Condor ferries

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  1. jointerjohn

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    Just recieved an email from condor re discount prices, portsmouth to cherbourg only problem when trying to book on line the motorhome length only goes up to 6.5m , but you can take car and caravan on the ferry i guess i will have to ring to check if we can book our 7.0m van, any one got over this problem ?
     
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    If you are on a tight timescale I wouldn't book condor. They cancel due to adverse weather more often than they sail. If you are prepared to get the next available go for it.
     
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    Jointerjohn, Would you have any prices?
     
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    If that's the fast ferry I would keep off it, very bumpy ride.
     
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    We've sailed Condor many times and half the price of Brittany ferries.
    Oh, and never been checked for length :)
     
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    BEWARE - the discount offer has conditions it is only for 7 day return tickets. The Condor Portsmouth ferry only runs on a Sunday in the summer months and is usually a smooth crossing. The Condor boat to avoid is the disastrous recent purchase 'Liberation' but this doesn't do a French route - just Channel Isles to UK.
     
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    the cost ports-cherbourg 05/06/16==10/07/16 £135 i have entered these details ok and could input my card details but wanted to check out the length problem
     
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    forgot to say return crossing.
     
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    You have to phone/book Condor reservations - they still give online £5 discount if u ask and tell them as you can't book online due to length it's not that you don't want to book online. Hope that makes sense!! We live in Jersey so have no choice getting off island so have a lot of experience dealing with Condor. The Clipper the boat they use for Portsmouth Cherbourg crossing has loads of space for long Motorhomes - it is used on other days of week as supply's to Islands so full of container lorries! As their other boats on other routes can only take a few campers and only shorter and not high ones they need people to phone to book so deliberately do not have facility on website to book.
     
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    We have used Condor Ferries a number of times from Portsmouth to cherbourg and as has been mentioned the price is half that off Brittany Ferries.
    Normally the crossing time is 9am and return time 16.40 but only runs weekly on Sunday from the end of May.

    The ship used is the Clipper and although not as sumptuous as Brittany Ferries is more than adequate. They used to take any length of motorhome but now restrict it to 6.5mtrs.
    Returning from Cherbourg this year, I did see what I thought was a motorhome over that length on board. So maybe worth a phone call.

    Hope this helps
    Regards DelMar.
     
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    See my previous post ref the Clipper - she carries containers the rest of the week and does this run in the summer on Sundays which is usually her day off (in winter she sits out in the bay here on a Sunday) They allow ANY length/height motorhome/caravan on - in fact large Jersey motorhomes/caravans can ONLY use the Clipper for travelling on to get to/from Jersey. As said before the booking can not be made online but needs a phone call to Condor reservations. If you want comfort then book a cabin -we always do as their day rates for cabins are very reasonable, if you are feeling really flush then book the superior cabin, was £30 last time we used and have tv and bottles of water and a fruit basket. We find having use of a shower good too so we can freshen up after usually travelling far and wild camping and so a treat to have endless hot running water and feeling clean!!! If the boat is full cabin is especially good as own space as seating areas limited on what is principally a boat for lorry drivers and not designed as a passenger boat.
     
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    Good news you just book on line , when you get the ref number ring customer services and tell them your length they update the change, not a bad price £135 return !!
     
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