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Onboard the ship Oslo - Frederikshavn - Copenhagen

We strive to offer all our customers the best journey possible. That is why we have implemented a number of new measures onboard. This also means that some of our usual services and activities will temporarily deviate slightly from the information you may have read elsewhere on the web, via e-mail, etc. Read more about this summer's specific offers below.

The entire ship's crew has been thoroughly trained in the Danish and Norwegian authorities' recommendations for social distancing and hygiene protocols. Please feel free to ask a member of the ship's crew if you have any questions.

Explorers Steakhouse Waiter

Explorers Steakhouse returns

On January 1, Explorers Steakhouse returns to the DFDS ferry between Norway and Denmark. This means that you can once again look forward to tender steaks, juicy burgers, and other delicious specialities from the menu – all served with a large selection of quality wines and the most beautiful view in Scandinavia.

Explorers Steakhouse replaces the current Explorers Bistro onboard.

Explorer Steakhouse onboard Copenhagen-Oslo

Restaurants - evening

This summer we are introducing Explorers Bistro onboard. The restaurant will cover the combined areas previously dedicated to Explorers Steakhouse and Blue Riband, which will not be serving their usual menu.

At Explorers Bistro you can choose from a selection of delicious starters, main courses and desserts from our a la carte menu. For the youngest of the family, all dishes are served in child-friendly portions.

Also try our Italian restaurant, Little Italy, where you can choose from several pizza and pasta dishes. Here there is also the possibility of take away during the entire opening hours. Note that Little Italy has different opening hours on the south and north routes.

We recommend that you reserve a table before departure, so you can skip the queue on board.

The following are currently closed: Explorers Steakhouse, Espresso House and Blue Riband.

Explorers Kitchen Breakfast - Newcastle to Amsterdam

Restaurants - morning

A good morning sets the mood for the rest of the day. We have now opened for buffet breakfast in the 7 Seas restaurant, where all guests will be asked to wear gloves during breakfast.

As a Commodore guest, you can choose to order your first meal of the day as room service to your cabin, or you're welcome to have a buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Remember, guests will be required to wear gloves when at the buffet.

Little Italy is open from lunchtime, here you can enjoy delicious pizzas and authentic pasta dishes.

Restaurants onboard Copenhagen-Oslo

Navigators pub onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Bars & Entertainment

There is still plenty of opportunity to enjoy yourself aboard - whether you are looking for entertainment or just want to unwind. You can enjoy live music each night at the Columbus Club and at the Navigator's bar.

All guests must use be seated, and unfortunately there will be no opportunity for dancing. On the ship's outside deck, sit back with a drink in the Skybar, weather permitting. There is no sale of alcohol after 22.00.

The Red & White wine bar, Columbus Club, BubbleZone (including playroom), pool/pool area and outside jacuzzi are currently closed.

Taxfree shopping - Jack the Pirate

Childrens Entertainment

Our ship is fun for the whole family, and children can look forward to lots of fun and activities on board. On your day of travel, contact the ship's Guest Service Center for more information on these activities or listen out for calls from the ship's public announcement system.

BubbleZone (including playroom), pool/pool area and outside jacuzzi are currently closed.

Family shopping Newhaven-Dieppe

Tax-Free shop

The tax-free shop is open just after departure and here you will find thousands of branded products at great prices. You always save at least 20% compared to the Danish prices in the country. So treat yourself, or someone you love, with new perfume & cosmetics, clothing and accessories, home accessories, wine and much more.

Please note: According to Danish government guidelines, it is not possible to purchase alcohol in the tax free Sea Shop after 10 pm.

Route Tax-free open
Copenhagen - Oslo 14.15 - 00.30
Copenhagen - Oslo 07.30 - 09.00
Oslo - Copenhagen 14.15 - 22.30
Oslo - Copenhagen 07.30 - 09.00
DFDS BusinessCruise group - terminal

Sailing times & Check-in

DFDS now offers departures between Frederikshavn - Oslo. This means that check-in and sailing times have changed. Please see the new sailing times here.

Please note that it is not possible to only book a sailing between Copenhagen - Frederikshavn.

Changes may occur.

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