Ferry crossing booked !

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by roadster55, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. roadster55

    roadster55 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Deepest Cornwall
    I've taken the plunge and booked my ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Cherbourg at beginning of September on the fast crossing (you have to reverse aboard so the reversing camera on my van will come in handy!).
    I already had a voucher from Brittany Ferries due to having to cancel my crossing in April due to mum's death - still awaiting result of police investigation so no inquest yet, but I can't hang around waiting for that for ever, so I've had to appoint a legal representative to be notified and attend - not cheap but it frees me from forever waiting and also she'll know what to ask.
    So I phoned their bookings office and spoke to a lovely lady who basically turned into my travel agent and managed to use up all of my voucher aside from £1 ! She's organised for me to cross as described, but to return from Roscoff in Brittany to Plymouth, longer crossing but once I arrive only an hour from home, and I've got a cabin on that boat because it's a longer crossing in the evening. That will save me spending a night in Portsmouth or Poole.
    Have found some cheap guidebooks on amazon and ebay to historical sites in France from Roman to Medieval, the idea being now I haven't got the dog I'll be able to visit all those places where having a pet makes it difficult. I'm also confident that my little van will be able to reach them all without becoming stuck fast down a French lane - if she can reach places down Cornish and Devon lanes then France won't be a problem!
     
    • Like it Like it x 10
  2. Dognewf

    Dognewf Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    178
    Location:
    Glasgow
    i am on that one 2nd September 7.30 am.
     
  3. Mikey RV

    Mikey RV Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    3,238
    Location:
    Devon
    Have a good trip, we have booked our ferry but not until November 12th.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. roadster55

    roadster55 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Deepest Cornwall
    Close but not quite, shame.
     
  5. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    16,058
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Good news I hope you are going to do a blog like you did of the uk ! I really loved the photos of the scenery and food !
     
  6. roadster55

    roadster55 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Deepest Cornwall
    When I return I'll get some stuff up on here. At the moment the internet access on the go is one of my budget cuts to make this trip affordable, I'll only have a bog standard phone for emergencies I'm afraid. Sorry.
     
  7. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    16,058
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Never mind I can wait. We are the same not sure about what internet access to use on holidays yet!
     
  8. roadster55

    roadster55 Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    665
    Location:
    Deepest Cornwall
    I'm usually so knackered by the end of the day that after a cuppa and a bite to eat, I just climb into the sleeping bag and pass out - probably keeping any other vans nearby awake with my snoring!
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  9. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    2,950
    Location:
    Essex
    It's a great crossing. Did it last year and would do it again :)
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. scotzsue

    scotzsue Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    910
    Location:
    hull
    Also booked ferries for our autumn trip taking in 2 motoGPs
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. emmitdb

    emmitdb Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,888
    Likes Received:
    1,772
    Location:
    Cornwall
    We've just booked with Brittany using our Club Voyage card.
    November, Plymouth-Roscoff out, Ret February, St Malo-Plymouth at a very good £226.

    One thing I did notice was that there are very few ferries returning to Plymouth on a DAY SAILING this winter. The St Malo ferry was the only one between December and March.
    Loads of them if you're happy to have a night sailing and pay for a cabin, (who would want a 'Reserved Seat'). The night sailings were more expensive anyway.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
Loading...

Share This Page