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Harwich-Holland ferry, any experience?

Looking at Hull - Rotterdam ferries. P&O and DFDS are around £200 (includes overnight accommodation); Stena to Hook of Holland day boat is £85. Is it a cattle boat??!

Anyone have experience?

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Sorry, that Hook of Holland boat is from Harwich, not Hull.

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Without looking at this year's timetable, we previously sailed at 9am and arrived about 3.30pm.

Every time it has been a smooth crossing with easy flat loading (unlike BF) and plenty of seating, with comfy seats at the rear. The coffee and tea were expensive and not overly good: we take flasks and stay-hot cups.

Gouda and Breda have been reasonably short drives for overnight stops.

Family members have used a cabin and they are good: they used to get a "goody bag" including small bottles of red and white wine but this may have been discontinued.

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Harwich to/from the Hook is fine. Done it several times in the last 3 or 4 years.
Very good motor home stopover very close to the Hook. Name escapes me.

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Have used Stena Harwich/Hook many times....both daytime and overnight....excellent!
Prices, return...two adults, is normally about £335.....1 night(inc Cabin) and 1 day trip.
Up to 10m MH.

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That's great feedback, thanks!

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Ditto always excellent. Modern boats. Fares reasonable especially for me saving 100 miles extra down to Dover. Motorways in Holland are excellent but know where you're going as they are wide and busy and quite complex. Overnight stop on way back at Queen Emma Blvd only 6 spots but no hassle using regular beachfront parkings. Good fish and chip shop was down by Stena but has moved into village.

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One more tip. Fill up at Morrisons garage at Harwich ferry port, checking of course that fuel us still cheaper in UK than Holland.

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