|Passengers: 1360||Cars: 250||Freight: 3,255 lane meters||Built: 2001||Speed: 22 knots|
The mv Pride of Hull was built as the latest generation of cruise-ferries for the historic Hull to Rotterdam route, the route after over 30 years was seeing the fourth new-design and new-build. Throughout the history of the route, barring short term charters the Hull to Rotterdam route has gone from new-build to new-build. The mv Pride of Hull was designed effectivly as two ships in one, three large freight decks being loaded via a single stern door and cars being loaded via a specially designed side ramp to a small car deck on 7 Deck. Originally the ship was due to be the mv Pride of Rotterdam, however due to issues with the mv Norsun which meant the ship had to be sent for overhaul earlier than planned the names of the new ships were swapped.
The mv Pride of Hull was built to replace the third-generation cruise-ferry mv Norsea (now renamed mv Pride of York), and has proved to be very successful on the North-Sea route over the past couple of years.