Hull - Rotterdam ferry.

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  1. Tom A

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    I'm planning next years holiday and hoping to book P&O ferry from Hull.
    Just wondering if anyone knows of any discount codes for P&O ?
     
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    You'll be lucky !!!, we have found the best prices through the 'caravan club' , sometimes even cheaper when you buy 'camping cheques'...
     
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  3. Tom A

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    Thought as much. Not a member of CC. Would rejoin if ferry price was worth it but can't find out price online without being a member.
    I'll have to ring them.
     
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    Possibly best you might get is 10%
    Is that route the only one possible?
     
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  5. Tom A

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    Just looking at the minute but sick of the drive back from Dover.
    Got back last Saturday and had a nightmare of a trip up.
     
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    In the past I have had some amazing deals booking a crossing and three nights through the likes of Eurocamp, sometimes saved as much as a hundred £ and on occasion not even bothered with the site vouchers

    Not actually tried this with a Hull crossing but regularly done it on a long channel crossing from Portsmouth

    They might be wise to it now that was a few years ago
     
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    Got a quote of £361 return direct with P&O.
    Doing Hull-Rotterdam saves us just over 600 miles on our journey so it's worth the extra cost I think.
     
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    I always buy direct I've actually found cc price to be dearer
    It's worth upgrading to outside cabin and including the food too
     
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    I do understand that. However, we travel in the small hours thus very few traffic problems. If booked well, we've had Dover-calais for £36 return. I do appreciate it's generally more but reckon you'd get under £100 return. Plus it's overnight and definitely limited to time. I like the idea but time constraints on Hull Rotterdam route.
     
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    Outside cabin gives you the option of two single beds rather than bunks which are horrible the pricing is confusing but it's only about £13 to upgrade the cabin from memory
     
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    go club, get double bed and TV plus mini bar (y) we always do, used to get spirits, now only soft drinks + some beer

    and it includes some meals from memory, a much better experience and on some ships berths are under the bridge so nice view and away from the rabble :)
     
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    Just done a quick price comparison.
    Tunnel £159
    Ferry £162
    About £200 cheaper but if I take price of diesel off it's about £100 dearer to do Hull.
    Times suit us because we're both working on the Saturday morning before we travel.
     
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    We have just done a price / time comparison from Lincoln to Annecy both inc 1 x dog

    Tunnel is approx £338 inc toll's

    Ferry is £529 inc toll's

    Mileage is 50 miles nearer by ferry but exactly the same travel time + you have an extra 12 hrs on the ferry

    I was hoping to find it similar but cannot justify the extra £191 and probably wouldn't have enough tesco points to cover the ferry cost anyway!

    For someone living right up north maybe, but sadly not for us and the dog has a nicer crossing also

    Or am I missing something? as I know plenty of people use the ferry

    Andy
     
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    Have done Hull to Zeebrugge for years as wife can't stand the drive to and from Dover.Usually pay just under £350 which includes outer cabins i.e. With window.Dont rate the meals but for shear convenience you can't beat it.
     
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    The last time I used the H to R ferry. I was in the dog house for days !.
    The Chief Engineer and I had sailed together in Tor Line in the 80's. I. Quite literally crawled off at Europoort!!. And swmbo had to drive!.

    Pete
     
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    You need to pick your time..We return early hours of the morning if using Dover. Can usually be on the A1 at Cambridge before morning rush,,,,Busby,,
     
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    Bit the bullet and booked Hull-Rotterdam. £511 with a club suite both ways. It's only money.
    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    Some meals ???

    Theres only two meals...evening meal and breakfast. ...its a 12hr sail overnight.

    Unless things have changed dinner will be the nationality of the crew, usually thai, and the return leg it will be English or visa-versa.
     
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    No meals in that price !!!!
     
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    There is the choice of either both ways and you can go back to the counter as much as you like. The menu is very good for £26 per head inc breakfast
     
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