Portsmouth to santander

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  1. laurieash

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    Catching the ferry in January what should I expect from the economy class tickets.
    any free meals.
    any tips
     
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    Which boat are you on? It makes a difference!
    In economy, you have to book your own tables at the restaurant, and the breakfast isn't brought to your room. The cabin is smaller but that's about it.
    Give us more info on the boat, and you'll receive more info. :D
     
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    We're Portsmouth to Santander on January 5th, economy and we did the same trip last year. Decent sized clean room but nothing else is included, food and drink is all reasonably priced though
     
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    On the Pont Avon the restaurant in the evening is good but a bit pricey, however the breakfast is good value in the morning at about 12 Euro each. The drinks on board are good value given the captive customer base..........enjoy your trip.

    The Tincas
     
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    If you are going on the "economie" boat then there isn't a bookable restaurant as such just a very good self service type café. We prefer this to the "cruise" boats, although they are bigger and slightly more stable.
     
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    Slightly off thread but what is the position regarding taking your on the ship, do they provide a kennel or can you take your dog in the cabin.
    Spongy
     
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    When they bring the oars round cry off with a bad back. lol Pete

    Ps we are on the pont avent on the 31st Jan two night trip nice start to the 5 Months in Spain .
     
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    Sorry the boat is Bale de Seine on the 12th Jan
     
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    Depends on the ship, some ships have special dog friendly cabins, only supposed to be one dog per cabin but we always get away with two smaller ones. All have kennels. The economie ship only allows dogs for cars as the garage area for dog owners is one of the lower headroom areas.
     
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    No lifts on the economy ferries
     
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    Ah! I misunderstood! This is the new Economie service that Brittany Ferries are offering. I'm afraid I know nothing about this service, but reading the literature, it looks like it does what it says on the tin. Smaller ships with limited services on board, so that they can offer cheaper fairs on these boats.
    I can see that this kind of crossing would be ideal for someone who, for example, would sit out on deck with a drink and a book. That kind of thing :)
     
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    Oh yes there are are :xgrin:

    But not easily accessible from some decks.
     
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    There are lifts on "economie" but no escalators which are on the "cruise" ships.
     
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    Trouble with the dog friendly cabins is that they are not guaranteed so if you turn up and they have substituted the ship you are stuffed.
     
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    Try and pick one of the inboard oars [​IMG]
     
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    A potentially rougher trip on an older, lighter and less stabilised boat, better take the stoogie!!! :xeek:
     
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    I have never been on a Brittany ship with an escalator,,,,BUSBY.

     
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    Personally I wouldn't take any ship to Spain except the Pont Aven.

    The smaller ships make an already boring journey unbearable.
     
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    I definitely have, the Cap Finistre this year sailing from Portsmouth to Bilbao on a 2 night crossing which
    The Cap Finistere has an escalator, we sailed on it this year from Portsmouth to Bilbao on a 2 night crossing as it did a crew changeover at Roscoff. It is situated to the rear of the ship.
     
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    Yup, this is our favourite boat. But then I like all the shopping and restaurants etc. I can understand that some people find that hell on earth though. One of my cousins for example.I told her how much we enjoyed the Pont Aven, she did the crossing and stayed in the cabin or up on deck the whole journey. Ate a packed lunch, she would have been betteroff on the Economie! :d
     
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