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Wildlife Watching Experience with ORCA

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Visit our Wildlife Centre on King Seaways

ORCA is back! On our King Seaways ship, we invite everyone to take part in our free wildlife watching. Learn about marine wildlife and spot dolphins during your crossing to Newcastle. Our skilled Ocean conservationists from the whale and dolphin conservation charity ORCA will take you on an exciting journey and explain about the marine world. Be curious and visit our ORCA Wildlife Centre onboard.

The ORCA programme is free of charge and is offered onboard exclusively on King Seaways from March to September. Some of the most common sightings onboard include harbour porpoises, minke whales and white-beaked dolphins.

Get involved with ORCA

Wildlife charity ORCA works to protect the marine environment. They offer educational and research programmes and provide a forum onboard King Seaways. Together they share their experiences and knowledge about whales, dolphins, seabirds and other sea creatures.

DFDS and ORCA are working together to raise awareness of the importance of marine conservation. When you travel with us, you can be part of it through:

  • Bird, whale and dolphin watching (weather permitting).
  • Activities for children such as experiential workshops, writing competitions, activity books and much more!
  • Documentaries and presentations for adults

For any further information, please contact our Ocean conservationists.

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Onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Our overnight ferry crossings between Newcastle and Amsterdam boast an array of fantastic onboard facilities, including bars, restaurants, shopping and more.

Vote European Awards 2024

Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!

This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2024 and we’d love your support once again.