What a bargain, I think !!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Just looking at ferry prices for my return to the UK after my sojourn in the Sun for 7 months !:Cool: Believe it or not, the best price was the Tunnel !! 1st. of June 06-16 £68..P&O wanted £100....Result methinks !!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Or have I cocked up (as is usual) somewhere along the line !!:Doh:
     
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    Dfds €49.00
     
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    Have never found any shipping line or the tunnel able to beat DFDS ex Norfolkline prices. EVER. As long as you are prepared to sail at unsociable times and book via the internet. Have no idea how many times have used them but it must run into hundreds.
     
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    Same here.. When I first started going on the bike I used p and o a couple of times.. used the chunnel once as well.. But for the past 12 years only used Norfolk Line as was and is now DFDS
     
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    I thought it was too good to be true !!

    After I put my vehicle dimensions in......It shot up to 65 Euros !!! So I will pay the extra £3 or so for the tunnel !!:thumb::Cool:

    But thanks for the heads up anyway !! Stephen.

    Edit.....That was the Calais - Dover price !! The Dunkerque - Dover price is as you say 49 Euros !! Jobs a goodun, thanks Jaws !

    And that's at four in the afternoon which puts me on Marine Parade for the noight !!
     
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    Just booked DFDS for the middle of June, £111 return, cheaper than all the rest.

    Bill
     
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    I've been looking this morning for various dates in June (4 adults)using P&O (to Calais)and Norfolk line (for Dunkirk), P&O leaving on very earlier Tues morning returing the following Saturday at c1600hrs was £62 (£13 more than a car) Norfolk was £88. Seems leaving on a Monday puts the price up.
     
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    Right !!

    Next question....
    Where is a good place to stay near to Dunquerque ?? :secret:
     
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    How does DFDS compare to P&O in terms of facilities ( breakfast etc) ?
     
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    You wont beat DFDS, if you book direct with them, 14m including trailer £68 one way, food ect very good, as to parking at Dunkerque, you can park free at dock.:thumb:
     
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    didn't book our return from France ,Calais to Dover on 10 April so went straight to DFDS at the port. They quoted E 146. Drove into Calais to use internet and got same crossing for E 105:thumb:. Moral of the story is book early on line and get it cheaper
     
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    DFDS grub is usually excellent !!

    Have not used the DFDS service from or to Calais as yet but have booked it for this summer trip

    Dunno if I should put this on a forum as DFDS is bound to catch on and ruin it !!

    I discovered that my 8 mtr van does indeed attract a hefty £60 price increase.. yet booking a van with a trailer with a total length of 12 mtrs is considerably cheaper !!
     
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    I recommend Gravelines suits us:thumb:
     
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    Gravelines... :Eeek:

    The place seems to be my nemesis..

    I have tried to find it so many times.. Been given the co-ordinates ( which MUST have been wrong cos both the GPS's I was using put us behind a ruddy power station of some sort !! )
    I have had people draw a map

    Had people say'follow us' only to disappear ( and in two cases never ever to be seen again )

    I have got it on Google Earth, drawn a map myself and failed to find it

    I believe Gravelines does not exist.. It is a place the rest of the world made up JUST to dick with my head !!!!!
     
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    We stayed at an aire at Cassel, 18 miles south of Dunquerque and on the way to the ferry from there, there is a SuperU selling diesel at €1.39/litre. If you want more info. on this let us know and we will get our aires book out to give co-ordinates, once in Cassell aire is signposted (next to sports facilities).

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    And when you do find it, it'll be full of idiots....well, it was when we found it. Have since discovered a fine wild spot.......:thumb:
     
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    Yippee !!!

    Job done....Ferry booked.. 31st May 4pm. 49 Euros !! Caravan Club quote was £49, so much for a discount !!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Well thats it then Steve, :winky: you are coming home.:cry::cry::cry:

    After a few days it seems like you have not been anywhere. :whatthe:

    Now don't go wishing the rest of the year away, you will be off again soon enough. :ROFLMAO: Bob.
     
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    All the ferry companies charge for additional length over 6m so quite often the train works out cheaper as they don't!

    And if you can book with Tesco points it's cheaper again
     
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