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Stena Britannica

Operated by Stena Line on the Harwich Hook of Holland route

The Stena Britannica is 1 of the 2 largest superferries in the world and sister ship to the Stena Hollandica. Launched in 2010, the Stena Britannica's modern onboard facilities include 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a coffee bar, an onboard shop, an internet room and even a cinema.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a range of high quality cabins onboard the Stena Britannica, 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.

Onboard Food and Drink

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.

Onboard Shopping

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.

Additional Onboard Facilities

The Stena Britannica 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.

Travelling with children

The Stena Britannica 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.

Accessibility

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 Britannica 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.

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Stena Britannica Reviews

4.2
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.5
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "road trip"

    Travelling by ferry on a motorcycle can be difficult at times, long waits on car decks sucking in exhaust fumes while you overheat in your road gear, slippery ramps and decks etc... but the crew had the few bikes on-board and off very quickly. On-board services were very good, the cabins well equipped, with a pulsing massage shower of which I made extensive use. The crew were friendly and efficient and menus varied and reasonably priced.

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    Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Stephen who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Crossing with Stena Line"

    1st time on Stena Line, had an overnight cabin, was very impressed with cabin. Beds comfy, & clean. Shower very good, thought shower might be a bit slow but was wrong, pressure of water very good. Food in restaurant, good choice. Would not hesitate to use again.t

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    Reviewed 20 September 2015 by Christopher who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Ferry crossing "

    The staff were excellent, very polite and helpful with a sense of humour. The crossing was relaxing and even the prices and quality of the food was good. The cabin was cleaning and adequate. Thank yoù for a very good crossing.

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    Reviewed 19 September 2015 by Rosalind who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Great experience!"

    This was a once in a lifetime trip for me. I had always wanted to take the trip across on a ferry as a child. I had read about the Stena Line and most recently about the Stena Britannica. I was able to fulfill my wish to take make the crossing by ferry on the Stena Britannica. It was a wonderful experience. I had a cabin at the bow which was spacious and well done. The dining experience in the Metropolitan restaurant was very nice as well. The staff all aboard the ship were very helpful and cheerful. Whether this is a once in a lifetime trip or a regular one, the ship and service were very good.

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    Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Zubeir who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Harwich Hook of Holland"

    First time on this route very enjoyable excellent service will use it again

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    Reviewed 09 September 2015 by John who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Always a Pleasure"

    We are a family of 2 adults and 3 small children. The family cabin is perfect for us. In the cabin, the bathroom and the public areas around the ship, you get the impression that everything is clean and kept up to date. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The restaurant (Taste) is fairly priced and the food choice and quality good. Especially good for the night sailing is the fact that you are allowed onto the ship very early which gives time to eat and enjoy the facilities before the ship actually sets sail. On our way out (HvH-Har) we arrived a couple of hours early at the port to check in and were on the ship within 10 minutes. Having previously always used the P&O North Sea Ferries, I am a definite convert to Stena Line - there is no comparison!

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    Reviewed 04 September 2015 by Patrick who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Childrens Entertainment"

    I was particularly impressed with children's playroom and the children's entertainment programme

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    Reviewed 02 September 2015 by Robin who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "top rate"

    I would highly recommend this ferrie, many things to do to entertain ourselves and children, top cabin standards, great dog's crate.

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    Reviewed 27 August 2015 by Joanna who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Enjoyed the experience"

    I took the Stena Britannica from Hook of Holland to Harwich last week and thoroughly enjoyed the journey. All the staff from the ticketing agent to to the staff on the ship were great. The evening meal in the Metropolitan restaurant was nicely done, as was the service. My cabin at the bow of the ship was better than I expected. All in all, I was very happy with my journey and experience. This trip was a one-off for me. I had read about the Stena Line and the Britannica and hoped one day to do the crossing. I was able to do just that last week and was very happy with my experience! Thank You to everyone at Stena Line for making it a wonderful experience!

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    Reviewed 25 August 2015 by ZB who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Harwich to Hook of Holland"

    One of the best ferry crossings I have been on. A sizeable boat with good catering facilities and seating areas. A little short on seating in the quiet zones but we got set up in the comfy seats in front of the big screens. The crossing was smooth and quiet.

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    Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Great Ship, great service"

    Booked via Direct Ferries because they accept PayPal. Normally travel from calais or Dunkirk but from now on, I will be using this service. Holland to Harwich. I really can't find a single thing to moan about. Nice people, nice price and a super journey. I really find the chance to take a cabin during the journey a great advantage. Your own room/space, toilet and shower and even a bit of TV if you feel so inclined. Clean, tidy and very presentable. Thanks.

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    Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Bobbi Carol who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "More than expected!"

    The cabin was fairly simple on the face of it, but we were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. All bedding, towels, shampoos etc provided as you would expect in a basic hotel room. Checkin was simple and efficient so a very smooth process for us. Not a fault of the ferry operator, but we did find the controls after landing at Harwich were very slow, despite being quite early off the ship, we waited over half an hour in a queue to leave. We didn't experience the catering, so can't rate/comment that.

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    Reviewed 09 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Perfect "

    Everything perfect Thanks

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    Reviewed 08 August 2015 by Adam who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Boat trip"

    Even though it was busy that day, I still managed to find a decent seat and still had a relaxing trip (apart from some parents who let their kids play with chairs, even though others are sitting on it)

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    Reviewed 04 August 2015 by Marvin who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Good nights sleep :))"

    Excellent all round trip from boarding to disembarking, cabin clean and adequate . Food in restaurants again good although drinks a bit pricey.

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    Reviewed 20 July 2015 by David who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "the best crossing in the last 10 years"

    I have used Ferries from all the ports.... I must say it was the best crossing so far. Nice boat and good service.

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    Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Wilhelm who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Stena Britannica"

    Ferry facilities well maintained and clean, staff efficient and helpful. I paid extra for Stena plus, included club lounge and enjoyed 2 course meal in restaurant. Arrival at Hook timely however luggage retrieval needs an overhaul as there was considerable wait for it to be brought from the ship. An enjoyable and relaxing overall.

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    Reviewed 12 July 2015 by Della who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "pleasant voyage"

    much more modern than previous trips cabin was much nicer than some ive travelled in

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    Reviewed 12 July 2015 by Ronald who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Directferries request."

    Outward journey excellent slight delay on leaving Harwich but kept up to date by Captain. Return journey from Hook of Holland another delay in leaving port but this time no information from Captain leading to frustration. All and all a comfortable experience and I would have no hesitation in using this route again.

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    Reviewed 05 July 2015 by Joseph who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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  • "Would certainly travel that route again"

    First time and very impressed small port and straight on the Ferry every thing open restaurants bars shop two before sailing.Cabin very clean pristine white bedding and towels excellent shower room. Slept well, perfect.

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    Reviewed 29 June 2015 by Robin who travelled with Stena Line on Stena Britannica

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