You’re entitled to compensation of 25% of the ticket price for the affected part of your journey, if you’re delayed for at least:
If the delay is more than double the times set out above, your compensation will be 50% of the ticket price.
The ferry operator must pay compensation within one month of submission of your claim.
Ferry companies don’t have to pay compensation if the delay was caused by:
If you’re paying to travel by ferry you’re purchasing a service, and it must be provided with reasonable care and skill.
If the service you’ve received falls way below the standard you’d expect, you might be entitled to claim a full or partial refund. You can also claim for consequential losses.
If your ferry service is cancelled or departure is delayed for more than 90 minutes, you should be offered the choice between:
If you opt for an alternative crossing, you're still entitled to claim compensation for the delay to your original journey.
Meals and refreshments
If your ferry journey is expected to be cancelled or delayed for more than 90 minutes, you should be given free snacks, meals and refreshments - even if the reason for the cancellation or delay is bad weather.
But you can only expect these to be provided if they’re available or can reasonably be supplied.
If your journey is delayed or cancelled and an overnight stay becomes necessary, the ferry or cruise operator must offer you accommodation free of charge, if possible. This can be on board the ship or ashore.
Your ferry company is also allowed to look at other options, like allowing you to make your own separate plans to travel and reimburse your expenses.
But no overnight accommodation has to be offered or costs reimbursed if the delay is caused by weather conditions endangering the safe operation of the ship.
If you believe the ferry company has not acted in accordance with the obligations detailed above, you should: