In my last post I blogged about adventures of the under-the-sea kind and our time spent  Under the Sea @ The Deep, Hull.  But it was actually going over the sea that brought us to Hull in the first place as we sailed to and from the UK with P&O Ferries.

Things Helen Loves , image of ship with P&O logo

Having explored the world under the sea, the time came to once again cross it and head back to Rotterdam aboard the Pride of Hull. We’d enjoyed our sailing to the UK in standard outside cabins, but for our return journey we’d bagged an upgrade to a Club cabin and we were pretty happy about it.. Why? Well, they offer up more space and fit the whole family nto one cabin. Not always a given when most cabins are for two, or four.

The P & O Club Cabin experience means you get a little extra in the way of facilities and space, and after days on end of living out of bags, staying with family and being on the go I was ready to relax. Was it worth it? Yes. A thousand times , yes. And here’s why…

Things Helen Loves, Double bed in cabin

The Double bed.

A spacious cabin, configured to sleep five by way of a double bed with a single overhead and two single bunks on the opposite side of the cabin. The double is full size  and the bedding on all the beds is good quality. We slept like babies… until the morning wake up call, anyway.

Things Helen Loves, blacck and white wall art of a ship

The Stylish Decor

Calm tones, scatter cushions, stylish wall art complimented with crisp white bedding and a blackout blind make the Club Cabin a lovely space to relax before exploring the ship and a welcoming place to return to afterwards. But its not all about appearances, there are some very thoughtful practical touches. And that brings me neatly to…

Things Helen Loves, image of Club Cabin interior

The Plug

I’m not hugely tech savvy . Never did I ever think I’d get excited over a plug, charger or anything of that nature.  What I do get, is irritated by the constant swapping of chargers and adaptors, squabbling over whose turn it is to use a plug and so on.

So, imagine the ‘oooh’ moment when we discovered the beauty of the charging point in our cabin. A British socket, a continental socket and a USB point….all in one unit. Genius.

Things Helen Loves, image of multi socket charging point.

Anyone for Tea?

Or coffee? Or herbal tea? And maybe a biscuit to go with it? It was bags down, kettle on because our cabin came with a kettle and hotel-room style hospitality tray complete with a selection of hot drinks and biscuits. And proper mugs. I do appreciate a proper mug.

Things Helen Loves, image of tea and coffee tray onboard

Mini Bar

Well, always five o clock somewhere, right?

A well stocked, complimentary mini bar. Beer, wines red and white plus a range of soft drinks and bottled waters. And a couple of bags of crisps because, just like its nice to have a biscuit with a brew, its nice to have a nibble when you’re having a drink.

Things Helen Loves, image of Clarins products laid on white towel

Bathroom Bliss.

On previous crossings with P&O, we’ve been perfectly happy with the en suite facilities provided in standard cabins. And although there is complimentary shampoo/body wash in other cabins, there is something lovely about having that little bit extra.

A shower with a bit more space, a hair dryer, piles of fluffy white towels and a range of Clarins products for some onboard pampering.  And when your done, if you want to lounge in comfort for a while, there are robes provided.  Bliss.

Final Thoughts…

We thoroughly enjoyed our Club Cabin experience, it definitely brought a touch of luxury to our night at sea. A lot of thought has gone into the cabin design. P & O have brought onboard the best bits of a quality hotel stay, and it works.

The Club Cabin offers a calm and pleasant space where you can relax and enjoy some really nice extras.

Things Helen Loves, View of Hull as ferry sails out of port.

This post is in no way connected to or sponsored by P&O.  I did not pay for this sailing as it was paid for by my husbands work. All opinions are honest and my own. Cabins may vary depending on the route or ship chosen.

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