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2018 National Ferry Fortnight Offers
The much anticipated National Ferry Fortnight is finally here. Britain’s annual National Ferry Fortnight (NFF) which is scheduled to hold from 14th to 28th April 2018 is run by Discover Ferries, the industry body for the Ferry Sector. Now in its tenth year, the National Ferry Fortnight is designed to showcase Britain’s extensive 75-plus ferry routes and the benefit to travel by sea.
The campaign theme for this year’s National Ferry Fortnight is “take your passion with you.” Discover Ferries explains that it aims to highlight that ferry travel is an enabler for people to follow their passions even if it involves taking their motorbikes, pets, a large group of friends or families, golf clubs, skis, caravans, pets, and motorhomes overseas.
As an added advantage of the ferry travel, wildlife lovers can spot marine wildlife from the deck of the ferry. Food and wine lovers need not worry as they can get a vehicle full of wines, boutique, gins, craft beers or gourmet delicacies. During the two weeks event, Discover Ferries is expected to share advice about taking vehicles or equipment on holiday as well as inspirational trips for great journeys.
Deals by Ferry Companies for the 10th National Ferry Fortnight
According to records, more than 38 million passengers journey by Ferry every year. As is custom, Discover Ferries’ members at the 2018 National Ferry Fortnight have published great deals for holidays on Ferry routes to Belgium, France, Holland, within London, Spain, Ireland, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and Scottish islands. Here are the great deals offered by the member companies.
For the National Ferry Fortnight, DFSD offers three deals to passengers. One of the deals is that you can get a £7 off one way and £15 off return crossings to France for a car and up to 9 people each way. Passengers who want to travel to Holland can also get £20 off one way and £40 off return crossings to Amsterdam.
Offers also exist for short breaking crossing to help you save up to 50% compared to regular fares. DFDS’s deals are available for booking until 30 April.
Steam Packet Company
To encourage more people to discover the pleasure of travelling by Sea, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company partnered with Manx National Heritage to make a National Ferry Fortnight offer. This offer allows for a car plus two people for £90 each way, to stay for any duration at Isle of Man. Passengers will also get two Manx National Heritage (MNH) Holiday Passes (each worth £25) included the price. The offer is available until the April 28th and the booking should be done with the special fare code ‘FERRY’.
Stena Line offers a free upgrade to their Flexi Fare when you book an Economy Ticket. The offer is available on the Holyhead to Dublin or Fishguard to Rosslare routes. To get this offer, passengers must book before 28 April using the offer code ‘FREEFLEXI’.
Parents with kids can grab the “Kids go free to France” offer as it allows up to three children (15 years and under) to travel for free with them in the same vehicle. The offer is specifically available on day sailings from Sundays to Thursdays, to and from France. Bookings must be done by midnight 29 May 2018.
To celebrate this year’s National Ferry Fortnight, Condor Ferries offers a deal to people who think they need a short break. The offer allows passengers with their cars to save £70 on the sailing to island of Jersey or Guernsey. To get this offer, you must book before 20 April, 2018 with the promo code ‘BREAKAWAY’.
Irish Ferries offers a deal for passengers to explore Ireland from £79 one way as fare for you and your car. With this deal, you can travel on its night cruise ferry departures for Midweek sailings (Tue &and Wed.) However, you must book minimum 41 days in advance and the offer has limited availability with no specific deadline.
Isle of Scilly Steamship Group
This company offers a Scillonian Day Trip for 2 adults, plus up to 3 children all for £69.50. The day trip sailing offer is available until November with exclusions of Saturdays. Offers must be booked in advance only by calling the Travel Centre on 01736 334220 and quoting ‘DAYTRIP 2018’.
NorthLink Ferries offers a ‘Kids Go Free’ deal that saves families up to 12% on their bookings. The offer allows children to travel for free on direct Lerwick to Aberdeen and Aberdeen to Lerwick routes. However, it can only be booked by phoning 0845 6000 449 or by visiting a NorthLink Ferries office.
P & O Ferries
P & O Ferries offers a deal that can save passengers up to £7.50 each way on their trip to France when they book directly with them. To book this Dover to Calais offer, book with the code ‘GB18SPRING’ before 30 April.
Wightlink offers a journey to the Isle of Wight. Booking a short stay offer will give you (maximum of 4 nights and 5 days) a £25 off while booking a long stay (maximum of 364 nights) will give you £30 off. This offer is valid only between 17 April and 25 May and can only be booked online.