Jan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Ferry trip to Netherlands"

    Cabins comfortable. Staff helpful. Book your evening meal time in advance as on day you will be left with really early or very late and nothing in between. Delayed on way back due IT issues. Water bottles distributed whilst we were delayed boarding.

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    Reviewed by Paula who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Travel "

    Very helpful

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Over night on a ferry"

    Our first experience on an over night ferry and we enjoyed it. It was fun in its own way, as it is different to the Tunnel of course. We found it actually quite restful, enjoyed the meals, experiencing both the Buffet and the A la carte - recommend the a la carte as a more pleasant meal experience. We had a window cabin, marked for the disabled, which we are not, but it was very comfortable and spacious, with a good warm shower. The queues to get off the ferry were not so pleasant- took ages to get off and on our way.....were

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    Reviewed by Derek who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Another great journey"

    They are not a cruise line,they are a ferry company and they are excellent.

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    Reviewed by Ian who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Great Voyage."

    First time I've travelled this way on an overnight ferry. Absolutely loved it, we were over for a football match. It helps when the weather was so nice I suppose, so we spent the first part of our journey on the the deck. Having a few beers in the sun. Later on we ended up in the night club lounge where there was live music and a DJ. Food was good also, we tried the buffet on our journey back. The cabins were clean and had comfortable beds, and the ship throughout was clean , with all staff and crew very friendly. We travelled on Wednesday evening and came back from Amsterdam Friday evening arriving back in Newcastle on the Saturday morning. We booked pretty late so prices were more expensive than would have been if booked well in advance. So plenty of good deals. Definitely using DFDS again and another short break back to the Netherlands.

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    Reviewed by Roddy Adam who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Confused "

    Trip itself was perfectly fine however staff members were "rude/ unpolite" without simple "hello, thanks, yourwelcome" I'm more concerned regards taking orders and working there in general. Some customers service training might help the issue resolve. Otherwise ship was clean, organised, punctual. Amazing bonus as live music! Excellent! Thanks for experience!

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    Reviewed by Elizabeth who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Travelling with dog"

    This was our first trip by ferry and we enjoyed it very much. however the facilities for dogs is very limited. there is an outdoor exercise area which is basic but clean and good enough. Pet friendly cabins which are ideal are few on each boat and booked out very quickly. the Dog Hotel is a small hot room where the dog crates are stcked on top of each other - quite awful. or the dogs can be left in the car for short trips but the car was much too hot on our sailing.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Great Sailing"

    We were very impressed with the whole package, every one should be congratulated about the quality, that they are responsible for. Delightfully helpful staff.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • " Myboat trip"

    The ship is really clean and all the staff aboard are helpful and do a brilliant job 

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    Reviewed by Louise who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "all as it should be"

    can't say much. I travel on this route for decades. Cabins are a bit small but I buy economy, no surprise. Disembarcation can be lengthy but it is a big ferry and Brexit doesn't help. Used to have food but not any more, too late for me. Pleasant crossing. Thankfully anouncements in the cabin are nowadays kept to the minimum.

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    Reviewed by Krzysztof who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Ferry trip"

    Everything on board was excellent staff, food, etc the only thing that would stop us using you again is the late arrival in port 

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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