Docked in Holland

It’s just now midnight, and I’m safely in Holland. We docked in a place called Hoek von Holland. It took less than five minutes to disembark and clear passport control. Now I have to wait a half-hour for my train. They let you buy train tickets on the ship, which is really cool.

Unfortunately, the station is really empty. There are vending machines, but I have no change in euros, and there are no attendants at this hour. I hope the train has a cafe, but I’ll bet it doesn’t.

Taking the Stena HSS Discovery from Harwich, England, to Hoek von Holland

I’m now aboard the Stena HSS Discovery. This is weird. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but it’s like a floating Las Vegas casino. Okay, maybe an off-Strip one, but you get the idea. There are movie theaters showing first-run movies, bars, restaurants, cafes, and casino games.

I’m now aboard the Stena HSS Discovery. This is weird. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but it’s like a floating Las Vegas casino. Okay, maybe an off-Strip one, but you get the idea. There are movie theaters showing first-run movies, bars, restaurants, cafes, and casino games.

The Stena HSS Discovery, sailing from Harwich in England to Hoek von Holland.
The Stena HSS Discovery, sailing from Harwich in England to Hoek von Holland.

This vessel carries vehicles, too, and truckers even have their own lounge. My bags were checked, like on a plane, so all I have to deal with is my small backpack as I wander around.