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It’s at this time of year that many of us are planning our future holidays and trips, getting some dates in the diary to look forward to. Cruises are a great way to travel, whether it’s hopping on a ferry over the channel or splashing out on a luxury cruise liner. Whatever you have planned, getting to the terminal on time is a must. Here are our top tips for planning boat transfers and a stress-free trip.

Planning a cruise or day trip? Follow our top tips for achieving a smooth transfer to & from the terminal. Includes the benefits of coach hire services, cheaper transfers, adhering to ferry timetables & large scale transfers.Cheaper Transfers

Cruises are a great way to travel as a group, having time to socialise with each other on board in the evenings while having the choice of what to do in each destination you arrive at. To save money getting to your port, why not hire a minibus? Many people like to reserve parking at the port, but if you factor in the price of several cars for your group, the costs soon start to add up. Spacious, luxury minibuses with a private driver are a hassle-free option, providing a door to door service straight to the terminal. You can even hire minibuses with up to 16 seats, as well as enjoying plenty of room for your cases. By splitting the cost between you, it can work out much cheaper. Use our quote request form to compare prices.

Ferry Timetables

Ferry trips are increasingly popular with operators such as P&O, Wightlink and Brittany ferries offering easy ways to travel to destinations in the Isle of Wight, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and other European destinations. However, unlike cruise liners which may give you plenty of time to board before setting off (thanks to having thousands of passengers to check-in!), ferries run on a tight schedule. There’s nothing worse than having to rush for a ferry you might miss. If you’re booking a boat transfer, ensure you use the expertise of their team who will have years of experience with travel times, including the best time to start your journey to the ferry terminal.

Day Trips

Coach hire transfers are by far the easiest way to plan a day trip abroad for a larger group such as school trips or Christmas market excursions. Imagine keeping track of dozens of people, ensuring they all make it to the terminal on time and get back safely. Travelling together is always the simplest choice, so it’s important to hire a coach company who can provide you with the best service. This means using experienced drivers who know the fastest routes to the terminal and can liaise with your local authority to plan the best pickup and drop-off points. The company may even have a range of day trips available in which the coach will travel with you on the ferry, so you won’t have to worry about what to do the other side.

Planning a Cruise or Ferry Trip?

Here at Mayday Travel, we have years of experience providing reliable boat transfers in our comfortable, luxury vehicles. We cover a wide area, picking up groups from around London, Surrey and the South East, including Deptford, Dulwich and Ealing. Contact us now to arrange your transfer.