National Ferry Fortnight signals huge savings

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ferry tripIf you're thinking of taking to the seas and sailing off on holiday this year, the great offers for families provided over National Ferry Fortnight will almost definitely float your boat.

Kids can go for free and adults can go for less thanks to some of the promotions - meaning you can take a break, but not break the bank.

Each ferry member of the Passenger Shipping Association is offering tasty-looking promotions, which could see families sailing off to Scandinavia, eastern Europe, Ireland and Britain's islands for a lot less.

Simply pay a visit to during the fortnight from 17 March 2012 to find out more.

There are loads of different offers floating around, including the following:

If France has that certain 'je ne sais quoi' for you, then the kids go free between 17 March and 31 December with Brittany Ferries.

If you'd rather stay in good old Blighty, you could take the short sail over to the Isle of Wight. Again it's free for the kids, thanks to Hovertravel, until the end of the year (except between 21 and 27 June and 6 and 10 September.)

Pack up the car (don't forget the kids!) with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and get some great discounts. Pay one way for the car and two adults (£119), and up to three kids can travel for free.

If you fancy some Irish culture, Belfast and Dublin routes are included in this offer, while between 10 July and 6 September this year, midweek travel on the Liverpool and Heysham routes are on promotion.

There are great savings for adults too - it's not only the kids who are being offered great discounts.

For you grown-ups, get 10% off crossings to the Channel Islands and France with Condor Ferries between 17 March and 4 November.

Get in the Dutch spirit with a mini two-night cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam - you can get a quarter off the price of this ferry crossing with a vehicle thanks to DFDS Seaways.

But if you fancy a Danish break, there is a crossing from Harwich to Esjberg that also has 25% off. These offers are available between 1 April and 31 October on selected departures.

And if you want to hop the channel from Dover to Dunkirk or Calais, you can get £10 off all return sailings with a vehicle and four passengers between 19 March and 13 December.