Ferry deals

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  1. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

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    Received this from DFDS today
    Thought someone might find it usefull
    Cheers. Nige





    CALLING ALL NIGHT OWLS!



    Travelling in the small hours not only allows you to get a head start on your journey, you can get a great fare too!

    If you are happy to travel through the night or in the early hours of the morning this summer, you can take advantage of these fantastic cross Channel fares for a vehicle and up to 4 people:

    › from £25* for a small motorhome
    › from £39* for a large motorhome
    › from £39* for a car and small caravan
    › from £49* for a car and large caravan

    Bookings must be made before 31 July, for travel until 15 September 2013.

    And if you do book any night crossings between 01:00-06:00 inclusive before 31st July 2013, we’ll enter you into our prize draw^ to win one of 100 meal vouchers worth £30 each for use in the onboard restaurant. To qualify for entry, simply book direct at dfdsseaways.co.uk

    See you onboard soon,
    DFDS Seaways

    GET QUOTE / book now
     
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  2. normanandsue

    normanandsue Funster

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    We've just returned from what was to have been eight weeks in France, having booked with DFDS and using the special code quoted on Funsters. Booked by end of February for travel on 4th May and returning 2nd July, the return fare was only £48 - excellent. First hitch was when driving licences, sent to DVLA for change of address, were not likely to arrive back in time, so we amended our dates to a week later for both journeys. Expecting to pay an amendment fee, we were pleasantly surprised when there was none. For various reasons, our return was to be earlier, and we turned up at Calais last Friday in time for 13.30 sailing, and again no extra amendment fee. Cannot speak too highly of DFDS. As for latest offer, I don't think we are quite ready to take advantage, unless there is a repeat offer of our latest trip.
     
  3. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    I second that this year (tomorrow) going out Pompi -Le Havre £99 to save 400 miles tother side and back £39 we changed time leaving last year buy 4 hrs. no extra charges

    Brittany Ferries £299 out Plymouth Roscoff ,if it doesn't break down
     
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  4. Larby

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    or even £19

    DFDS 31st JULY Motorhome 2.35 x 7 metres

    Dover to Calais

    Price includes a vehicle and all passengers. All times shown are local.
    DepartureEconomy
    02:30 - Dover to Calais £19.00
    05:15 - Dover to Calais £19.00


    Already booked back in FEB at £39 each way for larger MH.
    Today it would be £81 for 12:15 on 31st July
     
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  5. Electraglide

    Electraglide Funster

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    Bet your glad you were not on the Tunnel. We had to return on Thursday morning, we were booked Sunday lunchtime. I paid £127.00 in January for a return ticket. The amendment cost 148 euros. Never got the customer service e.mail this time to see if I had enjoyed the experience. For some one who has been using the Tunnel three or four times a year for over twenty years I will give the ferries serious thought in future.
     
  6. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    +1 for DFDS. We were in Belgium on a Caravan Club crossing [£43 return if memory serves] in May, when we had to come back early due to family illness. Got on the DFDS website and found a rep on the 'live chat' facility [saving the 10p a minute phone call]. She initially said that as the booking was through the CC, could only be changed by them. Pointed out no-one there at weekend. Then said I'd have to turn up at port and pay any extra. I expressed disappointment at poor customer service. After a minute or two radio silence she came back to say booking had been amended at no charge.

    I've also had to amend the booking made via their NEC show offer last year - again no charge at all. Would have no hesitation in recommending them over P & O for the short crossing.
     
  7. BobT

    BobT Trader - Tour Operator

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    DFDS

    I'm afraid my experience was the exact opposite to those mentioned above. We were booked on the 11.00 on Friday last. As we made good time we got to Calais early (in time for 11.00 on last Thursday). DFDS office at Calais insisted on a booking change charge of €18.
    I'll stick to P&O in future.
     
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