It could be happening! We could soon be able to hop on a ferry to Belgium and have a mini adventure/cruise crossing the North Sea. Ferries from Rosyth to Bruges could start operating as soon as April 2023, only a 40-minute drive away from Edinburgh.
Operator DFDS ferries has signed an agreement with Ptarmigan Shipping to investigate the commencement of a passenger route between Rosyth and Bruges. Passenger travel is a possibility and will be carefully reviewed, but first, freight services will resume in April 2023, with a possibility of passenger travel in the future.
If the route will open to the public, the route would take around 20 hours, and would feel like on a mini cruise. Not only would there be no airport queues, airport chaos or being cramped up in tiny plane seats, but also it would be a more eco-friendly option to travel.
A spokesperson for DFDS said: “We are always looking for opportunities to grow our network, including investigating the possibility of a new ferry route between Rosyth and Zeebrugge.
Since then, we have engaged in discussions with the ports and are now approaching the market to look for commitments for freight volume. This is needed before we can commit to operating the route, which currently has no timeframe.”