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One of the great things about living in the UK is that you can go to so many places in Europe by ferry. Most people probably think one can only fly to, say, Spain. But many lines run between England and France, Denmark, Greece, and even Russia. Now wouldn't you prefer to take a nice, leisurely ferry ride, especially when you can take your car with you, and leisurely drive around Boulogne, Esbjerg, Santander, or Corfu?
Ferry travel, despite trains and planes, is a huge business in the UK and Europe. So how easy is it to book a ferry crossing? Just look up "ferry bookings" on the internet et voila! Tons of sites appear.
Booking online is also cheaper. Many charge lower or no booking fees, and the ability to immediately see whether a route you were interested in allows foot passengers, or whether or can even go by coach. If you are taking a vehicle with you, whether it is a car, family minivan, or motorhome, you will need to enter its proper measurements when booking online, or you may be delayed at port and/or have to pay additional charges. Not properly stating that your van is a transit van can also delay your trip. In addition, freight vehicles must be booked as such, and not as tourist vehicles, as these are treated differently and have customs issues and fees unique to them to deal with.
Still, a nice ferry break may be just what the doctor ordered. However, they can be expensive, which is why one can also search specifically for cheap ferry bookings. These can provide one with a nice, inexpensive ferry break. In addition, some online ferry booking sites also provide information as to various festivals or other events that are occurring at various locations. So you may enjoy great food at the British Food Festival at the Isle of Wight, or listen to exquisite Baroque music at the Lanvellec Festival, or go to the annual Christmas Lights Parade in Dun Laoghaire.
Getting the ferry booking at the price you want to the place you want is so simple. No need to waste time going from ferry company to ferry company in order to compare prices, when so many ferry booking sites will find the right one for you. So spend more time on your ferry break, and less time with the booking.