Harwich - Hook of Holland Ferry Operators

date14 Sailings Weekly
clock6 hour 45 minute crossing
Harwich Hook of Holland Ferry reviews
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Our most recent Harwich Hook of Holland customer reviews are below, read more by visiting our ship pages.

"Nice way to start and finish a holiday"

Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Richard

An excellent idea to wake up after a good night's sleep and then have a whole day to drive to wherever you are going on holiday. We drove to Hamburg for example. Also at the end of the holiday to arrive rested and early and we were home by 8.30 am with a whole day to get ready for work and school. The cabins are compact but very comfortable. It's nice to check in early and have time for a relaxing meal before turning in. Would definitely recommend although it's not cheap.

'Richard' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica

"travelling with Stena line"

Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Eleonora

I have travelled with Stena line for the first time and realy enjoyed it.Staff was friendly and the service excellent. The accomodation on board was great,specialy the cabin with a window. I would travel with Stena line again

'Eleonora' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica

"Exactly as advertised"

Reviewed 07 September 2014 by Mark

I recently needed a short notice ferry crossing Harwich- Hoek van Holland (car plus 1 passenger) and booked the day before travel through directferries.com using the Stena Line service. On-line booking/payment was straightforward (my only gripe was the eventual fare being about £60 more than initially advertised - I logged off the site, went to check some diary details and when I logged back on a couple of hours later the fare had increased. Gggggrrrh!I've found this common to various on-line booking systems - Ryanair being the worst offender) Check in and boarding was swift; the large ferry clean and comfortable for the daytime crossing. I had a late and reasonably priced breakfast in the cafeteria, then because the weather was so favourable, sat on deck for the 6+ hour crossing.For those who wished to partake, there were plenty of on-board facilities, including a cinema (at additional cost). Disembarkation in Holland was straightforward, although there was only one passport control booth open dockside which led to long delays for car passengers leaving the port. My return crossing was overnight so I had to book a cabin. Mine was a basic, single, inside unit with en-site: towels and shower gel included - perfectly adequate. I dined in the Maritime restaurant - for a car ferry a reasonable menu selection and swift attentive service. I enquired on the outbound crossing if I needed to book the restaurant and was told at the Purser's desk it wasn't necessary. I'd say its advisable:I went for supper immediately after boarding and before the ship sailed - so around 1915hrs and it was already quite busy with people who hadn't pre-booked tables being turned away. My tip would be to pre-book and request a table either at a window or in the centre row - mine was against the partition with the neighbouring cafeteria and it was very noisy with tired children and short-tempered parents!The pre-set menu at Euros30 is good vale and offers most of what's available on the full menu. Drinks were reasonably priced, but more than you'd pay on-shore. It was interesting to sit there and people watch - lots of passengers clearly imagining they were on a luxury cruise not a car ferry - trying to brow beat staff into accommodating friends who hadn't pre-booked, moving tables, etc., and making really silly demands on waiting staff. One couple even marched in as if they owned the vessel and sat down, demanding to be given menus without waiting to be seated. It was politely made clear, the table they occupied was booked and they left rather sheepishly.It amused me but some people,eh?. I didn't spend much time around the public areas after supper but retired to my cabin for an early night. A very comfortable bunk in a well ventilated cabin and little movement of the ship overnight. Next morning, we'd already docked in Harwich when the early morning wake-up call sounded at 0530am. Disembarkation was scheduled for 0630+ so a hot shower (very hot -be warned!)and breakfast. Breakfast was plentiful but bland and for what it was: expensive a set price of Euros15. The quality was below that of a Wetherspoons pub. There was a snack option available at one of the bars but it seems many passengers either opted for an extra few minutes under the duvet and no breakfast, or brought their own to eat in the cabin. A sensible choice in my opinion. I'd recommend directferries.com for booking crossings. On this occasion they were the cheapest but I can't say that's always the case. I've been looking at a crossing to Ireland for next month, and have found cheaper options elsewhere (Irish crossings are SO expensive compared to those across the Channel/North Sea - why?). I'd also recommend Stena for the Harwich -Hoek van Holland route, but would probably take my own breakfast next time......... directferries.com - 9/10 Stena Line - 9/10

'Mark' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

"Checking locks"

Reviewed 07 September 2014 by Samuel

I have travelled on this ferry line before and previously I have called up to enquire about why when I got into my vehicle it had triggered an intruder alarm which came up on the dash, when I called up I was patched through to some management somewhere who said they would investigate it but never heard back. Yet now I have travelled with them again the intruder warning has still come up.

'Samuel' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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Average Harwich Hook of Holland Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Harwich Hook of Holland route is a car and 2 passengers.

Harwich Hook of Holland Ferry Guide

The Harwich Hook of Holland ferry route connects England with Holland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stena Line. The crossing operates up to 14 times each week with sailing durations from around 6 hours 45 minutes.

Harwich Hook of Holland sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Harwich to Hook of Holland Ferry Alternatives

Harwich - Esbjerg with DFDS Seaways - 3 Sailings Weekly / 18 hour 15 minute crossing
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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
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