Ferry prices

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  1. CheapskateTours

    CheapskateTours Read Only Funster

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    Do any of you know if there is a big increase in price if you just turn up to cross the channel? As opposed to booking ahead with Caravan Club or Camping Cheques etc.
     
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    Generally speaking if you turn up unannounced you will pay the highest price.

    The cheapest way is book as far in advance as you can via the Internet.
     
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    Hi, are thinking of going very soon ? We go with Norfokline / DFDS as it is now, and although they have put another boat on to try and ease the back log, caused by the Sea France problem I would book your crossing as you could sit there for a few days. :BigGrin: Bob.
     
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    before booking with caravan club etc try getting an online price yourself......can be cheaper.
     
  5. CheapskateTours

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    Alex been a bit poorly and so difficult to predict leaving date. Just have to wing it nearer the time. Hoping to be gone early January!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hi Guys, I just turned up last year on a trip last minute stuff and the total extra was only £15.00, I was lucky I think.

    I'm not usually lucky, if I bought a cemetery people would stop dieing!:Rofl1:
     
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    Seafrance have honoured my last years credit as a BTW and using half on it on the 28th dec.............:BigGrin:
     
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    What I did find out from DFDS is that its even cheaper to use there online machines 5 yards away from the front desk than speak to a human. :Doh:
    Having turned up in Dunkirk without a booking the nice lady told me to use there online booking machine and save myself 30 Emus.
     
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    Not for a booking via Norfolk Line/DFDS John. :Wink: The CC is always cheaper on that crossing. :thumb:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    Did you manage to find any?:Smile:
     
  11. Snowbird

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    If you mean nice ladys in France the answer is lots of em over the years :Cool:

    If you mean the online booking machine, you have to walk past them to get to the front desk in Dunkirk.
     
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    I knew it would come to this !!!!
    So we have to pay in Emus now !!!!!.....
    ...How many Emus can I get in my van ?
    This is going to be messy !!!!

    barry
     
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  13. Snowbird

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    Look at the problems Rod Hull had with em.
     
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    are emu eggs a good investment ?....as i have a few squid spare this month
     
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    have you checked the seafrance website latety?:cry:
     
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    Hang on for another couple of weeks....you should be looking at buy one get one free then.
     
  17. CheapskateTours

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    Thanks to all of funsters for the ideas about how to shave a bit off the prices!! Still can't book ahead but if I could £29.00 each way on DFDS/Norfolk line sounded good to me.
    Sorry about the delay in replying, bit of a computer malfunction.
    How many hours can one person sit in front of a pc reinstalling windows without going loopy??
    However to occupy myself I've knitted a basket for the emu eggs.:BigGrin:
     
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