"Ferries" Shop around,,,

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Just done a price comparison for next years trip..

    Both sailings,,

    Portsmouth to Le Harve, 2300 sailing arrive 0800, recliner seats,, L.D. Lines = £170. :thumb:

    Portsmouth to Caen, 2300 sailing arrival 0800, recliner seats. Brittany Ferries = £302. :Eek!:

    L.D.Lines Friday night sailing.
    Brittany Saturday night sailing.

    Saving £132..

    L.D.Lines no Frills just basic crossing mainly used by truckers..
    Only 90 kilometers approx between both ports.


    Only guesstimated the size of truck and 5er. till I get it.. :Doh:

    I know it would be cheaper to go from Dover to Calais but I would have 332 kilometers and about 9-10 hrs drive to get from Weymouth to Dover and about the same distance and time to get back down the other side to approx locality of Alencon..

    I thought the L.D.Lines was a reasonable deal,, What say you ? :thumb:
     
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    Hi old-mo.

    It can be daunting choosing the best ferry crossing however the one that you have selected for your trip sounds fine.

    We have friends who very regularley use LD Lines to travel to France where they have a couple of businesess. Then on to Spain where they have a couple of Villas. They swear by LD Lines. They have reccomended them to us before. They tell me that they are predominantley used by truckers but always come up with good deals. They have never had a problem with them and these are the kind of folks who would tell me and the world if there was anything amiss.

    Cheers Jim :Smile:
     
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    we always use L D line they are great . good on price and the staff treat you like you are on a cruise . the boats are clean and the food on board is first class.:thumb:
     
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    332 km in 10 hours :Eeek::Eeek:

    now i know you're new to 5ers but 20mph is just a bit too slow.:Doh:
    you'll get done for loitering........:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    332KM, since when were British roads measured in Km, miles it is and must always be, bring back gallons, feet and inches, pounds and ounces, £.s.d. We are British!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Here Here, Hee Hee


    Lesley from Sunny Ilfracombe :Smile: :BigGrin:
     
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    ooh you gone all black, hee hee
     
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    Nah we are not......we are confused 'europeans'!

    Signed up to the EU but our Government only wants the 'bits' it likes and ignores the rest.
     
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    Biggest mistake we ever made. We are BRITISH, we most certainly are, well you can be whatever you darn well please.
    But me, I am British and proud of it. National identity and way of life is being blurred into mishmash of nothingness
     
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    I alway find the various discounts I am suppose to be able to get daunting from organisation who can supposedly pass on discounts.
     
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    6 Stops for cuppa tea, and 17 fags,,

    3 stops for the little boys room and another 12 fags,,,

    You dont have to be a rocket scientist to work it out,, :Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    And it took me four an a half hours to work that out from miles to kilometers,, no bloody pleasing some folk,, :Wink: :Rofl1:
     
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    Takes me 3 1/2 hours from Wimborne to Dover max and Id get from wimborne to weymouth in bout an hour so what you doing for the other 5 1/2 hours? :Rofl1:
     
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    Stopping off at a garage every hour at that speed,, :Rofl1:
     
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    with all that 'T' and fags i'd allow a little longer, just incase. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I'm English......born 'n bred in England.

    Nationalism is something 'brits' don't do particularly well. The days of the Empire and colonialism are thankfully long gone, but appear to have been replaced by Sun readers and the BNP.
     
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    I used to refer to myself as British until i worked in Wales, now i'm English, on my van i fly the cross of St George and the flag of my adoptive county Devon.
    (As an aside St David was welsh all the other uk saints were foreign)
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    Pay that bit extra for SLEEPER SEATS not recliner seats, well worth it.

    Stan
     
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    We use LD a lot with our motorhome. How anyone can say this is a trucker vessel beats me. Compared with other ships of other lines it has good seating, cabins and food services second to none. OK, truckers are well catered for but the normal traveller gets a fantastic trip at a price more competitive than say Brittany Ferries whose ships compare favourably wth LD. Next year there will be 2 ferries out of Portsmouth to Le Harve so avoiding a night crossing. I believe that LD are a much bigger ferry company and as they spread along the south coast we will see more competitive fares.Next year we are told LD will operate out of Dover beside Newhaven. Hopefully they may sneak into Poole our home port with cheaper crossings.
     
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    Cost/Benefits

    Hi

    Thinking about this, I just done a cost analysis;

    Same date (Jan 2009) Dover Calais Versus Portsmouth Le-Harvre

    D-C = £47 Ports; Le-Havre = £144

    Mileage saved 118 Cost= £37 Saved Net cost INCREASE = 106.81

    (Ferry prices from "ferry cheap .com")

    Pete
     
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