"Really good crossing"
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Anthony
Excellent modern ships on both outward and return journeys. Spacious cabins with TV etc and very comfy beds. Very nice to be able to board nice and early and get fed ad watered before things get too busy. Will definatley use Stena again.
'Anthony' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Netherlands and back"
Reviewed 06 July 2014 by Norman
We traveled to the Netherlands and back and had two good sailings. The crew were helpful and the boat was a pleasure to travel in. The loading of vehicles was efficient and quickly accomplished. Food on board was fine and there were plenty of seats. I fully recommend this ferry crossing.
'Norman' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica
Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Neil
Me and friend booked this ferry to tour Europe on our motorcycles. The Ferry was punctual and of a high standard. The facilities were very good and it was not expensive - around 8 GBP for a meal and 2.50 for a drink. The facilities for the motorcycles were good, with straps provided and good anchor points. I would use this route again.
'Neil' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica
"Two weeks in Holland"
Reviewed 21 June 2014 by Colin
Stena Hollandica good clean ship cabins clean over all very good service would use again.
'Colin' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
|Harwich - Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways - 3 Sailings Weekly / 18 hour 15 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.
Hook of Holland is a busy port. But it's also a resort, sometimes called "Rotterdam-by-the-Sea." This port-resort arrangement is typical of the Dutch and Belgian coasts: with large populations and little land, the seacoast has two "jobs" to do: handle shipping, and provide recreation for summer tourists. But the Dutch are so tidy that they manage to conceal the dock works from the resort beaches. Close to the industrial districts of Europoort and Rotterdam, it is literally situated on a corner - if you turn left from the North Sea beach onto the promenade which runs along the Nieuwe Waterweg (the access river to the harbour of Rotterdam) you can almost touch the ships that sail past. For this reason, the promenade attracts many visitors. The district of Hoek van Holland covers an area of 16.7 km² (of which 13.92 km² is land). It has endless possibilities, whether on kilometres of beach, or cycling or walking through the countryside.