It’s incredible to notice how many different forms of transport are available in Europe. There is always a cheaper, easier and convenient option; whether it be train, bus, ferry, car, bicycle or even hitch hiking (Try hitch hiking in Kenya and see what happens…I am joking, don’t).
Over the past few years, my family and I have continued to enjoy using P&O ferries to cross over from mainland Europe to the UK. In the summer, they have amazing discounted sales that allow for an unbelievably easy trip. We usually drive from Belgium to Calais, France and board the ferry with the car. The passport control and P&O ferry staff are so well organized that once you reach the counter, they already have your trip details ready, they check your documents and give you directions. Each vehicle is assigned a number of the aisle that they are to wait in and once boarding begins, each aisle is directed. It’s rather impressive.
The ferry itself has various services including restaurants, bars, outside sections, play areas, bureau de changes, book stores etc.
Our return journey this summer was a bit dramatic as there were delays of over 3 hours. The wait wasn’t fun but we appreciated the information constantly being given to us by the staff and we were guaranteed a spot on the next available ferry. I will continue to use P&O ferries and recommend you give it a shot too.
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