Whether you’re off to the Hook of Holland, France or the Channel Islands, here are the best offers to get you there

France without tears

Two children under 15 accompanying adults travel free on Brittany Ferries’ daytime sailings to the French ports of Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Roscoff and St Malo this summer. Standard four-berth day cabins also free with bookings completed by April 1. Not available to Club Voyage members or on inclusive holidays. brittany-ferries.co.uk/nff-2014


Tasty fare

Families booking on any DFDS Seaways route to France, Denmark and Holland can benefit from free meals for children and 10 per cent savings on fares. This applies to selected departures from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, Newhaven to Dieppe, Portsmouth to Le Havre, Harwich to Esjberg and Newcastle to Amsterdam. Discounts of 40 per cent on offer on two-night mini cruises to Esjberg and Amsterdam. dfds.co.uk/ferryfortnight

Condor moments

Passengers booking any Condor Ferries crossing to Guernsey, Jersey, Cherbourg and St Malo this summer will be offered half-price travel for their children. Book by March 29. condorferries.com

Free for kids

Stena Line is eager for families to join its “ferry family” by offering free travel for children all year. This applies to car bookings for sailings on its Harwick to Hook of Holland service and on all economy, flexi and premium motorist bookings on its Irish Sea routes. Book by March 29. stenaline.co.uk

Northern highlights

A family discount of 30 per cent on passenger and car travel this year is on offer with Northlink on its sailings from Scrabster in Caithness to Stromness in Orkney and from Aberdeen to Kirkwall in Orkney and Lerwick in Shetland. Excludes travel from June 20 to August 31 and Friday southbound trips and Sunday northbound sailings between Orkney, Shetland and Aberdeen. Book by March 29.northlinkferries.co.uk

All-year offer

Irish Ferries offers free child places, on bookings made during Ferry Fortnight, on all sailings, ships and dates this year, including peak holiday season. This applies to children aged 4 to 15 travelling by car with one or more adults. irishferries.com/nff

Just the ticket

Book a long break return by car in the next two weeks for travel this year on any P&O Ferries route and receive a free family cinema ticket for two adults and two children. poferries.com

Plenty to chew ove

Software and sustenance are the two parts of the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries deal. Book online by March 29 for travel until August 31 and get a one-month trial of the OS Getamap software guide to walks and cycle routes on the island — and a free breakfast, lunch or dinner. redfunnel.co.uk/nff

On course

More free food is on offer with MyFerryLink. For every adult three-course meal bought at its Le Relais restaurant on Dover to Calais crossings from April 4 to 21, receive a free child’s meal.myferrylink.com

Carrot for cars

Call the AA quoting Ferry Fortnight on 0800 316 9976 by March 29 to secure a 30 per cent discount on European Breakdown Cover for your vehicles. theaa.com

For more offers, visit nationalferryfortnight.co.uk