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rifling · 25/05/2022 17:33

Hello. We normally book P & O for Dover - Calais but not sure, after all the debacle, whether we want to use them any more. What are the alternatives? Dh won't use the tunnel.

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GailTheSnail · 25/05/2022 17:38

We are using the tunnel but looked into both options and irish ferries came up as cheaper than p and o anyway. Don't have any IRL experience though - sorry!

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OliveHenry · 25/05/2022 17:39

DFDS do Dover - Calais or Dover - Dunkerque, if you want a short crossing (90 mins/2 hours).

Word of warning - if you search their website for Dover - Calais it returns Dover - Dunkerque results too, so be careful which you select. Ask me how I know.......!? 😂

Other than that you're looking at the longer routes - Newhaven - Dieppe, Portsmouth - Le Havre etc. They're massively more expensive, so if you don't mind the drive it's usually a lot cheaper to do the extra miles from Calais, depending where you're heading.

This site lists the routes:

www.directferries.co.uk/france.htm

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BotterMon · 25/05/2022 17:43

DH goes home to France a lot via DFDS but recently started using Irish Ferries and has been impressed.
We wouldn't touch P&O.

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ZooMount · 25/05/2022 17:58

We've always used Brittany Ferries and find them very good.

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MintJulia · 25/05/2022 18:14

Poole - Cherbourg ?

My son went through and back last week, he said there were no queues.

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LidlCinnamonBun · 25/05/2022 18:18

We have used Brittany Ferries a few times. We have a club voyage membership and the number is F09AG9 if anyone wants to get 10% off.

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