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Cheapest way of getting on continent



 
 
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Old June 28th 04, 08:23 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?


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Old June 28th 04, 08:34 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?


Go from Belgium.
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Old June 28th 04, 08:52 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"Richard" wrote:

What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?



TRY SENNA PODS.

Oh, you said *ON*continent ...

Sorry!!

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Old June 28th 04, 11:22 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Richard typed:
What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?


Driving it ?

A Freight Container is remarkably cost-effective for long haul ..


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Old June 28th 04, 12:35 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?


Dover - Calais I would have thought.


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Old June 28th 04, 02:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?

It varies on a lot of factors. Try putting your details into all the online
booking systems of all the operators. I've tended to get SeaFrance as a
cheapest recently, although it does vary. If the prices are the same, choose
a French operator as the food (and drink) is infinitely superior.

Western crossings are much more expensive, but may work out cheaper if you
calculate the cost of fuel and other costs of going further east than you
would like. This is particularly the case if you would need additional
accommodation due to the extra distance.

Perhaps the best value ferry for this is the overnight Portsmouth-St Malo.
Ensure you book early to get a cabin. Then you can drive down to the port,
arriving in the evening. You can eat and drink (not too much for the
driver!) on board, get a full night's sleep, breakfast and roll off onto the
French roads first thing in the morning ready to blast down towards the
south coast avoiding the Paris congestion completely. Best of all, it is run
by Brittany Ferries, who have the best service and restaurants of any cross
channel operator.

Typically, single prices are half the long return prices, enabling circular
routes to be used without penality, even using different operators. Last
time I went Portsmouth St-Malo, drove down to Madrid, across to Monaco and
back via Dijon, crossing SeaFrance Calais-Dover.

Christian.


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Old June 30th 04, 06:09 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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You must be joking! the only French Channel operator is SeaFrance and the
food is awful and ferries are often delayed or cancelled.
"Christian McArdle" wrote in message
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What is the cheapest route for getting Shogun and 6 berth into France?


It varies on a lot of factors. Try putting your details into all the

online
booking systems of all the operators. I've tended to get SeaFrance as a
cheapest recently, although it does vary. If the prices are the same,

choose
a French operator as the food (and drink) is infinitely superior.

Western crossings are much more expensive, but may work out cheaper if you
calculate the cost of fuel and other costs of going further east than you
would like. This is particularly the case if you would need additional
accommodation due to the extra distance.

Perhaps the best value ferry for this is the overnight Portsmouth-St Malo.
Ensure you book early to get a cabin. Then you can drive down to the port,
arriving in the evening. You can eat and drink (not too much for the
driver!) on board, get a full night's sleep, breakfast and roll off onto

the
French roads first thing in the morning ready to blast down towards the
south coast avoiding the Paris congestion completely. Best of all, it is

run
by Brittany Ferries, who have the best service and restaurants of any

cross
channel operator.

Typically, single prices are half the long return prices, enabling

circular
routes to be used without penality, even using different operators. Last
time I went Portsmouth St-Malo, drove down to Madrid, across to Monaco and
back via Dijon, crossing SeaFrance Calais-Dover.

Christian.




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Old June 30th 04, 08:06 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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I've just been pricing up crossings on the CC website and was surprised to
find that for the dates I want (September) the cheapest quote was on P&O
Portsmouth-LeHavre. This was one of the free caravan offers But was much
cheaper than any of the short crossings.

Keith


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Old July 1st 04, 09:03 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Christian McArdle
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You must be joking! the only French Channel operator is SeaFrance and the
food is awful and ferries are often delayed or cancelled.


Clearly SeaFrance isn't as good as the other French operator Brittany
Ferries. However, as someone who has been subjected to POSL (or whatever
they're called this week), I can assure you that SeaFrance is better.
However, for a 90 minute crossing, I'd jump to any operator that was 10 quid
cheaper.

What do you mean by delays? The ships practically run as a shuttle. I've
never seen them cancelled when the others are still running.

Christian.



 



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