Food & Drink on Sirena Seaways

Sirena Seaways may be small, but it certainly punches above its weight when it comes to dining venues.

7 Seas Buffet Restaurant

Despite the small size of the vessel, there is a good range of choice when it comes to meals.

The main dining area divides into two areas; one for the 7 Seas buffet dining area and the other for Blue Riband restaurant dining area and the Explorers Steakhouse.

7 Seas Buffet Restaurant

During my sailing, the 7 Seas Buffet Restaurant was by far the most popular area. I dined there on the outbound sailing and in the Blue Riband Restaurant on the return journey.

The buffet is popular with families thanks to the fact that it is all-you-can-eat, which is always a hit as it offers great value and you can be sure the children are full!

There were distinct sections to the buffet, with a selection of hot dishes and meats, cold meats and salads, bread and desserts.

The food was varied and delicious. Perfectly cooked meats and the pasta salads are especially delicious. Desserts were equally as good and featured a range of cakes and mousses.

Waiter service complements the help-yourself buffet, serving drinks at an additional cost.

Blue Riband Restaurant / Explorers Steakhouse

Both Blue Riband Restaurant and Explorers Steakhouse share the same secluded space in the restaurant and offer a variety of menu choices.

The Blue Riband restaurant offers an à la carte menu with around four choices of starters, main courses and desserts. Opt for either a two-course or three-course meal.

I chose from this menu on the return journey, and the calibre of food was excellent, presented beautifully. The menu and presentation were similar to that expected at a high-end hotel or restaurant.

Kids choose from a Jack the Pirate themed children's menu, complete with a comic strip.

The Explorers Steakhouse menu offers a range of juicy steaks cooked and served the way you like it. Steaks arrive at the table sizzling hot.

Café Lighthouse

Café Lighthouse offers light snacks and drinks with comfortable seating and a modern décor. The café was moderately busy during the voyage.

Sky Bar

When the weather permits, there is a small Sky Bar at the rear of the ship that opens to sell a selection of beverages. It was mostly too windy during my crossings although it did briefly open when the wind calmed down.

Route closure: In 2014, DFDS ceased operating its Harwich - Esbjerg route, and its LEGOLAND mini cruise breaks. To travel to LEGOLAND Billund or Denmark by sea from the UK you now need to go via France or The Netherlands.

Read more in this series

  1. Getting to Harwich International Port
  2. DFDS Sirena Seaways Review
  3. Sirena Seaways Cabins
  4. Food & Drink on Sirena Seaways (you are here)
  5. Entertainment on Sirena Seaways
  6. Guide to Esbjerg, Denmark
  7. Esbjerg's Ghost Ship Hotel
  8. LEGOLAND Billund Guide For Children
  9. LEGOLAND Billund Guide For Adults
  10. LEGOLAND Mini Cruise Review on DFDS' Sirena Seaways
(Photo credit(s) to David Fiske)
Disclosure: DFDS kindly supplied a half board mini cruise to Esbjerg and LEGOLAND Billund. I paid for travel to and from the Port of Harwich, car parking, and incidentals onboard and overseas. The opinions in this article are my own.

Written by David Fiske

David first found his sea legs on a cruise around the Caribbean in 2009. Since then he's looked for any excuse to get back on the water which led him onto creating Mini Cruise Reviews as a way to showcase short min breaks that sail from the UK (on ferries or cruise ships).

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