Happy’s Here

Meet Happy, our friendly porpoise mascot, though he is sometimes confused with a dolphin and even a shark, Happy wants all the kids to know he is the happy, helpful porpoise here to support and keep the kids entertained! Discover the Story of Happy The Porpoise who helped defeat King Caesar with Stena Line and bring happiness back to sea. While Happy and the sailors sing along with the kids, do a bit of crafting, the occasional spot of face painting and storytelling, parents can join in or watch while the children enjoy plenty of things to do onboard during their sailing to Holland with Happy and in the play area – Discover all the onboard fun for kids with newly refurbished play area on the Stena Line Hollandica & Britannica and learn more about travel with kids onboard.  Look out for Happy in Happy World, he could make an appearance on your next trip if in doubt you could always Contact Us on Social Media for any questions about Happy.


Onboard With The Family

The newly refurbished play area offers games for a range of age groups from toddlers to primary school kids and is fully equipped with screens displaying kids entertainment. On the main deck where the play area is situated you’ll also find restaurants, bars and a cinema. There’s WIFI available so children and adults alike can enjoy our games in the exclusive Stena Line app and using their mobile devices (WIFI is exclusively available on the main deck), make the most of your trip, browse the web, check your emails and a quick game while the young ones run around and enjoy themselves. If travelling with older children and adults that would like a different sort of fun, there’s always the onboard cinema showing the latest blockbusters or the outdoor basketball court where older kids and teenagers (even the grownups) could enjoy ball games such as football as well as basketball, or simply enjoy a nice cold drink on a dry day on the outside deck. After a bit of fun and relaxation, the whole family could visit our our Taste restaurant for a buffet style meal or a nice sit-down meal in our Metropolitan restaurant where there are specials for kids. If on a night sailing, in the morning the whole family could also feast on a cooked breakfast, breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children for only €33 click here for more!


Sailing With The Family

During your sailing, whether on a day or night crossing, you can enjoy the comfort of our cabins like our Standard Classic Cabin that sleeps between 3-4 people includes an ensuite bathroom, flat-screen TV, dressing table and an open wardrobe, that allows you to neatly store your luggage, discover cabins. If on a day sailing, cabins are not compulsory, we offer a seating area where you can relax with a cold drink from the cafe or the bars and enjoy the other main deck facilities.


Making The Most Of Holland & Beyond

We offer more than a direct sailing to Holland, discover a few tips of places to visit with the family while in the Netherlands. You could bring your Car, travel as Foot Passengers or book Rail & Sail tickets to you final Dutch destination. Discover great locations in Holland during summer like camping sites and the fantastic Dutch beaches that we highly recommend. This season is also the perfect occasion to plan ahead, book and save on a half term trip for the autumn break, visit loved ones across the North Sea or book a hotel break, camping trip and more! Holland has so much to offer with a great balance between nature and the cities, for locals and tourists, start planning a family trip and look out for Happy on your next sailing, be sure to check out our other stories for travel inspiration and information on travel to Holland.