Plymouth to Santander

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  1. Clive

    Clive Funster Life Member

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    I've never tried the long route across before but as I'll already be in Cornwell thought I go across to Spain this way.
    Very simple question for all the experts out there, is it worth getting a cabin? :unsure:
     
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    You have to - no choice!
     
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    It was an option on their website, the ticket included a reserved seat.
     
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    Ok, well there was no choice last time we went to Santander. Yes, I would get a cabin, those seats are not comfortable...
     
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    Throwing up into your own toilet is better than a public one I'd say.
     
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  6. Clive

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    Well that looks sorted, a cabin it is so I can puke without queuing :censored:
     
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    This post will probably come back and bite me, I'm on the Bilbao ferry in April !

    Only once have I really been really really bad and that was crossing Newcastle to Norway. North-east passage, south-east gales. I'd have gone overboard if I hadn't had my own pot to cling to. No pills. Oh boy did I have pills on the return.
     
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    As mentioned you can get away with a reserved seat but you can just crash out on a sofa, which I know a few do. You still need to reserve the seat, you just don't have to use it.

    But a cabin is much better, allowing you to have a shower which can useful on the return journey especially if you overnight in an aire.

    PM me if you intend to make a booking. I can send you the club code to get a discount.
     
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    only get a reserved seat if sitting with sweaty lorry drivers is your thing :clap2:
     
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    Came back last week was rough to start with calmed down by morning we were on a 17.00 crossing economy boat food was good and cabin comfortable.
    by the way Polly is no sailor but she enjoyed the crossing
     
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    Definitely a cabin. By the end of a rough crossing you will have been glad of the privacy, shower, chance to make a hot drink ( take small kettle, plug adapter etc) and flat bed.

    Take Stugeron with you as they are excellent against actual sickness. You can, if you book early, book the cabin you want from the BF ship plans.
     
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    take the stugeron 8 hours before the journey to get it in your system, and then as instructions. No point in taking it once you are talking to god on the big white telephone :sick:
     
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    Stugeron recommend 2 hours before you sail. We find it works well ( and have done multiple BF crossings to and from Spain to test it) if you take 2 as soon as you get onboard. We then take one every 8 hours while the sea is rough.

    If you have never taken them before then I very strongly recommend taking a dose while you are at home and have nothing special to do. Best to discover then if it has side effects rather than be unable to drive your van in a straight line to board the ferry. We have never had side effects but I have heard people say they make them sleepy.
     
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    Not keen, but I do like Salmon, would that do ? How big a portion ?
     
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    No need for a big portion as you are bound to see it all again after a short time. If you let it age a little you can blame the sickness on the salmon not the sea.
     
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    Hi Fellow Funsters
    We keep reading about a special code to use to access a discount on the Brittany Ferries to Spain,
    We would like to book to go from Plymouth to Santander in May - would anyone be able to pass on the code please? We are quite new to this and have a lot to learn!
     
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    Years of SCUBA diving experience off many types of boats tells you to take them 8 hours before.....
     
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    That is the power of mind over matter : the actual pills themselves reach a peak plasma concentration 1- 3 hours after you take them. They are particularly good for divers as they are thought to decrease the risk of CNS oxygen toxicity but for ordinary travellers 2 hours before, or even less if you have to drive onto the boat and are concerned about side effects, is fine.
     
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    As a solo, it means you can leave your stuff in the cabin and go for a walkabout. I take my own pillow as well lol
     
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