Newcastle to Amsterdam ferries looking shipshape after £4.5m makeover

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DFDS’s Newcastle to Amsterdam ferries have been decked out in style after a £4.5million makeover.

Ferry operator DFDS has invested £4.5 million in refurbishing the two cruise ferries, King Seaways and Princess Seaways, that operate on the North Sea crossing.

The ships, which can carry up to 1,250 passengers and 650 cars, have received extensive modernisations in recent weeks, including updated cabin interiors, improvements to public areas, new restaurant furnishings, and an expanded on board shop.

Changes to cabin accommodation on board include the creation of 39 new inside cabins with double beds. In addition, the premium Commodore and Commodore De Luxe cabins on board have been renovated with new carpets, décor and updated en suite bathrooms.

The guest services centres, Columbus Club, and bars on board have a brand new look and the ships’ four restaurants have all been face-lifted.

DFDS carried 584,000 passengers and 121,000 cars from Newcastle to Amsterdam in 2016.

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS, said: “We welcomed record numbers of passengers on board our ships last year and this investment is part of our continuous improvement programme, to ensure we always offer the best possible experience for our customers. The new look on both King Seaways and Princess Seaways provides a warm welcome for couples, friends and families who are taking a short break or starting their holiday with us in 2017.”