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What is this Early Booking Offer? What are these Special Offer ferry tickets? How do I get special discounts on ferry tickets? Is a round-trip ferry ticket cheaper than two singles? If you are looking for answers in these questions then this is your page!
What are the “Early Booking Offer” or the “Special Offer” Tickets?February 25, 2019
Ferry companies sometimes make special offers on a date or a destination basis. Of course, when any of the companies do this, we make sure that this offer is available on Ferryhopper immediately. Remember though, if you book this kind of ticket, you probably won’t be able to cancel it and get a refund. Some companies may allow you to change the date or transform your ticket to an open date ticket, but you’ll usually have to pay the difference between the normal ticket price and the special offer you have benefited from.
Is a round-trip ferry ticket cheaper than two singles?June 27, 2019
Ferry companies have their own policies, and some of them provide you with a discount if you book a round trip with the same ferry company in one reservation. This discount may be quite valuable as they might give you up to 20% off compared to a single trip. It’s, therefore, a better idea to book full round trip tickets if you can.
Of course, it goes without saying that Ferryhopper will always provide you with the cheapest possible option available from the company you select. If the ferry company offers round-trip discounts, you’ll see the price of your ticket drop when you select the corresponding tickets and check the trip price. However, it is important to keep in mind that as per all ferry operators’ policies, in case you decide to modify any of the legs of your trip, the normal price of the tickets will apply.
How do I get special discounts on ferry tickets?June 27, 2019
Ferryhopper gives you access to all the discounts available on ferry connections operated in Greece. If you cannot find it on Ferryhopper, then it probably doesn’t exist. If you believe we might have missed a discount which you could qualify for, we would be delighted to check it for you. If you’re right, you’ll get a big thank you from us. Ferry companies provide discounts for infants, children, students, and multi-child families. Please note that in the case of discounted tickets, you will be asked to demonstrate the relevant document proving you qualify for the discount before boarding. This could be a student card for example.
Ferry tickets: Age discountsJune 27, 2019
Each company has its own definition of infants and children. As a general rule, infants are considered between 0-5 years old and children between 5-10 years old. The following companies have a different policy on infants and children:
- Seajets: Infants 0-2 years old, Children 2-5 years old
- Minoan Lines: Infants 0-5 years old, Children 5-16 years old
- Aegean Speedlines: Infants 0-4 years old, Children 4-10 years old
Infants have a zero priced ticket and usually are not considered to occupy an extra seat. On the other hand, children occupy their own seats and usually have a discount of 25% or 50% of the adult ticket. The child or infant discount may in some cases only apply to certain types of seats, for example, some companies do not allow a free infant seat in Business Class lounges. For further information concerning children and infants, see here.
Ferry tickets: Student discountsJune 27, 2019
On international routes, a discount is offered to all students of Greek Universities, as well as to the International Student Card (ISIC) cardholders. On routes within Greece, student discounts are provided for students of Greek Universities that have a valid Greek student ID. Some companies (e.g. Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Superfast Ferries, ANEK Lines, Saronic Ferries) also provide discounts for students holding an ISIC card. For updated info concerning the operators that collaborate with ISIC see here
Ferry tickets: Large family discountsJune 27, 2019
Large family discounts are available to holders of the official “ΚΑΡΤΑ ΠΟΛΥΤΕΚΝΩΝ” card issued by the Greek state. Large family cards from other countries do not apply.