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Posted: 13.10.2019  ·  #1
We've just booked our 2020 France trip and noticed that the prices (once again) have increased. Stenaline and Irish ferries are equally more expensive, and scrolling back through past bookings, it's a shock to realise that we used to travel for less than 400 euro return. Now it's nearer 600.
There was a time when lower prices, plus the generous points ratio of Tesco Clubcard meant that we could do two trips, France AND the UK, in the same year for just a few euro. Now it's a struggle to afford one trip.
Anyone else feeling the ferry pinch?


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Posted: 13.10.2019  ·  #2
Found the same. Haven’t booked anything yet. Waiting to see if this new vigor route goes ahead


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Posted: 13.10.2019  ·  #3
Want to go to GB, ferry prices as we know are a complete joke. But now it's beyond doable, we are land locked by the ferry companies.

We really need some drastic action against these cartels.

We need a ferry company to move in and take over, Stranraer port is empty.

It angers me 😠

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Posted: 13.10.2019  ·  #4
Drop a line to Michael o Leary 😉


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Thinking of dropping a line to the guy that owns easyJet, an 'EasyIrish' ferry.


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Thinking of dropping a line to the guy that owns easyJet, an 'EasyIrish' ferry.



That might well be worth doing alright


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Posted: 13.10.2019  ·  #7
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Drop a line to Michael o Leary 😉


But where would he race Sea Horses?


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Posted: 14.10.2019  ·  #8
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But where would he race Sea Horses?


In the sea beside the ryanwater ferry 😉😉


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But where would he race Sea Horses?


In the sea beside the ryanwater ferry 😉😉



Betting on how much the price hike on the ferry would be this year


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Posted: 14.10.2019  ·  #10
At what stage do you France lovers say enough is enough?

What value is the line in the sand?


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Us France lovers won't say 'enough is enough'..... we'll say 'assez c'est assez!'


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We really need some drastic action against these cartels.

We need a ferry company to move in and take over, Stranraer port is empty.


The only snag with another ferry operator is less traffic to go around between them prices could go up


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Posted: 14.10.2019  ·  #13
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The only snag with another ferry operator is less traffic to go around between them prices could go up


I've heard that before, I don't beleive it. If Celtic Link were going to do it for £80 return I'm sure others could come in and do it a lot cheaper. Also if P&O and Stena can do it a lot cheaper on the English channel then they can do it cheaper on the Irish Sea.


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Maybe they pay the crew alot more 😂😂😂😂😂😂


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Posted: 14.10.2019  ·  #15
It would be interesting to know what the ferry prices were between the UK and France before the tunnel opened


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I can remember when the tunnel opened an it was around the same price as the ferrys. I drove thru the tunnel 3 returns in its first few weeks we did coach trips advertised as a undersea experience nite in folkstone then to city europe return direct to Cornwall


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Just looking at ferry from Holyhead to Dublin cheapest I could get £182 oneway is that the norm


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Posted: 15.10.2019  ·  #18
It is now.


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Posted: 15.10.2019  ·  #19
Yes but you have to get there to use the fare.


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Just looking at ferry from Holyhead to Dublin cheapest I could get £182 oneway is that the norm


Just checked Newhaven - Dieppe return. It's a four hour journey which is pretty much the same as an Irish sea crossing. Price with mh = £212 return.

Says it all really.


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hi im looking to take family to France in july 2020 and am shocked at ferry prices its looking like 1800 euro minimum for cork to roscoff , maybe im best leaving motorhome at home and flying to spain ,it seems crazy that the ferry alone is so much or am i just too tight fisted

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The prices of these ferries have be rising at an alarming rate in recent years,the best way we could deal with this is to boycott them for a period of time.
That was the reason I did not sail to Spain last year,it was to much of a rip off.

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hi im looking to take family to France in july 2020 and am shocked at ferry prices its looking like 1800 euro minimum for cork to roscoff , maybe im best leaving motorhome at home and flying to spain ,it seems crazy that the ferry alone is so much or am i just too tight fisted


The Pont Avon is a high-end cruise ferry, complete with between deck lifts, a swimming pool, live entertainment and multiple 'posh' lounge bars and restaurants. Expect to pay high-end prices for travelling in such style and comfort.
If the prices are beyond your budget there are other less opulent options. In the end for holidaying in a motorhome mainland Europe can't be beaten.


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Posted: 05.11.2019  ·  #25
We decided not to use the ferry companies until we see a change in their exorbitant pricing. The more people do the same the quicker it will happen but people won't. Nowhere beats Ireland IMO, once the weather plays ball of course!


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We haven't used them in a couple of years due to their pricing. We have booked with Stena to Scotland for a wedding next year in England " a fine and a summons"

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We had a wedding last year ferry a rip-off so spent a week there done 850 miles campsite one night for service just diesel ,Great would have needed two weeks Scotland lovely loads of places to see.If you have to cross you need to make the most of it. Otherwise don’t use them we need bridge.

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We are making two weeks of it and MIGHT jump across on the Chunnel to do Normandy.

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hi im looking to take family to France in july 2020 and am shocked at ferry prices its looking like 1800 euro minimum for cork to roscoff , maybe im best leaving motorhome at home and flying to spain ,it seems crazy that the ferry alone is so much or am i just too tight fisted


Landbridge through England via Calais would be cheaper


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Posted: 05.11.2019  ·  #31
Wow, just did a comparison for us to travel on the WBYates in July. €1200. We are going in September for €500.

That is a big different for those who can’t travel off-peak.


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