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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 elevators 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. 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

4.3
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • "Brill "

    Excellent time on the boat. Thought breakfast was a bit poor but the evening buffet was really nice, lots of entertainment and cabins are clean

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    Reviewed by Gaynor who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Nice Ship, pleasant staff and a trouble free journey"

    First time on a ship like this and it was a very pleasant experience. Very clean and spacious; very helpful staff on boarding and throughout the voyage. Good food and drink catering for all tastes. Some of the staff in the catering areas spoke poor English and / or Dutch and communication was ok but difficult. The officers & bar staff had perfect language skills. All in all a great experience and we will certainly be travelling with DFDS again.

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    Reviewed by Kevin who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "A good end to a good holiday"

    We turned up at Ijmuiden ferry terminal in plenty of time after visiting several European countries. We were whisked through immigration etc and before too long told to drive into the ferry which was great. Had time for a quick shower and to go on deck as it was a nice sunny day and that was before the ferry actually disembarked! We had a very enjoyable prebooked evening meal in the buffet restaurant with friendly waiting staff on hand. The outside cabin on deck 7 was very comfortable and all facilities on board were just right. All in all a great relaxing end to a super holiday.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Motor cycle trip"

    Great service

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    Reviewed by Graeme who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Newcastle to Amsterdam "

    First time I've used this crossing and was over the moon with it. The cabin was much bigger than i expected, the food was excellent and the staff waiting of were superb. Everything was great no complaints at all

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Scotland Visit"

    Boarding was very professionally handled and went very smoothly. I decided to book a buffet dinner on board and was very happy with the quality of the food and the service provided. My cabin was as expected and I had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was excellent and the service was excellent.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Great Experience"

    Overall a great experience. Staff was professional and welcoming and my wife and I enjoyed the whole trip. Next time we might consider a double bed cabin, as it was not possible for us to sleep the whole night on the bottom bed in the bunk beds.

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    Reviewed by Jesper Tobias Harbsmeier who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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    good boat

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    Reviewed by Mirte who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Over night Newcastle to Ijmuiden"

    Accommodation and Food in Bistro both very good. My only gripe is that a larger or a second towel in the cabin would have been appreciated. One word of warning, I was breathalised by the Dutch police as part of the border checks on disembarking.

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Long Weekend Away"

    Sailed on Thursday evening, arriving in Holland on the Friday morning Great trip, great staff, clean ship and well stocked shop. We sailed back on the Sunday afternoon arriving home Monday morning. We Used the cinema, with drink and nacho / pop corn voucher option. Good quality cinema experience, it won’t be like a IMAX, but didn’t expect that. Pop corn is salted, nachos come with Salsa and Cheese sauce. On Both journeys we had a Bunk bed room with en-suite, everything fully functional and working. One surprise was how could the shower is! Better than most on land hotels! Would use DFDS again, no issues or complaints.

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    Reviewed by Matthew who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Great way to travel!"

    Travelling by ferry on this route was SO easy and smooth. From boarding to breakfast, the staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. The buffet was fantastic (book at the port to save €10) and the cabins were spacious, with everything you need (towel, soap and bedding provided). There's also duty free, a cinema and music at the bar every night. I would definitely do this again.

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    Reviewed by Mhairi who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "A very good experience spoiled."

    Catering was superb. Staff experienced and helpful. Cabin adequate. Being a 15hr ferry crossing overnight, all started very well until out to sea and then the whole of the ship literally rattled all the way across, making sleeping impossible. Expected the engine noise, but the curtain rails, doors, windows, walkway, ceilings all rattling, on our deck and other decks when a walk was taken due to the noises, made the whole crossing a poor experience.

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    Reviewed by Andi who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Very helpful staff"

    We needed 2 bunks on lower level & this was arranged without fuss

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Good quality ferry"

    Comfortable cabins. Very good quality buffet food and good value. Bar prices, however, exceedingly high.

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    Reviewed by RML who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Smooth sailing"

    No complaints.

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    Reviewed by Vanessa who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Very good first experience of ferry travel"

    Thank you, we found the ferry crossings (to Amsterdam and back) to be very pleasant. The staff were polite and attentive during both trips. The evening meals and breakfasts were very nice. The shops and cinema were good. Our cabin was quite small but it was economy after all! This is the first time we have travelled by ferry and we will certainly consider using your ferries on future holidays.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "great crossing "

    We found the crew most helpful and polite throughout. The a la carte restaurant food was certainly not cheap but delicious and service excellent. Our cabin was very clean and adequate for one night although our neighbours were noisy. Good disembarking at both ports with not much delay. Not impressed by the Starbucks coffee bar as the coffee and tea from a machine were pretty awful. Ship left slightly early and arrived dead on time, also punctual on the return. Overall good value for money.

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    Reviewed by Barry who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Could be better "

    We have travelled many times with DFDS over the years and unfortunately, we have noticed a distinct reduction in the quality of food onboard. There is much less choice of anything other than fast foods. We would love to see a return to meat joints and vegetables.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Great Weekend"

    We used the ferry as a means to get to Amsterdam for a forward journey to Gouda. Ship staff were all friendly and helpful, Would recommend to anyone.

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    Reviewed by Linda who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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  • "Poor entertainment and administration of standards of drinkg"

    We crossed both ways, the so called entertainment was poor to say the least, we booked the buffet dinner one way and the buffet breakfast, which I have to say was pretty good, on the return I booked the bistro 2 course menu we were seated alongside a couple, who looked very pleasant, however the woman was in a drunken state, after we ordered she spilled her dessert on the floor, this was replaced, then as we were duly served our main course this woman divulged the contents of her stomach on the floor between us, this fully ended the meal for us we left, but not before explaining to the maitre de why and that despite not having had the two courses we had pre paid for I would not be paying for our drinks that we had only partly consumed, to be fair she did offer to reseat us but the smell of the situation let alone the sight had totally put us off, in actual fact we went to the bar had one drink and retired to bed only 40 minutes later, not the end to a lovely 2 weeks holiday I had planned, my actual annoyance is that this did not allow me the time to suitably tip the waiter who up until that point head been really nice to us all

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    Reviewed by William who travelled with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways

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