Delays Portsmouth to Santander

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  1. Pat and Trish

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    Just had notification that our sailing at 12.45 tomorrow is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday at 23.00 due to bad weather in the Bay. Now due to arrive Saturday 07.45. So what was a 25hr crossing will now be around 32hrs :(
    Form an orderly queue to say "That's why we always drive down through France" :banghead:
     
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    You said it
     
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  3. Roxie

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    Thanks for the "heads up" Pat, and sorry you've had the delay. Having had our Portsmouth/Santander crossing cancelled on 1st February, and driven to Spain from St Malo instead (through snow!), we're hoping for a straightforward return from Santander next Monday ......

    Will keep a close eye on it :frowny:

    Roxie
     
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    Fingers crossed for you..

    Dover - Calais Rules... :) (y)

    :rofl:
     
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  5. Stewart J

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    Here we go again, watching with interest we are booked on the Bilbao crossing on the 4th March.
     
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    Not when The French are on strike...BUSBY:):)
     
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    We are on the Santander one on the 4th - hopefully we both have a nice crossing. (y)
     
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    I have a motorhome, all facilities to hand.. Easy enough to sit out any French strike :)
     
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    Damn site easier to sit it out in Spain until the weather gets better in May.
     
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  10. Pat and Trish

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    No offense Mike but hope I'm not on that one (n)
    A couple of hours in Portsmouth is too long let alone waiting a week for the Bay to behave :getmecoat:
     
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  11. Madwife

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    Problem is the high tides just now. This will be repeated again in 21 March when they will be even higher so perhaps it would be better to travel earlier/later or on the train (like us).

    Kath
     
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    If it takes a week for the bay to settle down. I will be going by the train. (y):D
     
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    The Santander pourtsmout crossing for today is cancelled until 1500hrs on Wednesday 25th. The ship is been used as hotel until she sails .
    Had a 2 day delay in January coming over and at least same again on return.
    Wouldn't be so bad but the weather in northern Spain is cap at min with little prospect of improving...
    Ta Andy.
     
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    It better improve by the 17th, last years crossing in Feb was horrendous.
     
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    Were going on saturday at 9.30 crossing first time on this one and hoping no delays or bad weather-whats the chances and is anyone else on same boat?
     
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    Just had a text from Britanny ferries Etretat sailing to Portsmouth 4 th March cancelled as she has stabiliser problems so the vessel Amorique is to be used. :-0
     
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    If that is the Bilbao sailing it is cancelled, check out Britanny Ferries website "Sailing updates"
     
  18. Roxie

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    Oh Stewart - not again!!!! Fingers crossed that Amorique will be fine - it's the one we crossed in from Portsmouth to St Malo with you, nearly a month ago. Safe travels.
     
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    Certainly remember our first trip to Spain It's been quite an experience. Hope your crossing is OK Helen there seems to be a backlog of delays at the mo ;-)
     
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    You could try a visit to Diamond Lil's ! An excellent venue, or used to be!!!!:party2:
     
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