Written on: 25/04/2013
My daughter and I went on a mini-cruise to Amsterdam at the end of March 2013, when the 2-4-1 offer was on. We had a wonderful time. The cabin had two single beds with a sea view. Lovely and clean. We had the prepaid meals and were very impressed. The choice and quality of food was excellent. The staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. The entertainment was good - live band and dancing, disco later. We were a bit nervous about the crossing because it was so windy, but there was... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2012 by AVGreaves
Having travelled on P & O minicruises several times we had raved about them to our friends who came with us on this occasion. It was a real disappointment from beginning to end -though due to organisational flaws rather than poor staff service. There was just too much time wasted. Initially boarding the ferry we were met by very unfriendly staff whose sole purpose seemed to be to stop you taking any alcohol on board to ensure that you have to pay their over inflated prices at the bar. Also... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2012 by MartyHirst (1 review written)
As a regular user of just about all of the available North Sea crossings (average 150 crossings per year for the last ten years) I have experienced many levels of standard and a range of quality of service. Last night, for the first time in ages, I shipped on P&O's "Pride of Hull". I was given a cabin key on deck 8, just down the corridor from the noisy cabaret/disco. On entering my cabin and checking the bathroom I noticed the shower-head was held in position by a plastic bag being tied... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2012 by SusieBirtles (1 review written)
Absolutely brilliant value I went with a friend, we had a cabin each with en suite facilities We had dinner both evenings and paid up front The staff made us feel special-Nothing was too much trouble for them. The whole experience was seamless and easy. Fantastic! I was nervous about going and now want to do it again and again. The parking was convenient and cheap and so easy to find. Everyone there was brilliant. Fab food, fab sailing, fab information and I loved it-Really did. I just felt... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2012
The ferry trip from Harwich to Esbejerg is a complete rip-off. DFTS have the monopoly of ferries to North Germany and Denmark. To get to other ferries one has a long drive. The trip which can well cost in excess of £1,000 for a return trip for two is over four times as expencise as Ryan AIr and twice as expensive as driving and staying in a hotel. DFTS strongly discourage passengers from bringing on their own food and force them to use ther very expensive failities. The trip is not a... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2012
We went for the two day cruise to Rotterdam / Amsterdam. We got the 2 for 1 deal! PRIDE OF HULL. We went for the Meals when buying the ticket which was the best thing to do, we paid £20 each for the food (Based on 2 people) which was amazing value for money - The meals were £18.99 on board at the cheapest resteraunt. Meals included - Breakfast, full brekkie and continental. - Evening meal was a 'Sunday Dinner' or Curry and second night - Beef / Turkey or escalops / Fish. - Good service.... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2012 by mcookie30 (1 review written)
great mini cruise to amsterdam the ship is massive (pride of rotterdam) with lots of facilitys for all ages, beer price onboard slightly high but not budget busting, the food in the four seasons buffet was ok not the best but the chicken wings and ribs were really good and i sure ate all i could (specially as id been sat in a coffee shop earlier in the day :)) the cabins were small but fit for purpose with a decent shower not that we slept much 6 hours in 2 days but hey that was my own doing... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2012 by tatvic (1 review written)
check in at Hull ,easy no fuss, staff helpfull, on board the ferry crew freindly and good entertainment -live bands..piano singer..however , dirty beer glasses , the food in the buffet certainly is'nt worth the price ,all you can eat only cause they trying to get rid off it all..!! , Costa coffee expensive .,the cabins smelled like a old peoples home, this really lets the ferry down as cleanliness should be priority..the ferry as a lot going for it (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2012
The first ferry crossing since I was younger, we sailed on the Pride of Rotterdam from Hull - Rotterdam. Website was easy to use, pricing was strange though as trying to book it a day later increased the cost from £75 to £400+!!! So I booked a basic room including transfer from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, for £75. Had a great time. Information about which terminal/carpark to go to at Hull was confusing, and the pay machine didnt work so lots of people were almost late because of... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2012
I booked a buy one get one free from Hull to Amsterdam which was fine a real bargain until I got their and discovered it was £6 a night to park and £12 each meal costing any extra £207.00 as they wouldnt let me take my own food on THIS IS A SCAM AND PEOPLE SHOULD BE WARNED ABOUT THE EXTRA COSTS AS THEY WANTED MORE FOR THE FOOD THAN WHAT THE BREAK COST ME. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2012 by pam.p
we paid £12 for 2 nights parking at hull, the ticket comes in 2 parts both say pay and display and are dated, one part goes in car, i put the wrong part in and found a parking fine on my return, i have to pay £30 within 7 days or £100 after that, i contacted pps the company that has contract with P&O and told it was my fault even though i have proof of purchase, I have driven for over 40 years and never had a parking ticket or fine i am 65 this year and i am very upset about this, the... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2011 by bwfc76 (1 review written)
We went Hull to Amsterdam on 3/12/11. Check in at hull was very easy and well organised. Ship experience was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Good entertainment at night too, kids were happy playing in the ball pool in the childrens area. Food was also excellent and plenty of choice too. Good bars with plenty of choice of drinks,a little more pricey than pub prices £3.40 for a pint of lager. Cabin was small and basic but very clean, also cabin shower and toilet basic but... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2011
Very good value for money but be warned the cabins are very small and if we do it again we will do an upgrade onboard.The crew going out were very good and polite and helpful but coming back we found them not caring and sometimes even rude.
The coach transfers to Amsterdam were very easy to find outside the terminal and again coming back from the same place.We stayed a night in Amsterdam and wished we had longer there,what a great city and very scenic and lots to do.Overall a good value... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2011 by Dannyshax (1 review written)
Absolutely fantastic. 8 of us went for my birthday (2 night booze cruise hull-rotterdam) and it was one to remember. Staff very friendly and approachable from arrival to departing. Drinks on board were around £3.20 a pint for lager, spirits can be a little expensive but not pocket busting. If you have the option book breakfast and other meals in advance as breakfast is £10.45 ( buffet) so you can go back but can only eat so much anyway :-) buying alcohol from duty free outbound is tricky as... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2011
Can't recommend P&O highly enough. I had made several alterations to this booking prior to setting off, including changing from car to foot passengers, and changing the date and one of the passengers! All handled politely and no fuss. Very pleasantly surprised with the ferry crossing, room perfectly adequate, shower great. The staff are very professional and friendly, food was good and I disagree with comments about the price, thought it excellent value, nothing to stop you going up more... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011
P&O mini cruise on the BOGOF offer for the pride of hull. We did this on our two days off work, wanted to just have a bit of fun away from home and this really did tick all of the boxes for us. We traveled up and found were the port was. Plenty of parking as there is a multi storey car park on site, car parking is £5 per 24hrs. No que when we walked in and check in, customs and boarding ect took 10 min. All the team on board and at the terminal were very friendly. Room was small but as it... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2010
Wenton the Hull - Bruges mini cruise mid October, £72 for both of us to travel. you cant even go to London on the train from here for that price.
Meals on board are a little pricy but we got 10% off both ways for the Buffet/carvery, Im still trying to fit back in my kex after over indulging, everything thrown in icluding transfers to Bruges bus station a back to ferry
Anyhow cut a long story, we enjoyed so much we booked again for End Nov 2010 for the trip to Amsterdam. same price &... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2010
just returned today from p o mini cruise deal 2 for 1 offer what more can i say than a bargain meals good rooms small but who wants to sit in a room for 24 hours entertainment casino plently to do we went in a group of 10 groups split up met up did various things on board prices reasonable approx 3 pound a pint coffee large 2 pound sandwiches 3 pound coach trip from port well organised run to time drivers helpful drop you approx 10 min walk from centre right outside train station brugges has... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010
We went from Hull to Amsterdam, glad we book all our food on board has it was dear to eat in Amsterdam. The food was great service and staff friendly, cabin bit small but clean but it was only for two nights and we only needed it for sleeping. I would go with them again, well done. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
just want to get out of hull for a few days and spend 4 days in amsterdam (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
I've been reading some of these reviews and I have to disagree with anyone saying its garbage. You get what you pay for! We spent 2 nights on the Pride of York, with a day in Bruges as foot passengers and it was the best £114 spent! The cabins have bunk beds, a shower, toilet and sink, a mirror and an electric euro socket..what more do you want?! Its somewhere to sleep after all. If your wanting to spend your holiday in a bedroom then a minicruise isn't really for you is it! As for the food,... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
Boat is easy to get on and off with fairly quick book in/out times and is definately value for money. Booze prices on board and normal (£3.50 per pint). Food is ridiculously expensive at £17 for a meal so dont eat on the boat. The casino is good fun with Roulette and Pontoon and not to forget the Bingo on board!!
The one negative comment I have is that the tannoy goes off from 6am in EVERY ROOM including yours which wakes you up immediately.
Good for a £100 4 day round trip to... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
Went for the minicruise from hull to amsterdam aboard the pride of hull.
We arrived at the dock at around 7pm, check in took 10mins.
Got straight onto the ship and found our cabin.
The cabin was big enough and clean. The en suit was small, but the shower was hot.
Entertainment was awful, the singer mimed every word.
Drinks were cheap, £3 a pint. Fags were about £3.60 a pack of 20.
Food was expensive and not that good. I suggest buying your own before hand.
You could pay in both sterling anf... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by ingomania
Word of warning about P&O Mini Cruises, they don't let you get your duty free alcohol before you get off the boat in the morning and you get checked (in UK) for alcohol on the way in.
It's a big scam to make you pay ridiculous prices on the bars. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2009 by smiling traveller (1 review written)
Returning from recent trip to amsterdam on a P&O Mini Cruise, Hull to Amsterdam, which was very well organised from start to finish. Amsterdam was a real eye opener but it was crossings on the pride of hull which really made the trip worthwhile ,would maybe try rotterdam or bruge next time and would consider upgrading cabin next time. friendly staff good entertainment excellent food and service. Only bad point was 6.30 wake up call which is actually 5.30 on way out considering time... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2009
Outdoor cabin was more spacious than I had initally expected and clean. Small ensuite bathroom with shower which was powerful and plenty of hot water. The food is okay and seems to suit most people. There was a good mix of people on board and all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I booked direct from po ferries website which was easy and straightforward. Paid extra for an outside cabin with window but well worth £84 for two people. I would definetly recommend this trip and will be... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2009
Originally we were planning a week in the sun but the appalling exchange rate made us decide to stay closer to home. We opted for the 'minicruise' as at least we would see another country, albeit for only a few hours! At £79 for both of us it seemed excellent value for money, and it was. Docks easy to find in Hull, car parking £10 for 2 days, fast check in. We had an outside cabin, with two single fold down beds. The bathroom was perfectly adequate, with a fairly powerful shower, better... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2009
Everything was good about the Hull to Amsterdam P&O Mini Cruise. . I thought it was great. I thought we was going to have to be waiting in a queue for ages like you do in the airport but no none of that... all the staff on the ferry are great and they couldn't do much else fo you and it has everything on board you need. Nothing was really bad apart from the rough see even though you could only feel it every so often.. but there is nothing you can do about that (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2008
Very good value, and other than one incident in the restaurant, I will definitely be going on the ferry to Rotterdam again, Friday nights on board are awesome. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2008
The journey there was lively to say the least! Very good in terms of organisation, eg boarding and arrival times and transfers which are waiting as soon as you leave the ferry. As we only booked one night we didn't have long in Amsterdam, a matter of hours, but was well worth it! Overall was extremely good value for money and will definitely be going again! (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008 by amstercruise
At first I was apprehensive towards booking a mini cruise, thinking the ferry would be a waste of valuable holiday time, however it made the journey a holiday in itself. I couldn't really find any fault with the whole experience. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2008
I've been on 2 trips to Amsterdam in 2007 and absolutely loved both trips, went in August and then again in Decemeber. There well worth the money, you've live entertainment and 3 bars to drink in, there's a cinema and shops to look round, you've choice of 2 resturants and a cafe to eat in, not the cheapest but the food is good. When you land in rotterdam a coach is waiting to take you to Amsterdam and you spend the day there and get picked up at 5pm and taken back to the boat for another fun... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007
Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Ok, the trip only cost 32, but I expected to enjoy at least some of it!!! (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2007 by SJMaxson (1 review written)
We have just returned from a self-styled "mini-cruise", two nights on-board, and a day in Amsterdam. If you have never traveled, I would recommend it almost without reservation! You can travel with or without your car, for very similar cost when we booked. Watch out for special offers - even though it was school holidays, we got two tickets for the price of one! If traveling as a foot passenger, free parking is provided at the terminal in Hull, within easy walking distance of check-in (we... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2007 by fazzz
Really enjoyed, good food, great staff and fabulous entertainment. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2006 by JIM UK06 (6 reviews written)
I boarded the ship at 1900 hrs and I was shocked that I didn't have to queue as you do at the airport. Once on the ship (PRIDE OF ROTTERDAM) I found my room and in it was a complementary bottle of Champagne and chocolates. I thought this to be a very nice touch and a pretty good start to the trip. The room was very clean and was equipped with a good size shower and toilet area. Air conditioning runs constantly keeping everything nice and fresh.
We then went for the evening meal in the ship's... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2006 by Sallyann45 (1 review written)
The Amsterdam / Rotterdam P&O Pride of Hull Mini Cruise is a lovely introduction to sea travel. The ship has a superb restaurant and entertainment facilities. The shops are open until 11pm girls! The day trip to Amsterdam gave us a taste of the city, and we will return for a longer stay. There are so many bikes, so watch your backs! They are swift and silent! I have never seen a multi storey bike park before. The many boat trips along the canals are great value for money, and they let you... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2006 by Janine
I went to Amsterdam on a mini cruise with P&O on the Pride of Hull. It cost only £66 for the both of us, on the current BOGOF offer. As you have probably guessed, the boat goes from Hull and does an overnight sail to Rotterdam, we set off at 9pm, and arrived at Rotterdam for 6.30 our time (remember that Europe is in front by 1 hour). So it does entail getting up very early! We got off the boat and got on our free transfer to Amsterdam at 8am (their time) and arrived in Amsterdam at 10am.... (read more)
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