Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Robyn
We booked the 50 euro cabin for the trip from Hoek van Holland to Harwich. It was a fantastic choice. We weren't allowed to sleep on the couches downstairs so to be able to have a sleep on a queen bed after a long journey to Hoek van Holland this was fantastic. The ensuite was quite reasonably sized and the facilities were excellent. The staff were very helpful and the 1 hour before making port wake up call was greatly appreciated. We did have issues with bags on the ferry from Harwich to Hoek van Holland so we attempted to not check in our small sports bag like many others. We were advised that because the ship was full this was not advisable so we checked them in. The Hoek van Holland to Harwich baggage transfer was thankfully not delayed so no issues there. Great voyage, expensive generic café food (which I guess you would expect). I would recommend that staff or anyone reading this would advise first time visitors to Hoek van Holland that they should have at least 20euros in coins before disembarking for trains (if that is their mode of transport)..VERY inconvenient otherwise
'Robyn' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica
"Six and a Half Hours"
Reviewed 16 August 2014 by James
The ferry is great, it is clean, the staff are very efficient, the catering is fine but it is a long time to spend on not very comfortable seating. If I were to do it again I'd definitely book a cabin or even plan on a nighttime crossing.
'James' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Britannica
Reviewed 15 August 2014 by Mohammadreza
I should confirm that my friends who were 4 people and I really enjoyed the trip and had a very fantastic beginning for our holidays to Netherlands. Every thing was perfect and in line with the glorious of the ship. I definitely recommend your ship to my friends.
'Mohammadreza' travelled Harwich Hook of Holland with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
Reviewed 07 August 2014 by Alison
We decided to travel overnight as we have a two year old daughter and were very impressed by Stena Line. The boarding system was very simple and we were on the ship early enough for a walk around and play in the playroom before retiring to our rooms. The standard of rooms was very impressive and we had a peaceful nights sleep ready for our drive to Germany the next day. We will definitely be using Stena Line again and can highly recommend it!!
'Alison ' 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.