Amsterdam Mini-Cruise

Normally we take a low cost airline flight to our chosen destination but now that I live in Grimsby near to the passenger port of Hull this time we decided to take our chances on the high seas and take a P&O mini-cruise.  The P&O website makes everything sound rather grand and markets the North Sea crossing like this:

Mini cruises to Amsterdam include a 2-night stay, travelling in style in one of our ensuite cabins and taking advantage of a host of facilities onboard. You will find a fantastic range of dining experiences with the famous West End Langan’s Brasserie and our Four Seasons buffet restaurant. After your meal why not relax in one of our stylish bars, take in a film at the cinema or even join the high-rollers in the casino? There is also live entertainment for the whole family, plus hundreds of great deals can be found in our onboard shop’.

I have never been cruising so this all sounded rather seductive until Micky pointed out that this wasn’t really a cruise at all but just a simple ferry crossing and more of a sow’s ear than a silk purse and that I wouldn’t need my dinner jacket because there was no chance of being invited to the captain’s table because he would be too busy negotiating the ship through the busy shipping lanes of the North Sea regions of Humber and Thames.


12 responses to “Amsterdam Mini-Cruise

  1. Still, if it can’t be that bad if it gets you closer to Amsterdam and further away from Grimsby…

    I don’t know Grimsy at all. It’s possibly a lovely spot,though the name is not promising.


    • Thanks Richard. I agree that it doesn’t sound very appealing but it is actually quite a nice place with lots of green space and a beach nearby. The by in Grimsby means that it was once a Viking settlement!


  2. I like the little compilation you’ve made 🙂


  3. Oh heck! I hope our cruise next year is better than your one sounded. There is isas and filling in stupid forms that I really do wonder if it is worth the effort


  4. I meant visas and form filling


  5. I am jealous! 😉

    Thanks for stopping by my site and the like. 😀


  6. When I was a student at hull uni, I did that trip for £29 return with NUS discount and had to sleep on a barstool!


  7. Having used this ferry a few times, I can agree that the blurb is rather hyped up to say the least.


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