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The King and I... Floating mega hotel and car park, DFDS King of Scandinavia

Friday, the boarding starts between 3 and 4. We leave home for IJmuiden at two and arrive at an empty pre-boarding platform at the ferry service from DFDS seaways.

This is a lucky thing, because waiting there is not really pleasant.

We go through customs without problems and enter the waiting queue.

Just after 16:00 boarding starts, and at 16:15 we are inside, walking to our cabin.

We are going to sail on the “King of Scandinavia” and are welcomed by the crew.

The meal vouchers are included in the key to your room, I find that out when I enquire at the reception.

No problem, so we go to the reservation desk of the “Seven Seas Restaurant” to book an early shift.

<note: On board of the DFDS ferries, there are 3 shifts to book your dinner.

Bye bye IJmuiden
Families will want to eat early. If you wait until they announce that bookings can be made, the first shift is often already taken!!>

 

We walk around the ship, have a beer in one of its bars and stand outside to see IJmuiden disappear in the distance.

 

As always the Scandinavian style buffet is an abundance of tasty food. If you want to loose weight, do not book this buffet, but bring your own crackers in stead :) I should have done so too!

 

After dinner we go through the shops, and admire the rich choice of beverage and gifts, and decide to bring some of it into Scotland:)

We have another beer in the Navigators Bar, where a guy with a guitar tries to bring us back into time with popular songs of the recent past. He succeeds in bringing people back to their rooms, but at least he tried:)

 

In the large Bar/Disco a little band is playing. The singer works hard, but the instrumentals are stunning.

After eleven we hit the sack. Our cabin is in the back part of the ship. It strikes me as almost silent. (normally the air co makes a lot of noise, and the machines are very audible, but none of that in room 1123!!)

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The King and I...
Floating mega h…
The King and I... Floating mega …
Bye bye IJmuiden
Bye bye IJmuiden
Buffet, sweets
Buffet, sweets
Buffet, appetizers
Buffet, appetizers
Buffet, salad bar
Buffet, salad bar
Buffet, appetizers
Buffet, appetizers
Buffet, fruits de mer
Buffet, fruits de mer
Buffet, main dish
Buffet, main dish
Buffet, main dish
Buffet, main dish
Buffet, kids corner, but who cares…
Buffet, kids corner, but who care…
Buffet, I scream machine
Buffet, I scream machine
Buffet, les fromages
Buffet, les fromages
Buffet, our waitress
Buffet, our waitress
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