With airport chaos and eco-minded travellers on the up, a number of people are turning to the ferry to get them to their destination, and who better to sail with than Swedish Stena ferries, one of the world's largest ferry operators?
The company has just announced that it has acquired the route from Liverpool (Birkenhead) to Belfast from DFDS, adding to its route to the Northern Ireland capital from Stranraer. Stena line also operates a superferry to Dublin from Holyhead, offering some great deals, with single journeys starting at just £69 when you travel with a small car, and routes from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire and Fishguard to Rosslare.
An excellent option for those who want to take their car to the Continent is the Stena Ferries route from Harwich to the Hook of Holland. And if you’re a foot passenger, what could be easier than taking a train in London Liverpool Street station and arriving at Parkeston Quay, close to the Harwich Port Terminal, where you have two daily ferry services to the Netherlands on a Stena Line superferry?
The voyage takes just 3 hours 45 minutes, with fares starting from £59 single for a car and driver or just £34 single for a rail and sail foot passenger ticket to any Dutch NEEA rail station. It’s one of the cheapest and most direct ways of getting to Holland from south-east England.
Stena Ferries also operates a number of routes within Scandinavia. So go to their user friendly website, www.stenaline.co.uk for routes, times and prices, where you’ll also find some great deals such as ‘Students go Free’, ‘Deals of the Week and ‘Rail and Sail’. Sailing with Stena ferries is an excellent alternative to squeezing on a plane after a frazzled wait to get through airport security. Bon voyage!