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Would you travel on a ferry in July?

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FinallyRelief Wed 24-Jun-20 16:42:41

To France - we've had it booked since beginning of the year but did cancel our accommodation...

We booked a cabin too..

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FrugiFan Wed 24-Jun-20 16:58:13

If the ferry is still running and you can find accommodation and are allowed into France without quarantine, you could go.

CarlaH Wed 24-Jun-20 16:58:54

Depends on whether they will insist on masks being worn.

Lynda07 Wed 24-Jun-20 16:59:33

The Woolwich ferry, maybe :-).

AdaColeman Wed 24-Jun-20 17:02:26

What about the Air-Con in the cabins, restaurants etc? I'd be looking at the ferry company advice before deciding.

annabel85 Wed 24-Jun-20 17:12:47

You'd be better to go now while transmission is low than when infection rates rise once everything starts opening back up.

HairyFloppins Wed 24-Jun-20 17:17:05

We have just booked p&o dover to Calais to drive down to Spain if FCO says so. I didn’t fancy Brittany Ferries and being in a cabin. I have booked a refundable ticket in case we aren’t allowed.

newtb Wed 24-Jun-20 17:20:33

Holiday accommodation has just opened in France. I was able to book 2 weeks in early September without a problem, less than 400€/week with private pool. So, shouldn't imagine you'll have a problem finding somewhere.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 24-Jun-20 17:25:11

Probably. Could take some cleaning stuff and pop in and clean it yourself (cabin) if you are worried.

safariboot Wed 24-Jun-20 17:26:01

Yes, a ferry wouldn't worry me. They're not crowded like a plane or train is.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 24-Jun-20 17:26:52

Mind you we were all ill week after coming back with them in half term. It might not have been the ferry though as the services were very very busy on the way back.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 24-Jun-20 17:27:53

They are crowded when busy especially when people are waiting to get to the cars in the lifts and stairwells.

cologne4711 Wed 24-Jun-20 17:55:36

A short one like Dover-Calais yes, where you can go outside. I'd be less keen on a longer journey where you go in an overnight cabin like Harwich to Hook of Holland.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Wed 24-Jun-20 17:58:35

Nope. I think they are really crowded everywhere. Toilets, cafes, waiting to go up and down to car parks.

Frostylawns Wed 24-Jun-20 18:03:16

We are! Really excited to get away as we’ve both been working long hard hours throughout this and really really need a break.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 24-Jun-20 18:04:44

When you have a cabin you have your own toilet and sink. You could take your own food and drink and go to the cabin and just sleep in it which is what we tend to do. Then just have bit of queue to get to the car perhaps

Orangeblossom78 Wed 24-Jun-20 18:05:24

What about Eurotunnel?

FinallyRelief Wed 24-Jun-20 18:31:42

I think it's Portsmouth to Caen

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whydoesitalwaysrainonme82 Thu 25-Jun-20 23:14:10

No way.

norri Thu 25-Jun-20 23:16:48

I'm considering the euro tunnel for a holiday to France or maybe Spain.

HairyFloppins Thu 25-Jun-20 23:21:07


No way.

I recommend this thread for you.

LemonadeAndDaisyChains Thu 25-Jun-20 23:47:21

No, I personally wouldn't.
Each to their own though.
My reasons being holidays are literally just starting to open up again then so
- likely to be busy
- what happens if abroad and things break out again/lockdowns etc

I'd rather wait and see how it all pans out before doing any holidays.
So we're not going on one this year, going to do day trips instead.

MayFayre Fri 26-Jun-20 07:32:28

No. Too many people and I wouldn’t want to wear a face mask.

FinallyRelief Fri 26-Jun-20 08:15:44

I think now is the best time before an increase in infection!

I read the post it seem people do want to get out there so to speak - safely

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frozendaisy Fri 26-Jun-20 08:46:07

I think we would go on a ferry if we were driving to Europe but I would be insistent on increased hand-washing (not OTT but between surfaces) and generally you know surface alert. I would check travel insurance/breakdown cover just to make sure you are covered for the usuals.

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