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On Board the Pride of York - P & O

In a bid to avoid the delays at Calais we booked to travel home on the Zeebrugge to Hull boat. My colleagues are on this boat almost on a daily basis and I usually the trip once or twice a year. 

^^^ Taken at Hull docks. 
We drove on the boat parked up got our bags and headed to our cabin. 

Massive top tip if you're going on this boat and like us you had a bag each is only take what you need as the staircases are rather narrow and you don't want to be lugging all your cases up them.

Dad had booked us in to a club cabin which is massive compared to the normal ones. 

We even got some lovely White company samples. 

Dad got comfy to watch the South Africa v Wales game. 

While Mam and I went to the bar.

There is much more on the ship than the bars though. 

There is a shop that sells beauty products such as perfume, aftershaves and jewellery. 

And a shop that sells alcohol. 

There is a cinema, starbucks cafe and a children's play area on board, plenty to keep you busy for the short crossing. 

Dad had made reservations at the restaurant on board called The Brasserie. 

We always make a reservation as it gets pretty busy. There is a buffet style restaurant too that is included in your ticket too. 

The menu is small but the food is so good. 

Again no starters for us, straight into the mains. 

Mam ordered the slow cook poussin, which she said was absolutely delicious.

Dad and I both ordered the filet steak, mine medium rare and Dad's rare. It was lovely. It's a tradition in our house to eat steak on a Friday night so this suited Dad and I down to the ground. 


The steak came with a side of chips and a sauce of choice, we both asked for peppercorn. 

I know last night I said I ordered cheese as it was our last night in France well guess what I had for pudding on the boat? 

You guessed it. Cheese!!!

Straight after dinner I left the parents enjoying their evening drink while I went straight to bed and watched Bridget Jones' diary. 

I woke up at around 8am to the announcement that was made to say we were docking in an hour and we had to get ready to make our way back to our car. 

We were off the ship and out of passport control by 1000 which I thought was pretty speedy. 

I think the Zeebrugge to Hull or vice versa is without a doubt the best route to get to Europe now and defiantly the safest.  

Have you ever used this boat? Or been through Calais recently? A colleague of mine was held up there for 8 hours this week! Not fun at all! 

P&O Zeebrugge to Hull, The Pride of York 

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