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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 21-10-2009, 07:01 Thread Starter
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Ramsgate to Bolougne is this going to happen?

I have recieved this email so I pass it on but I cant believe it is going to happen but its a case of watch this space

From: Euroferries 'EFL'
Date: 16/10/2009 13:44:21
Subject: RE: bologne



Dear Mavis,

We thank you for contacting Euroferries it has taken a long time to launch but we are finally there.

Services commence on 14th November and bookings can be made online www.euroferries.co.uk

Cars, day trips, foot passengers, vans, motor homes and caravans can be booked online.

Thank you once again for taking the time to contact us.

Kind Regards,

Hannah
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Is therea market from Ramsgate?
Would have thought that most folk will use the Tunnel or Dover.
How many (unless they live in North Kent ) will travel to Ramsgate.
Might be better if it were going across to Flushing like the old route from Sheerness did.

But I think you could be right Mavis. Could this be the death of Folkestone as a port, if Euroferries make a go of it.
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Can't see that working.
Why go via Ramsgate to Boulogne when you can get there from Dover via LD lines, and cheaper too.

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I just hope it happens as they have said all this before.
But there is a booking form and Price chart added now so lets hope and I know it will make Russell's day.
Mind you I havent gone right in to see what they will charge for the M/H.
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Does this sample help
2 adults return
1 Pets
1 Motorhome (6.5m × 1.84m)

£156.00
Route Depart Arrive/Duration
Ramsgate to Boulogne Thu 26 Nov 09 08:35 10:50 1hr 15min
Boulogne to Ramsgate Fri 27 Nov 09 15:50 16:05 1hr 15min

£182.00
Route Depart Arrive/Duration
Ramsgate to Boulogne Wed 25 Nov 09 21:05 23:20 1hr 15min
Boulogne to Ramsgate Fri 27 Nov 09 11:40 11:55 1hr 15min

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£208.00
Route Depart Arrive/Duration
Ramsgate to Boulogne Thu 26 Nov 09 12:45 15:00 1hr 15min
Boulogne to Ramsgate Fri 27 Nov 09 20:00 20:15 1hr 15min
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I think I would want to SEE the boat in the harbour before spending my money on this one...........

Have read on a ferry forum about the 'on-off' saga of this 'adventure' and it is not pretty reading... They have made so many 'we are starting' announcements over the past couple of years that many have serious doubts that the financial backing is there.

Quite a few in the ferry trade also doubt that they can make a go of it in this climate - especially as P&O are cutting back on 'tourist' services over this winter and some sailings are becoming 'freight only'.

We shall see...........

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I think I would want to SEE the boat in the harbour before spending my money on this one...........

Have read on a ferry forum about the 'on-off' saga of this 'adventure' and it is not pretty reading... They have made so many 'we are starting' announcements over the past couple of years that many have serious doubts that the financial backing is there.

Quite a few in the ferry trade also doubt that they can make a go of it in this climate - especially as P&O are cutting back on 'tourist' services over this winter and some sailings are becoming 'freight only'.

We shall see...........

Carl
Carl the days of the Sally Line were bad on the landings.
I have been involved in some of them.
They had to wait for the tide to be in, to reach the height of the quay and if it wasnt, we had to go round and round and once in a heavy sea and storm we started to taking on water, people were being sea-sick it was a very bad sailing.
But they do still run Cargo ships so I wonder if this has been overcome.
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No doubt with Cargo boats it's a lot easier.
You just have to wait for the ship to rise up against the harbour wall then throw the goods on or off Then have a cup of tea, as the ship falls back on the outgoing wave, ready for the next upward motion
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No doubt with Cargo boats it's a lot easier.
You just have to wait for the ship to rise up against the harbour wall then throw the goods on or off Then have a cup of tea, as the ship falls back on the outgoing wave, ready for the next upward motion
Yes quiet like the Sally Line
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I can't see it being a winner. Coming from the north the difference in mileage between Ramsgate and Dover must be minimal if anything. Do I pay £150 for a return crossing or £60? It's a no-brainer and for those who are not particularly good sailors Dover - Calais is shorter.

A decent service to Belgium or Holland would have been better methinks.

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