Are you a traveller, do you want to see all the sights of the world, do you prefer to go on holiday with your transport, whether it is a bicycle/motorcycle/car, then the ferry is the right choice.
How does it work?
If you are travelling in your car, booking a ferry is similar to a regular flight. The rules you already know apply: the earlier you book, the cheaper; in high season prices skyrocket and tickets sell out immediately; the bigger the shipping cost, the more you pay for it, etc.
For backpackers it’s much easier — there is almost always room on board for you and your backpack.
The price is also designed differently: for “pedestrians” it is the cost of a place on board and compared to flights to the same island it is relatively cheap.
Otherwise, the price for the parking space for the vehicle is included in the ticket price and seats on board are reserved based on the number of passengers, depending on the number of hours on board. Often a certain number of passengers is already included in the price of the car. Be careful not to buy too much!
Go to the port with the ticket purchased or its number. Pedestrians must be present at least half an hour before departure. Motorists — Associate in Nursing hour or 2, reckoning on the dimensions of the port. Loading hundreds of cars onto a ship is a logistical process for jewelry. Don’t worry if the next row goes faster. The best thing you can do is wait patiently in line, cultivate humility and follow the instructions of the staff.
Take all your belongings on board immediately after parking. It is higher to pack a separate small bag. . It is strictly forbidden to drive to the parking lot during the crossing.
How to buy a ticket?
For pedestrians, there is always the possibility to buy a ticket on the spot. Was it not in the port itself before departure, but with the many small operators who have offices spread over the port? You can also order at https://www.ferrytravel.com/. And if you already know you’re going by car and want to plan everything, start with this interactive map that will help you find which port is closest to your destination.