"A Smooth Crossing"
Reviewed 11 August 2014 by Shirley
We travelled on DFDS at the start of a mammoth journey by car to Greece. The reason we drove was to ba able to take our dog as we going there for a month. The ferry experience both ways was excellent. The boarding process was very efficient- only problem was when we arrived at Ijmulden to return we queued up with everyone else, only to get to the front of the queue and be told we had to go back out and check in at the main office desk so the dog's passport to be checked and stamped. This was not made clear on the ticket printout. The cabins were very comfortable and well appointed. We had an outside on our outward journey and an inside on the way home. Both were OK but I do like to see the light in the morning. We used the Seafarer buffet which was very good and the food was well replenished throughout so there is no need to rush for the beginning of the service. The waiting staff in the buffet were friendly and helpful. We were fortunate in having a very smooth crossing with lovely weather so the ship left and arrived perfectly on time both ways.
'Shirley' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
"Newcastle to Amsterdam"
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Marta
Food was very good, staff helpful, cabins clean, overall very enjoyable experience. We will definitely travel with DFDS Seaways in the future.
'Marta' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
"Hassle free crossing."
Reviewed 04 August 2014 by Anonymous
We used DFDS for a wee return trip over to Spa with a few sports cars. Both crossings were hassle free and did the job perfectly. We had a inside cabin which was fine for us as there is plenty going on to keep you amused till bedtime. Will deffo use again.
'Anonymous' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Rod
Very good journey each way, pleasant cabin, good food and service. Embarking and disembarking on both trips not well done with unneccesary queing and complications.Arrival in Newcastle took an hour and a half to clear customs and immigration in queue lines. Perhaps because of security alerts. Not a good welcome to uk for visitors. Sunday night good entertainment. Trips seem very expensive with car and cabin for a couple. Stena system of loading to and from Belfast much more efficient.
'Rod' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
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At first glance Newcastle virtual capital of the area between Yorkshire and Scotland - may appear to be just another northern industrial conurbation, but the banks of the Tyne have been settled for nearly two thousand years and the city consequently has a greater breadth of attractions than many of its rivals. The Romans were the first to bridge the river here, and the "new castle" appeared as long ago as 1080. In the seventeenth century a regional monopoly on coal export brought wealth and power to Newcastle and - as well as giving a new expression to the English language - engendered its other great industry, shipbuilding. At one time, a quarter of the world's shipping was built here, and the first steam train and steam turbine also emerged from Newcastle factories. In its nineteenth-century heyday, Newcastle's engineers and builders gave the city an elegance which has survived the ravages of recent development
Amsterdam is the cultural capital of the Netherlands. It lies on the banks of two bodies of water, the IJ bay and the Amstel river. Founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village on the banks of the Amstel, it is now the largest city in the country and its financial and cultural centre. The medieval core boasts the best of the city's bustling streetlife and is home to shops, many bars and restaurants. Amsterdam has one of the largest historic city centres in Europe, dating largely from the 17th century, the Golden Age of the Netherlands, of which it was the focal point. At this time, a series of concentric, semi-circular canals were built around the older city centre, which still defines its layout and appearance today. Many fine houses and mansions are situated along the canals; most are lived in, others are offices, and some public buildings. Some of the houses are gradually sinking because they are built on piles to cope with the marshy subsoil.