DFdS ferry codes

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  1. Nigel67

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    Last year around this time we booked our easter and summer ferry crossings. We used the nec show discount code and got a bit off. Does anyone have or know if there is a code available to use this year before I go ahead and book? Thanks.
     
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    If you are going with DFds from portmouth to le havre next year thay are closing at the end of this year
     
  3. Nigel67

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    No, we normally go out and back from Dover.
     
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    They weren't at the NEC.
     
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    From other posts on here and my own experience I don't think there will be many discounted fares this year, seem to be just going dearer all the time
     
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    From what I heard there were no codes at show this year
     
  7. Nigel67

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    Oh well, thought I'd check first. Price not too bad really as I've been quoted £144 return for 7 m motorhome with 5m trailer, 2 adults and 2 children. About £ 35 more than last year.
     
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    I've just checked for 3rd to 11th April with Eurotunnel and its £166. To get that I could travel out at any time but had to return before 8am. Returning later on the 11th would be an extra £20.

    Might be wise to check your exact dates and avoid the possibility of a rough crossing.
     
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    I think the tunnel would be quite a bit more with us towing the trailer, so looks like the usual Dover-Calais outbound and Dunkirk- Dover return.
     
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    Get Frequent Travellers deal with ET £108 return ANY time of the year.

    colyboy
     
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    Hi Nigel67,
    We have a similar set up to you, (8.5m and Smart Car trailer) and are looking to go outbound DFDS - Dover-Calais- on July 1st next year but a lot of the sailing times are saying 'sold out' already....... are they really sold out or is it a ploy to fill up certain sailings first and then release more later?
    We can't get our outbound one below £135 and that's before we add the return at the end of July.
    Any hints on how to reduce it?
    What time of year have you got yours for £144 return?

    Cheers
    Jim
     
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    I went on DFDS web site today to book a trip Dover- Dunkirk out early next May back late July. The site vehicle sizes have changed for next only 2 now available my Rapido is 2.9m x 6.99 so fell into upto 4.35m x 10 m I was quoted £75 each way. Ferrysavers allowed me to put more accurate vehicle sizes in and they quoted £94 return.
    I prefer to book ferries direct with the company in case I need to alter a sailing (cheaper and easier )so I phoned DFDS and queried the price difference. The guy I spoke too couldn't explain or understand the web site price and quoted me £99 but matched the Ferrysavers price of £94 without being asked. Good service from DFDS Happy days. The guy confirmed pm sailings were sold out.
     
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    Booked for Easter, out Dover- Calais 05.15 return Dunkirk - Dover 10am, motorhome booked as <4.35m x 7m and trailer <4.35m x 5 m came in at £144.
     
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    Caravan club are advertising "book with the Caravan Club between 14 October and 31 October 2014 and you can enjoy an exclusive offer of 25% off on both DFDS Seaways routes from Dover." or another deal " DFDS offers Club members a 10% discount on public fares - Available on all departures until 23 December 2015." See http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/overseas-holidays/ferries/dfds for the small print.
    Hope that helps someone :)
     
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    Good to know it worked for you Wildge:)
     
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    Yep think it was a good deal especially compared to OP's quotes..............even if we don't make it (y)
    So thanks again for the heads up
     
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    Booked today Dover -Dunkirk, 7 mtr motorhome, 2 adults and a dog !! out end of May 15 return July 15 was only £128 return (includes £30 rip off charge for the dog !!)
     
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    The discount of 25% through the Caravan club is only for car and caravan not motorhomes. How can a 3.5 m catr and an 8m caravan be cheaper than a 9m motorhome. looks like the CC are still pandering to the Caravan owners and forgetting the MH owners even though the MH bring in a great deal onf money to the club
     
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    Cancel the above the CC have just come back to me and said there info is misleading and the 25% does apply to MH
     
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