With the world’s airlines having somehow managed to ‘mislay’ more than 40 million items of luggage in 2007 – up a mere eight million on the previous year – it’s no surprise that the worry of arriving on holiday minus suitcases is of increasing concern to many holidaymakers.
Which is one of the reasons that Irish Ferries is ‘making the case’ for ferry travel… not only do holidaymakers and their luggage arrive at the same place – at the same time – but there’s also no restriction on the number of cases carried at no extra charge.
“It’s bad enough having to endure the hassle of long check-ins and endless queues, but then to arrive on holiday and spend further pointless hours waiting in vain at the carousel is guaranteed to raise the blood pressure…the very opposite of what a holiday in Ireland is supposed to do,” said Irish Ferries’ head of passenger sales, Declan Mescall.
“While many airlines continue to shoot themselves in the foot with their poor service, self-drive holidays by ferry are sailing ahead as holidaymakers realise the benefits of competitive pricing, short check-in times, space to relax and to enjoy the journey complete with all belongings.
Kids Travel Free
A special summer 2009 offer for family holidays to Ireland means there’s also no extra charge for children. If two adults travel, there’s also no restriction on the number of children (under 16 years)…if they fit in the car, they are welcome aboard.
And with a bargain offer of just £79 one-way for a car and driver and £20 for additional adults for midweek travel (Monday-to-Thursday), a family of four can cross the Irish Sea with their car for as little as £99.
The reductions apply on its Holyhead/Dublin and Pembroke/Rosslare cruise ferry crossings. A £10 supplement applies for weekend travel and for sailings on the Holyhead/Dublin fast ferry service.
Irish Ferries boasts the most modern fleet on the Irish Sea. Two vessels operate on the Holyhead/Dublin route with two return crossings per ship each day. The ‘Jonathan Swift’ fast ferry makes the crossing in just one hour, 49 minutes, while the world’s largest car ferry, the ‘Ulysses’, crosses the Irish Sea to Dublin in three hours, 15 minutes. The Isle of Inishmore operates from Pembroke to Rosslare twice daily with a journey time 3 hours 45mins.
Via EPR Network