This year National Ferry Fortnight runs from 5-16 March. Discover Ferries that will be providing offers during the fortnight www.discoverferries.co.uk The following carriers provide passage to Holland:
DFDS Seaways (www.dfds.co.uk)
DFDS operates a daily overnight cruise ferry service between Newcastle and Amsterdam. The two cruise ferries on this route, Princess Seaways and King Seaways, offer passengers a choice of three restaurants; the 7Seas buffet restaurant, the Explorer Steakhouse and the exclusive Blue Riband à la carte restaurant. Passengers can also enjoy live entertainment every evening, spend time at the casino or catch one of the latest blockbusters at the cinema. During the crossing children can have fun at the Kidz Club playing in the ball pool or taking part in games organised by the children’s entertainer. From April-September passengers on King Seaways can also participate in hosted deck watches with a trained ORCA wildlife officer, spotting the marine life that inhabits the North Sea.
P&O operate a daily overnight sailing service from Hull to Rotterdam. On board entertainment includes a casino and cinema, gourmet meals are available at La Brasserie and there are plenty of outdoor deck spaces to enjoy the horizon between Hull and Rotterdam.
Stena Line (www.stenaline.co.uk)
Stena Line operates two of the largest Superferries in the world on its Harwich – Hook of Holland route: the Stena Hollandica and the Stena Britannica. A mighty 240 metres in length, each Superferry can accommodate up to 1,200 passengers.
Stena Line’s Superferries have 11 decks incorporating two restaurants and bars, quiet lounge areas, duty free shopping, a casino and a sun deck. Families are well catered for, with a children’s play room, basketball court and even an on-board cinema. Children will be kept entertained in the kids’ fun zones and teen town and, during the school holidays, Curious George pops on-board to meet the young passengers along with on-board entertainers. Passengers can also relax in one of the free movie lounges.