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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
96% of our customers recommended this ship
"fantastic childrens services"
On the way we thoroughly enjoyed the whale and dolphin activities with my 6 year old and his parents learnt stuff too. On the way back we enjoyed the childrens club. It was extremely difficult to get off the top bunk though and needed assistance as the ladder was too straight. good staff.
Reviewed 20 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"A most relaxing way to travel"
I recently took the Amsterdam Newcastle crossing, together with my two kids, for a camping trip in the north of England. I decided on this route as we'd had a good experience a few years ago and, since I wanted to be sure that we all arrived relaxed and rested, I paid a little bit more and we travelled Commodore DeLuxe. It was money well spent. The crossing was fantastic, the staff were helpful and cheerful, the cabin was fantastic and everything worked smoothly. Even the problem I had on leaving the ferry (car wouldn't start) was dealt with quickly and with no drama. The only downside I feel is the cost of the evening meal which, although very good, I felt was overpriced. All in all I recommend this as a way to travel and will be taking this route again next summer.
Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Great first experience"
I'm a terrible traveller suffering awful motion sickness, so I dosed myself with tablets. On the outward journey, had an outside twin which was fine if a little noisy. The a la carte restaurant was very good. Had a comfortable nights sleep. Returning upgraded to commodore. Nicer room, bigger shower, less noise! Had breakfast in the room which was very good. Overall, the whole experience was extremely positive. Staff in commodore were super.
Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Newcastle - Amsterdam"
Very enjoyable trip, plenty entertainment for young and old. Good variety of food.
Reviewed 07 August 2015 by Diane who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Get a higher floor"
We were travelling on the princess on way to amsterdam and had a fantastic journey, indoor cabin on 10th floor was so quiet and we all had a grey sleep. Way home was in the king and was unfortunately not quite so peaceful, although we had booked same type of cabin both ways and paid same price we were not informed when booking that on the king there are no indoor cabins the size we had booked, we were therefore in an outside cabin on 5th floor. Turns out this is incredibly close to the engine and the cabin vibrated and rumbled all night do we got very little sleep. Could not fault anything else about either journey, staff were all excellent, rooms were clean, entertainment for the kids was excellent and the food was all delicious. Would do the journey again and would recommend to friends however would suggest phoning to book and requesting a higher floor rather than booking online.
Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Gwen who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Summer trip to Holland"
First time on a ferry, great experience. Staff friendly and helpful. Good food and clean throughout. The cabins were comfortable and very clean.
Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Tracey who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Trip from Newcastle to Amsterdam on DFDS"
Enjoyed the trip. Ship and staff were excellent. Only complaint was that Wifi was only available in very limited areas.
Reviewed 08 July 2015 by Alicia who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Relax on your way to Europe"
DFDS ferry from Newcastle is a great way to start a trip to Europe and handy for Scottish travellers. We have used the service many times and love the dinner buffet with wine that we book with our crossing. Staff are friendly and helpful.
Reviewed 04 June 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Ijmuiden- Newcastle - Ijmuiden"
Annual trip to Scotland for Salmon fishing. Always use ferry to Newcastle and back to the Netherlands never disappointed. Will book for next year in the next few weeks.
Reviewed 02 June 2015 by Charles who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Ferry service +++"
We all enjoyed our trip and found the facilities and accomodation to be of a high standard. The outeard journey was a little more difficult, but that was to do with the weather, which DFDS cannot control. There was enough space and we were happy with the service overall. Food on board was very good, but a bit expensive, but that was to be expected. The staff were fantastic.
Reviewed 22 May 2015 by Craig who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
Good service, reasonably comfortable, will choose commordore class next time and avoid bunk beds!
Reviewed 17 May 2015 by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Best Way to Travel From Holland To Scotland"
Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Entertainment on the ship was very enjoyable. We would definitely recommend this ferry.
Reviewed 09 May 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
Good way to cross over to Europe saving road miles and reducing driving time to destination.
Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Michael who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
As always, we have a good trip with DFDS. The Princess on the way there and the King on the way back. Everyone is polite and helpful, and we had a great nights sleep.
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Lucyna who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
I enjoy the journey. All very clean,from the cabins to the car deck, fantastic crew, great food with a nice variety. I only miss news papers and/or some magazine on board, and as early bird, a good wake up coffee a bit earlier..... I recommend and will do it again...
Reviewed 06 April 2015 by Vera who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Convenient and relaxing"
We booked a 5 person cabin with a porthole and we were very happy with the facilities. The ship left on time and the crossing was smooth - no problems. Would definitely book again.
Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Victoria who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Holiday to Amsterdam"
Much more fun than flying. great trip lots to do on board. Thanks
Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Darren who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Newcastle to Amsterdam"
Though I am quite satisfied with the service I have received, there is one thing that has annoyed me on this particular trip. I was quite appalled that people where shouting and running in the halls late at night. I did not get a good night sleep due to that. I would suggest a curfew of lets say 1 in the morning or even 12 so some people can get sleep.
Reviewed 28 February 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Top bunk mountaineering"
We were somewhat peterbed to discover that we had had allocated to us a two berth abin with a n upper and lower bunk on the outward journey. No indication had been given that htis would be the case; indeed, I was unaware that such cabin arrangements existed on midern ships. As a 75 year old person,I can tewll you getting in asnd out of a top bunk is not easy and not a littlwe hazaardous. Not a patch on the Hull Rotterdam ferry for comfort. Doubt if we will travel this way again.
Reviewed 25 February 2015 by Alan who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Comfortable and Affordable"
I was on the deck 2 which is noisier than others as it is nearer the engines but I only paid £40 so I spent an extra 99p on some earplugs before I got on the boat. No issues with arrival times and the bus was promptly waiting to take people into Amsterdam when we arrived. If you don't already know though things are expensive one you are on the boat but the facilities are decent.
Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Barney who travelled with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways