The world's largest ferry will sail into Harwich for the first time on May 16 2010.

The Stena Hollandica can handle a huge amount of kit. With room for 230 cars and 300 trucks, the 1,376 bed craft boosts capacity on the popular North Sea route. On board services include a choice of restaurants, cinema, bar, lounge and media room. Free wi-fi, mobile reception throughout the crossing and satellite television in lounges and cabins is a major plus for passengers.

Special areas for kids and teenagers and 12 dog kennels should ensure it should be comfortable for your whole party. The twice daily crossings take 6.5 hours with a choice of day or night sailings in each direction.

Lead in fares start at just £61 one-way for a car, driver and passenger. Additional adults are £12, under-15s are £6 and under-4s go free. The Stena Hollandica will be joined on the fleet by the identical Stena Britannica in autumn 2010.

For more details, visit Stena Line

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