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Ferry to the Netherlands from Ireland

  • 03-07-2020 4:00pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    Hi all,

    Is this possible? I would like to travel to the Netherlands from Ireland via a ferry, not right now during the pandemic but next year probably.

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,623 ✭✭✭ chicorytip


    stevek93 wrote: »
    Hi all,

    Is this possible? I would like to travel to the Netherlands from Ireland via a ferry, not right now during the pandemic but next year probably.

    Thanks
    Stena Link from Harwich(UK) to Hoek van Holland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    chicorytip wrote: »
    Stena Link from Harwich(UK) to Hoek van Holland.

    Thanks, pity there is no direct ferry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,135 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    chicorytip wrote: »
    Stena Link from Harwich(UK) to Hoek van Holland.

    Harwich not in Ireland
    stevek93 wrote: »
    Thanks, pity there is no direct ferry.

    I think there is a direct ferry, but for trucks only, there was a story on RTÉ news about it a while back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭ bigroad


    Cldn Dublin to Zeebrugge freight transport.
    Give them a call they might do a deal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭ andrewfaulk


    bigroad wrote: »
    Cldn Dublin to Zeebrugge freight transport.
    Give them a call they might do a deal.

    They don’t tax pax, only drivers of trucks.. and even that is not happening due to COVID


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    They don’t tax pax, only drivers of trucks.. and even that is not happening due to COVID

    I wont be going until next year probably but I was trying to google it and couldn't find anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭ bigroad


    That's the only one I know of ,there is some talk of a cork ferry as well.
    Other than that you could land in France and travel from there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    bigroad wrote: »
    That's the only one I know of ,there is some talk of a cork ferry as well.
    Other than that you could land in France and travel from there.

    That's a good idea, I want to do a cycle run for a few weeks land in France out into Belgium then into NL.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    Just seen I would be put out at Cherbourg I would need to be closer to Belgium's border.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭ bigroad


    Well than you have to go UK and then on or call a haulage company and they could drop you where you want.
    Irish rigs.com
    Or Irish rigs Facebook someone will help.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 23,062 Mod ✭✭✭✭ godtabh


    chicorytip wrote: »
    Stena Link from Harwich(UK) to Hoek van Holland.

    I’ve done that. Decent enough for the time you spend on it


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 23,062 Mod ✭✭✭✭ godtabh


    stevek93 wrote: »
    That's a good idea, I want to do a cycle run for a few weeks land in France out into Belgium then into NL.

    I cycled to Dublin Port. Train from Hollyhead to London. Cycle from London to the port. There to Holland. Two days in Holland. One day in Belgium.

    Return was London via Eurostar from Brussels, train to Hollyhead and cycle home.

    Great 5/6 days


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    bigroad wrote: »
    Well than you have to go UK and then on or call a haulage company and they could drop you where you want.
    Irish rigs.com
    Or Irish rigs Facebook someone will help.

    Great thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    godtabh wrote: »
    I cycled to Dublin Port. Train from Hollyhead to London. Cycle from London to the port. There to Holland. Two days in Holland. One day in Belgium.

    Return was London via Eurostar from Brussels, train to Hollyhead and cycle home.

    Great 5/6 days

    That sounds some good fun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,726 ✭✭✭ Marcusm


    stevek93 wrote: »
    Thanks, pity there is no direct ferry.

    That would be a very long ferry, think 20-26 hours long. Would not be much of a market to justify it. There might be a container route to Zeebrugge (near enough) which might take passengers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    Marcusm wrote: »
    That would be a very long ferry, think 20-26 hours long. Would not be much of a market to justify it. There might be a container route to Zeebrugge (near enough) which might take passengers.

    Yes I suppose when a plane journey is 1.45hr max. Let me look about I'll post my findings.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 275 ✭✭ sweet_trip





    Looks like a very slow commercial operation.
    Fine ship all the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    sweet_trip wrote: »



    Looks like a very slow commercial operation.
    Fine ship all the same.

    Is that coming from NL?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 275 ✭✭ sweet_trip


    stevek93 wrote: »
    Is that coming from NL?


    Yes according to some news articles and that video it's the dublin to zebrugge ferry and also one of the biggest ro-ro ships in the world.



    The MV Delphine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭ stevek93


    sweet_trip wrote: »
    Yes according to some news articles and that video it's the dublin to zebrugge ferry and also one of the biggest ro-ro ships in the world.



    The MV Delphine.

    That would be interesting to take a trip on.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,915 ✭✭✭ Vic_08


    stevek93 wrote: »
    That would be interesting to take a trip on.

    It is nearly 2 days travel, over 40 hours at sea.

    They don't take passengers, AFAIK CLDN don't take any accompanied freight so no truck drivers either.

    Seatruck do take cars and motorhomes as well as trucks up to a maximum of 12 passengers per sailing on their Dublin-Liverpool, Heysham and Warrenpoint-Heysham routes.

    Pre-Covid it has always been possible to book passage on some freight ships across the globe, there are a few agencies that specialise it. You'd want to enjoy reading and your own company as it will be days of nothing with little to no amenities on-board, basically living as crew without the work to take up your time.


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