Great start for new restaurant concepts on Amsterdam-Newcastle

As you may know, DFDS’ cruise ferries on the Amsterdam-Newcastle routes recently opened the Explorers Kitchen restaurant based on a new concept. The guests are offered a buffet which includes tapas as well as Burgers, sushi, pasta, grill specialties, fresh salad and delicious deserts. New is also the Bistro North Sea a la carte restaurant.

And the new concepts have already proven to be very popular.

“On Saturday 10 March, we reached the stunning amount of 876 guests. We believe it is a record for the Amsterdam-Newcastle route,” says Dorte Slynborg, Chef de cuisine on King Seaways. On that evening we saw UK event guests SKATOONS with 598 participants and 278 regular passengers dining on our buffet restaurant. Cooks, waiters & runners have all worked with dedication to make our new world buffet a success, and last weekend we saw the result of their efforts, says Dorte and her colleague Rafal Wojtaszak, Business Leader Food & Beverage.

And there was no less enthusiasm on Princess Seaways “Last Friday we set sail from Ijmuiden with 1064 guest on boards. 797 guest or 74.9% dined in Explorer’s Kitchen and in total 83% of all guest on board dined in either Explorer’s Kitchen or Bistro North Sea. During my 15 years I have never seen such numbers on a “normal Friday”. The atmosphere, the smiles, the many positive comments about the food, quality, selection, service in the restaurant were extremely nice and the team work from all crew on board in order to get all small and big things to succeed – were absolutely amazing, says Morten Thomassen, Business Leader Food & Beverage, Princess Seaways.


“All the positive energy and good ideas from the Food & Beverage workshop in May 2017 has become real and it felt fantastic. I’m confident this is just one of many records to be broken on King and Princess,” says Morten Thomassen.

March 16, 2018