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Special offers & deals change with the seasons, but most ferry companies offer discounts for advance bookings. If you can plan that far in advance, you may be able to take advantage of some very keenly priced offers.

When reserving a place for your vehicle you will be expected to provide details of the vehicle type, length, height & registration number, including any additional features such as a roof rack or luggage you intend to store on top of the vehicle. We will also require the names of all passengers travelling in the vehicle. Make sure you have these details to hand when making your booking.

Prices often depend on the time of day at which the sailing takes place. Peak season & weekend sailings are generally more expensive, as are overnight sailings long enough to permit a good night's sleep. Generally on short crossings the most cost effective time to travel is between 8pm and 7am. Likewise, short daytime sailings are often more expensive than short sailings at night. Decide which is your priority, convenience or cost.

If you are not making a straightforward return journey & want to journey between various countries before returning home, simply give us a call. You could waste an awful lot of money on single journeys when usually companies will provide special prices for country-hoppers.

Can I take my pet on holiday with me?
Yes. In the year 2000 the Pet Travel Scheme was introduced which allows qualified pets to travel from the UK without the need for quarantine.

In order for your pet to be issued with a certificate it must undergo various processes including micro chipping, blood sampling, vaccinations & boosters. These must be carried out in the British Isles, the Republic of Ireland or qualifying country.

European countries qualifying for PETS include: Andorra, Cyprus, France, Greece, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, San Marino, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, Norway, Spain & Vatican. Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man & the Republic of Ireland each have their own PETS certificates & animals can travel to & from these places so long as they are properly certified.

An owner travelling with a vehicle must generally accompany pets entering the UK on a sea crossing. Approved companies & routes are listed below:

- Brittany Ferries: Caen or Portsmouth to St. Malo. Cherbourg to Poole. Roscoff to Plymouth. Santander to Plymouth.
- P&O Stena Line: Calais to Dover.
- SeaFrance: Calais to Dover.

Do I have to take out travel insurance?
Although not a requirement it is however highly advisable to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances whilst travelling abroad.

If you decide not to travel with any travel insurance you can obtain a form E111 from any Post Office. Once completed it will entitle you to medical treatment in EC countries. It is, however, still advisable to take out travel insurance as few countries will pay the full cost of medical treatment. Also the E111 does not provide cover for other aspects such as cancellation, personal liability or personal belongings cover.

Is there a limit to the amount of luggage I can take with me?
No. The capacity of your car, caravan or trailer is the only thing that will dictate the amount of baggage you carry with you. Take as much as you need!

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