Author Topic: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question  (Read 612 times)

quixoticgeek

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Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:10:21 pm »


What type of power sockets do the rooms on the ferry have? Is it a mix of both EU and UK, or just one?

Thanks

J
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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 08:22:01 pm »
By chance, I was on this ferry yesterday (loads of British cyclist traveling to the continent btw). I only spotted euro plugs.

bludger

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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 08:42:53 pm »
Euro plugs only when I took them. Same for dover-dunkirk.
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Adam

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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 10:22:45 pm »
I've just come back from the Netherlands, and the Stena Britannica has Euro and UK plugs in the cabins.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 07:32:58 pm »

The cabin has 1 UK and 2 EU sockets. The UK socket is the on not next to the bed.

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Auntie Helen

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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 07:41:36 pm »
Uk socket on the table thingy opposite the bathroom door, Euro socket on the bedside table
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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 08:14:43 pm »
It's kind of irrelevant, isn't it? If you're going to the continent, then presumably you're carrying some kind of converter plug. And vice versa for people coming from the continent. I guess many people forget to bring one along. But then the onboard shop sells the converter plugs...

Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 10:07:42 pm »
If you're bike packing you want to carry as little junk as possible. I own EU plug chargers for just this reason and try to leave the bulkier UK plug stuff at home. I'd guess QG wants to do the same, in reverse.

(you can cheat and just bring an EU one everywhere and wedge it into UK sockets, but that carries a non zero risk of destroying either the charger, the socket or the hotel)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 11:55:48 pm »
but that carries a non zero risk of destroying either the charger, the socket or the hotel

Eloquently put...
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 11:04:37 am »
It's kind of irrelevant, isn't it?

No. If it wasn't relevant, i wouldn't have asked. It really pisses me off when people suggest that a question isn't relevant.

I asked because I have both EU, and UK usb chargers. Unfortunately, I left my UK charger in the UK when I was there last, so I've ordered a new one for collection when I arrive. Now if there is UK only, I can survive one night on battery power, and I'll have a UK charger for the return trip when i expect my battery to be flat. However, if it's EU only, I'll need an EU charger unit for the return trip. I don't want to have to carry one if I don't need it, so by asking on here, and discovering that they have both power sockets, I can leave the EU charger behind, have 140g less stuff, and more importantly, 1 less item to lose.

So yes, it is relevant. Admittedly this is because, as with everything in life, I am an edge case. But it's useful info I needed to make a decision.

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Re: Another Harwich-Hoek Ferry question
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 07:42:58 pm »
I've done both Hollandica and Britannica (both ferries on that line) and the cabins have both EU and UK sockets.
There are some plug sockets about outside the cabins (I didn't see which sort) in the cafe at the bow and in the bar area right at the stern end at the very least.
Both ferries are modern (Hollandica is 2010 ish I think)
Enjoy, the breakfast is pricey but good fuel for a days ride.
If you eat fish, I can recommend the Kibbeling from the Hoekse Vishandel next to the bit where you wait to check in, they don't take cards though.