P&O or Norfolk Line

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  1. Mizar

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    Hi i have been reading a number of posts regarding which ferries to take to France and most people seem to recomend Norfolk line as they are the cheaper, i have just got a couple of quotes for 4 people in a motorhome 7 meters long above 3 meters high in april both early sailings around 6am and Norfolk line have quoted £102.00 and P&O are quoting me £68.00, ther seems to be a large diffrence have i missed something with P&O i have tried it a few times and its always the same price do they add charges on when it comes to entering your details as it seems very reasonable to me.
    Thought i better check before i Book

    Thanks Ged :Smile:
     
  2. garfield

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    £68.00 does seem very cheap. I booked a couple of weeks ago to travel out this Sunday and return in March. Cost wth P&O £37.50 each way. Thought that was good value.
     
  3. madbluemad

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    I dont think you missing anything. We were activley booking on the web at the weekend and as we were booking the price went up £20.00.

    We changed to Seafrance and paid £122.00 Return, 2 peeps and a dog, no charge for the dog.

    Its difficult to say that one provider is cheaper or more expesive than another. You have to take account of time of year, the day, the time of day, your mh length and for us the big thing was the hieght.

    Jim
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    When shipping out of Dover we normally use Norfolk Line as they seem to work out the cheapest for us, this year we've booked P&O for mid June 2 adults + rv 10m x 4m high £125.50 return.

    Mike.
     
  5. madbluemad

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    Sorry Ive edited my post above. Its £122.00, not £220.00.:Blush: So yours is very similar to mine Mike.

    Jim

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    we always find norfolk line more expensive,we are 7.31m long and above 3mtrs high. sea france are normaly cheaper for us. last year we got a multi carnet with sea france costing £192 for 3 return trips just pull up and go on next ferry,this year i think they have increased the price for m/h's over 5mtr so dont think we will be getting 1 this year
     
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    just priced up our return ferry for summer for 3 adults(including child 16) 1 child and a dog p&o £180 seafrance £160 norfolk line £152 norfolk line used to charge a suppliments over 7m i think now its up to 9m before they charged
     
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    We changed to Seafrance and paid £122.00 Return, 2 peeps and a dog, no charge for the dog.

    Its difficult to say that one provider is cheaper or more expesive than another. You have to take account of time of year, the day, the time of day, your mh length and for us the big thing was the hieght.

    Jim

    That is really interesting, we have 2 dogs which cost £30 each on P and O and the Tunnel, this is usually a third of the cost of travelling so the fact that there is no charge for dogs on Seafrance is very interesting indeed. Thanks for the information we will definitely look at them for our 2nd crossing in September.

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    members of c c, and booking via them always gets me very cheap fare, have just phoned to see, next wed 2359 out followin tues 2359 back, 6mtr 2 adults, 54 80 return, that was 2hrs ago, that and c ls, only reason i pay my membership, :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    They would have to pay me for me to go at that time.

    Jim:Smile:
     
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    People rarely mention LD Lines who operate Dover to Boulogne. If your traveling south it can save a few miles over Calais or Dunquerke.

    I've just been quoted Boulogne to Dover return £85.50 or a single trip £47.50.

    Admittedly I'm going in the opposite direction to you and I'm a solo traveler, but I've often found LD lines to be cheaper than the rest.
    The bonus is if you get the speed ferry it's only just over 35 minutes for the trip.

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    We always use seafrance now.
    Always seems cheaper and the service has always been good as has P&O but Norfolk line, terrible service when we used them a few years back and have not gone with them since. there loss we go accross the channel 3 or 4 times a year.:thumb:
     
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    For info, LD moved the speed ferry from Dover - it's a normal ship now so takes a bit longer.
     
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    Being an Ex Miner I always use the tunnel :BigGrin:
     
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    First of all ......no one ferry line is 'cheaper' than the cheapest price available. Think about that for a minute. Its plain and simple good old fashioned logic. In a nutshell it means compare like for like with all companies, then look at the lowest figure you get and bingo......thats your cheaper ferry company at that particular date and time.

    Anyone who tells you different simply isn't thinking right.
     
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    Did you check what the price was without CC membership? It wouldn't surprise me if it was cheaper!

    Regarding times of crossing etc. Late night fares have always been cheaper and there used to be a time when you could book a night time low rate.....then turn up say at mid-day (peak period) and ask if there was any available space. They would always get you on which no doubt annoyed the numpties who paid a couple of hundered quid for the same slot you got on for 75% less.

    But the ferry companies wised up and won't let you do that now unless you pay a 'flexi fare'.

    I suspect it's probably more to do with the SS (State Security) than profiteering.
     
  17. warwick

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    I prefer to go with the company with the most ships/sailings if one ship drops out due to technical difficulties and it does occasionally happen there is another not far away. If there is only one on the route (eggs in one basket) it spoils the start of a holiday for a few quid.
    So I stick with P & O given up with the Western Channel, Brittany Ferries are too expensive, even though they are nearer
     
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    Norfolkline always seems to work out dearer whenever I have obtained a quote - but is a much nicer travelling experience - lots of Samsung tellys - not quite sure why this is good = if Belgium is better for you route-wise then it's probably best to go with them. I think you have you to experience all of them before choosing your own favourite which is based invariably on what you are doing/where travelling to at the time. Bon voyage!!:Smile:
     
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    i always just go on the cheapest one and have never had any problems with any comany and av been on them all ?? as long as you get there its only a short time to be on them ?? the price is the main thing to worry about all the ships are clean and tidy ? thanks keith:BigGrin:
     
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    £89.00 return last June with P&O. on the return leg we were not due to sail until 1.30 am but rolled up @ about 9.30pm was admitted through at no extra charge cos the queue to get on was quite small, lucky I know but people are right when they say go with a tried and tested company, I made my decision after reading what the good folk on here had to say.:BigGrin:
     
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