24 August 2009

LD Lines ferry crossing UK France - change of port Rosslare Cherbourg

If you use the ferry crossings between Ireland and France this is good news! LD Lines is making changes to the direct ferry service between Ireland and France. Previously the ferry crossing was from Rosslare to Le Havre. From September 19th 2009 the French port of Cherbourg will be the destination port in France. This move will allow LD Lines to offer increased crossing frequency and shorter crossing times.

LD Lines’ ship the Norman Voyager will operate this ferry route, with six return sailings each week, compared to the two sailings to Le Havre, and with a crossing time of 17 hours, 5 hours less than the time to Le Havre. The Rosslare to Cherbourg ferry will be operated by the recently launched Norman Voyager, introduced by LD Lines in November 2008. The vessel has capacity for up to 800 passengers and 200 cars. On board facilities include 110 cabins, bars, restaurant and lounges. LD Lines' Norman Voyager will operate exclusively on the new Cherbourg – Rosslare service.

Click for more information and to book a LD Lines ferry crossing from Rosslare to Cherbourg.

7 August 2009

Camping holiday discounts


visit the Eurocamp website and book something quickly!

40% off all holidays taken before August 20th
35% off all holidays taken between August 21st and 27th
30% off all holidays taken between August 28th and 31st.

We've just heard about these pretty amazing discounts, so here's a quick newsflash in case you'd like to take advantage of these offers from one of the UK's top camping operators, with quality campsites throughout Europe. These are fantastic offers and will be snapped up, so visit the Eurocamp website and book something quickly!

6 August 2009

Wildlife watching with Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries and ORCA, a leading marine conservation charity, have joined forces to offer passengers the opportunity to see whales and dolphins in the Bay of Biscay. Brittany Ferries sails twice weekly to Santander in Northern Spain from Plymouth and Portsmouth, and as the ships cross the Bay of Biscay there are excellent opportunities for sightings of these amazing marine mammals. Wildlife education officers from ORCA are on hand to help identify the creatures and answer any questions about them.

This is a great opportunity to travel in comfort to a beautiful part of Spain and have the opportunity to get up close to species ranging from Harbour Porpoises to the mighty Fin Whale, the second largest animal on Earth.

More information and links to book Brittany Ferries services to Spain.

5 August 2009

Amsterdam festivals 2010

Amsterdam is a city of broad canals lined by elegant merchant houses, a city where people know how to enjoy themselves, and a city with some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. Amsterdam also has one of the busiest festival calendars in Europe, with everything from carnivals, open-air theatre, film, dance and various music festivals. For a full line-up visit the Amsterdam Festival website.

Amsterdam offers a huge choice of hotels at all price levels, so search and book hotels in Amsterdam here.

Amsterdam is easy to reach by car on either DFDS Ferries from Newcastle to Ijmuiden or P&O Ferries from Hull to Rotterdam. Or travel by train on Eurostar and fast onward connection.