Ferry to spain = ouch

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  1. chatter

    chatter Read Only Funster

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    have now been given the ok to look for sailings over the water for Sept so have rang P&O and got reasonable quotes -
    out dover - calais £60 rtn £140 apparently van is free on outward crossing
    so then checked zeebrugge to hull both ways and settled on possible crossing back to uk for £206 this includes cabin and kennel, it was £231 for the outward crossing. We are nearer to hull than dover
    rang dfds they wanted £340 and £321 respectvely for newcastle to amsterdam rtn
    rang brittany and deffo needed to sit down 1 way £748.50 portsmouth - Bilbao
    We used to get a rtn for that price with P&O

    Euro tunnel wanted £142 and £138 which at the mo is the cheapest i have seen it on there
     
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    Just paid £470 one way inc outside cabin, for same route Bibao to Portsmouth? Crossing in mid June. Fiver and Nav.
    JK
     
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    have sent pm pity we cant go earlier like in june at that price
     
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    Try St Nazaire to Gijon ( about 50 miles west of Santander)
    We have booked for 26 Aug out return 15 sept outside cabin both ways, £ 295.80 rtn with LD lines takes some finding on their website actual booking is with GLD ATLANTIQUE
     
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    Two years ago, we did Portsmouth to Bilbao for free!:BigGrin:

    We used Tesco Clubcard vouchers, do P&O still take them anybody?
     
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    Hi, We sailed from Plymouth to Santander £695 return last November.... that was an inside cabin for 2 with no porthole, but did upgrade to 4 twin cabin (much better IMHO) on return

    We had a terrible crossing from hell - lolol ..... would we do that crossing again ....never:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    P&O don't do the route anymore - so Tesco no use.
     
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    We are going to Santander at Easter return for about £900.

    Expensive but so is fuel.

    At least I avoid the tedious drive through France:thumb:

    It will be different when I am retired but if you want to go to Spain you want to get there when time is short and less driving suits me.
     
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    Just as well we're all different. I love the 'tedious' drive through France and would be quite happy to forego actually arriving in Spain.
     
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    Norfolk line dover -dunkerque return looks favourable at the mo they have low cost Sunday out Friday returns can do both ways with dog for £166
     
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    Found it under heading LD Lines network on LDs website gave them a ring and not bad for 2 of us and dog with truck and 5ver £455 still only one way though but beats Brittany Ferries - so thanks for that info.
     
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    I understand that. I only meant tedious in the sense that we were booked up in Spain and I just want to get there.

    We spent the summer hols in the South of France in 2009 and we will be in Spain this summer. I quite like alternating between the Uk, France and Spain.

    The cigarettes are cheaper in Spain:thumb:
     
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    You might be in for a bit of a shock this year ,:Eek!: all tobacco products have jumped up price over there
     
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