Whilst 2009 has been titled the year of the ‘Staycation,’ don’t let the credit crunch sacrifice your summer holiday! Travelling across the channel by ferry is an economical and comfortable way to get to the continent and with popular cross channel operator Norfolkline, a family of four can travel to France for as little as £29* each way.Norfolkline operates the only direct Dover to Dunkirk route where people can travel across the channel in under 2 hours! So if you’re planning to head across to the continent this summer, Norfolkline has released its top reasons for jumping on board this holiday season:
1. Ferry travel is cheaper than flying across the continent - A family of four can travel across the channel with Norfolkline from £29 each way - that’s £14.50 per person for a return journey or £7.25 per person each way!
2. No hidden costs - With airlines increasing their charges across booking processes and utilities on the plane, ferry travel is at a set price ensuring you are not trapped by any unforeseen costs.
3. No luggage restrictions - Whilst you are restricted with what and how much you can take on a flight, with ferry travel you can take on board as much luggage as you want.
4. Good motorway links - Dunkirk is better situated than Calais for travel to destinations in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. No other ferry operator offers services to Dunkirk making the port less congested than Calais making sure you’re on your way more quickly and the roads are a lot quieter.
5. Don’t be cramped - Travelling by ferry, you have space to walk around onboard and sample the various eateries and gift shops compared to the often tight conditions experienced on planes.
6. Keeping the kids happy - Norfolkline’s ‘Little Nippers’ is a underwater-themed play area perfect for keeping the children entertained in safety.
7. Your pets don’t have to be left behind - Avoid those sad eyes and take your pets on board with you! Pets can travel onboard as Norfolkline is part of the Pets Travel Scheme.
8. After a short break? - Take an overnight break to Belgium, the heartland of fine chocolate, where you can sample and visit the many wonderful chocolate shops. Alternatively when you leave Dunkirk, why not head south to the Champagne Region, which is only a two and half hour drive away from the port?
9. Travel first class - You can travel in luxury but not for luxury prices on board. Ideal for business or leisure travellers, passengers can travel in the exclusive and spacious seating area where they can receive complimentary tea and coffee and newspapers, priority boarding as well as a personal shopping service.
10. Eat award winning food - travelling by ferry you’re not restricted to eating cold sandwiches and crisps. Norfolkline offers a fantastic choice of tasty food across it’s onboard restaurant, deli, lounge bar and cafe bar at affordable prices ensuring your stomach is not left rumbling.