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MS Princess of Norway Ferry

To book your ferry ticket onboard MS Princess of Norway or any other DFDS Seaways simply select your outward & return routes, then the number of passengers and click the get price button. You will then be taken to the booking page where you can select you exact requirements for your journey and obtain your personalised ferry ticket quote.

DFDS Seaways Ferry MS Princess of Norway

DFDS Seaways MS Princess of Norway - Ferry History

MS Princess of Norway is a cruiseferry operated and owned by DFDS Seaways on a route connecting Newcastle, England to IJmuiden in the Netherlands. She was built in 1986 as MS Peter Pan by Schichau Unterweser for TT-Line. Between 1993 and 2002 the ship was named MS Spirit of Tasmania, operated by TT-Line. In 2002 the ship was sold to Fjord line, renamed MS Fjord Norway. In 2006 she was sold to DFDS Seaways, and renamed MS Princess of Norway. For full information on DFDS Seaways - Click Here.

Part of the MS Princess of Norway Ferry Fleet MS Princess of Norway

MS Princess of Norway was built as the MS Peter Pan (the third ship to bear the name in TT-Line fleet) for the TT-line (Germany) at Schichau Unterweser, Bremerhaven, in 1986. The Peter Pan began operations for the TT-line (Germany) on the Travemünde–Trelleborg route on February 6, 1986. In 1990 TT-line (Tasmania) decided it was time to replace the current ferry MS Abel Tasman, so they arranged to buy the large ferry.

It was expected they could get the ferry in late 1992 but TT-line (Germany) could not let her go until 1993. She sailed from Germany in October 1993 and began sailing from Devonport to Melbourne late November. She sailed four return trips a week. The crossings were overnight and one day/night and took approximately 15 hours.

In 2002 TT-Line (Tasmania) secured two new ferries the MS Superfast III and MS Superfast IV from Superfast Ferries to replace the MS Spirit of Tasmania and her fleet mate the HSC Devil Cat. The two new Superfasts were renamed Spirit of Tasmania I & Spirit of Tasmania II and began operations on September 1, 2002. Consequently the MS Spirit of Tasmania was laid up in Melbourne for a few days and then sailed to Sydney to be laid up and offered for sale. She was sold to Nordsjøferger and charted to Fjord Line. She sailed from Sydney on December 24, 2002, as the MS Spir. On arrival in Denmark she was refitted at Ørskov Yard in Frederikshavn. She was then renamed MS Fjord Norway and began on the Bergen–Haugesund–Egersund–Hanstholm route until November 17, 2005, when she took over the Bergen–Stavanger–Newcastle route from the MS Jupiter.

MS Fjord Norway was purchased by Danish shipping company DFDS Seaways. and renamed MS Princess of Norway; she joined the DFDS Seaways fleet on 8 November 2006, and was then refurbished at Frederikshavn and began sailing on the Newcastle - Stavanger - Haugesund - Bergen route. The MS Princess of Norway swapped routes with the MS Queen of Scandinavia. Taking over the IJmuiden - Newcastle route from May 2007 onward with her sister ship MS King of Scandinavia.

DFDS Princess of Norway Sister Ships

The third MS Peter Pan was the first of four sisters, the others being:

MS Nils Holgersson (1987) sold to Brittany Ferries in 1993, renamed MS Val de Loire. she was sold to DFDS Seaways in late 2005 to serve the IJmuiden (Netherlands)–Newcastle (Britain) route as MS King of Scandinavia.

MS Olau Hollandia (1989) was the third of the sisters and MS Olau Britannia (1989) the fourth. The two Olau sisters were charted in 1994 to P&O Ferries renamed MS Pride of Portsmouth and MS Pride of Le Havre. In 2005 they stopped operating for P&O and were subsequently sold to SNAV in Italy, renamed MS SNAV Lazio and MS SNAV Sardegna.

DFDS Seaways MS Princess of Norway Ferry Statistics

  • Gross Tonnage: 31,360
  • Length: 161 m
  • Beam: 27.6 m
  • Vehicle Capacity: 550 cars
  • Built: 1986
  • Passengers: 1,300
  • Service Speed: 21 knots