So what about DFDS? Well, be reassured….travelling with them is simple and relaxing.

It is a 15 hour crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam. Check in starts at 1430 with a 1700 departure.

It is important to notify the company in advance that you will require a wheelchair accessible cabin. Ours was very comfortable. There was plenty of space to move around in both the bedroom area and the wet room.

I was particularly impressed with the shower. I didn’t expect to have such good water pressure on a ferry.

The food in the onboard restaurant was excellent and we enjoyed a top class three-course meal.

All the bar areas, shops and restaurants are wheelchair accessible and there are also accessible exits out onto the decks for those who want more of the sea air.

An extra bonus for us was that we slept really well.

All in all it was a really enjoyable crossing. But a word of advice. Try and get to the lift as soon as you can while the ferry is docking in Amsterdam. Don’t wait for the announcement telling passengers to make their way to their vehicles.

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Deb’s verdict:
The WHILL handled magnificently on the ferry. It’s capability of moving the seat forward allowing me to sit properly at a table was a huge bonus. When we were eating it felt as if I was sat on a normal seat like everyone else.

PS: Do remember to take a European plug with you for charging up the chair overnight. If you should forget then they sell them in the onboard shop. I should know – I forgot to take mine. Oooops.