A new trend is seeing people take their car on holiday. A trip on board the B&I car ferry from Liverpool to Dublin explains how this new travel option works.
Passengers drive their vehicles on to the car ferry. Once on board they are greeted by a hostess. The 'Munster' car ferry can facilitate up to 1,000 passengers and has cabin accommodation for 250. Facilities include a fine dining restaurant, a cafeteria, two bars, and a children's play area.
The first point to be made and this applies to both sides of the water is that form filling and tiresome custom delays have largely disappeared.
Built in Germany, the 'Munster' is one of the most modern of its kind with automatic steering, radar and numerous safety devices.
The British and Irish Steam Packet Company, known as the B&I, was formed in 1836.
This episode of ‘Summer Scene’ was broadcast on 30 May, 1968. The reporters are Valerie McGovern and Joe Mac Anthony.