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125 Years Anniversary

2018-05-31 | Events Fun facts News | 8 Comments

The history of travel across the North Sea between Holland and the UK far exceeds 125 years, but our special route recorded its first sailing on the 1st of June 1893 from Harwich to Rotterdam via the Hook of Holland, making the month of June our official 125th Anniversary! The route initially offered crossings for…

Celebrating Dutch Windmills

2018-05-11 | Events Holland | No comments

Windmills and watermills along with clogs, tulips, cheese and canals are some of Hollands most famous national treasures. The second Saturday and Sunday of May ( May 12 and 13th) is National Mill Day, the perfect time to visit! In honour of this special occasion, here are a few interesting facts and tips on Dutch…

Kings Day in Holland

2018-04-17 | Events Ferry good ideas Holland | No comments

King’s Day or Koningsdag (formerly Queen’s Day) is a national holiday in the Netherlands and one of the biggest Dutch celebration that locals and tourists alike can enjoy! It is the official date (27th April 2018) where the Dutch celebrate their King Willem-Alexander’s birthday and they celebrate it in style (with all things orange)! Originally, Princess’…

The world’s most travelled man: Fred Finn Onboard with Stena Line Hollandica & Britannica

2018-03-29 | Events Guest Blog Have you seen this? Holland | 1 Comment

125 Years of Stena Line’s UK – Holland Route! Stena Line UK – Holland route is kick starting its celebration of 125 years of getting passengers, produce, vehicles, pets and more from Harwich to the Hook of Holland with an interview with a very special guest: Fred Finn, the wo...

Shipping World Maritime Day 2017

World Maritime Day | 2017

2017-09-29 | Events | No comments

This year’s World Maritime Day theme is  “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”. It was chosen to highlight and to put added focus on the numerous diverse characters involved in logistics and shipping. 28th September 2017 is the official date set for this year’s celebration with member states and other shipping bodies invited to the celebrations which run for the remainder of this week…

Spring in Holland | What’s going on

2017-03-13 | Events | No comments

TEFAF | Maastricht If you are heading over to Holland in the coming week, you have to visit the long established art and antique fair which attracts some of the finest dealers, art critics, art and antique academics and collectors from all over the world. If you have a passion for fine ...

Sten Olsson, the captain of our ship, CEO Stena Sphere

An incredible Olsson turns 70!

2017-02-03 | Events | No comments

It all started at the kitchen table when Dan Sten Olsson was only 15 years old, the trip with Stena Line. Today our owner, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Stena Sphere turns 70 years. It’s has been some eventful and exciting years that we would like to share with you here on…

Keukenhof gardens in bloom in spring in Holland

Visit Keukenhof | Spring is in the Air

2017-01-23 | Events | No comments

If flowers are something that interest you then a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland is highly recommended, it’s a unique and unforgettable experience!  This year, there are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom including almost 800 varieties of tulips. The park is spread out over 32 hectares and there is a...

Camera Japan Festival 2016

CAMERA JAPAN Festival 2016

2016-10-03 | Events | No comments

If Japanese comedy is something that interests you or that you may be curious about, then get on one of our ferries to Holland and visit this year’s CAMERA JAPAN Festival which explores a diverse range of Japanese comedy.  Films, lectures, workshops and live performances examine the subtle to the ludicrously obscure, the traditional to the contemporary.  The festival runs…

World Maritime Day Stena Line

World Maritime Day | Shipping: Indispensable to the World

2016-09-29 | Events | No comments

Today, World Maritime Day is celebrated all over the world.  For 2016, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has chosen the theme; “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.  We couldn’t agree more considering that Stena’s fleet alone travels 270 times around the world, every year. Stena Line’s extensive route network in Northern Europe carries around ...

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