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National Ferry Fortnight begins with numerous offers

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Kids, dogs and people go free, eat more and pay less

This year’s Ferry Fortnight, running from 2-15 March, has brought out the offers from the ferry companies, starting with DFDS Seaways.

DFDS Seaways is offering passengers two offers to redeem a free day return or mini cruise on selected routes from the UK to France and Holland. The first 500 people to book a return crossing for a car and up to nine passengers with DFDS Seaways on its Dover-Calais or Dover-Dunkirk routes, between 2 and 15 March will receive a free return day-trip for a car and up to nine people on the same route for travel up to 11 December 2015 on selected departures.

DFDS Seaways is also offering a free two-night Amsterdam mini cruise to people booking a standard crossing during NFF, on its Newcastle-Amsterdam route. The free Amsterdam mini cruise is redeemable for one person per booking, for travel up to 11 December 2015 on selected departures. Up to three accompanying passengers can travel on the mini cruise at a reduced rate of £22 per person, based on four people sharing a cabin (usual price £48 per person).

Max Foster, passenger director at DFDS Seaways, says: “National Ferry Fortnight is a great initiative, and this year’s theme is all about ferry freedom. Ferry travel is often overlooked by people booking their holidays, but one of the great advantages of taking your car and a ferry over to Europe means that you can travel at your own pace and take your own route.”

Pets going free on the ferriesThe National Ferry Fortnight offers are available on selected DFDS Seaways’ sailings from Dover-Dunkirk, Dover-Calais and Newcastle-Amsterdam. DFDS Seaways operates up to 48 sailings a day between the UK and France as well as daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam.

To book these offers or for more more information, visit dfds.co.uk/ferryfortnight or telephone 0871 574 7235.

Meanwhile, MyFerryLink is offering passengers the chance to save up to £20 with a free upgrade to MyChoice (more flexible) fares on bookings. What’s more, those planning their family getaway for Easter – or beyond - can take advantage of MyFerryLink’s ‘Kids Eat Free’ offer when travelling between 27 March and 10 May.

For every two-course adult’s meal and drink purchased in family-friendly Le Relais restaurant, travellers will receive a free child’s main meal plus an ice cream pot. English and Continental breakfast options are available on morning crossings. The restaurant serves a wide range of French and international food.

Perfectly placed next to Le Relais restaurant, is the onboard Playzone, where children can burn off any excess energy. Filled with indoor soft play equipment, cartoons and games, the Playzone has been designed with kids in mind and parents can keep a close eye on the little ones while enjoying a cup of tea. The restaurant area is also fitted with customer microwaves, enabling parents to warm up babies’ bottles.

With MyFerryLink’s more flexible MyChoice fare, passengers can make changes to their booking without having to pay an amendment fee. All bookings made using the offer code NFF2015 during National Ferry Fortnight will automatically receive a MyChoice fare for the price of a standard MySaver fare, meaning travellers are able to plan the family getaway without having to worry about mounting travel costs. This fare offer is valid for travel between 1 March and 10 May 2015.

MyFerryLink operates up to 16 daily crossings on the Dover-Calais route. Fares for a car and up to nine passengers start from £45 each way for longer stay travel and from £29 return for a day trip. To find the best fares, visit Myferrylink.com/nff2015 or call 0844 2482 100.

Over at P&O Ferries the National Fortnight offers include pets travelling free for all crossing on the Dover to Calais route, made from 28 Feb to 15 March. Kids also go free on the Cairnryan or Troon to Larne route, passengers get half price entry to Club Lounge on the Dover to Calais, Cairnryan or Troon to Larne routes, and upgrades to Club cabins on the Hull to Rotterdam or Zeebrugge route are half price for travel throughout 2015.

More details and booking at poferries.com or 08716 646464.

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