Ferry operators ready to welcome more passengers as Covid rules are relaxed


The UK ferry industry stands ready to welcome passengers on board for a summer of great adventure as Covid travel restrictions are relaxed.

After more than a year with a limited number of trips permitted, ferry operators are eager to leave with vacationers heading for a well-deserved break.

To inspire vacationers, Discover the ferries, the UK’s ferry industry body, has published a guide to safe destinations again.

Abby Penlington, Director of Discover Ferries, said: “As travel restrictions ease, vacationers are ready to embark on their next big adventure.

“Only the ferry offers destinations that offer unforgettable memories and a journey that is both enjoyable and safe for Covid.

“We’ve got something to wow all ages, from the latest culinary innovations for foodies to the buzz of the unknown for adrenaline junkies. Adventures like these come at the end of a trip on the water.

“The holidays really start as soon as you get on board too. Take in the water views, grab a bite to eat or stretch your legs and, on larger ferries, watch a movie, shop, or relax in a private cabin with en-suite bathroom.

“Strong hygiene practices are in place, while social distancing is the norm. Flexible booking options provide peace of mind in the event of a plan change and operators are always available to help passengers enjoy their trip.

“On many services, passengers can board their own vehicle, avoiding going to the terminal. We even take the stress out of packing with generous or no baggage allowances, including the option to bring your bike and pets. ”

To find out which ferry destination is right for your vacation style, Discover Ferries has launched an interactive quiz with a chance to win free ferry tickets, visit www.discoverferries.com/destination-quiz/

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Discover Ferries members operate over 80 ferry routes across the UK, Ireland and the British Isles.

The members are: Brittany Ferries, Caledonian MacBrayne, Condor Ferries, DFDS, Hovertravel, Irish Ferries, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Isles of Scilly Travel, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, P&O Ferries, Red Funnel, Stena Line and Wightlink.

Discover Ferries members serve London, the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Scottish Isles, Ireland, Spain, France and Holland.

For inspiration for the destination and information on hygiene and social distancing measures in place for individual routes, visit: www.discoverferries.com


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