When: Why book now?
Cabins accommodating pets on the longer ferry routes from Britain, such as those to Spain, are limited and sell fast, especially at peak times. Availability in 2017 is already tight, so if you want to travel to the Continent with your pet you need to get moving.
Brittany Ferries (0330 159 7000; brittanyferries. com) has already sold 91 per cent of its pet-friendly cabins for crossings at Easter, 77 per cent of its departures during the May half-term and 70 per cent for its summer crossings. Ships depart from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander or Bilbao, above, and