DFDS Rolls out new Pizza Restaurant across Newcastle-Amsterdam Service

Little Italy Restaurants opened on Newcastle cruise ferries. New spring menu available on board in à la carte restaurants.

Award winning ferry operator, DFDS, has launched a new pizza restaurant, Little Italy, on board its two cruise ferries that sail between Newcastle and Amsterdam. The launch follows the success of the concept on one of the ferries, King Seaways, which has proven to be particularly popular with families and young couples.

The Italian-style restaurant is the latest addition to the cruise ferries’ range of onboard restaurants, each serving delicious fresh food. The Little Italy menu includes a selection of freshly prepared pizzas, such as Margherita, Prosciutto e Fungi (ham and cheese) and Diavola (spicy Italian salami), as well as popular pasta dishes spaghetti Bolognese and mushroom tagliatelle.

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS, comments, “Our new pizza restaurant is proving popular with our passengers and complements our other onboard restaurants well. Many of our guests are genuinely surprised by the high quality food we serve in our restaurants.

“In addition to Little Italy, we also have the Explorer’s Steakhouse, which serves delicious, juicy steaks sourced directly from a small ranch in the United States. In our all-you-can-eat 7 Seas buffet restaurant, guests can choose from a wide range of freshly prepared dishes, including a kid’s station laden with favourites such as chicken nuggets, chips and peas. Or, for those wanting a more refined dining experience, our à la carte restaurant, the Blue Riband, should hit the right spot.”

The Blue Riband spring menu has also just been introduced on board. Diners can now choose from a range of mouth-watering seasonal options, including sea bass served with red chicory, pork tenderloin with a herb crust or braised pulled lamb shank with garlic mash. There is also a new vegetarian menu, offering delicious dishes such as mushroom risotto and cannelloni filled with spinach, mushrooms and ricotta cheese.

All food on board is freshly prepared by DFDS’ trained chefs, including an extensive hot and cold breakfast selection with pastries prepared by the onboard baker.

For more information or to pre-book your meals now, visit www.dfds.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors

About DFDS

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

DFDS operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes.  It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries. For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.


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