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I decided to share my experience from amazing trip to Amsterdam. We decided go to Amsterdam just because is vibrant capital city of Netherlands known for cosmopolitan culture, rich architecture, coffee shops and museums. We found cheap ferry going from Hull port to Rotterdam with shuttle bus to Amsterdam. Ok let me show you what we did.
Our trip started with journey to Hull port. It is easy journey mostly on motorway but reserve plenty of time just because traffic could be heavy. We chose the way across Humble Bridge. This route require toll charge of £1.50 for standard car. You will get great views if weather is kind to you.
Have to say that this bridge is engineering marvel. Once you crossed bridge and payed you toll charger there is only 20 minutes journey to reach Port. At the port there is large carpark available and 24 hour ticket cost £7 and offer you easy access to terminal. Once you at the terminal there is easy check in at P&O Ferries desk and easy passport control. You have to be checked in 90 minutes before departure. but Ferry offer you plenty to do. Our Ferry was Pride of Rotterdam.
I have to say that I was a bit sceptical about over night ferry journey just because my vision was that there would be 1 buffet restaurant and nothing else. How ever I was very wrong. We checked in around 2 and half hours before departure.
I was amazed with hotel like lobby surround it by large bars, casino, games room, children play area, smoking deck, 2 restaurants, 2 cinemas, large main bar with stage and life music, and many bars in every corner. I was not expecting that at all. I wasn't very keen go on cruise ship holidays but after over night FERRY experience I will definitely consider cruise ship holidays.
Now you probably thinking that is nice you be occupied and have a choice of bars but what are prices like. I have to say that prices are very good. Drinks are not over priced and selection is rather large. All staff is friendly and attentive. Please see picture below for drinks prices.
This is only small selection from drink list. Food is very good too. You have a choice from French brasserie, carvery restaurant and Starbucks selling sandwiches, hot dogs and pizzas. Before we decided to have a drink we went in to our cabin. We booked cabin with bunk beds inside. I have to say that room with no window is not my kind of think how ever this room was cosy.
I do apologise for quality of picture it was due to excitement about our cabin. I have to say that cabin is small but airconditioned and homely. There is one single bed on the bottom and one above with little ladder to clime up. Its comfortable enough to spend night.
Bathroom is functional with Shower, Sink and Toilet compacted in one small room. Water pressure is good and water can get very hot. Have to mention that water from tap is drinking water and you don't have to be worried about that and safe some pennies on bottled water and be kind to environment. I have to say that little bit of sunshine give us a wonderful view from Ferry or should I say mini Cruise??
This view is just before departure from smoking terrace. I have to admit that we had more then few drinks with our friends before bed time and night was just fine. By 7am we were woken up by announcement that we will be docking in Rotterdam in 1 hour and 30 minutes and that Breakfast is available in buffet restaurant. I have to say that we didn't try breakfast and overall experience was amazing and we definitely book again. Cost of Ferry tickets with transfer to Amsterdam was £60 return. Once we arrived to Rotterdam disembarking was easy and smooth and coaches were ready for us. By 10.30am we