Further Information on the Newcastle - Amsterdam Ferry Route
DFDS Seaways offer a fantastic route from the North of England to Holland. The service direct from Newcastle to the port of IJmuiden (for Amsterdam) is the perfect for those based in the North of England as it saves much of the driving usually associated with getting the ferry to Europe . Crossings are offered onboard DFDS Seaways high quality super ferries, which are crammed full of excellent facilities and services. Alternative ferry crossings are offered from Stena Line and P&O Ferries.
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Newcastle has access to an international Ferry Terminal, at North Shields, which offers services to destinations including IJmuiden (near Amsterdam). A ferry to Gothenburg, Sweden, operated by Danish DFDS Seaways, ceased crossing at the end of October 2006. The company cited high fuel prices and new competition from low-cost air services as the cause. From summer 2007, Thomson cruise lines includes Newcastle as a port of call on its Norwegian and Fjords cruise.
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Ĳmuiden is a city in the Dutch province of North Holland, the main town of the municipality of Velsen. It lies about 10.3 miles north of Haarlem. In the Roman era, this Velsen district was already inhabited, and archeological finds indicate there was a North Sea port of some regional importance built here.
The North Sea Canal connects the North Sea with the Ĳ Bay in Amsterdam. Besides the Velsen Municipality Hall, designed by the famous architect Willem Dudok, important sights in Ĳmuiden are the North Sea locks. The latter are among the largest in the world and one set is able to close off a shipping lane 50 meters wide and 12 meters deep. There are plans to enlarge or build a new set to facilitate passage for even larger vessels.
DFDS Seaways serve a route between Amsterdam and Newcastle via Ĳmuiden. A new roll-on/roll-off ferry route between Ĳmuiden and Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom will begin in 2009.
Newcastle -Amsterdam - DFDS Seaways offer a daily service connecting England with Holland offering a relaxing way to travel between the two countries. DFDS Seaways offer a service with 2 ferries operating in alternate directions. The journey takes 15 hours and 30 minutes on board one of DFDS Seaways Cruise Ferries.
Harwich - Esbjerg - This service is offered 3 - 5 times a week depending on the type of year. The only route from England directly to Denmark is offered onboard the luxury MS Dana Sirena. Once in Denmark there are excellent road links to both Sweden and Germany. Crossing times are around 18 hours and 15 minutes.
DFDS Seaways is the passenger-carrying division of DFDS A/S. It operates five cruiseferries and one ro-pax ferry on routes connecting Denmark to Norway; and the United Kingdom to the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. In 2006 DFDS Seaways renewed their fleet, purchasing MS King of Scandinavia and MS Princess of Norway to replace the last ships dating from the 1970s still in service.
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