Dfds Dover Dunkirk

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  1. Tom A

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    Just trying to book the above crossing and I'm given 2 options on length of van.
    7 metres or 10 metres. Our van is 7.4 metres.
    Difference in price is £57.
    Do I book 10 metres or take a chance on 7 metres ?
     
  2. rosalan

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    Explore a different place to book, or phone. I found that some sites require your age, height of van, length, etc, while other, using the same ferry, do not require the same exact information.
    Alternative use P & O.
    Alan
     
  3. chaser

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    Don't know what prices you are looking at but the tunnel probably comes more in line at that sort of extra, no extra for any length
     
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    iv booked with dfds a couple of times, just go for the 7 mt. they don't even bother looking !! worst case... they just add surcharge when you get there,but they wont.
     
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    iv booked with dfds a couple of times, just go for the 7 mt. they don't even bother looking !! worst case... they just add surcharge when you get there,but they wont.
     
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    sorry for the double take !!
     
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    You went twice ? :rolleyes:;)
     
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    yep !
     
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    IF your going to Dover use the A2 This afternoon there was stationary traffic from Hythe to the roundabout on the M20. at the P and O offices Un fortunately our contintental cousins were not being very generous at the tunnel exit. I t was rammed with trucks...If you are shuttle bound keep in the offside lane then force your way in when you see a gap. The non freight lanes are open if you can find them!
    Good Luck.
     
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    Go Newhaven Dieppe,,,,no delays there. BUSBY...
     
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    Looked at booking DFDS, Newhaven to Dieppe for August crossing, their online booking info. gives only 2 motorhome lengths, 6.5m is the longest, but private vans can be longer.
    Anyone seen this or had any problems booking longer vans.
     
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    Hi there,
    I am just about to book a crossing into Dover on Aug 15th ( early morning) would I be better going with P&O from Calais or DFDS for Dunkirk. My wife is worried about the migrant hassle, I am more concerned about the lorries
    I normally use the tunnel but the cost is extremely high.

    Thanks
    Raymond
     
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    We were held up in Calais towards the end of June for the very same reason, we managed to get a crossing via Dunkirk 24 hours later. I HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF AVOIDING CALAIS for future crossings, this crossing has been subjected to disruption too many times for me to be confident to use again.
     
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  14. JockandRita

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    We tend to sail Dover Dunkerque now, even if it does take about 45 mins longer.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice, it looks like Dunkirk is the better option.

    Have any of you stayed overnight in Dunkirk, I seem to remember someone mentioning parking in front of the office building

    Thanks
    Raymond
     
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    Not us Raymond, but others have done. We overnight at Gravelines on the way back, or Grand-Fort-Philippe, if Gravelines is full.

    Nice frites from the chippy in the Market Place, and a nice cake shop down a back street in Gravelines. ;)
    Cheap fuel at the Super U, between Gravelines and Grand-Fort-Philippe. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Ring them up and remember if your over 60 you get 20% discount. BUSBY.
     
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    We have parked on the Dunkirk car park overnight, not much there, toilets and a basic shower in the Gents, will be quite noisy overnight with other vehicles moving .(Ear plugs)
    It takes us a full day to get to Dover so we normally, have a meal on the ferry and park up on the ferry car park straight off the boat, ready for an early start the next morning.(y)
    Cheers
     
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    You all knew I'd be in on this one wouldn't you;)
    Our first and last stop on every trip over, love the place, never seen it full though, image.jpg
     
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    Hi Chaser,
    Love the picture , where is it?
     
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