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Wine, Beer & Whisky Tasting Sessions

When sailing to Europe, try something a little different and take part in our drinks tasting sessions in the Compass bar during your ferry crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam. ​
  • Variety of drinks to suit every palate
  • Enjoy a minimum of 3 of the best wines, beers or whiskies.
  • Sessions for novice and more experienced drinkers.
  • Prices start from as little as £4.60pp


Interested in sampling our drinks tasting package? Book a ferry to Amsterdam and then call our contact centre to add one of our options below -  0871 521 1531​​. ​Or you can visit the Compass Bar when you first arrive onboard. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Wine Tasting

European Tour

Try 3 full flavoured top European wines incuding Rioja Crianza Luis Canas, Valpolicella Cariano Cecilia Beretta and Chateaneuf-Du-Pape Domaine Les Cailloux.


World Tour

You're guaranteed to stimulate all your senses with these 4 majestic and flavoursome wines including Rioja Crianza Luis Canas, Valpolicella Cariano Cecilia Beretta, Chateaneuf-Du-Pape Domaine Les Cailloux and 1884 Malbec Mendoza.


Grand Tour

For the experienced wine drinker, the Grand Tour provides you with 5 full bodied wines that will blow your mind. Includes Rioja Crianza Luis Canas, Valpolicella Cariano Cecilia Beretta, Chateaneuf-Du-Pape Domaine Les Cailloux, 1884 Malbec Mendoza and Everton Brown Brothers.


Beer Tasting

Beer tasting 

European Tour
Europe is one of the major producing continents in the world, you'll be hard pushed to find a better range of beers. £4.80pp.

World Tour
With a mixture of light and dark beers, you'll be able to taste the unique and individual way each beer has been produced. £8.20pp.

​​Whisky Tasting

Whisky tasting 

Compass Tour

The Compass Tour allows you to try 3 fantastic whiskies, each with subtle yet distinctive differences in flavour. Whiskies include Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Glenfiddich Select Cask and The Glenlivet


Grand Tasting

Definitely not for the novice whisky drinker. The Grand Tour takes your taste buds to the extreme with some top quality whiskies including Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Glenfiddich Select Cask, The Glenlivet, The Dalmore and Auchentoshan.


Please note: Each tasting consists of approximately 10ml. 

​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.


It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​