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DFDS

Eastern Docks, North Shields CT16 1JA, England
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Nice ship. Terrible policies.

We set sail onboard king seaways in December 16 with our family. The ship itself is nice and modern... read more

Reviewed yesterday
andynez85
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Birthday Trip to Amsterdam

We booked an outside cabin for three of us , myself , my husband and our 11year old son. It was his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jane L
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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DFDS is the World's Leading Ferry Operator ​- Offering frequent ferry crossings​ to Europe, a wide range of onboard facilities and low fares. With ferries to France and Holland​ and mini cruises to Amsterdam, b​ook now and start your holiday with DFDS.​
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
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“mini cruise” (160 reviews)
“sea view” (82 reviews)
“bunk beds” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Eastern Docks, North Shields CT16 1JA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We set sail onboard king seaways in December 16 with our family. The ship itself is nice and modern with plenty of bars and entertainment on board. Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful and apart from the staff in the family restraunt....More

1  Thank andynez85
Reviewed yesterday

We booked an outside cabin for three of us , myself , my husband and our 11year old son. It was his birthday the following day when we arrived in Amsterdam. We had a great cabin at the front of the ship on the 9th...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on the DFDS sailing from North Shields to the Sunderland Air Show on 23 July 2017. The on-board experience was enjoyable, even though the weather was foul for the time of year. We were able to watch the show through a large picture...More

Thank Lancestrian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Began our journey on Saturday with 2 eager Grandsons. Not only were they excited about Sunderland Airshow they were delighted to board Princess Seaways for the day. We boarded at 10:30 and sat on Deck 11 Sky Bar - apparently great for viewing the live...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well run ferry. We upgraded to a Commodore cabin and felt it was well worth the extra cost. Unless you book dinner in advance food is very limited and far too expensive.More

Thank HHMNewcastle
DFDSUK, Manager at DFDS, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Very pleased to read your feedback, Commodore class does at that touch of luxury! Great savings to be had when booking meals in advance. To add variety we now offer pop-up restaurants with a different theme each month, which has proved very popular. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

just come back from an excellent mini cruise with free canal cruise trip to Amsterdam with DFDS. Overall the trip was very good with my family of four booked in an 4 bunk bed sea view cabin on the 11th deck. The cabin was small...More

3  Thank m0rkie
DFDSUK, Manager at DFDS, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thank so much for taking the time to leave your review. It's great to hear you and your family enjoyed your crossing with us and your time in Amsterdam. Your comments in regards to seating and outside areas have been noted and passed to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually slum it standard class when we are on the Ijmuiden -Amsterdam route but decided as we were travelling up the Oslo Fjord that we might as well get a "room with a view" and some sort of comfort. Room was super spacious, so...More

1  Thank pickytweeter
DFDSUK, Manager at DFDS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it's a great route to travel with stunning views. Apologies for the faulty coffee maker that day - hence the jugs. Happy to report this has now been fixed. We are working on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon ferry from Dunkerque to Dover. When we arrived we quickly went through customs and boarded the boat no problems. The services on board seem adequate although since it was only a 2 hour crossing, we did not use any. There would...More

Thank Wendy D
DFDSUK, Manager at DFDS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are pleased you had an enjoyable crossing, feedback is very important to us we will pass your comments on regarding accessing the deck area passed the Freight lounge. Kind Regards Nancy

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having previously used P&O Hull crossings we thought we would give Newcastle a try. Check in was excellent getting quickly on the boat although our cabin was impossible to find once on board and miles away from where we had parked. We were on the...More

Thank Yorkshire_fern
DFDSUK, Manager at DFDS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thank you for your review, we are pleased your check in process was very quick. We are sorry to hear you struggled to sleep in your cabin the staff onboard would be happy to change your cabin if you found it noisy. We have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the DFDS Ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam. It's an Overnight ferry leaving at 5pm and arriving 9.30am. Our cabin had a sea view and was small but comfortable with everything we needed. We booked dinner ahead in the seven seas restaurant - a...More

1  Thank Karen W
DFDSUK, Manager at DFDS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen, thanks for the great review. Pleased to read you took advantage of our pre-booking discounts for meals. Customers are more than welcome to take food and soft drinks on-board with us, we only request this is consumed within your cabin. We have passed...More

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No there isn't really. I changed into a decent shirt and trousers but most people wore casual clothes, jeans etc...
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Response from neroadtrippers | Reviewed this property |
Just off the ferry today and if you go in the upstairs lounge beer is €4.50 a bottle. Double gin, tonic, double rum & coke is €17. If you go into the Whisky bar then a can of coke is €4!!! Pure rip off!! Stay upstairs... More
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