A common question by fellow passengers researching a mini cruise holiday is how expensive are the bar prices and meals on-board the DFDS ferries?
Here are some prices from when I sailed with DFDS from Newcastle to Amsterdam.
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Generally speaking, the on-board price of meals on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route is calculated based on a Euro to Great British Pound exchange rate.
As a guide, a three course meal in the Blue Riband a la carte restaurant costs around £31.20 on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route if pre-booked (around €39.50 on-board).
If a steak dinner is on the cards, then a two course meal in the Explorers Steakhouse costs around £29.50 on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route if pre-booked (around €34.95 on-board).
7 Seas Buffet
The 7 Seas restaurant offers a buffet dining option and costs around £21.99 on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route if pre-booked (around €34.50 on-board).
Children can eat for half price too on certain routes.
A breakfast buffet is available to guests in the morning and costs around £9.99 on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route if pre-booked (around €14.90 on-board).
Breakfast and dinner meals can be reserved at the time of booking with the benefit of pre-booking being that there is often a saving that can be made versus the on-board price. Some pre-booked meals can be up to 25% cheaper online than on-board.
Bake 'n Coffee Café
The cafes on-board DFDS Seaways ferries serve a selection of light refreshments, snacks and light meals throughout the day.
Our guide prices are based on the Newcastle to Amsterdam route and are priced in Euros. As a guide, soft drinks start from around €2.20. Beers start from around €3.40.
A wide range of coffees start from around €2.60 a cup and a selection of gourmet coffees are available at Bake 'n Coffee. Light snacks include croissants, scones and muffins starting from around €2.80.
For dinner, you can grab a light meal from a range including rolls, baguettes and bagels. Prices start from around €7. A selection of hot pub-style dishes are available starting from around €14.50.
We've got approximate prices of a wide range of drinks on both the Newcastle to Amsterdam and the Harwich to Esbjerg routes and have compressed them into a smaller, more readable guide!
Prices are approximate as a wide range of beverages are available and should be used indicatively only.
On the Amsterdam route, cocktails start from around €6.50. Shots of spirits and liqueurs start at around €4.50.
A range of bottled or canned beers, stouts, ales, bitters and ciders are available from around €3.75 with draught beer starting at around €2.75. Wines start at around €5.25 a glass.
A selection of non-alcoholic cocktails and soft drinks are available starting from around €3.50
Please visit the DFDS website for the latest prices and to pre-book restaurant meals where applicable °.