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Joe_Easton
28-01-2010, 10:40
Anyone crossing the waters to France this year via Dover/Calais should look at the sale currently on with ferry operator P and O. Sale is for travel anytime from now til 31st Dec 2010. Crossings 20 each way. End of sale is Tuesday 2nd Feb.

jenks
28-01-2010, 12:38
Good shout Joe. Just booked up for Zwolle next week - 45 return. However, Briggsy is going to Zwolle, then Rainbow, and returning a week later, and his return fare is 60. Worth checking all options

DaveT
28-01-2010, 12:41
nice one joe

white widow
28-01-2010, 13:09
i prsume this is just foot passangers...:)

Joe_Easton
28-01-2010, 13:36
This is for cars as well.

white widow
28-01-2010, 13:47
just checked mine out and it comes out at grand total ov 170.00
dover to cal....
31, 7, 10..... 7, 8, 10,
must be the van this is no bigger than a people carrier thu...
do i ever get any bargains ...na...:brick:

Mrs M
28-01-2010, 19:32
SeaFrance have up the ante and are doing crossings (car and up to 5 passengers) for 19.

Joe_Easton
28-01-2010, 22:47
About time ferry crossings were cheaper and started competing with each other

Mattyhairball
28-01-2010, 23:09
booked my ferry crossing earlier too 40 return (bargain) thought it was internet only but had trouble makin payment so phoned up and was still the same 40!! its only certain times tho and prices vary so check availability and times on net 1st but act fast if you want the cheap ones at the better times!!! I got a 10am outbound and 5pm return:thumbs:

DanCleary
29-01-2010, 12:32
Cheers for the heads up Joe.

knightsey
29-01-2010, 12:52
When we booked last year with 2 vans we rang up and on booking they put them through as cars as they where non commercial.

Worth doing as online a van is always a premium. think we saved the best part of 100 quid on each booking.

Tugs
29-01-2010, 12:58
Have a look at Norfolk Line Dover-Dunkirk... If you book by 31st quote offer - EBF- Just booked for June for 26 quid return. I think that the cheapest I've ever paid in over 20 years...

Total Blanker
29-01-2010, 16:26
Check out early booking offers with SeaFrance. Ive just booked my truck with trailer for 100 return. Also there are some discount vouchers online if you search about. :thumbs:

white widow
30-01-2010, 01:58
When we booked last year with 2 vans we rang up and on booking they put them through as cars as they where non commercial.

Worth doing as online a van is always a premium. think we saved the best part of 100 quid on each booking.

how can vans be classed as non commercial..:confused:

rgs chris

knightsey
30-01-2010, 19:30
As we where going on holiday rather than going over to trade/transport goods etc.

Worth a try, might depend on the mood of the person on the phone but it worked for us and saved about 100 on each van.

This was on an astra van and a dispatch so might be differant for a large transit or similar.

victory
30-01-2010, 21:09
We drive to southern Holland up to eight times a year and , all I can say is check every time as you never know who is going to be doing a deal.

The wife went today and got the 40 pound deal with P&O to calais.

Just shop around , as you never know. the deals can be very much time of crossing and length of stay dependant espicaly with the tunnel.

I have to admit that the tunnel is my prefered method as its so quick , but sometimes the price is just to much. If the wife had done the tunnel this time for the same trip it would have been over 200 pounds.

dizzy
31-01-2010, 10:34
all ways worth getting a quote from euro tunnel, sometimes cheaper.

Joe_Easton
16-02-2010, 16:42
Just recieved an email from ferrycheap.com/seafrance , book through them and get seafrance sailings for 40 return. Bookings must be made by 19th March.

DanCleary
17-02-2010, 12:40
Norfolk Line doing 5 off if you book a trip for this year before 04/03.
Code is EBS

so my trip to Belgium in May, cost me 27 return, bargain!

also another note, if you have paypal account, 0 charge, as there is a 4 charge for credit cards ;)

victory
17-02-2010, 13:18
That's a good point cheers.

Going back to the tunnel the best deals are for their 5 day deal. Forget what it's called , but I thing we are going for under 60 quid next weekend. ( We do Maidenhead to Southern Holland in 6 hours as an average with the tunnel.

The thing about the tunnel is the amount of crossings against the ferries and the time it takes.

One thing Dan if you come back on a Sunday using Norfolk line from Dunkirk there is sometimes a gap in the evening service on a sunday forget the time.

Caught us last summer.

As always shop around .

DanCleary
17-02-2010, 14:11
cheers for the info.
I'm going out on a Tuesday, and coming back the following Monday on this trip, hence the cheap price, no hiked up weekend prices.
milton keynes to kempisch is 6hrs for me via ferry.
2hrs to dover, 2hr crossing, 2hrs to KK.

norfolkline (well the parent company) is one of our clients, be rude for me not to use them. :)

27 norfolkline, or 106 eurotunnel - no brainer