Ferries are filling up fast !!!

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Ferries are filling up fast !!!

Post by Monster » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:07 pm

Planning a trip in May

Of course you have to get time off work plus there are a few other things to sort out right?

Well don't hesitate to make a ferry booking is all I can say

I tried to book Portsmouth to Santander for Saturday May 2nd today and it was full with no sailing on the Sunday or Monday
When I say full I mean for bike bookings. I could have booked a car or motorhome or probably even a damn lorry ... but not 2 bikes

Also there are no real Bilbao options around this time. So I booked Friday the 1st going out & May 23rd coming back
Of course the Friday is now much more expensive suddenly as the 2nd is sold out

There needs to be some more competition here to keep the buggers honest!!
They could do with more sailings as obviously there is the demand ... unless the ship will only have bikes and lorries
(in which case they should allow more bike bookings!!)

Anyway ... the booking is complete which cheered me up after the sad rugby outcome
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Post by PDiddy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:19 pm

I'm all booked for September, they always fill up fast - :o

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Post by Scott_rider » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:29 pm

I'm booked for June 8-) .
£460 return, Portsmouth to Santander.
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Post by Tramp » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:03 pm

Dont forget may to spain us change over from winter timetable...the pont Aven is in for major refit and engine work...the spain routes are goverened by cabin space not vehicke space..

Im booked on bilbao route next end June 8-) back via Caen i managed a bit of discount as we supply bf ferrys :o :lol: .....september october is busy time to spain for bikers..

Its snowing today on the motorway out from santander south to the costas.....


Also may is bank holiday time in uk

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Post by SteveR » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:03 pm

So needs some competition again on the UK-N Spain route.

Its a pity the Gijon route never panned out long term, even once or twice a week would be good. Handy for Portugal and West Spain

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Post by HoboBeemer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:53 pm

Quite fitting this thread popped up as I was looking at crossing prices this morning for April and there are a number of dates I noticed that are filled up already and or only have the higher price accomodation on offer.

I just wish there was a alternative other than having to splash out 500 quid!!!. Kinda makes it unappealing when I can book a return flight from Majorca for 40 quid.

Sadly at these prices I am out the game, got a bigger trip planned for end of May that I will be concentrating and budgeting for.
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Post by Tonibe63 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:11 pm

The Pont Aven has been playing up for a few years now which puts pressure on other crossings in terms of availability and price but with little alternative they need to remain financially viable otherwise the service would disappear.
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Post by HoboBeemer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:31 pm

I totally forgot about the Portsmouth-St Malo option.

Prices are coming in at 234 quid with a cabin return, you can knock a good bit off that if you just want a reserved seat.

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Post by Tramp » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:03 pm

You can't compare St malo to the Spanish crossing costs.... Popmy to caen is cheapest around 159 quid return..

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Post by SteveR » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:30 pm

Tramp wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:03 pm
You can't compare St malo to the Spanish crossing costs.... Popmy to caen is cheapest around 159 quid return..
True, it's the nicest route into and through N France if heading for NE Spain though. ;)

Not sure it's worth the premium price though. I am tending to find it's cheaper to get across in the day, land early evening, and then grab a pre booked Premierclasse or F1 room 30-40 miles from the ports. However, as the poor old pound gets worth less and less, this is not quite the sure fire option now!! :?
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