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Recently compared a return trip with a van same dates & approx times via
Brittany Portsmouth Caen, @ £470  
LD lines Portsmouth  - Le Havre  and . . . £250! Lol! no contest,

Then again

Norfolk Line Dover - Dunkerque £202
LD Lines Dover - Boulogne . . . £86

No prizes for guessing which trips were booked,
I've had a bad experience in the past with LD lines, but so was my last expensive trip with Brittany which was appallingly over crowded and not something I'd like to repeat.

I can't ignore LD's new approach, but does anyone have any cautions?

 


the real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, and blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday
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I have taken that crossing many times, they seem to change the boats quite a bit and often they are not the cheapest but I prefer them to all the others and will even pay a little more to use them.

Probably the only downside is if you miss the boat or it is cancelled you have to wait longer for the next one than a Calais to dover ferry, that said Norfolkline have often consolidated night crossings citing technical problems causing me to wait a couple of hours.


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Norfolk line do have an offer on in the Telegraph for £29 return, but when I tried to book, it came up as £25 for a ''car or camper van up to 2.4m high'' but £202 for a ''van/ minibus up to 2.4m high''. Why the different designation, I asked? they replied that vans and minibuses were commercial vehicles, I replied that mine is privately owned and not operated commercially and pointed out that a camper van and van carry the same number of passengers and occupy the same space but it cut no ice.

Hence my booking with LD; but having not used them for a little while I wonder what their services are like currently?


 


the real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, and blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday
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Yes you are right, in the past when I borrowed vans I travelled Norfolkline because they were by far the cheapest for vans, trailers and caravans, not any more.

I think all the operators constantly change their strategy.


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