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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 25-11-2020, 15:14 Thread Starter
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Booking a Ferry now !

Carrying on with planning next years French holiday I am going to book the Ferry now . Reason being is that you can get the sailing you want and more importantly the cabin. If you book 'flexi' , you can change or cancel the booking at any time with a little notice , also if there are any special offers like price reductions that come up , you can still cancel your booking and rebook to take advantage of them . However , one thing |I have noticed with all the ferries is that the prices seemed to have jumped up significantly so just wondering if any members would have a discount code for preferably Stena or Irish Ferries.
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You put me to shame Alan - I really admire your get up n go.

I'm resigned to the fact that my Russia trip won't happen next year either as I'd need to be travelling April and I'd have had to fit in a trip to Edinburgh early in the year to get the visa. I'm not ready for that.

Which crossing are you using?
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Have got used to Rosslare to Cherbourg with Stena line , it's a basic ship but ok if you book an outside 4 berth cabin as you will be in it or sleeping most of the trip . Used to be better/cleaner /better food before Stena took it over from Celtic Link but it's still ok, and usually much cheaper than Irish ferries.
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I don´t have to book a Ferry to go anywhere, unless it to come over to you or Barry
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[QUOTE=jiwawa;3124255]You put me to shame Alan - I really admire your get up n go.

What?, a single woman planning a solo MH trip across Europe to Russia , think it's the other way around.
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Planning is So much fun isn’t it?

We often spend an evening planning possible future trips, Ferries to consider, sites to look at, destinations to consider visiting. All of which costs nothing but delivers so much enjoyment thanks to Mr Google !
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I don´t have to book a Ferry to go anywhere, unless it to come over to you or Barry
Was going to say 'lucky you' , all those countries on your doorstep, but if planning for France I think it would probably be easier for me just hoping on a ferry . Depending on where you are in Germany it looks a very long drive on the map. I met Nicholsong in the French Pyrenees and he lives in Poland , what a drive that must have been.

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What?, a single woman planning a solo MH trip across Europe to Russia , think it's the other way around.
I seem to have lost an awful lot of my confidence over this covid period - I just hope, when I get the vaccine, that I can find it again.

Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed being out today!
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Have got used to Rosslare to Cherbourg with Stena line , it's a basic ship but ok if you book an outside 4 berth cabin as you will be in it or sleeping most of the trip . Used to be better/cleaner /better food before Stena took it over from Celtic Link but it's still ok, and usually much cheaper than Irish ferries.
Same, Stena for us we usually go early May to October and although booked for an outside twin they regularly upgrade us Foc if not busy to a 4 berth to save me a climb into a 2 berth top bunk 😄

Holding fire on booking at the moment to see how COVID pans out.

With Spain the ultimate destination we’re weighing up the direct Brittany Ferry option from Rosslare to Bilbao. Again a basic ship but adequate for our meagre needs.

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Same, Stena for us we usually go early May to October and although booked for an outside twin they regularly upgrade us Foc if not busy to a 4 berth to save me a climb into a 2 berth top bunk 😄

Holding fire on booking at the moment to see how COVID pans out.

With Spain the ultimate destination we’re weighing up the direct Brittany Ferry option from Rosslare to Bilbao. Again a basic ship but adequate for our meagre needs.

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May- Oct , envious . Have looked at Ferry options that direction like Santander but that Bay of Biscay puts me off , got caught out in a force 9 there once as a young seaman, worst sea I was ever in and vowed never again.

dghr- do you know if a 'flexi' booking can be made on that crossing, it would suit if we could cancel the booking, if bad weather, and head up to Chebourg again. I always wanted to do a little circuit of the Cantabrian Mountains, and since this years plan ( so far) takes me to Larrau, Holzarte /Gorges de Kakouéta it would make geographical sense to head over to those mountains and then the Bilboa ferry home.

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