Ferry vs Flying

It’s the second week of National Ferry Fortnight 2013, which has got us thinking about all the great reasons to travel by ferry rather than flying. Quite besides the fact that straight-to-DVD sequel Snakes on a Ferry received terrible reviews, every stage of a ferry journey has an upside compared to its alternative.

Here is a selection of our reasons why ferry is the superior mode of travel:

  1. Unlimited baggage allowance means that you can take the kitchen sink on holiday, and no one will judge you for it.
  2. Your kids will love the journey, with free movies and Curious George on board to keep them occupied.
  3. Check in times are far shorter than airports, and you don’t even have to take off your belt or shoes when boarding.
  4. You can bring your pet on holiday (because why would you want to leave them at home?)
  5. You can have a relaxing journey away from it all in a cabin or suite.
  6. There is so much leg room, it isn’t even called leg room anymore.
  7. None of your sky-high priced airline food – Stena Line has a restaurant and cafe on board which serve amazing food, and full English breakfast on overnight crossings.
  8. What you see is what you get – there are no sneaky hidden taxes in the price.

We could go on. Happy National Ferry Fortnight, everybody.

Book your transport from Harwich to Hook of Holland with www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/routes/harwich-holland/