Traveling between the British Isles? If you’d like to avoid airport security, enjoy reasonable free luggage allowance with no liquid restrictions, have plenty of space to move about without extra charge, and take in the views, a meal, or perhaps a true movie theater experience, consider a SailRail package.
Yes, it takes a bit longer to make the trip by SailRail than by flying. But it’s also true that prices are better with a SailRail package. Often much better.
Consider this scenario: You show up at the Dublin ferry port 30 minutes in advance of your departure, check your luggage, find a spot in one of the sprawling lounges on the luxurious Ulysses, browse the Internet with free wi-fi, walk the deck, order a satisfying meal, or take in a movie in one of the three movie theaters while the kids enjoy the video arcade. Once you reach Holyhead, Wales, you board your train on the same ticket and settle in while zipping along the tracks, invigorated by the stunning scenery. An easy train change in Chester, and you’re on your way to London Euston station. All for about €50/£40 (theater and dining optional and extra).
Irish Ferries offers a premier experience on the cruise-quality Ulysses. The Ulysses is large enough to sail in all weather conditions. They also offer a faster ship—the Swift—but it can be cancelled in poor weather. Irish Ferries offers online booking to travelers from the U.S.A.
Stena Line’s HSS is available only to those with U.K. postal addresses.
Several destinations and round-trip itineraries between Ireland and Britain exist, with direct trains possible in some instances.
For complete details on the SailRail concept, consult the SailRail website.
Now kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.