Travelling as a family by ferry is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Generous luggage allowances mean you don’t need to worry about packing the minimum and with space to walk (or run) around, or to sit together in your own area, means that the holiday begins as soon as you step on board.
Family facilities on board ferries
There is plenty to keep children entertained whether they are looking for wildlife from the deck or window, or checking out the dedicated children’s zone. On board cafés and restaurants cater for the whole family with a range of refreshments and meal options.
Facilities vary per vessel, even within the same fleet, so make sure you check what facilities the specific ship has to offer before you book.
Cinema on Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Older children / Teenagers
Arcade games on Stena Line
Whether out on deck or watching from the window, British waters are teaming with wildlife. Check out our wildlife map for what you should look out for.
Tips for travelling with children on a ferry
Before you book
For the sailing
You won’t have access to the car deck once the ship sets sail, so pack a bag with everything you need including, for example: