Plymouth/Santander Ferry Cancelled 8 May

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  1. John Laidler

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    Bit of a spanner in the works for our planned trip. The ferry we were getting to Santander tomorrow has been cancelled. No other information but I'm trying to contact Brittany Ferries. The vessel is still afloat and currently heading for Roscoff from Cork. I can only assume they have suffered some techinical problems and it will sit in Roscoff until fixed.

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/oldshipid:180999/oldmmsi:228183600/olddate:2016-05-07 19:54:11/zoom:9

    Edit: Just checked the BF website and the sailing from Roscoff by the Pont Aven is also cancelled for tomorrow, so this confirms it is going to be repaired there. I guess they won't know how long it will take until it arrives.

    http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/routes/sailing-updates
     
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    What a pain! So what do you do now?
     
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    you let brittany ferries make it up to you . we normally dont have cabins but one time we had to change to portsmouth and got the best cabins for free . i,m sure they will deal with you nicely . always have with me .
     
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    Go shopping tomorrow as we don't have any food in the house, we were planning on dining in the restaurant on the ferry tomorrow night!

    If the delay is just a day or so then no problem, any longer and we will see if we can get on a ferry to Roscoff.

    Feel for anyone who has travelled down today from further up country.
     
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    you should have stocked up with food in your camper . food is more expensive abroad than in uk.
     
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    Got a few tins as an emergency but we were planning on finding a Lidls. We are stocked up with 11 weeks of dog food though!
     
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    Our ferry from Santander to Plymouth was cancelled last March and because it was caused by a technical problem rather than weather we got 50% of the cost back which was £250. As they booked us on a Bilbao to Portsmouth sailing they also gave us £15 for the mileage between Santander and Bilbao and £40 for the mileage between Plymouth and Portsmouth
     
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    Surely that's better anyway, you'll be touring sooner :)
     
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    but france is dearer than spain for fuel food etc and colder.
     
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    still cheaper in uk.
    its amazing how expensive the eu as got . keep a check . we have been for a few years .
    mind i,m drinking beer tonight i bought in spain . from lidl there. ha ha .
     
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    Not colder tonight 14c near Seville and raining cats and dogs.:(
     
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    go east . valencia and murcia are the place to be usually.
     
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    No, this is just for a few days and then the heat will hit.

    Not only that, I am sitting in my lounge and I just wouldn't be able to move the house (y):)
     
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    We arrived at Roscoff on the Pont Aven yesterday morning, and it had been delayed arriving at and leaving Plymouth by an hour due to technical problems, so there must be something amiss. Nothing we did, honest.
     
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    My wife thinks it has had a few technical problems recently.
     
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    Not in Spain
     
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    Has happened to us from East Yorkshire and just another night in an, as luck would have it, a delightful Britstops
     
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    yes it was late getting to santander when we caught it last month. mind it made up the time on the way to plymouth . could be this new anti air pollution gadget it had fitted over the winter.
    they will look after you .
     
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    just spent 6 months in spain so i know what i,m talking about . beer ,fuel tobacco yes cheaper most other things dearer and as been for a few years . well since the pound fell alot from 165 to a quid .
     
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    Raining, OH DEAR.
     
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