You can take a ‘cruise ferry’ direct from Ireland to Spain – so what’s the 30-hour sailing like?

Brittany Ferries sails direct from Rosslare to Bilbao. Here’s what it’s like, and what can you do when you get to Spain

Salamanca cruise ferry

Tom Sweeney

‘Welcome to my local,” says lorry driver Mick, from Limerick, who’s clinging to the bar with one hand and to a pint of Murphy’s with the other.