Typical bar and restaurant prices on DFDS

Want to know how much money to budget for food and drink on-board a DFDS ferry?


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.

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.

Blue Riband

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).

Explorers Steakhouse

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.

Breakfast Buffet

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.

Bar Prices

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

Important: Prices were accurate as of September 2013 but may have changed since then. They are listed above solely as a guide.

Please visit the DFDS website for the latest prices and to pre-book restaurant meals where applicable°.

Confused? Unsure? Got questions? If I can help I will! I've sailed on ferry mini cruises and taster cruise ship holidays so I know what to expect on such holidays. Get in touch and I will try my best to help you out.
(Photo credit to David Fiske)

6 comments on “Typical bar and restaurant prices on DFDS

  1. What are your pouring sizes of drinks?
    England and Denmark traditionally have different local sizes. England having 3.5 CL and Denmark having 4 CL??

    Kind Regards,


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