"Late for check in"
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Anonymous
We were late for check in for our Harwich to Esberg ferry due to horrendous traffic jams. We were extremely impressed how check in was kept open for us up to the last moment and indeed we were twice rung by yourselves to find out where we were. Even though we arrived 65 minutes after check in time and only 25 minutes before departure we were able to board our ferry so saving a 2 day delay to the start of our holiday. Everything else about the crossing was also very good. Thank you
'Anonymous' travelled Harwich Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways on Sirena Seaways
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Julian
What a relaxing way to travel! The ship was incredibly clean and well appointed and the staff friendly and helpful. The journey out out Harwich was very interesting; I never realised how pretty the old parts of Harwich were and a brilliant view of Felixstowe with it' s busy container port, following the coast along we were able to make out Sizewell and Southwold. We had opted for the Buffett evening meal on board and whilst it appeared expensive it was actually good value compared to prices in Esbjerg. Approaching Esbjerg we sat on the deck in glorious sun and had a brilliant view of the icon land mark "Man Meets Sea". Disembarkation was quick and easy - no queuing; and a very enjoyable day out in picturesque Esbjerg. The return journey was much the same.
'Julian' travelled Harwich Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways on Sirena Seaways
"Harwich to Esbjerg"
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Blake
Had a good time on board. The live music in the evening was great. Sad to hear you are closing this service in September.
'Blake' travelled Harwich Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways on Sirena Seaways
"Clean, Efficient & Fairly Expensive"
Reviewed 21 June 2014 by Mike54
It does what it advertises but I would not rush back. My Crossing with a caravan cost over £400 one way, they do offer a discount on caravans on Sundays but Sunday sailings are at most two a month. All the staff I spoke with were most friendly but this is a Danish ship for Danes. Dinner was a madhouse and I would not do that again, too much noise and chaos. Breakfast did not start till 0800 (Finding that out took time) but was worth waiting for, good food large selection & less chaos. I understand this service ends Sept 2014, after that there are I think just two commercial services to Scandinavia that will take private cars Tilbury-Gothenburg & Immingham-Brevik, but they are even more expensive.
'Mike54' travelled Harwich Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways on Sirena Seaways
|Harwich - Hook of Holland with Stena Line - 14 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Hull - Rotterdam with P&O Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Hull - Zeebrugge with P&O Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 13 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Newcastle - Amsterdam with DFDS Seaways - 7 Sailings Weekly / 15 hour 30 minute crossing|
The town is believed to date from the mid-12th century. Its position on the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers and its usefulness to mariners as the only safe anchorage between the Thames and Humber led to a long period of maritime significance, both civil and military. The town was heavily fortified, with Harwich Redoubt, Beacon Hill Battery, and Bath Side Battery. Many operations of the large container port at Felixstowe and of Trinity House, the lighthouse authority, are managed from Harwich, and a new container port in Bathside Bay has been proposed. Harwich today is contiguous with Dovercourt and the two along with Parkeston are often referred to collectively as Harwich.
Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest and Colchester to the southwest. The town is believed to date from the mid-12th century.
The city of Esbjerg is Denmark's fifth largest city. It was established around the harbour, which the state had built in 1868 as a replacement for that harbour in Altona that had previously been Denmark's most important North Sea harbour.
Esbjerg is the youngest big city in Denmark. The development of the city has been rapid and is still ongoing.
Esbjerg has become a natural centre for the south western part of Denmark, not least witin the field of education.
The harbour is the cradle of the city and Esbjerg's gateway to the west. The harbour is also the base of the Danish offshore oil and gas industry. The area's excellent beaches are a perfect prelude to the cafés and restaurants in Esbjerg's thriving pedestrianised centre so whether you are coming to visit or passing through there is plenty to keep you occupied.