A Lazy Mum’s Guide to Ferries

When it comes to family travel, the simplest, smartest and most hassle-free option is always the way to go. This ‘Lazy Mum’s Day’ why not take it easy by travelling to Europe by ferry, and find out that stress-free family travel is possible. To help ensure your day requires as little effort as possible, we’ve even made this lazy mum’s guide to ferries so your journey is as smooth as possible.


Lazy Mum's Guide to Ferries: Children's Entertainment

Travelling by plane can be a nightmare when kids get bored. Luckily, P&O Ferries have plenty of room to safely run around and are fully equipped with all the necessary distractions for the little ones. So while the kids enjoy craft sessions, children’s shows, kids clubs and arcade games, mums can put their feet up in the show lounge and enjoy cabaret performances, dancers, a resident pianist or vocalist to serenade them before getting down at the lively disco, while dad puts the kids to sleep.

Food and Drink

Picky kids are often hard to please, but our kids menu is made for fussy eaters, with favourites like fish and chips as well as pasta available. Once the kids are seated, mums can spoil themselves by heading for some fine dining at the Brasserie (selected ships) where the menu of tender lamb shank, sirloin steak and lobster lends itself to an indulgent meal. Finish it all off with a chocolate fondant, because let’s face it, you deserve it. For the ultimate lazy hack, on selected routes you can even pre-order your meal and save 10% for minimum effort and maximum success.

The exclusive Club Lounge from Dover to Calais is the ideal option for that extra touch of class and indulgence, as you enjoy a free glass of champagne served to your table on arrival. Simply enjoy the beautiful views, plush interior, and nibble on some light bites.


Lazy Mum's Guide to Ferries: Onboard Shopping

If there is ever a time to spoil yourself, today is it. Peruse the retail offers on board and you can make fantastic savings on a wide array of products. Whether you want to bring back some high end spirits, take home the fragrance you’ve always dreamed of or simply grab some of the essential beauty products that make you feel your best on holiday, it’s all here.

Cabin Options

If you are catching the ferry overnight, there are a range of cabin options to spoil yourself for all your hard work. The great value cabins range from Standard to the more indulgent Premier, with a choice of exterior sea view, and the luxurious Club which is situated in a quieter section of the ship fitted with a flat screen TV and hot drink facilities.


No need to sort the hassle of having someone look after your pet; you can simply bring them with you. As long as you have a validated Pet Passport, you can bring your furry family member with you on your journey, and even receive a free Pet Travel Pack full of essential items like a pop up water bowl, Mucky Pup Shampoo, and a refillable water bottle.

With this lazy mum’s guide to ferries, travel can be simple and stress free – the perfect treat for a lazy mum who is anything but. Feeling inspired? Book your ferry crossing to Europe today!