The Stena Hollandica is 1 of the 2 largest superferries in the world and sister ship to the Stena Britannica. Launched in May 2010, the Stena Hollandica's modern onboard facilities include 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a coffee bar, an onboard shop, an internet room and even a cinema.
There's a range of high quality cabins onboard the Stena Hollandica, all with en-suite facilities, towels and shower gel. Each cabin also features high quality mattresses so you'll enjoy a great night's sleep. For reserved seating, upgrade to the Stena Plus Lounge where you'll find a wide choice of seats for you to relax in as well as complimentary hot and cold beverages, a choice of newspapers.
Choose from a variety of places to eat and drink onboard during your crossing and menus to suit all at the Taste restaurant or Metropolitan á la carte restaurant. There's a range of bars too including Riva bar, Taste wine bar, Sundeck bar (weather dependant)and the Barista coffee bar.
There's plenty of bargains to be had in the Stena shop with a range of gifts, jewellery and fragrances - all cheaper than the high street on offer.
The ship also includes a Bureau de Change, the C-View lounge, a Gaming area, free WiFi throughout the ship, a cinema, a news room/magazine lounge and an internet room.
The Stena Hollandica onboard ferry entertainment aims to keep kids and teenagers entertained with fun activities, while at the same time letting adults relax on their ferry journey. There's a children's area with toys and games and a teenager area with video games.
The Stena Hollandica is wheelchair friendly and features specially adapted cabins and lifts to all decks.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Stena Hollandica guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
"Great trip, highly recommend but a few things to work on"
In general it was a very easy, relaxing and pleasant journey to the Netherlands, with few drawbacks. During the check in process there’s no need to make passengers leave their seats in the waiting room until there’s a security team ready to chest their bags. Not great can queuing up twice at that time of day. It’s crazy. Old people, children etc. Let them stay seated and then call them up row by row or something. Only one team working on security checks so obviously that’s going to take time. No one wants to queue twice. Onboard was fun, clean etc. The basketball court was fun. Would be good to know about carbon footprint on average per passenger compared to, say, train or air travel. Also would be good to know about what Stena Line is doing for the environment. Sea water, foil slick and foam etc at Harwich looked bad. So did the exhaust fumes. Free drinking water on board should be mandatory. Drinks are pricey. Cabin was excellent and pretty good value. Fresh juices and better salads and vege options at lunch would have been nicer than so much meat! And the sate was terrible! Lastly - better signage for the metro station at Hook of Holland. The one ticket machine for RTM services is a bit confusing - we only found out the hard way that those tix don’t work on the buses. Signage for buses was also bad. Customer services were very helpful but a few more signs, clearer instructions for onward travel would be really helpful. Thanks!
Reviewed by Fergus who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Hook Of Holland to Harwich"
Excellent - best way to travel between UK and mainland Europe
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Highly recommend. "
Lovely ship. Avoid Dover Calais disaster.
Reviewed by Philip who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Nice staff , rubbish food"
nice staff rubbish food
Reviewed by Kurtis who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Overnight ferry Harwich Holland "
Ship clean, spacious, staff excellent. Not happy with long wait to check in, then at passport control, then, after all that, queue to get on board.
Reviewed by Helmut who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Overnight Ferry Harwich to Hook of Holland"
Having grown tired of the nightmare that Dover Calais crossings have become, this year we decide to go overnight between HArwich and Hook of Holland. The crossing is more expensive but we saved on the cost of two hotel stays to break the journey so it worked out about even costwise. We enjoyed a clean compact cabin with ensuite and the crossing took hours of the driving time, definately recommended.
Reviewed by Rowland who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Love the comfort room!!"
I wasn't looking forward to the 9hr journey on a ferry, so we booked a comfort room to try and get some sleep. I have to say, the room was stunning, had a fridge, hairdryer, fab shower etc. They don't have specific shampoo and conditioner though, just general 'shower gel' - which is fine, but not with my hair 🙂 As previously stated on other reviews, there was only one of everything in the fridge, but that didn't bother us too much - I'd took some tea bags and milk to the room from our camper!! Sleep wise, the bed was so comfy that it easy to sleep through the night, so we woke up as we docked into Harwich! As the trucks all went off first, we had time to get ready and have a cuppa. The 'alarm' was fed through the cabins, and started with birds tweeting and an announcement - so you needn't worry about oversleeping. They serve full and continental breakfast, and the food is very reasonably priced! All in all, would 100% recommend, but with a comfort cabin!!
Reviewed by Kay Pender who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Ferry is the best"
In this age of flight anxiety and blocked ports to Calais, a gentle and relaxing trip can be had from Harwich if travelling to or through Europe. For us it was a perfect route to the German Baltic coast, affording us a good night's sleep on the overnight ferry, before the long drives either side of the channel. Check in was swift, the cabin spacious enough for 2 with good shower and toilet facilities. Highly recommended for a lazy trip abroad with none of the fuss.
Reviewed by Napoleon who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"A decent crossing with great staff"
As you would expect really, we had just the bunk rooms, I have to say the mattress was more comfortable in some of the expensive hotels we stayed in. Direct Ferries have got it right
Reviewed by Martin who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Outstanding value & service"
We decided for the first time to drive catch to Holland to see family due to disruption at airports etc the cost was only a small amount more than flying but I had the convenience of having the car with me so no bag drops ,baggage belts or losses. I will be doing this again in the future the trip was faultless easy check in great ship lovely cabin and the only regret I have is that I had not done this before.
Reviewed by Bryan who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Good end of a holiday"
Smoothly got on the ferry, were lucky to get a last minute cabin, had a good lunch, shops are a little boring, easy access to either port.
Reviewed by Sabine who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
I really enjoyed the ferry very friendly staff One thing I found the area to let dogs out rather small but for the rest a great experience will be using you instead of the plane in future
Reviewed by Julia who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
Very easy and pleasant trip. Great cabins and facilities.
Reviewed by Matthew who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
Our both legs of our journey the the boat was good and clean, catered for our very little needs and was punctual. The experience was marred by the very prolonged passport checking at\ both ends. The journey is 7 hours and all the personal checks could be made on board very easily with border control officers from either end . It is a shame that your excellent service is marred by an inefficient cortil lservice.
Reviewed by Arthur who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
Read a book as wifi didn’t work. Comfortable seats. Nice crossing.
Reviewed by Helen who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
A really enjoyable experience! Especially in view of what's happening at the airports nowdays. No delays, no cancelled crossing, no lost luggage and free movement in board. The food was good and the cabin clean and comfortable. Sincerely recommended!
Reviewed by Eliza who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
We had a wonderful day with great views, good food, and friendly staff!
Reviewed by John who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
"Great journey "
After only ever having done Holyhead-Dublin, this was new ground for me. Clean ship, great staff and calm waters made it a pleasure.
Reviewed by Simon who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
Great service from Harwich to Hook of Holland return.
Reviewed by Jonathan who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica
Stena line was a great experience with very happy staff who love there job
Reviewed by Dave who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Hollandica