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Face masks and fog machines: What will my next ferry sailing be like?

Pól Ó Conghaile


Sailing into a brave new world: Ferry firms promise fresh air, face masks and reduced capacities, our Travel Editor says

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Stena Line’s Stena Estrid

Stena Line’s Stena Estrid

Stena Line’s Stena Estrid

Fresh air. Fog machines. Face masks... and lots of space for social distancing.

It’s not just airlines ringing the changes for post-lockdown trips. Ferries are sailing into a brave new world, too. So as European travel approaches again, and when bookings tick back up, what’s in store?

Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries are highlighting three obvious USPs — “fresh sea air”, ample space and private cabins.