P&O Mini Cruise, Hull to Amsterdam Review

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SJMaxson's review of P&O Mini Cruise, Hull to Amsterdam

★★★★★

“We have just returned from a self-styled...”

Written on: 30/10/2007 by SJMaxson (1 review written)

Good Points
Excellent food, convenient location of port (if you live in the North), luxurious ship

Bad Points
Prices in the bars

General Comments
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 parked within 100 metres of the boat!). At the other end, there are free transfer coaches to either Rotterdam or Amsterdam (about 90 minutes away by coach).

The boat is luxurious - and the food (not included within the price, but you can pre-pay when you book at a discount) is wonderful. We ate in the buffet restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. The former could have been a five-course meal if we'd had room for it!

Also on board are the usual shops - perfume, tobacco, wine, gifts; two cinemas; a casino; various bars - one a piano bar, one an entertainment venue.

Our cabin was well-appointed - we paid for a sea view - and comfortable, although we had to ask for extra pillows. We were able to leave our luggage in the cabin whilst on the continent. If you are on a mini-cruise and you have a different cabin on the way back, you can leave your luggage securely on board.

Living, as we do, within an hour's drive of Hull, we will certainly travel again - and we will also give the Hull/Zebrugge route a go (not least because we are huge fans of Brugge!).

  • October 2007

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  • 2

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  • Amsterdam Mini-Cruise

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  • Food - quality & variety

  • Entertainment on board

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Sjmaxson's Response to SJMaxson's Review

Written on: 07/10/2008

Just an update, as I'm about to book again (having already travelled subsequently to writing my review). Costs have gone up!<br/><br/>1 - The car park in Hull is no longer free, you have to pay per 24 hours, so you have to pay for 2 days parking<br/><br/>2 - There is now a fuel supplement on top of the quoted fare.<br/><br/>3 - The coach transfers are now chargeable, rather than included.<br/><br/>I still recommend it without reservation, but it's not as good value as it was!

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