Travel writer Nick Trend, in the Telegraph (UK) reminds readers that while air and Eurostar have become the most popular way for Brits to visit Europe, the ferries are still there and for good reasons.
To start with, fares are at historic lows on many routes (and there ARE many routes). Beyond that, the ferries are direct to beaches and countryside in Normandy and Brittany; to the Spanish coast and to the Netherlands. For those not going direct to Paris or another city, the trip may be shorter...and you can take your car. MORE
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