Travel to England by boat

There are many people who look for all the possible alternatives to avoid having to travel by plane , among which I include myself, making the travel hours that are necessary in other means of transport such as the boat or the car. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to visit all the places that we would like because there are not enough options or combinations to be able to travel to certain places, especially if we have little time.

If you want to travel abroad but do not want to do it by plane, I bring you an option that you will surely love since it is a very beautiful country with much to offer. It is about England, a country to which you can travel by boat from Santander . I give you all the details so that you can analyze them and prepare your vacation:

– The route that this boat makes is from Santander to Plymouth , two cities that I recommend you also visit since they are very beautiful, so if you can, spend a day in them. The best thing is that you arrive in Santander one day before taking the boat to be able to enjoy the city and that on your return you do the same in Plymouth. There is also Portsmouth .

– The boat leaves Santander every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. and arrives on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. 18 hours of travel that is not boring at all since you have entertainment on board and also being at night it will go faster. The return is on Sundays at 3:30 p.m., arriving in Santander on Monday at 12:00 p.m. The one going to Portsmouth leaves on Mondays and Thursdays and returns on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
– When you buy the ticket they already tell you what time to board, usually it is half an hour before, although you can go a little earlier to avoid queues.

– There are normal and VIP cabins that are very comfortable and with all the services you can have in a hotel, such as the bathroom with shower or the television. They are not as big as a room but they are bigger than people think. If you are outside, you will have a window to see the sea during the journey.

– On the ship you have a cinema, a swimming pool , restaurants, a disco and children’s activities (including a visit to the ship where they will greet the captain to find out how the ship works). It’s like a cruise so you have all kinds of entertainment.

– If you are going to travel with minors , they must carry a valid passport. This is very important since the DNI will not be enough and you may have a problem at customs.

– The ship’s staff speak Spanish and English so you will have no problems communicating.

– The company that makes this journey is Brittany Ferries and it also has another, which is Bilbao-Portsmouth .

– As for the price, it varies a lot depending on the accommodation you choose and the vehicle you take, but to give you an example: two people, round trip, with a car and a double cabin, it costs about € 900. Very good price since although you can find a cheap plane, if you go from one place to another by public transport or rental car it will be more expensive.

– Finally, you can take the car, so you will save any type of transport at your destination and your trip will be much more comfortable. Remember that you drive on the left there!