Family ferry holidays

Best family ferry offers for 2016

Last updated 18th July 2022

National Ferry Fortnight

National Ferry Fortnight takes place 5 – 19 March 2016, and this year the theme is “Ferry First Timers”. Whether you are recapturing the excitement of taking a ferry when you were a child or booking your first ever trip with your kids, there has never been a better time to experience the freedom and ease of travelling by a car and ferry.

To celebrate Ferry Fortnight, the best ferry operators are offering fantastic deals for families. To book and find out more visit – but hurry, bookings have to be made by midnight 19 March, to travel in 2016, and offers are subject to availability.

Date restrictions may apply; see t&cs on operators’ websites from 5 March.

family on ferry


Recapture the sense of adventure of your Ferry First Time this National Ferry Fortnight with DFDS and celebrate with six bottles of French wine for FREE – (for return bookings made on Dover to France and Newcastle to Amsterdam routes and for travel on selected dates throughout 2016).

See full details or ring 0871 521 5522.

Brittany Ferries

Book “Kids Free Plus” with Brittany Ferries on all its France routes (except Portsmouth–Cherbourg), for sailings up to May 30 – two back seat child car passengers go FREE, and you also get a free inside four-berth cabin and free bike carrier.

See full details or call 0330 159 7000.

Caledonia MacBrayne (CalMac)

1000 ticket giveaway with CalMac Ferries, book one foot passenger, get one FREE to enjoy great routes across Scotland’s stunning west coast. Travel before 30 September only.

See full details or call freephone 0800 066 5000 and quote ‘NFF16’.

Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries are offering TWO passengers for the price of one for day trips to Guernsey, so pay just £30 and take a friend for FREE, maybe for their first visit to the Channel Isles.

See full details or call 0845 609 1024.

Irish Ferries

FREE +1 with Irish Ferries – every car driver’s first passenger travels completely FREE on all Irish Ferries 2016 sailings on the Irish Sea, representing a return saving of £60.

See full details or ring 08717 300 400.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Be a Ferry First Timer to the Isle of Man with a Car + 2 people for ‘Any Length of Stay’ from £59 each way and get a FREE pair of Manx National Heritage Holiday Passes worth £20 each with Fare Code: FIRST.

See full details or call 08722 992 992.

travelling with your pets by ferry

Isles Of Scilly Steamship Company

Buy 2 Adult Tickets for the Scillonian III ferry between 5 – 19 March quoting NFF16 and 2 Children travel FREE up to 30 May 2016.

See full details or call 01736 334220.


FREE Magnus Premium Lounge entry with NorthLink Ferries when you book a trip during National Ferry Fortnight for travel up to 31 December 2016.

See full details or call 0845 600 0449 and quote D16NFF.

P&O Ferries

“Pick a Perk” on P&O Ferries routes to France, Holland, Belgium and Northern Ireland, with a huge choice of one of these FREE extras, depending on route chosen. FREE Club lounge entry for two; £20 meal discount voucher; Bring a Friend for FREE; Bring a Pet for FREE; £30 Club Cabin discount; FREE Flexi discount; or Priority Disembarkation.

See full details of offers by route or call 0800 130 0030.

To take advantage of these special deals, bookings must be made between 5 – 19 March, for travel up to the end of 2016, unless otherwise indicated. Date restrictions may apply; see terms and conditions on operators’ websites from 5 March.