Electric hook up on P&O out of Hull?

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  1. GAVLAD

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    Hi all

    Does anyone know if P&O have an electric hook up facility on their Hull - Zeebrugge service?
    My gas will be switched off and didn't want to run off vehicle battery.
    Wife's planning taking all sorts in the freezer and at this rate i can see us flooding the deck.:rolleyes:
     
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    We've been on overnight ferries without any problems.
    Just make sure the freezer is switched on a couple of days before you leave and that everything is already completely frozen.
     
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    I think you would have to contact them and ask BUT when we take stuff that needs/is going to go in the freezer we take it fresh in the fridge and then put it all in the freezer at the other side. The stuff that goes in the freezer comes out at the ferry and goes in the fridge to help keep that cool and then it gets eaten the evening we arrive.

    Martin
     
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    I agree if it is frozen and the fridge is in full swing it will last for the crossing.
    Recently coming back from Rotterdam I gave away our surplus magnums because I thought they would melt.
    After the crossing I checked the fridge and the ice cubes were still frozen
     
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    I believe that ferry 240v supplies are highly unstable and likely to cause over-voltage problems to your van.
     
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    First time we crossed to Zeebrugge we shopped at Carefour and filled up
     
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    That's a good idea but the only problem is that not all MH freezers are suitable for freezing fresh products, some are only 2* which means they can store it once frozen but not freeze it 'safely' to a suitably low temperature to kill off any nasties and preserve the food in a good state for later consumption, in fact only freezers with a snowflake image on should be used to freeze fresh food rather than store pre-frozen food..

    freezer temperatures For long‐term storage of frozen foods (up to 2–3 months), domestic freezers run at −18 °C (0 °F); in the UK this is a 3‐star rated deep freeze. A freezing compartment of a refrigerator (for short‐term storage of frozen foods) is between −11 °C (12 °F), 2‐star rated, for storage up to 4 weeks; and −4 °C (25 °F), 1‐star rated, for storage up to a week.

    A 3‐star rated deep freeze with a snowflake symbol is one that is suitable for freezing foods, as opposed to storing ready‐frozen food; it has a higher cooling capacity than a simple deep freeze storage cabinet.​
     
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    Ours is most likely 2* but have not died yet, we have had a freezer thermometer in and it doesn't get to -18 but I think better than -10 from memory.

    I do take your point though.

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    Why not fill up when you get there, or better still buy fresh every other day, and not bother with freezing.
     
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    Ours is the same 2* but it doesn't stop hubby freezing stuff all the time ... especially stuffing it with some chicken pieces and then not being able to get them out until we get home and defrost the thing 'cause he forgot to allow for 'expansion'!!!! :D
     
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    ... leaves more room in the freezer for ice-cream then ... yummy!
     
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    Apart from teabags, and a bit of bacon and maybe cheese if you prefer cheddar , there's nowt you can't get there just as good as here(y)
     
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    I once witnessed a FUNster arriving in Spain with lockers full of booze - how silly is that ?
     
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    Some folk are very reluctant to change their habits food and drink wise. I've read on here of people stocked up with Cheddar cheese, sausage and bacon. To me half the fun of travelling is trying different foods.

    We have found bacon a bit tricky to source in Italy but we've generally been lucky but when not we bought Frankfurter sausages to fry up for breakfast to go with the tomatoes, mushrooms and scrambled egg.

    Cheese can be a bit hit and miss as a lot of it doesn't have much flavour but trying them is all is part of the fun.

    And we've had some really tasty sausages.

    The only things we bring are tea bags (who doesn't?) and muesli although we've now run out of the latter but locally sourced cornflakes are fine.
     
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    Nooooooooooo! I would have eaten them all and chanced throwing up :doh:
     
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    Not us...coffee and emergency rations for the first night and morning is all we take
     
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    Just tea bags for us as well.

    If we're going on a longer trip we will also take anything perishable we have in the fridge at home that won't keep until we get back.

    Other than shop as we need to.

    I think the only thing the freezer has ever been used for is ice cream, human and dog versions.
     
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    Some great info here - thanks.
    Forgot to mention, majority of frozen stuff would be for a very extremely fussy 2yr old girl.
    Looks like she's gonna starve!

    Thanks @Techno Andy for the Carrefour info - I think we'll stop here as we plan to spend a night or two at the Brugge aire upon arrival and this looks to be enroute.
     
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    Yes it is. When you approach the aire it is on both sides of the road and the one on the LEFT has better size spaces for yours (y)
     

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