Get on board: take the ferry and travel to the Continent the easy way for a holiday you won’t forget

Travel chaos at British airports and railway stations is never out ofthe news for long – just look at what happened when it snowed recently – but you don’t have to start your holiday in airport queues or waiting for a train that may never arrive. Smart travellers take to the seas with P&O Ferries , where the journey is a pleasure, not a pain.

That’s the thing about P&O Ferries – they’re number one because they’ve thought of everything to make your journey as smooth as possible. They also make continental Europe more accessible than you might think.

You and your car can be in France in no time at all, enjoying fine wines and food, stunning countryside, gorgeous beaches and charming towns. If it’s the thrills of the big city you crave, Calais (in France) and Zeebrugge (in Belgium) are only about three hours’ drive from Paris and its array of attractions.

As well as southern England (Dover to Calais), P&O Ferries opens up the North to the Continent, with services from Hull to Zeebrugge, and to Rotterdam (in the Netherlands). And since you’re on a ferry, you can pack as much as you like without worrying about excess baggage charges.

Dover to Calais takes just 90 minutes, and, because there are 23 crossings a day to Calais, you can travel when it’s convenient. This year, the route will get even better because P&O Ferries’ new state-of-the-art ships are taking to the seas. These super-ferries are the biggest to sail this route, and will have room for up to 1,750 passengers and an array of facilities.


But sailing in style doesn’t have to cost a lot – the P&O Ferries sale is on right now. Deals include fares from £20 each way for a car and up to nine people on the Dover-to-Calais route. If you’re going further afield, two people and their car can sail from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam from £119 each way, including an en-suite cabin, or from £229 each way from Portsmouth to Bilbao (in Spain). And if you need somewhere to stay when you get there, P&O Ferries’ accommodation offers are hard to beat. See for yourself at