They want to use any opportunity they can to save time, and so when they travel abroad they are very tempted to take a flight over. Yet whilst that may be a shorter journey it is still quite stressful, with so many hoops to jump through and constant moving to and fro, where sometimes the flight is the only time you can relax, and that's not for very long. Also, what if you live by the coast, where there is unlikely to be a major airport? Both of these questions are answered by the existence of ferries.
Ferries allow you to make the journey part of your holiday. Instead of being strapped to your seat, they allow you to wonder around, enjoying a restaurant or a bar or a games room or some entertainment, or maybe to wander on the deck and look at the sights or the birds or just the open sea, with vistas that can be just breathtaking. Some trips, particularly those to Spain, will enable you to get a cabin and have a nice sleep. There are ferry ports all over the UK as well from which you can leave, so you are almost spoilt for choice.
Of course, another reason to go by ferry, and that is that you can take your own car in order to get around your destination. You don't have to worry about car hire, and you can take however much luggage you need, with nobody dictating how many bags you can take or how heavy they can be.
It doesn't matter whether you are travelling for pleasure or travelling for business, staying for a long time or a short time, today is a great time to take your car or yourself abroad on a ferry. Competition between ferry operators is quote fearsome, and you can take advantage of that as long as you understand the differences between the operators, and their pricing structure. The booking process can be a veritable minefield for the inexperienced, and that's why we have created this site to help you work out where you want to go and with whom.
We cover the major ports in the UK and in Europe so you can see what there is to do in the different places. Remember that you may need to spend some time in the ports so it's worth looking at the sights to see and places to eat and sleep if necessary.
We also look at the different ferry companies. We talk about the routes that they cover and the facilities that they have.