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Dec 24, 2014
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For me it's not how fast I get on, its how fast I get off, so does priority boarding mean priority disembarking?
For several years now when my son has taken his dog on the Newhaven - Dieppe route with his caravan they show him down a specific queuing/waiting lane and give him a boarding label that he has to hang on the mirror which indicates that he has an animal. Whether it's coincidence or not I don't know but he has always been one of the first vehicles to disembark.
 

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Not usually available for those with pets though.
 
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For me it's not how fast I get on, its how fast I get off, so does priority boarding mean priority disembarking?
Not the first off, maybe because of the way it was loaded. But we were off pretty quick. When we did disembark, we were directed to a separate fast track lane to get passports checked and exit the port.
 
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Was there an extra charge...like the airlines?
No, it was included with commodore cabins (at the moment it’s a trial). Maybe if they can make money from it, it could be a future option.

But it included a couple with a caravan and another with a motorhome. We were traveling by car.
 

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Boarded last night told to put hazards on and follow directions. Very slick and smooth. Ship immaculate, cabin great, spotless. Breakfast fine and so far very pleased. Have crossed the Bay many times usually in a larger ship and only once had a real bad seas. Sitting in the lounge drinking coffee watching the sea😀 the world is good.

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Boarded last night told to put hazards on and follow directions. Very slick and smooth. Ship immaculate, cabin great, spotless. Breakfast fine and so far very pleased. Have crossed the Bay many times usually in a larger ship and only once had a real bad seas. Sitting in the lounge drinking coffee watching the sea😀 the world is good.
What route / ship are you on ?
 
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Why do vehicles need hazard lights on?
It is because the have reduced mobilty. You will see a white circular sticker on the with blue leterin 9C. This is placed on the side of the windscreen which the person has mobility issues. The vehicles will be taken through in a batch and parked by a deck exit with a lift. The hazard lights are recognised by the loading crew.

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That is not correct we have no mobility issues and the vehicles in front of us also appeared fit and able. I think it was to indicate to staff the vehicles that had the fast or express boarding.
 
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That is not correct we have no mobility issues and the vehicles in front of us also appeared fit and able. I think it was to indicate to staff the vehicles that had the fast or express boarding.
Up until now the hazards are an indication of reduced mobility.

With the introduction of the priority board that proceedure may have changed.
 
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But most times I board ferries, most everyone puts hazards on. No idea why.
 
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I need a wherlchai to get round the boat.at Portsmouth they give us a label to stick on the window and we are always last on board. So the opposite of priority bosrding but we are near the lift. Disadvantage is that we have to be amongst the dogs waiting to get in the lift, plus we often get a shirty reaction because we take up a lot of room in the lift! However, last on means one of the first off which is great. Plus the staff on the boat are always very helpful.

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We were one of the last off….we had to wait a whole 17 mins from the first going…..it has ruined our entire trip….I certainly would pay a significant upgrade premium to get that 17 mins back!
 

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Why do vehicles need hazard lights on?

On Eurotunnel whenever we had our toad we’ve been asked to put our hazards on.

As others have alluded to, it’s to inform loading staff that you’re ‘different’ and need handling in a particular manner. In our case to prevent the loader calling us forward into the next carriage to fill up the last space (where we wouldn’t fit).

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No, it was included with commodore cabins (at the moment it’s a trial). Maybe if they can make money from it, it could be a future option.

But it included a couple with a caravan and another with a motorhome. We were traveling by car.

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