| Brittany Ferries
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|| Brittany specialise in long sea crossings with routes from Plymouth to Roscoff (Brittany) and Santander (Spain); from Poole to Cherbourg; and from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Caen, St. Malo & to Santander. There is also a route from Cork (Ireland) to Roscoff. It was originally set up (in 1973) with the support of the Chambers of Commerce in Brittany as a means of getting French farm produce into the UK market.
||Ferries operating in the Clyde and Hebrides. They sail to twenty-two islands and four peninsulas on Scotland's West Coast.
||0870 243 5140
||Condor operate a combination of fast & conventional ferries between the UK mainland, France and the Channel Islands, with routes from Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth to Cherbourg, St Malo, Guernsey & Jersey.
||08702 520 524
|| North Sea ferry company operating ferry crossings and 'mini-cruises' to Holland from Newcastle, and Denmark from Harwich in Essex. In case you wondered, DFDS are the initials of the original company founded in 1866: Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (The United Steamship Company).
|Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
||08705 35 35 35
||Ok, well perhaps not technically a 'ferry company' but a 'short (under) sea crossing operator' at least! We all know where this one comes from and goes to.(No? Folkestone-Calais)
||023 9281 1000
||Fast (10 mins) Solent crossing by hovercraft (foot passengers only) from Southsea to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
||0818 300 400
||High-speed and conventional ferry services between Holyhead-Dublin and Pembroke-Rosslare.
|Isle of Man Steam Packet
||0871 222 1 333
||Ferries to the Isle of Man from Heysham (Lancs), Liverpool, Belfast, & Dublin.
||0825 304 304
||Daily ferry services between Ramsgate - Ostend, Dover - Boulogne, Newhaven - Dieppe and Portsmouth - Le Havre. LD is part of Louis Drefuss Armatures, a French shipping company. They have a new route planned across the Bay of Biscay from St Nazaire to Gijon on the north coast of Spain, which means that motorists could cross from the UK, drive across Brittany (4½ hrs, Le Havre-St Nazaire), and continue on by ferry to Gijon.
||0844 2482 100
|| Formed in Aug 2012, MyFerryLink is the Eurotunnel-owned successor to SNCF-owned SeaFrance which went into liquidation in Jan 2012, using the same ships on the same Dover-Calais route.
|| Norfolkline (part of DFDS Ferries group) claims to be the fastest car ferry service to France from UK, operating between Dover-Dunkerque, which it says is a more convenient ferry route than Dover-Calais. They also operate Irish Sea services from Liverpool to both Dublin & Belfast, and a service from Rosyth (Scotland) down through the North Sea to Zeebrugge (Belgium).
||0845 6000 449
||Ferry services from the NE Scottish mainland to the islands of Orkney and Shetland. They operate three times daily from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland - with four of these sailings going via Orkney's capital, Kirkwall.
||0871 664 64 64
||P&O Ferries operate three country routes: from Portsmouth to Bilbao in Northern Spain, Dover-Calais, and from Hull to Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Zeebrugge (Belgium).
|P&O Ferries (Irish Sea)
||0870 24 24 777
||Routes from Liverpool to Dublin, and from Troon & Cairnryan in Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland.
|Red Funnel Ferries
||Isle of Wight ferries from Southampton. Their conventional ferry carries cars, coaches, freight & passengers between Southampton & East Cowes. The 'Red Jet' Hi-Speed passenger-only service connects Southampton and West Cowes.
||08447 70 70 70
||High speed and conventional ferries to Ireland and the Netherlands, with routes from Stranraer to Belfast; Fleetwood to Larne; Holyhead to Dublin and (across the bay) Dun Laoghaire; Fishguard to Rosslare; Harwich to Hoek van Holland and Rotterdam.
||Car ferry service between Ramsgate-Ostende.
||0870 582 0202
||Isle of Wight car ferry service from Portsmouth to Fishbourne & Lymington to Yarmouth, and a FastCat foot passenger service from Portsmouth to Ryde.