Pearl Seaways

Press Release


Date: 22 July 2019

__Prices from £249 per person based on 2 sharing an en suite inside cabin, includes Gala Buffet on New Year’s Eve and free bar* __

Sail from Newcastle to Holland on 30th December and celebrate New Year’s Eve on board the DFDS ship, King Seaways in the centre of Amsterdam.

Enjoy a lavish gala buffet or 3 course à la carte dinner before toasting the New Year with a complimentary glass of fizz. There’s live entertainment from swing sensation Jason Isaacs, singer & guitarist, Mick Hutchinson and for those of you who fancy dancing away until the early hours, DJ Nick Newcombe will be spinning the decks in the Columbus Club.

Start the New Year with a hearty breakfast and head into Amsterdam to explore more of the Dutch capital. Explore the famous museums, bustling café culture or strolling the canals bedecked with Christmas lights. See the beautiful city come to life through superb creative light installations in the 7th annual Amsterdam Light Festival or warm up with some glühwein at one of the many festive markets across the city. The Museum Square also turns into a magical Christmas village, seeing the 20-metre high Christmas tree in Dam Square is a must too – it’s decorated with 4 kilometres of Christmas lights!

On board King Seaways you can enjoy a spot of shopping. Our sea shops stock everything from confectionery, clothing, gifts, toys and souvenirs to alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics where you’ll make great savings compared to the high street. There’s also a casino, cinema and games area on board – plenty to keep you entertained!

Prices start from £249 per person based on 2 sharing an en suite inside cabin, includes buffet dinner (30th December and 1st Jan), Gala Buffet dinner (31st December) breakfast (31st December and 1st January) and free bar* on 31st December. Group bookings available on request.

For more information and to make a booking visit here.

** *All-inclusive bar on New Year’s Eve includes draught lager, ship’s red & white wine, soft drinks, water, fruit juice, regular tea & coffee.

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply. ABTOT provides protection for your booking as set out in section 19 of our booking conditions.


DFDS Press Office 01304 874052

About DFDS:

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for eight years running (2012-2019), as well as the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last seven years (2011-18).

DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.

For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, click here.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.