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Subject Topic: Norfolk Line...again! Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by clarybel27/2/2007 at 6:24pm
Outfit:  Isabella Camp-let Dream      Location:  Kent
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I know there have been loads of comments etc about this crossing from Dover, but I wanted to reassure any first timers booked this year. We cross the channel for various reasons 1/2 doz times a year for the last 15 years or so...and have never used this service, partly because historically it used to be a bit of a rough service with grotty infrequent boats. However, having read so many good reports we thought we would give it a whirl....well....excellent. Very impressed with the swift checking in and passport control, none queues you get at Calais, even out of season. THe boats were super with plenty of seating etc. The plus I thought was they dont take coaches, so you dont end up with a massively crowded boat.

A1 I would definately recommend them.


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Message posted by suedarbo28/2/2007 at 10:56am
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We always use them, and the new boats are lovely.

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Message posted by GraemeStuart9928/2/2007 at 11:37am
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They are fab and are using them again this year.

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Message posted by Rod+Ali28/2/2007 at 5:22pm
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We use them regularly and have never experienced any problems.

Just booked today for a week in May.

I notice on their website that you can buy multiple journey tickets at discounted prices - you pay for say 10 one way crossings then when you want to use them just phone or e mail and make a reservation at no extra cost. - might try it for next time.

 

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Message posted by floppy0128/2/2007 at 8:00pm
Outfit:  Elddis Sunseeker 180     Location:  exeter
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i used them 2 years ago, like it was said, easy to get on and off with no big problems. food was ok as well.

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Message posted by Berberman02/3/2007 at 11:00am
Outfit:  Airstream 684 Jeep Commander     Location:   Harrogate NorthYorkshire
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I used Norfolk Line on my outward journey last September 75.

 I was unable to book a return due to me not having a return date. I have now tried to book a return ( 2am sailing) 15 April and I was quoted 350 euros!! Caravan Club 170;

This for a single journey.

I have now got a quote of 69 through the caravan Club with P&O from Calais.

 



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Message posted by alan2902/3/2007 at 1:12pm
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Using them again this year - 58 return for a High Season crossing.

Best boats (great panoramic windows), decent food (no smell of chips), no crowds - can't see a down-side.

Alan


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Message posted by les + june02/3/2007 at 7:57pm
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 We are using them for the first time in June going out and returning in July. I am glad to see all of the good reports. The cost for us is 74 return for a car and caravan, this was the cheapest price around at the time.

 What is it like getting out of Dunkirk and onto the motorways?

 

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Message posted by TravellinPam02/3/2007 at 8:05pm
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We are booked with them for end May 49 return through Caravan Club.  Apparantly Dunquerke is much easier to get out of than Calais.  Its good to hear the boats aren't 'old tubs' - was a bit worried about that!

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Message posted by magicaly02/3/2007 at 10:01pm
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Quote: Originally posted by les + june on 02/3/2007

 

 We are using them for the first time in June going out and returning in July. I am glad to see all of the good reports. The cost for us is 74 return for a car and caravan, this was the cheapest price around at the time.

 What is it like getting out of Dunkirk and onto the motorways?

 

  Les

 

Getting onto the Autoroute is simple. The docks complex is very small and the single road from the docks takes you straight from the ship to the Autoroute in less than 5 minutes. No going through town or anything.

Carol

 



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Message posted by the polarbear13/3/2007 at 11:35pm
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Always use them - before Xmas did a very tiring (not recommend unless you are used to shift work and nights) shopping/see Xmas markets trip just with car where we crossed at 0400 hrs (UK time) (arrived at dock at 0130 hrs and dozed in the checked in line at dockside and a little on the boat in lounge although apparently I snored in lounge which OH said was embarrassing) before returning at midnight that following evening after going to Eypre in Belgium, Lille and Dunkirk. All for 19 return which was great! Also received a special voucher for Auchan at Dunkirk- don't bother with crowds at Calais if you can help it! Finally got home at around 0500 hrs next morning.

 


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