DFDS Seaways, King Seaways

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DFDS Seaways, King Seaways

Daily, overnight service from Newcastle to Amsterdam (Ijmuiden). Return and One-Way crossings available.


Current Position of King Seaways, Boat to Amsterdam

King Seaways, Boat to Amsterdam

The King Seaways, originated in 1987 as MS Nils Holgersson, before being acquired by DFDS in 2006 and re-christened the King of Scandanavia. In early 2011, she received new paintwork and was renamed King Seaways.

The King Seaways offers the ultimate in accommodations, with three types of available cabins. For the budget-conscious or “no-frills” traveler, the Seaways class cabins fit the bill. Designed for between one to four people, these cabins are fitted with bunk beds, compact toilet and bathing facilities as well as a small wardrobe. The King’s mid-range cabins are the Commodore class. Similar to the Seaways cabins but larger, the Commodore also includes such amenities as a TV and minibar. The King’s creme de la creme of cabin accommodations is the Commodore DeLuxe suites. These impressive suites offer all of the amenities of the other cabin classes but with more room and privacy. The accompanying Commodore DeLuxe Lounge offers large-screen TV, Internet access and complimentary drinks and snacks.

The King specialises in the “mini-cruise,” which have proven to be especially desirable for “off-season” travelers, or just those wishing to avoid the sometimes overwhelming crowds that the lengthier “regular” cruises contain. Also, with shorter days and the winter season fast approaching, an extended break may not fit into many traveler’s agendas. In those instances what better way to get in a much-needed break than to embark on a 2-4 night mini-cruise? The mini-cruise offers the same amenities and customer comfort benefits of the longer excursions, but without the hustle and bustle of the extended tour. Rather than feeling “herded” and rushed through each port-of-call, Newcastle mini-cruises give travelers more than enough leisure time to explore and appreciate the surroundings.