Reviewed 09 December 2013 by Bobby
Simply put it was a great pleasure to travel on the ship. The service was very polite throughout. The ship offers great areas to chill out or even watch a film. The only down side to the ship is the odd pricing for food. Overall a great way travel to Holland but the food prices seemed odd or a bit steep. Don't let that put you off travelling though. A really easy way to travel with super fast boarding and exit at each end. You can park your car up outside the terminal for £8.50 a day which made my trip so much easier! Simply puled up, waiting in the terminal and boarded. Love it and had a time in Delft Holland as a result. Booking with Direct Ferries made it easy and quick! I will return and use the services again without hesitation.
'Bobby' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica
"Harwich to Hook"
Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Julian
Lovely ship but food grossly over priced and unappealing.
'Julian' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Internet and food"
Reviewed 12 November 2013 by Abdul Qadeer
The free internet is very patchy and unreliable. Dont bank on it for certain. The food and soft drinks are rather expensive, pack a few sandwiches and plenty of drinks for the kids. It is a long voyage from Harwich to Hook of Holland. Staff are excellent and the ferry is always very clean. Have a nice trip.
'Abdul Qadeer' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica
"Best Ferry Trip"
Reviewed 12 November 2013 by Ian
Fair enough, I hadn't been on a ferry for some thirty years, but I still wasn't expecting these levels of luxury, stability and on-board facilities. The embarking and disembarking were models of efficiency, the cabin superbly equipped and the choice of places to relax or eat on board more than adequate. Expect to see me again!
'Ian' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
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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.