Not all passengers and/or vehicles are checked and Customs tend to do fairly random checks of vehicles at the port.
Do your bags get searched on a ferry?
Passenger Shipping Association director Bill Gibbons says: “The ferry fare is transparent, with no hidden charges to check in or take hold baggage. With a ferry ticket you pay the advertised fare to your destination, making it easier to budget.”
Do ferries have sniffer dogs?
There are no sniffer dogs getting onto the ferry. Car decks on ferries are busy places and nobody is interested in what you’re up to. It is not impossable to find a particular vehicle which you saw on the ferry once you’re on the island, especially if it’s signwritten or distinctive.
Can you stay in your car on a ferry to Ireland?
Drive on in the comfort and security of your own car with in-car check in. Stay in your own vehicle while waiting to board. Both boarding and disembarkation procedures will be staggered to facilitate social distancing. … Social distancing measures are also in place for foot passengers when checking in and boarding.
Do I need to check in for Irish Ferries?
Passengers travelling with guide dogs or any domestic animal on the Ireland France route must check in 2 hours before departure. Please allow a little extra time if you need to collect tickets at the port.
What are you not allowed to take on a ferry?
- All firearms and ammunition – more information.
- All explosives (including fireworks)
- Any sharp, pointed and blunt weapons.
- All knives and sword blades (with a blade over 7cm long)
- All open razors (such as cut-throat razors)
- Archery and martial arts equipment, spears, spearguns and catapults.
What should I bring on a ferry?
Checklist of things to bring on board the ferry to France that will fit into a small backpack
- Spare clothes for everyone.
- Colouring books/games.
- Sun cream.
Do I have to wear a mask on Irish Ferries?
We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is required to wear face coverings onboard our ships and at ports where social distancing isn’t possible.
Can I stay in my car on a ferry?
Can you stay in car on ferry? If you are wondering can you stay in your vehicle on a ferry the answer in most cases is no. Once the vessel starts with crossing, you will not be allowed onto the car parking deck as most of the large car ferries for safety reasons, do not allow passengers to stay in their cars.
Can you stay in your car on a P&O ferry?
We must advise however that drivers are frequently remaining in their vehicles during the ferry crossing, which is strictly forbidden. Please note that for safety and security it is illegal under SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 23-9, for any driver to remain in, or return to, their vehicles whilst a vessel is at sea.
How long before my ferry should I arrive?
You’ll need to arrive between an hour and 30 minutes before your scheduled sailing time.
Can you use your free travel pass on Irish Ferries?
Using your Paper – Free Travel Pass when using private ferry services: You must produce your Free Travel Pass to the ferry operator. In some cases, you will get a ticket for your journey.