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Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by Prietolium » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:01 pm

Sorry guys but Didn't know where to post this......
Im planning some family holidays with a baby for the summer but I cant get the ferry's booking right or cheaper
I have got a standard (no lowered) 65 microbus and I have got a few queries if you can help me......
Do I book the bus as a motorhome, van or minibus......? Heights ? lengths?
Do I need to add the roofrack+ luggage to the heights when booking.....?
Any recommendation of sleeping cabin to travel in ? 2 adult + Baby
are there any good Low cost ferry website or company?
Any tricks to get cheap tickets in general Please????????? it looks very expensive to me >£1000 :?
anything that I should take special care of.........

MANY THANKS
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Re: Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by WILL » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:23 am

We use: http://www.ferrysavers.co.uk/?gclid=CL6 ... tAodvTUAyA

Do I book the bus as a motorhome, van or minibus......? Heights ? lengths? Height & length are the main cost issues.

Do I need to add the roofrack+ luggage to the heights when booking.....? Yes :wink:

Ferry costs to Spain during school holidays are a joke :evil: You can get a Med cruise for less :(

LD lines offer good rates to France. Also mid week is cheaper than weekends :wink:

Hope that helps :)

Prietolium wrote:Sorry guys but Didn't know where to post this......
Im planning some family holidays with a baby for the summer but I cant get the ferry's booking right or cheaper
I have got a standard (no lowered) 65 microbus and I have got a few queries if you can help me......
Do I book the bus as a motorhome, van or minibus......? Heights ? lengths?
Do I need to add the roofrack+ luggage to the heights when booking.....?
Any recommendation of sleeping cabin to travel in ? 2 adult + Baby
are there any good Low cost ferry website or company?
Any tricks to get cheap tickets in general Please????????? it looks very expensive to me >£1000 :?
anything that I should take special care of.........

MANY THANKS
JOSE


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Re: Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by Aspro » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:51 am

If you're crossing to Calais take the eurotunnel. Such a better system and worth the extra coin. In one door out the other in half the time. No faffing no BS.

Ferry to Santander is a good crossing but never cheap. 1000 pounds return sounds about right to me.

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Re: Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by Ambubird » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:01 pm

We've just booked a ferry. Booked on as an estates sized car. It's no bigger than a range rover, that's the way we looked at it!

We have had a cabin on an over night ferry & it was great. We had a fab nights sleep ( important if you have a little one), breakfast, then fresh for the onwards journey.

Good luck with the trip. Look up "The bus driver" Stephan on here. He did a massive road trip round Europe with his new born a few years ago. You might pick up some handy tips!
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Re: Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by Prietolium » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:52 am

Thank U very much for your help!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by caveman » Mon May 27, 2013 5:43 pm

I took a bay camper on Plymouth to Santander for £650 return with 2 adults in june last year booked as a car

I have found www.ferrycheap.com they seem good
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Re: Help with ferry to France or Spain

Post by Prietolium » Wed May 29, 2013 2:58 pm

caveman wrote:I took a bay camper on Plymouth to Santander for £650 return with 2 adults in june last year booked as a car

I have found http://www.ferrycheap.com they seem good
Thats cheap!!!!!!! I paid £400 to st Malo next july. Booked as a camper and very expensive cabin

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