Tulips to Amsterdam, P&O Mini Cruise and the Humber Estuary

P&O Pride of Rotterdam

For just over ten years between 2000 and 2011 I worked for South Holland District Council and if ever I went away to a meeting or a conference and introduced myself I almost always had to explain to at least one person that this was in Lincolnshire in the UK and not in the Netherlands.  It seemed appropriate therefore that a year after leaving employment there that I and my regular travelling companions (also all ex-South Holland) should visit the country after which our region was named and whose symbol is the tulip.

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10 responses to “Tulips to Amsterdam, P&O Mini Cruise and the Humber Estuary

  1. Looking forward to following your arrival in Nederland, Andrew, as I make my arrival there on Saturday. And yes, we will be visiting the tulips – again.

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  2. Great post today. I really enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I did the P&O Bilbao run (one way not a cruise) at one point on my travels and there were loads of people ‘cruising’. All seemed a bit pointless to me as they barely got any time in Bilbao, doubt they would have had chance to wander around the art gallery. I did get some food chucked in with the ticket though, and it was pretty decent. I was surprised.

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  4. We used to do the booze cruises from Ramsgate to Dunkirk with the Sally Line, too short a crossing to need a cabin, but the all you can eat buffet was fantastic.

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  5. Might have known Simon would be up for the food!
    Nice to share a different adventure with you. We did freezing fog Dover to Ostende one November- not the same thing at all, but I remember ferrying South Shields to Denmark with a fair degree of success.
    Are you doing Keukenhof, or isn’t there time? Would love to.

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  6. Great post, Andrew! So you took the ferry to Holland. I did that the other way around some years ago when we went for a day tour to Cambridge. 😉

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  7. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who couldn’t find the right terminal. How hard would it be for P&O to put simple “Rotterdam this way” signs up?!

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