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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

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  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Disembarkation"

    Only fault was excessive time spent in car before disembarkation

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "16th Feb"

    Good crossing, despite Storm Dennis. Friendly helpful staff. Light on top bunk room 601 not working and shower was cold at 6.30 am.

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    Reviewed by Eileen who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Good trip"

    Polite, helpful staff helped make it a good trip.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Great trip"

    Excellent vessel with great staff. Very comfortable and good value for money all round.

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Good trip"

    Good trip on a half-empty boat. Friendly crew, good buffet dinner.

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "OK trip but nasty noise from the bow"

    Travelled north on Monday 9th Dec. Strong headwinds so boat was bucking into the swell. Every five minutes or so there was a big metallic bang up the sharp end. This reminded me of the Estonia Disaster which also started with a big bang. I have to assume that the ship's officers were happy that there was no risk however many passengers were alarmed. I overheard some expressing great relief at getting off 'that boat' while waiting for passport control. (I also use email arrancomrades@hotmail.com)

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    Reviewed by Michael Johnston who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "All good."

    Excellent service in all aspects,nice and friendly staff .thank you for a great trip.

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Lovely trip."

    Really nice ship and staff lovely. was nice and relaxed enjoyed our trip.

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "DFDS from Newcastle"

    1. Check in OK but could not take any card payment due some problem. Very confused, had to get cash from ATM. 2. No draft beer at all. Only bottles of warmish Heineken 🤢 3. Beware ships mobile system roaming charges. Some Norwegian system. Turn off roaming until you get to Holland 😱 4. Food excellent

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Sea trip"

    Beautiful ship, very clean and lovely facilities. The double cabin had a comfy bed, an efficient shower and adequate space .

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    Reviewed by Christine who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "DFDS have got it so right! "

    Having been on a few other ferry companies(and cruises)through the years, DFDS, should be proud. The staff, food and even entertainment are excellent- For a mini-cruise, it is outstanding. It was nice not to be rushed out of your cabin! The staff are an absolute credit.... Thank you!

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    Reviewed by Heather who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Possitiv"

    Nice ferry well mentained ,beds and cabin conforteble,no soap or shampoo not availeble in bathroom. Staff helpfull and Friendly. Ferry tidy. One thing i am not happy with is,if i send a mail to you ,you do not reply.

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    Reviewed by Jan Hendrik Kloosterhuis who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Very good "

    Very clean and efficient with helpful friendly staff. Excellent that DFDS support free environmental talks and marine wildlife activities. Food and drink too expensive and cabin too warm for me. Thank you

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Return trip from Newcastle to Ijmuiden"

    excellent relaxing journey. refreshed by the morning, ready for our 5 hour drive to Nürburgring. great on board facilities, comfortable roomy cabins. immaculately turned out. excellent catering , cant fault the experience from start to finish

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    Reviewed by Keith who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Excellent"

    Excellent trip. Well organised

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  • "Great trip - excellent service "

    Friendly helpful staff, excellent facilities, good meals.

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    Reviewed by Duncan Macnab who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "More fun than the Hull to Rotterdam route"

    Staff were polite and friendly; entertainment was fun; cabin was clean and comfortable, as was the ship generally. Fellow passengers a nice mix of UK/ European / families/ hen parties / groups /singles. We traveled out on the Hull to Rotterdam route, we much preferred our journey back to the UK despite it being a longer route because the ship was bigger and more fun. There was a bus waiting when we got off the ferry that took us straight to Newcastle train station.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways

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  • "Good prices, poor communications"

    We booked with Drect Ferries rather than through DFDS itself on this occasion, and the only problem was with contacting Direct Ferries themselves which was nothing short of abmismel. As for DFDS we will book through them next time we go to Holland from Newcastle and back.

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  • "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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