Calmac supports National Ferry Fortnight

Award-winning ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is joining with ferry operators across the country to promote “National Ferry Fortnight” an annual celebration of UK ferry services.

National Ferry Fortnight launched this week and runs until 29 March. The main theme this year is ‘Join Our Ferry Family’ with a secondary theme of ‘Baggage goes free on ferries’.

The aim is to show travellers and holidaymakers how family-friendly ferry travel is, particularly when travelling by car without baggage fees and how many great destinations and activities are easily accessible by ferry.

UK wide promotions started this week with advertising and activities across the UK in major national and regional papers including special travel supplements released from 15 March.

All the ferry operators in the UK are running various promotions during Ferry Fortnight and CalMac are offering a £5 retail voucher to be used for any on board meal or retail purchase to the first 50 new bookings made within the dates of 15-29 March for travel then or later during this year. The first 10 of the 50 will also receive a special CalMac teddy bear.

In addition CalMac will be running two competitions during NFF - one for video entries showing travel by ferry and another for photo selfies on CalMac ferries.

A web page has been created for NFF-related family friendly offers that our partners and attractions/activity providers on the islands will be offering for any new bookings made during the fortnight and we will be sharing posts and tweets on our Facebook and Twitter.

Cathy Craig, Commercial Director at CalMac said: “National Ferry Fortnight is a great opportunity to highlight the advantages and benefits of travelling by ferry. With so many fabulous destinations on our doorstep and with Scotland hosting so many special events and Homecoming in 2014 there has never been a better time to visit the stunning west coast for a very different and memorable ferry and overall travel experience.”