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The Caravan Club now have details of their DFDS offers - which I presume will be matched by those from DFDS at the NEC.

 

On our dates in May/June a crossing is now coming up at just £58. 00 return for car and caravan. This is the same price as the NEC offers last year - and is a really good bargain as there are no fuel supplements.

 

A solo car is £38. 00 return on those same crossings, again beating the DFDS website prices, and with no fuel supplements.

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Thanks Val

I will await the NEC code as friends of mine booked this offer via the CC last year and then needed to change their return journey and were told by DFDS/Norfolk Line that because it was booked via the CC then they had to contact the CC to make the changes (which took ages on their mobile phone bill plus the CC admin cost of £10).

Much easier to go direct with the discount code :)

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Yes, I agree - we booked directly with DFDS last year. I imagine their NEC show offer will be the same prices - so a pretty good deal again!

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DFDS amendment fees appear to be the same - £20. 00. However, last year they did offer free amendments during the duration of the Caravan Show offer, and may do again this time - though there are no details on the website.

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The DFDS NEC Code is now available - see other post - NEC11 - and brings the DFDS website prices down to those of the Caravan Club £54/£58 car and caravan low season, £78 high season, £38. 00 car low season, £58. 00 high season.

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DFDS amendment fees appear to be the same - £20. 00. However, last year they did offer free amendments during the duration of the Caravan Show offer, and may do again this time - though there are no details on the website.

 

We booked with the code last year and amended for free in June - hope they haven't changed that?

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Does anyone know if DFDS offer discounts on their Newcastle to Holland route. I've used it quite a few times and never had a better deal than booking through the CC site but a discount code would be most welcome!

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as we will be in Spain for the winter and possibly coming back through France, checked DFDS for coming back on the Dunkirk - Dover route using the NEC11 code - minimum 68€ one way!!! could be 142€ !!! both prices plus fuel duty!

seems a bit unfair but they must have a marketing strategy somewhere. :(

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as we will be in Spain for the winter and possibly coming back through France, checked DFDS for coming back on the Dunkirk - Dover route using the NEC11 code - minimum 68€ one way!!! could be 142€ !!! both prices plus fuel duty!

seems a bit unfair but they must have a marketing strategy somewhere. :(

went on the CC site this morning and price £29 !!!!! :)

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Same here booked two crossings in 2012, June & August both peak £78 car and caravan, checked this years booking which was also made in October 2010 and the price was £85 so somethings can reduce in cost, £7 less.

 

One key point that has not been mentioned changes to bookings are free until June 2012.

 

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Hi

 

Thinking of venturing over to France next year, possibly somewhere down near La Rochelle or a bit further North on the Coast. I see very good ferry prices with DFDS, does it make sense to drive Dover from Wiltshire and then from Dunkirk over to the Atlantic coast of France. I know it is a lot of miles but seeing other ferry prices from Portsmouth or Poole I have found nothing under £400 and that is a LOT of diesel!

 

Would be interested in hearing where members go to from Dunkirk.

 

Thanks

 

Pierre

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Hi

 

Thinking of venturing over to France next year, possibly somewhere down near La Rochelle or a bit further North on the Coast. I see very good ferry prices with DFDS, does it make sense to drive Dover from Wiltshire and then from Dunkirk over to the Atlantic coast of France. I know it is a lot of miles but seeing other ferry prices from Portsmouth or Poole I have found nothing under £400 and that is a LOT of diesel!

 

Would be interested in hearing where members go to from Dunkirk.

 

Thanks

 

Pierre

 

all over, fuel at the local Auchan,is €1. 309 at the moment.

as you say £ 58 return is a steal at present. to save something like £340 on a ferry is a no brainer.

we are going to southern Brittany next April, and mileage is about 450, from Dunkirk.

from cherbourge about 230, so only 220 different,

and a lovely run down through France

one stop over.

and toll free route.

 

cheers rodders B)

 

we should have waited, we paid £73, with camping cheque, ahh well.

 

 

all over, fuel at the local Auchan,is €1. 309 at the moment.

as you say £ 58 return is a steal at present. to save something like £340 on a ferry is a no brainer.

we are going to southern Brittany next April, and mileage is about 450, from Dunkirk.

from cherbourge about 230, so only 220 different,

and a lovely run down through France

one stop over.

and toll free route.

we went to pornich last year, lovely area.

visit st nazaire and a great coast.

 

cheers rodders B)

 

we should have waited, we paid £73, with camping cheque, ahh well.

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Hi

 

Thinking of venturing over to France next year, possibly somewhere down near La Rochelle or a bit further North on the Coast. I see very good ferry prices with DFDS, does it make sense to drive Dover from Wiltshire and then from Dunkirk over to the Atlantic coast of France. I know it is a lot of miles but seeing other ferry prices from Portsmouth or Poole I have found nothing under £400 and that is a LOT of diesel!

 

Would be interested in hearing where members go to from Dunkirk.

 

Thanks

 

Pierre

 

Booked my ferry for next September £58. 00, a better price than the camping cheque offer and I can get the times I want, with camping cheques could not get a 22. 00hr sailing on a Saturday!

Going to the Czech Republic, 6 nights in Praque, then moving south to the Bavarian/Austrian border, 6 nights. Will have a couple of overnight stops on the way back to Dunkirk.

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These are excellent prices for ferry crossings but it does rather depend on where you live if it is to be a bargain.

 

From my house to Dover is just over 500 miles so about £130 for diesel towing. I would also need a night stop as a minimum so another £20. Oh and of course the wonderful Dartford Crossing tolls, and the food for the 2 days, so by the time I am finished I am getting close to £200 plus the ferry fare. I also have the hassle of a 2 day drive.

 

So, in context my crossing from Hull at £190 inclusive of cabin and all meals for 2 of us, does not seem so bad, plus I get to sleep instead of drive.

 

Now, if you live in the Home Counties for example then these are great prices but for us 'northerners' it is a case of 'sorry, not really worth it'.

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Pierre, we've been all over the place when we've done the Dover/Dunkirk return crossing. We're from the north west so Dover's not exactly on our doorstep but we just factor the mileage into our trips. However, neither of us work so we are in our own time and don't rush.

We've been to Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and most areas of France so we plot our route accordingly and spend as many nights in various campsites along the way as we want to, sometimes just overnight, sometimes up to a week, it just depends on where our route takes us.

This September, we went to Brittany. Earlier in the year we went to Ile de Re. Next year we have vague plans of the Tarn Gorges and the Med coast.

We have looked at other ways of crossing the Channel, but on balance, we've decided that overall, taking everything into account, Dover/Dunkirk is our best choice.

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No disrespect Pete but the Post is about cost. I have no problemm with time either, we usually stay away for up to 140 days, but the thought of the M25, London and the hassle just puts me off, especially when I am trying to get home. My feelings are that if you live close enough then it is excellent, but do not waste as much money getting there as you will save elsewhere. I also do not wish ferry Companies and the like to decide that as everybody goes Dover/Calais they can remove any other routes, and then jack the fares up there. Would you trust them?????

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Dave 225

 

i stay in North west Scotland, 600 miles plus to Dover, if you can get Hull crossing including meals and cabin for £190 snap it up, P & O quote for May 2012, car/caravan, 2 adults, basic cabin is over £580, CC quote is £323 plus cabin/meals, makes £56 for DFDS a real brtgain even pencilling in fuel costs from here plus site and food, so no brainer cost wise!

 

Ali

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Dave225, I was factoring in cost too, and giving my response from my perspective in the north west. As I said, we've looked at various ways of crossing the channel but have decided that for us, the Dover/Dunkirk crossing, with the code, is the best for us. Some people may want to do less driving in France and use a different, longer, more expensive crossing, which is fair enough.

I was merely answering Pierre's question, not suggesting that anyone else is wrong.

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Hi

 

Thinking of venturing over to France next year, possibly somewhere down near La Rochelle or a bit further North on the Coast. I see very good ferry prices with DFDS, does it make sense to drive Dover from Wiltshire and then from Dunkirk over to the Atlantic coast of France. I know it is a lot of miles but seeing other ferry prices from Portsmouth or Poole I have found nothing under £400 and that is a LOT of diesel!

 

Would be interested in hearing where members go to from Dunkirk.

 

Thanks

 

Pierre

 

Try the hidden gem of Little Switzerland in Luxembourg. Arrive at Dunkirk and you're there in the evening.

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Hi, Thanks for the replies, it would appear that Dover-Dunkirk gets the thumbs up. That is one question answered, just another 99 to go.

 

Not sure about trying Luxembourg, I am a coast man, just love being near the sea and having sailed from La Rochelle I liked what I saw, maybe when I retire with months to spare instead of weeks we can try everywhere!

 

Thanks again.

 

Pierre

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Pierre - we've used the Dunkerque crossing to travel all the way down to the Mediterranean. It can be done via non-toll routes if you have time to 'meander' and there are lots of absolutely lovely places to stop en-route! We have done it with just one overnight stop, though, when our children came with us and time was more precious. If you plan in an overnight stop then most places in France are within reach of Calais or Dunkerque - but you have to enjoy driving through France.

 

We enjoy driving more than we enjoy spending a lot of money on the ferry - so even though we live in Yorkshire we choose the crossing furthest away from us because it's so much cheaper. At between £54. 00 and £78. 00 this year, with the DFDS code, it has to be a bargain.

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