A direct ferry from Ireland to Spain and pet-friendly cabins - are ferry holidays now better than flying?

Sick of airline baggage limits and car hire price hikes? Ferries are back with a bang with a host of new routes and services...

Brittany Ferries' Salamanca can accommodate 1,000 passengers

Conor Power

The future of the ferry seems bright. There’s lots of talk about air travel bouncing back, but the numbers of people opting for the slow sailing route are also on the rise.

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