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What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:20 am
by Brads
£500 return for 2 and a bike Newcastle to Amsterdam.

No option to not take a cabin, which takes up around £400 of that stupid price !

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:36 am
by AlanHolt
Everything is priced at what people are prepared to pay.

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:41 am
by catcitrus
just paid 61 quid return for me and the bike --dover calais---reasonable--just enough time to have a breakfast and then get on the road?

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 am
by andrew882
Weirdly enough I went over on Saturday, Dover-Calais-Dover in the car, £29 and a case of wine thrown in.

It all seems a bit 'throw a six to start' to me :D

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:46 am
by RandG
I was looking at the Newcastle ferry just the other night and £500 Is a far better price than I was getting up, the joys of living north.

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:56 pm
by Africa John
Can empathise with this as P&O from Hull are extortionate

It's a toss up between
  • 1 hour to travel 40 miles to Hull then £350 ferry to Rotterdam but good sleep overnight
  • 4 hours to travel 200 miles to Harwich then £150 ferry to Rotterdam but good sleep overnight
  • 5-6 hours to travel 250 miles plus the bloody Dartford Crossing to Dover then £70 ferry to Calais or Dunkirk so get off ferry knackered
:evil:

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:11 pm
by Tonibe63
High demand + low supply = fookin expensive

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:40 pm
by AlanHolt
Africa John wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Can empathise with this as P&O from Hull are extortionate

It's a toss up between
  • 1 hour to travel 40 miles to Hull then £350 ferry to Rotterdam but good sleep overnight
  • 4 hours to travel 200 miles to Harwich then £150 ferry to Rotterdam but good sleep overnight
  • 5-6 hours to travel 250 miles plus the bloody Dartford Crossing to Dover then £70 ferry to Calais or Dunkirk so get off ferry knackered
:evil:
I've just found a Harwich to Holland crossing for one adult on a bike, including cabin for €135.

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:47 pm
by Andysr6
Hi, got quoted £315 ; Newcastle - Amsterdam for me and my bike in March. wasn't able to book until recently and now £486.

Re: What the hell is it with ferry prices.?

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:04 pm
by Billy Bananahead
Brittany Ferries, late July and mid August, Portsmouth - St Malo return, cabin for 2 each way, Transit van, £674, booked last November.
AlanHolt wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:36 am
Everything is priced at what people are prepared to pay.