KING SEAWAYS in 20 Years

May 25, 2015


Over the last 20 years, there have been a number of ships sailing on our route from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

Since 2006, KING SEAWAYS has sailed between Newcastle and IJmuiden on a daily basis, and been the setting for countless family holidays, couples getaways, breaks with friends, school trips and more.

Did you know that KING SEAWAYS is a Peter Pan class cruise ferry?

KING SEAWAYS is well-stocked with a wide range of facilities including 4 restaurants, a number of bars, lounges and a club, a shop, a casino, children’s play area and even a cinema!

KING SEAWAYS fact sheet:

Built: 1985 – 1986

Maiden Voyage: 2 June 1986

Previous names:

  • 1987–1993: Nils Holgersson
  • 1993–2006: Val de Loire
  • 2006–2011: King of Scandinavia
  • 2011–present: KING SEAWAYS

Class and Type: Peter Pan class cruise ferry


  • Length: 163m
  • Width: 28m
  • Cruising speed: 21 Knots
  • Passengers: 1325
  • Cabins: 522
  • Cars: 600
  • Engine output: 19,880 kW

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