It’s Ferry Fortnight and there are some great deals on offer.
Book before midnight on May 20 for savings on ferry crossings to France, Scotland, Amsterdam, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight and Ireland.
The 2017 Discover Ferries’ National Ferry Fortnight campaign theme is Ferry Together –encouraging family and friends to spend more time together.
This follows research showing how little quality time families are spending together due to their hectic modern life. The average family spends just three weeks of real quality time together each year and just 36 minutes on the average weekday.
Bill Gibbons Discover Ferries director said: “Our research shows just how incredibly important every second of holiday time is in our busy lives. Almost half the people we surveyed said their whole holiday counts as quality time together.
“Our members do their utmost to make the ferry journey the very start of the family holiday experience. Unlike a plane where you’re strapped in alongside each other in front of computer screens, a ferry journey gives people time to stretch their legs, eat a meal together or watch wildlife together. National Ferry Fortnight will be a celebration of ways to spend that treasured time together.”
See the tables below but for more information on ferry travel, see Discover Ferries
|‘Kids go free’ with Brittany Ferries on selected daytime sailings to France from Portsmouth, Poole & Plymouth. Travel up to 31st August 2017. Up to 3 back seat child passengers go FREE saving a family of 5 up to £150 on a return fare. For full details and T’s & C’s see here|
|Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac)
|Book a car plus one and bring a friend for free when you visit Scotland’s stunning west coast. Travel before 22 October 2017, subject to availability at time of booking. Full details and T’s and C’s here|
|DFDS are offering an on-board meal voucher up to the value of £20 (valid on your outbound journey) with return ferry crossing bookings made on their Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk and Newcastle to Amsterdam routes. The offer is available on selected departures during 2017. Book here|
|A new Next Day Return fare booked online, £189 covers a car and up to four people travelling together between now and 30 June, and between 1 September and 15 December – that’s £46 per person for a quick hop to Ireland! The fare increases to £214 return in July and August. For all offers book here|
|Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
|Ferry together to the Isle of Man with a Car + 2 People Any Length of Stay from £85 each way and discover the Island’s most fascinating heritage sites for FREE with two Manx National Heritage Holiday Passes^ valued at £20 each with Fare Code: FERRY. For full details and terms and conditions see here|
|Isles Of Scilly Steamship Company
|Family Day Trip Ticket- 2 Adults and up to 3 children travel for only £79 return. For full details and T’s & C’s see here|
|P&O Ferries||For all P&O Ferries Ferry Fortnight offers, see here|
|Red Funnel Ferries offer – FREE ride on the iconic Needles chairlift
Book with Red Funnel during NFF 2017 and enjoy a FREE chairlift ride for 2 with spectacular views of the Isle of Wight’s world-famous Needles rocks and lighthouse.
To claim this offer simply book your Isle of Wight ferry travel here and travel by 29 October 2017. See website for full details and T&Cs.
|‘Take a Friend for Free’ when you book with Stena Line on all routes on the North & Irish seas. The offer is valid on all sailings for travel up until 17 December and must be booked using the code ‘BUDDY’. For full details and T’s & C’s see here|
|Wightlink has teamed up with the Camping and Caravan Club to offer you the chance to WIN a glamping break to the Isle of Wight, including car or foot crossings for up to 6 people, in a free-to-enter competition. Five runners up will WIN £50 Wightlink Vouchers for travel on foot or by car to the Isle of Wight, and a further five third prize prizes of £25 Wightlink Vouchers for travel on foot or by car to the Isle of Wight are also up for grabs. For full details and T’s and C’s see here|