Further Information on the Harwich - Esbjerg Ferry Route
Port of Harwich - For Full Information - Click Here
Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. It is in the Tendring district. Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest and Colchester to the southwest.
The Royal Navy is no longer present in Harwich but Harwich International Port at nearby Parkeston continues to offer regular ferry services to the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) in the Netherlands and Esbjerg in Denmark. Many operations of the large container port at Felixstowe and of Trinity House, the lighthouse authority, are managed from Harwich, and plans for the development of a new container port in Bathside Bay were approved by the British government in December 2005.
DFDS Seaways make 3 to 4 weekly crossings from Harwich to Esbjerg, situated on the west coast of Denmark. The route is serviced by a brand new Ro-pax ferry “Dana Sirena” which made its first call at Harwich on 17th June 2003. “Dana Sirena” has three car decks with a capacity of 2,510 lane metres or 166 lorries and a service speed of 22.5 knots.
The introduction of the “Dana Sirena” on the Esbjerg service by DFDS has reduced the crossing time on this route by 2 hours. The ferry provides capacity for 600 passengers and has 196 cabins. Foot passengers and motorists alike are able to relax in the comfort of this modern, luxurious ferry. During the busy summer period the number of sailings is increased to offer a departure every other day.
Esbjerg Ferry Port - For Full Information - Click Here
Esbjerg is a Danish seaport on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. The city is situated in south-western side of Denmark, and it is a seaport of North Sea. The city of Esbjerg is a large transport hub for both rail and road traffic, and is an important port for Danish North Sea oil offshore activity. It has an airport, and is a center for machine building. The municipality has a number of museums, theatres (staging opera, ballet and drama), and several libraries.
Ferry services connect the Esbjerg via Ho Bay to Nordby on the island of Fanø via Scandlines, and over the North Sea to Harwich, England via DFDS Seaways.
Newcastle - Amsterdam - DFDS Seaways offer a daily service connecting Newcastle in England with Amsterdam in Holland offering a relaxing way to travel between the two countries. DFDS offer a service with 2 ferries operating in alternate directions. The journey takes 15 hours and 30 minutes on board one of DFDS's Cruise Ferries.
Harwich - Esbjerg - This service between Harwich and Esbjerg is offered 3 - 5 times a week depending on the type of year. The only route from England directly to Denmark is offered onboard the luxury MS Dana Sirena. Once in Denmark there are excellent road links to both Sweden and Germany. Crossing times are around 18 hours and 15 minutes.
DFDS Seaways is the passenger-carrying division of DFDS A/S. It operates five cruiseferries and one ro-pax ferry on routes connecting Denmark to Norway; and the United Kingdom to the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. In 2006 DFDS renewed their fleet, purchasing MS King of Scandinavia and MS Princess of Norway to replace the last ships dating from the 1970s still in service.
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