Taking the ferry is increasing in popularity as the transportation of choice for many airline-weary travellers. With airport security rules and long queues making air travel less palatable than it used to be, many are seeking more relaxed ways to travel.
Ferries have improved over the years. They have restaurants, comfortable lounges, shops and entertainment for all ages from games rooms to cinemas and even spas, so you’ll never be bored. For those seeking extra comfort, there are options to book private cabins, especially useful on the longer overnight trips.
There are plenty of benefits to travelling by ferry. For one, you can take your own car, packed with all the things you need without having to worry about luggage weight or carryon luggage restrictions. With the introduction of the budget airlines, ferries have had to drop their prices to stay competitive and attract customers back, so it can also be a very economical option.
There’s a variety of routes available from all around the UK and Ireland. Canvas Holidays can arrange ferry travel from the UK or Ireland, including Landbridge crossings, to France, Spain & Holland. For more information on routes, take a look at the travel option pages on our website.
If you’ve never travelled by ferry before, don’t let the fear of the unknown put you off. We’ve pulled together our best insider ferry travel tips – from what to think about before you go to how to disembark as you set foot in Europe.Details