"Smooth Sailing all the way"
Reviewed 04 July 2014 by Anonymous
Everything from start to finish was perfect. Check in both ways was smooth and efficient. The ship was spotless. The staff were friendly, even got the thumbs up from the parking guy onboard (unlike other ship parking guys that are very impatient and confusing to drivers sometimes). The food was top notch. Better than some fine dining restaurants. The cabin temperature was good. Some ferries I have been on, it can get quite stuffy. The only quibble I have is that the prices for the snacks are a bit on the pricy side. Dread to think if you had a family and did not eat in the restaurant, a bit too expensive to feed them at the snack bar. Other than than, I will look forward to my next trip to the continent with DFDS ferries. First Class all the way.
'Anonymous' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
"Journey Newcastle to Amsterdam and back "
Reviewed 01 July 2014 by Karin Haake
It was our 3. Trip and because my Partner was not to well, we did need assistance . We got that on both journeys and we are very grateful for that. All the staff was very friendly and made our trip very enyoyable, our cabin was very comfortable, nice white bedding and very clean. When we want to go again to Germany, we will always go with DFDS ferry. We can only recommend it to everybody. Thank You very much! Regards, Karin Haake
'Karin Haake' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
"travel and cuisine"
Reviewed 26 May 2014 by Willy
a pleasant and peaceful crossing, with an excellent meal
'Willy' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on Princess Seaways
"Crossing May 15, 2014"
Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Bernard
I had no idea the North Sea could be that calm. It was almost impossible to tell we were moving. There were a bunch of school kids on this trip but luckily the chaperones closed them down around 22:00 hours.
'Bernard' travelled Newcastle Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) with DFDS Seaways on King Seaways
|Harwich - Hook of Holland with Stena Line - 14 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Harwich - Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways - 3 Sailings Weekly / 18 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Hull - Rotterdam with P&O Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Hull - Zeebrugge with P&O Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 13 hour 15 minute crossing|
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.