Latest Hook of Holland Stories

2011-05-10 12:16:00

ANGLESEA, Wales, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line, the leading ferry operator, has announced it will be offering 15 per cent off bookings made between 14 and 28 May 2011, for travel completed by 8 January 2012 to mark the Passenger Shipping Association's third annual National Ferry Fortnight. The offer is valid for all vehicle types, "dutchflyer" (rail and sail) and foot passenger bookings, as well as all elements of booking from cabins to pre-booked meals and Stena Plus lounge...

2011-03-11 12:53:00

ANGLESEY, England, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line, one of the world's largest ferry operators, has announced it is predicting a 100 per cent increase in Indian passengers in 2011 on its twice daily ferry service between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Some 10,000 Indian tourists travelled the route between Harwich and the Hook of Holland in 2010 and 20,000 are expected to travel it in 2011 as Indians holidaying in Europe are trying to avoid the Air Passenger Duty (APD) costs...

2011-02-07 10:45:00

ANGLESEY, Wales, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has reported its highest number of North Sea passengers for three years in its figures for 2010. For the first time since changing its Harwich to Hook of Holland operations to a twice-daily service in 2007, the ferry giant carried over half a million passengers in a year. Stena Line is attributing part of the 8.7 per cent annual growth in North Sea passengers to reinvigorated interest in ferry travel, fuelled both by the two...

2010-10-22 06:47:00

LONDON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stena Britannica has been christened in Harwich by Susan Hammond, wife of the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport. Mrs. Hammond christened the North Sea Superferry, the largest UK-registered ferry ever, in the town's international port at 13.30 hrs on October 19th, following an address by Stena Line's area director for the North Sea, Pim de Lange. Celebrated by more than 400 guests, the occasion included a three-course champagne...

2010-10-14 11:09:00

LONDON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line owned Stena Britannica, the largest UK-registered ferry, has completed a successful first sailing out of British waters after its recent voyage from Harwich. The Stena Britannica, the British-flagged ferry with the largest dimensions in terms of both volume and length, left Harwich for a six-hour crossing to the Hook of Holland at 09.00 on 10th October 2010. At just over 64.000 gross tonnage, the North Sea Superferry is larger than any other under...

2010-10-08 01:29:00

UTRECHT, Netherlands, October 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 13, the exhibition 'Railroad across the Sea' will start in The Railway Museum in Utrecht. The exhibition is about the 'boat-train connection' between the Netherlands and Great Britain. Based on the personal stories of travelers, 'Railroad across the Sea' tells the history of travelling by train and boat from Hoek van Holland and Vlissingen from 1875 until now. 'Railroad across the Sea' runs from October 13,...

2010-10-05 07:49:00

LONDON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line experienced a significant upsurge in coach travel on its North Sea route to Holland during the first half of 2010. The ferry operator carried 36.6 per cent more coaches on its route between Harwich and the Hook of Holland than during the first half of the previous year. The second quarter of 2010 was particularly strong, with Stena Line transporting 38 per cent more coaches than during the second quarter of 2009. The growth in coach traffic between...

2010-08-09 10:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has announced that launch of the Stena Britannica, one of two of the largest superferries in the world, will take place in October 2010. Joining the Stena Hollandica on Stena Line's North Sea route to Holland, the two ships will together offer the most modern ferry fleet in the world. No expense has been spared in building the ferries of the future. The launch of Stena Britannica follows Stena Hollandica, which entered service in May, together...

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