Should you upgrade to Commodore De Luxe on DFDS?

Book a DFDS ferry to Amsterdam and you could choose a Premium Commodore class cabin. But should you?

Commodore De Luxe Lounge on King Seaways

Commodore De Luxe is part of the Premium class of cabins on DFDS and is the most luxurious type of cabin available.

They are more expensive than standard cabins but are they worth paying extra for?

Commodore De Luxe on King Seaways

These luxurious cabins come with the following:

  • Bedding and towels
  • En suite bathroom with shower & WC with toiletries
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Flat screen television
  • Telephone
  • Steward service
  • Wardrobes
  • Complimentary hot buffet breakfast worth £9.99 per person served in the 7 Seas Restaurant
  • Complimentary small mini bar
  • Complimentary fruit packet
  • Access to the Commodore De Luxe Lounge with free drinks and snacks
  • Wired internet access

These cabins can accommodate up to three people and are very spacious cabins compared to the Standard and Economy cabins.

Private access to the Commodore De Luxe Lounge is arguably the greatest benefit of sailing in Premium class. Only Commodore De Luxe cabin residents can use the Lounge making it a secluded getaway from the hustle and bustle around the ship.

Enjoy comfortable furnishings, complimentary wine, beer, tea and coffee, browse through a selection of newspapers or get a bit of work done at the work desks. If you need to go on the web you'll find a wired internet access here.

Is it worth the cost of upgrading?

If you would like a bit more space and want to travel in a bit more style then the upgrade is definitely worth it. Access to the cosy and quiet Commodore De Luxe Lounge is a great bonus, and you can find drinks and light snacks there. In terms of the cabin the extra space is noticeable and worth paying for.

If the cost is a little too much for a return sailing in Commodore De Luxe Premium class then consider sailing in Premium class one way. That way you get to enjoy the wonderful experience either on your way over to Amsterdam or on the way back, but at a fraction of sailing both legs of the journey in a Premium cabin.

Commodore Plus Cabin on Princess Seaways

A comfy double bed

Commodore De Luxe Cabin on King Seaways

Plenty of space in the suite

Commodore Plus on Princess Seaways

For passengers on Princess Seaways, the highest grade of cabin available is Commodore Plus.

These cabins offer the following amenities:

  • Bedding and towels
  • En suite bathroom with shower & WC
  • Bath soap, shampoo, body lotion & vanity kit
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen television
  • Complimentary hot buffet breakfast worth £9.99 per person served in the 7 Seas Restaurant
  • Complimentary small mini bar

These cabins are sold with double beds which cannot be split into singles. Also, there's no Commodore De Luxe Lounge on Princess Seaways so that is something worth bearing in mind.

Is it worth the cost of upgrading?

The noticeable lack of a private lounge makes this question a little trickier to answer. When you upgrade you are simply paying for more cabin space so the option to upgrade would depend on how much time you expect to spend in your cabin. Sailing in a Commodore Plus cabin will certainly be more comfortable than in a Standard grade of cabin.

Personally, it would depend on the quote and the cost to upgrade. If the figure was a nominal amount then I would jump at the chance but if it was more than three figures I would be hesitant.

Find out more about the Premium range of cabins aboard DFDS ships here°.

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.


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