Rail & Sail on the Stena Line: London to Amsterdam

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Rail & Sail on the Stena Line: London to Amsterdam Reviews

rotorhead85 rotorhea…
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London to Amsterdam on the Stena Line Oct 31, 2009
An excellent way to get from London to Amsterdam is by the Rail & Sail deals of the Stena Line. My 77 Pound ticket for the trip was a real bargain. Twenty-two Pounds of that fare covered a cabin on the ship which is required for the overnight crossing. A cabin is not required for the daytime crossing which would make the trip even more of a bargain but I don't think it would be possible to find a hotel in England or the Netherlands for 22 Pounds- certainly not one as nice as those rooms on the ship.

Cabin space was well-designed for maximum comfort and efficiency. My carpeted room had two bunk beds, a closet, small desk with padded stool, another small table, and lots of shelving. The bathroom had a modern sink, shower, and toilet. Outside cabins cost a bit more and include a window but there is not really much to see on the English Channel in the middle of the night.

The ship itself was like a floating town. Deck 7 housed the main lobby, currency exchange, restaurant, buffet-style café, bar, theater, gaming area for teens, a small casino, smoking lounge, gift shop, a small convenience store, and more. A large open patio on Deck 10 overlooked the aft end of the ship and down onto the vehicle decks far below, and offered spectacular views approaching the Hook of Holland in the morning hours.

Both rail tickets (London - Harwich and Rotterdam - Amsterdam) were open for any trains so could allow time for exploring those cities enroute. The Stena Line has passenger ferry routes throughout Europe from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and beyond. Compared to air and rail tickets, travel by ship is certainly something to consider throughout Europe. My only complaint is that the journey onboard the Stena Hollandica was too short to fully enjoy all that it had to offer. Check out www.stenaline.co.uk for pricing, routes, special offers, and more. I'll definitely travel with them again.
Onboard the Stena Hollandica
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rotorhead85 says:
Yes, it's a single ticket all the way to Amsterdam.I left London late afternoon and spent a couple of hours exploring Harwich before the 10:00 pm boat. It arrived in Rotterdam about 7 a.m. and the train from there was only about an hour. Here's a link to their site where you can book direct: http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry
Posted on: Jul 11, 2011
Karma7830 says:
I am planning on going to london from amsterdam after new years. How do I go about this? can I buy a single ticket for both train and ferry? How long is the trip? Thanks alot for this is first time I'll be doing trip like this.
Posted on: Jul 11, 2011
Africancrab says:
Interesting review Dan.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2010
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