10 REASONS TO TRAVEL BY FERRY
There is a reason why boats have always been seen as a civilised way to travel - because they are! So pack your steamer trucks and dust off your evening dress, it's time to travel by ferry!
1 TWO HOLIDAYS IN ONE
Can’t decide between a brilliant mobile home camping holiday on one of Europe’s top holiday parks and a cruise for your next holiday? Now you don’t have to! A ferry is basically a mini cruise ship – so now you can have both!
2 SHOP ON THE GO
So you’re travelling to your holiday and you can shop. No stopping. No losing time. You can shop as much as you want whilst still getting there. Genius!
3 YOUTUBE? YOU BETCHA!
‘Look at this, look! Look!’ as a phone is poked in your face, no longer needs to be met with ‘What are you doing, can’t you see I’m driving’ – now you can actually look at whatever annoying song the kids are trying to show you on YouTube without any danger at all.
4 ROOM WITH A VIEW
No need to try and sleep upright in the world most uncomfortable chair as you would on an plane or train. If you take an overnight crossing you can get some serious kip, and wake up ready for the next leg feeling refreshed and wearing clean pants – unlike ‘fancy’ plane travel!
5 WATER VIEW!
There is something magical about being on the deck of a boat – with the vast sky above and the endless waves below - that being stuck in a metal tube cannot even come near. And let’s be honest it’s impossible to recreate the ‘king of the world’ scene from the Titanic movie on a train! (And we’ve tried!)
6 SUPERMARKET SWEEP
The best thing about ferries is they dock at ports. And the best thing about ports is there is always a MASSIVE supermarket near them! This gives you the chance to get all the food and ‘refreshment’ you need for your Al Fresco holiday, as well as other essentials - like an inflatable doughnut for the pool, a massive bar of chocolate (flavour and contents unknown) and a games set you’ll never get out of your boot.
7 DRIVE ON DRIVE OFF
The magic of a ferry is you drive on and park, and then when you get back in your car – which hasn’t moved – and drive off, you’re in a DIFFERENT COUNTRY! What sorcery is this?!?
8 PAID IN FULL
Just like Al Fresco Holidays, your price for your ferry is per party not per person. So if Auntie Lynn decides she wants to pop along with you at the last minute, it’s all good. Although make sure she brings her own snacks – that lady can put away a bag of boiled sweets quicker than you can say ‘anyone for a barley sugar?’
9 THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
No more chants of ‘Are we there yet?’ from bored small people - ferries are perfect for keeping those little ones busy and out of mischief. Meanwhile you can watch over them from somewhere warm, comfortable and preferably serves beer!
10 WEE? OUI!
No longer will your journey be filled with having to say ‘We’ve only just left, how can you possibly need the toilet?’ With plenty of facilities on ferries, there’ll be no need to interrupt your journey for visits to the smallest room!