Ships Overview - Newcastle to Amsterdam

Learn about our ships - Newcastle to Amsterdam

We have two ships on our Newcastle to Amsterdam route – KING SEAWAYS and PRINCESS SEAWAYS.

The ships on this route are called cruise ferries as they boast a huge range of facilities and entertainment options to ensure you have an enjoyable crossing.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and are proud to have been named the World’s Best Ferry Operator and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator.

DFDS King Seaways

King Seaways

Built in 1987, this ship went through a major renovation in 2006 and has a wide range of restaurants, shops, bars, cafés, two cinemas, casino and children’s entertainment.

Technical Details:

  • Length/Width: 163m x 28m
  • Cars: 600
  • Cruising Speed: 21 Knots
  • Engine Output: 19,880 kW
  • Passengers: 1325
  • Year built: 1987
  • Cabins: 522
  • Renovated: 2006
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DFDS Princess Seaways

Princess Seaways

Built in 1986 this impressive ship was renovated in 2006 and has room for over 1,200 guests and 600 cars. The crew onboard are there to make your crossing memorable and enjoyable.

Technical Details:

  • Length/Width: 163m x 28m
  • Cars: 600
  • Cruising Speed: 21 Knots
  • Engine Output: 19,600 kW
  • Passengers: 1250
  • Year built: 1986
  • Cabins: 478
  • Renovated: 2006

Facilities For Passengers with Reduced Mobility

Onboard Experience

North Sea Bistro - Newcastle to Amsterdam

Food & Dining

Our unique dining experiences onboard include an international buffet and a luxurious à la carte restaurant when you sail between Newcastle and Amsterdam.

DFDS as the World's leading ferry operator

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2021, Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2021 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021!

Thank you for voting and making us proud for more than 10 years in a row! Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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