For Ferries in Europe
A variety of ferry companies offer sailings within Europe. When planning a ferry trip, you have the choice of booking through a ferry broker or from the operator directly. Generally, it is cheaper to book through the operator. For some routes however, the ferry companies involved do not offer online bookings. In this case, it is worth contacting a broker to see if you can book a ticket for your journey in advance.
Direct Ferries offer booking options for a vast number of routes within Europe, including those run by major operators. They are very useful for booking smaller routes, especially those with no online booking system of their own, or where their website is in a foreign language!
DFDS offers a variety of sailings, mainly to/from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Their most popular routes include Harwich - Esbjerg, Newcastle - Ijmuiden and Copenhagen - Oslo.
Stena Line operate some of Europe's largest passenger ferries, on some of the most popular sea routes. Their routes include journeys between the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as between the UK and Holland, Germany and Denmark, and Denmark and Norway.
Irish Ferries is the leading ferry operator for services to/from Ireland. The company offers cheap fares between Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland and France. The routes operated are: Dublin - Holyhead, Rosslare - Pembroke, Rosslare - Cherbourg, Rosslare - Roscoff.
P&O offer a range of ferries travelling between the UK, Ireland, France, The Netherlands and Belgium. Their most popular route is between Dublin and Calais, and there are frequent special offers available.