King Seaways

Biggest ever ship to sail Newcastle - Amsterdam route

DFDS Seaways' giant of the North Sea, the King Seaways, joined the fleet in March 2006 after its christening in Amsterdam.

The 31,000-ton ship, formerly the King of Scandinavia, measures 166 metres from prow to stern - the length of two full-sized football pitches. It replaced the Duke of Scandinavia to sail alongside the Queen of Scandinavia, , now Princess Seaways, operating daily sailings from Newcastle to Amsterdam (IJmuiden).

King Seaways

The new ship increased DFDS’s overall daily capacity on this route from 2,758 passengers and 780 cars to 3,691 passengers and 960 cars.

Following a major refurbishment in 2006, the ship offers customers a wide range of quality onboard facilities. More cabins than ever before have a seaview, and the four restaurant choices include buffet and a la carte meals options.

With two onboard cinemas guests can keep up-to-date and catch the latest blockbuster movies orenjoy a wide range of wines, beers and spirits in the Sports Bar or even dance the night away in the Columbus Club to live entertainment.

The Observation Lounge is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by. What’s more there are even more Commodore Deluxe class cabins with in-room televisions, mini-bars and fresh fruit for those guests wanting a little bit more luxury.

Vital Statistics

Operated by: DFGDS Seaways
Route: Newcastle-Amsterdam
Formerly King of Scandinavia
Built: 1987
Refurbished: 2006
Gross tonnage: 31,395
Passengers: 2,053
Cars: 600
Cabins: 543, 274 outside
Length: 545ft
Width: 89ft
Speed: 21 knots


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