Hull - Rotterdam service and ships

How to avoid the long trek south

Travellers from Scotland, the North of England, the Midlands and North Wales can always avoid the long trek south and sail to Europe with award-winning P&O Ferries' North Sea services from Hull.

Pride of Hull of P&O Ferries The company, whose four-ship fleet sails out of Hull to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge carrying about one million passengers annually, has regularly topped The Observer readers’ poll as Best Ferry Company based on the quality of everything the readers are looking for on a ferry sailing out of the UK.

P&O Ferries offers convenience at both the departure and arrival points. Hull is easily accessible through excellent motorway links and rail and coach services, and Rotterdam (Europoort) and Zeebrugge, with their superb road systems, allow for smooth progress upon arrival.

Twin flagships on the North Sea Hull - Rotterdam route, Pride of Hull, pictured above, and Pride of Rotterdam, pictured below, are among the largest cruiseferries in the world, setting the standard in passenger comfort, accommodation and style.

They offer a a choice of places to eat and drink, whatever your appetite - so you can enjoy a great coffee and a snack in the coffee shop, or savour a wholesome cooked meal in one of the restaurants before retiring to your cabin.

Facilities are spread over 12 decks. The main public rooms and services centre around atrium area on decks eight and nine. Deck eight incorporates the the continental and cyber caf├ęs, shops and a childrens’ area, as well as the reception and bureau de change.

Entertainment facilities include a casino, Irish bar, two cinemas and a twin-deck show lounge.

Working alternately each ferry departs at 9pm each evening and makes a 12-hour night time crossing.

Pride of Hull and Pride of Rotterdam

Pride of Rotterdam of P&O Ferries
Route: Hull-Rotterdam (Europoort)
Gross tonnage: 59,925
Builders: Fincantieri, Venice
Entered service: April 2001
Passengers: 1,360
Decks: 12
Vehicles: 250 cars or 400 freight
Accommodation: 530 cabins comprising

  • 4 x 2-berth de luxe
  • 156 x 2-berth and105 x 4-berth special
  • 3 x 2-berth special for disabled
  • 167 x 2-berth and11 x 4-berth economy
  • 131 reclining seats
  • Length: 707ft
    Width: 105ft
    Registered: Holland
    Speed: 22 knots


    Lounge with gaming table, stage, dance floor and bar; Sunset Show Bar; restaurant; Langan’s Brasseriesl; disco; cinema; shop, boutique and perfumery; children’s playroom; video-games area.

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