Relaxed if correct choices made
Overnight or day trip with a cabin are the best ways to take the ferry. It is better to book the captains suite and save by taking your own food than take an inside cabin and eat the food on board.
The public areas can get busy and noisy during peak travel periods and the executive lounge is worth the money.
Overall the best way to travel from NL to UK, though when the fast ferry was in service, this was even better.
Love this method of travelling to the Netherlands
On this occasion we only returned on a Saturday day crossing and I find it hard booking on-line from Holland to any station in UK so often I phone and have tickets set to my home but on this occasion we had to pay train fare from Arnhem and then E-ticket covered UK travel. Apart from that I really enjoyed it but I love the ferry as it is so quick from our town to Harwich (20 mins by train) then it's straight on the ferry. Being a Saturday we got to Hoek Van Holland just after 1.00 p.m. and thankfully the lady on check in was still there. Crossing was great, staff and food excellent as always. Did not need a cabin on this occasion but they are always very good, clean and functional.
Thank you Stena and crew for a comfortable and enjoyable journey.
My trip from Harwich to Hoek van Holland aboard Stena Hollandica was most enjoyable.
I was particularly impressed with the cabin: nicely finished, well-equipped, comfortable and clean.
Amenities and facilities elsewhere on board were very good.
Good food, acceptably priced (for a ferry). Helpful and pleasant crew.
Ship seemed well-maintained.
Not the most imaginative selection in the on-board shop but it does the job intended.
Embarcation for motor-vehicles seemed efficient but disembarcation of motor-vehicles was slightly chaotic because too many rows of motor-vehicles were allowed to move together.
However, these are only very minor criticisms.
I would recommend this Stena service and look forward to using it again.
everything was fine, easy on and off, cabin and restaurant experience as a four star hotel!