Cheapest ferry crossing to Spain from West of Englad

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  1. Dai Motorhome

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    High All, been looking at the various ferry sites but only seem to be getting more and more confused!:Eek!:
    Has anyone researched the cheapest crossing from the West of England to Northern Spain? Thinking about October this year for a month or more.
    Cheers
    Dai :Smile:
     
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    LD lines, Poole Santander.
     
  3. Dai Motorhome

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    Can't seem to get any prices from LD for October onwards .
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    I tried to book LD Lines from Poole to Santander last night for 20th/21st September, was quoted £225 for economy crossing but could not complete the booking, it kept skipping the payment page and when I completed the final page it just repeated itself. I emailed them but have yet to receive a reply. I have now booked with Brittany ferries leaving Portsmouth to Santander on 21st September for £319 including £10 overnight seat (only me traveling so didn't need a 2/4 person berth). Seems busier this year and there was a post on MHF earlier this week regarding this. Hope this helps.
     
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    We travel back Santander-Poole with LD on 11 May. A 7 metre van with 3 metre trailer, including cabin for 2 at £391. I cannot even think of driving up to Calais from Benidorm and getting a channel crossing for anywhere near that sort of money.
     
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    That sounds pretty good to me!:Smile:
     
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    As I understand it LD lines only quote for crossings under 6 months from time of booking. I'm crossing on April 13 and will post what I think of the service. Finally doe's anyone know if you can overnight on the dock at poole or nearby.
     
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    I've read somewhere that you can stop overnight at Poole quite reasonably.
     
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    yes you can park at the dock costs 5 pounds i think there is water and toilets also cafe open during the day if you go to the ldlines port information page it gives details
    hope this helps :thumb:

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    Yup, £5 a night at the ferry terminal. Includes water, toilet drop and proper showers etc if you want them.

    We stayed there in January when going to Gijon with LD

    Enjoy :thumb:
     
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    We are sailing LD Poole to Gijon on 22 April,£300.:BigGrin:
     
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    Sounds a good price - is it the new Brittany Ferries 'Economie' service?

    Mike
     
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    Seems no dogs allowed, oh well.
     
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    Check with BF but I think that on their new Economie service there are 13 dog friendly cabins.
     
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    Sadly we are coming back in May.
    Gijon to Poole £316.
    No dogs allowed.
    Not the B F economy ferry.
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    It wil be along stay in uk this year but at least we will get a few meets in.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the info, I have checked the LD site and yes we can overnight there:thumb:
     
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    Hi Mike

    Yes it is, I wasn't even aware that they offered an economy service until yesterday :thumb:
     
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