DFDS Seaways are big on comfort their ferries have much more in common with cruise ships than other cross-channel ferries. This means that you can expect a choice of cabins (depending on how much you want to pay) as well as plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to keep you busy. If you book a mini 'CruiseBreak' there will be a coach waiting for you to make the last leg of the journey into Amsterdam . Otherwise you can hop on the train to Centraal Station or continue a float with Fast Flying Ferries' jetfoil service. Economy cabins start at £69.00 per person (one-way) although frequent promotions bring the price down.
Stena Line has daily sailings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland . Stena's twice-daily High Speed Service (HSS) reaches speeds of 75 km per hour and makes the crossing in 3hours 40minutes, while their overnight service takes a leisurely, but respectable, 6hours 15minutes (note that foot passengers aren't permitted to travel on the overnight service). A third option is provided by Stena's Day Superferry which is a good bet for anyone traveling with a caravan as there are no size restrictions. The length of the crossing is reflected in the ticket prices, which start at £26.00 per person for the HSS service.
P&O Ferries sails every day between Hull and Rotterdam Europoort in Holland . If you aren't continuing onwards by car you'll be taken to Rotterdam Centraal Station by bus, where you can catch the train to Amsterdam for €12. Ferries depart at 21:00 and arrive the next day at 08:00 (11 hours in total). Besides well-appointed cabins P&O ferries boast a good selection of places to eat and drink, live evening shows, a cinema and even a casino. Fares vary depending on the season and the day of travel (It's generally cheaper mid-week), but keep an eye open for their special 'mini cruise' offers.