Taking DFDS Seaways from Copenhagen to Oslo is a lot more than just transportation from A to B. The two ships on the route, Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways, delivers a cruise experience for the passengers on board with several restaurants, bars, pubs, a night club, entertainment, swimming and spa facilities and lately also a casino – and not to forget, tax free shopping, thanks to facts, that Norway is not a member of the European Union.
The Copenhagen-Oslo route is one of the oldest ferry routes in Denmark, dating more than 100 years back, where flying was not an option. But DFDS Seaways have kept the route alive by turning the Copenhagen-Oslo route into a travel experience, where you besides getting from Copenhagen to Oslo, also gets a unique mini cruise experience on board.
Crown Seaways and Pearl Seaways have been upgraded several times, and offer a variety of dining possibilities, from elegant a la carte dining in the Blue Riband Restaurant or the Marco Polo Gourmet Restaurant over a steakhouse experience to the family friendly buffet restaurant, 7 Seas – the best shot for families with younger kids. For the adult passengers without kids, wine tasting or beer tasting is an option, and the latest offer for the adult audience is the new casino on board both ships. Different kind of entertainment for kids on board is also part the DFDS experience.
DFDS Seaways offer several kinds of cabin classes for passengers: The standard class is called Seaways Class or Seaways Class Comfort, while a more luxurious experience with hotel standard is found in the Commodore Class or the Commodore De Luxe Class. All cabins regardless of class are equipped with a private bath and toilet.
Enjoying the trip from Copenhagen to Oslo is a pleasure itself, not a least the trip though the Oslo Fjord, either in the morning when sailing from Copenhagen to Oslo – or in the afternoon, when sailing from Oslo to Copenhagen.
Crown Seaways or Pearl Seaways leaves Copenhagen and Olso every day at 16.45, and arrives the next morning at 9.30. DFDS Seaways arrives in Oslo at Vippetangen, which is within walking distance from Downtown Oslo. The DFDS terminal in Copenhagen terminal is located in Nordhavn not that far away from Østerport Station in north part of Copenhagen. But taking a shuttle bus to the DFDS Terminal in Copenhagen is recommended, if you’re not bringing a car on board.
Facts on Copenhagen-Oslo ferry:
Ferry Company: DFDS Seaways
Crossing time: 16 hours in both directions
Meeting time before departure: 1 hour for walking passengers and car travellers
Departs from both Copenhagen and Oslo at 16.45 every day of the week. Crossing time: 16 hours
Address on DFDS Seaways terminal in Copenhagen:
2100 København Ø
Address on DFDS Seaways terminal in Oslo, Norway:
Vippetangen, Utstikker II
Reservation by phone (Denmark):
(+45) 33 42 30 00
By Henrik Lange, Highways-Denmark.com
Photo: DFDS Seaways