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Princess Seaways

Operated by DFDS Seaways on the Amsterdam Newcastle route

With room for over 1,300 guests the Princess Seaways cruise ferry offers excellent on board facilities. There’s a choice of restaurants, shops, a casino, bars, and much more to keep you occupied while you cross the North Sea in the sort of comfort you’d expect from a cruise ship.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

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.

Onboard Food and Drink

Enjoy a delicious meal and delightful company onboard the Princess Seaways. With a number of restaurants to choose from there's something to suit every taste including the 7 Seas Buffet, the Blue Riband à la carte restaurant and the Explorer's Steakhouse.

For a coffee or a quick snack head to Latitude café for a relaxed atmosphere, 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. The Navigators Bar 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 and 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 while for great views, the top-deck Neptune Sky Bar is a superb place to begin your journey as your ship sails out of port. Enjoy the maritime atmosphere with a beer or long drink in your hand.

Onboard Shopping

Shopping at sea is one of the great pleasures of travelling onboard the Princess Seaways. The Sea Shop features a range of wines and spirits, fashion accessories, aftershave, perfume, confectionery, children's toys and tobacco

Additional Onboard Facilities

Watch the latest blockbusters in the onboard cinema or visit the casino to try your luck at blackjack or roulette. 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.

Travelling with children

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 Princess Seaways.

For older children there's a games room with video games, and a cinema too!

Accessibility

Princess Seaways is wheel chair friendly with lifts to all decks (except deck 4). 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 Princess 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.

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Princess Seaways Reviews

4.1
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "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.

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    Reviewed 20 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Good Route For Scotland"

    This makes the journey home from Europe far more enjoyable than the usual routes available. The buffet restaurant I thought was a bit expensive until we tried it. The food was amazing and we would definitely eat in it again. The beds in the basic berths are really comfy and very clean. Staff were helpful and the entertainment was good.

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    Reviewed 04 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "First ferry"

    This was my family's first experience of ferry travel and we were surprised at the extremely high standard throughout the ship.

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    Reviewed 21 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "great experience"

    We really enjoyed the trip. We were with our 2 kids (5 and 2 year old). We had and outside cabin so kids were enjoying the view, We didn`t really use Ferry catering but last time we had and everything we had was delicious. Ship was punctual in and out. We recommend this ship to our friends.

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    Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Daniel and Gosia who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "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.

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    Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Gwen who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Newcastle to Amsterdam"

    Very nice trip over. Professional, clean, and the accommodations were perfect. We had an outside room with bunks - enough room for the overnight trip. Only the food was overpriced.

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    Reviewed 17 July 2015 by Tanya who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "We had a great time!"

    We loved our journey from Newcastle to Amsterdam. The family cabin with 5 bunks was brilliant and there was enough space for a baby travel cot too! The play area was great - all of our 4 boys (aged 8, 6, 3 and 1) enjoyed it. A big thank you to the excellent Pirate Lady who organised fun activities for the children!

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    Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Linda who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "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.

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    Reviewed 02 June 2015 by Charles who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "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.

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    Reviewed 22 May 2015 by Craig who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Thumbs up!!"

    We had a very pleasant journey from Newcastle to Amsterdam. The staff were helpful, the food was delicious, our cabin was clean and tidy. We didn't utilise all of the areas but we had a comfortable and relaxing trip.

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    Reviewed 06 May 2015 by Christopher who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Excellent"

    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.

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    Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Lucyna who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "BIG Like"

    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...

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    Reviewed 06 April 2015 by Vera who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Holiday to Amsterdam"

    Much more fun than flying. great trip lots to do on board. Thanks

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    Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Darren who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Deck 4!"

    The journey was perfectly okay, I don't have a particular axe to grind; I try to take my car to Europe from Newcastle 2 or 3 times a year, so this is it, and I then take a ferry from Genoa with another company that like this one has a monopoly of the route but is competent though nothing to make a song about. I wish there were competition, I think trips would be cheaper, but there we are. In the past year or two I've found myself on lower decks than before, and of course lower decks mean risk of engine noise. Upper decks are upper in every way. I don't know whether DFDS has changed its policy and now puts people who've not booked directly with them but with an agent on lower decks, or whether it's just been my luck. I've used directferries and another agent, and I'm now thinking next time I'll have to look at booking direct and perhaps paying more, but there won't be any nasty surprises. When I asked to be relocated the woman asked me who I booked with, and gave me to understand direct booking with DFDS would be beneficial. Sad.

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    Reviewed 31 January 2015 by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "The kids loved it!"

    We usually fly from Germany to the UK but decided to take the car on the ferry this time and our kids (6 and 4) declared it "the best journey ever". Friendly staff on-board, plenty to do until bed time (e.g. cinema and kids' corner) and clean cabins. The journey to Newcastle was very rough and our cabin on deck 2 was very loud with engine noise and the sound of waves crashing against the ship (at least i think that's what it was). On the return journey, however, it was quiet enough to get a good night's sleep. Next time I would probably pay a bit more for a cabin higher up. The breakfast buffet was good with plenty of choice. Didn't book an evening meal as I found the price too high for kids who don't eat much.

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    Reviewed 05 January 2015 by Linda who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Newcastle - Amsterdam"

    Great service, Very clean and tidy, overall a great crossing 5 Stars all the way

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    Reviewed 01 December 2014 by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "trip Amsterdam- Newcastle"

    Service very good except sea sick: my advice is to deliver tablet at the beginning of the trip. Thank you to the next time. Grzegorz.

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    Reviewed 24 November 2014 by Grzegorz who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "rough crossing, nice ferry"

    We used DFDS for the first time on 21st October this year. The check -in, boat, cabin & bars were all very good. We had a rough crossing due to Hurricane Gonzalo, but it didn't feel so bad, the boat was stable. Unloading too a long time, which was a bit frustrating as we didn't get underway in Amsterdam until 10.45, we usually go via Hull & leave Rotterdam at around 9am. We had some confusion with our pre-booked meal time. On our ticket & on the email print out it said 18.30 (we had booked that time on line). We arrived at 18.30 to be told it should have been 18.30 CET and we were 1 hour late. This should be made much clearer, as nowhere did we see it state CET. It's usually local time. Our other main issue was with the price of the wine in the bar - around 9 Euros for 0.2l glass - this is outrageous! The beer was priced reasonably, so why pick on wine drinkers?

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    Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Caroline who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Ferry useful notes"

    The ferry itself is clean and full of facilities but once underway you do not have access to your vehicle so you should take everything with you to your cabin. I forgot my iphone charger which was connected to my car and as a result ran out of power. I would suggest turning off your mobile phone as the call charges to receive/call are very high. There is WIFI but it was very slow.

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    Reviewed 06 October 2014 by Joseph who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Nice journey"

    Everyone was friendly and helpful staff. A job well done!!!

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    Reviewed 04 October 2014 by John Michael who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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