I never took a ferry before, instead opting to fly or hop on the Chunnel and hire a car once at our destination, but this year my wife and I decided to try something new and booked a crossing to Amsterdam on DFDS. With money tight, we thought this would be a good way to save a few quid on car hire and I liked the idea of having our own vehicle with us. I had no idea how cheap it would be, and the price included our car. At these rates, I'll never set foot on a plane or the Eurostar again!! Of course the one downside is that you then have to pay for parking once you arrive, but even so we still spent loads less than we would have on flights and a rental.