The adventure starts here

Discover more about the amazing destinations and experiences that travelling by ferry can offer you in and around the British Isles. Be inspired with ideas, tips and recommendations for holidays.



There are more than 80 destinations you can reach by ferry from and around the UK, Ireland and British Isles, ranging from inspiring cities such as Amsterdam, Dublin and Bilbao to the wild beauty of the Scottish Isles and the Isles of Scilly.

News and views

The latest news from Discover Ferries and the UK’s ferry operators.

Ferry industry shows customers it is watertight as sector continues to invest in passenger and freight services

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Thirteen new ships to come in service before 2023 – eight launching before 2021  Equating to more than £1bn investment reported at ABTA Travel Convention in Japan (9 October 2019)…

Guidance for travelling with your pets in the hot weather

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(25th July 2019) With summer well under way, many of us are looking forward to heading off on our holidays. For some, taking our pets away with us makes the…

Celebrate New Year in style with DFDS on a 3-night mini cruise to Amsterdam

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Prices from £249 per person based on 2 sharing an en suite inside cabin, includes Gala Buffet on New Year’s Eve and free bar* Sail from Newcastle to Holland on…

Travelling by ferry

Ferry travel is the perfect, stress-free way to start your holiday, offering unrivalled flexibility and convenience at a low cost.