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Ships Overview - Amsterdam to Newcastle

Ships Overview

We have two ships on our Amsterdam-Newcastle 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

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