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New Ferry to France (Launch Offer)

  • 13-12-2013 12:02pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,060 ✭✭✭ Johnny_Fontane


    www.ldlines.co.uk

    just booked the family to france with a four berth outside cabin return for £251 (300 odd euro). Booked the first two weeks in August.

    Seems like anytime of the summer is doable. Irish ferries and the other are normally nearly a grand.....

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Comments



  • It looks like a bit of a tub though!!

    scintu-b1db3c5c639c735640d29eaa019b2b14.jpg




  • July 4
    I just booked this for end June. 350 euro for 5 with car and cabin.




  • Yeah cause it's all about aesthetics, isn't it?

    What a great opening offer!




  • would 2 weeks not be an awful long time on a ferry, no matter how cheap it is :p




  • swansea cork ferries comes to mind, looks slow and boring but cheap


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  • Who's taking the horse to France?




  • It looks like a bit of a tub though!!

    scintu-b1db3c5c639c735640d29eaa019b2b14.jpg

    Good thing that it's actually this ship so...

    1349325.jpg
    TheDriver wrote: »
    swansea cork ferries comes to mind, looks slow and boring but cheap

    She has a service speed of 24 knots. Very standard for modern ferries. Sometimes a longer distance takes more time than a shorter one...




  • Car/caravan and 2adults. Dept mid June and return mid July with inside 4 berth cabin €379. V cheap. Usually in excess of I'm. Brittany looked for 1900 last year.




  • Car/caravan and 2adults. Dept mid June and return mid July with inside 4 berth cabin €379. V cheap. Usually in excess of I'm. Brittany looked for 1900 last year.

    Clicking on the link but can't find the Rosslare route




  • THe fares aren't that bad if you use tesco vouchers with irish ferries...


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  • THe fares aren't that bad if you use tesco vouchers with irish ferries...

    3 years ago I did this, was looking for two weeks in June, my wife rang them and asked for the car, 4 berth 3 star cabin, 2 adults 2 kids, got quoted €830
    I rang ten minutes later, asked for the exact same and said I had the Tesco vouchers, was quoted €1100 and then with the vouchers it came to €850.
    I tired it on-line aswell, firstly with no vouchers and then with vouchers, the trip with the vouchers was always more expensive and when discounted ended up the same price




  • July 4
    Now the question is will Brittany ferries reduce their extortionate rates to reflect the fact that they have 2 new routes to compete with this month??




  • August 8
    yeah right. try anytime in july/august with IF and its a joke. also you cant get the cheapest fares with irish ferries, you have to use the 'tesco vouchers' link.




  • Has anyone gone with these guys before?




  • July 4
    Dates seem a little inflexible.. would be either 10 days or 2.5 weeks? Anyone see how you can get just 2 weeks. Pricing seems great though!

    Thanks OP




  • Jesus this is ridiculously cheap. Going to a wedding in France in June. Might well have to book this!




  • Tabnabs wrote: »
    Good thing that it's actually this ship so...

    1349325.jpg


    thats the same boat in a different livery.




  • €309 20th June to 2nd July car and outside cabin

    Great price. And I like the destination of the Ferry in France.




  • This is a class price, about time someone cam ein to shake up that market




  • Christ that's cheap. I'm coming in at 285 euro for 2 adults and two kids + cabin for the end of June returning middle of July. What gives here?

    Irish ferries looking for 1150 for same dates.


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  • Jaysus.... €340 for a motorhome, 2 adults and outside cabin each way. Do they only come back on a Wednesday? Either way, it's super cheap.




  • Good price alright but it looks as if it's a 22 hour crossing




  • Good price alright but it looks as if it's a 22 hour crossing

    We usually drive down the west coast anyway towards our campsite and the drive to Saint Nazaire would take 4 hours. Considering the crossing to Cherbourg is 16 hours this is well worth it.




  • What's St. Nazaire like? LD Lines
    21hours 15 minutes -> €249 return in March,

    But, Irish Ferries do Dublin to Cherbourg -> Cherbourg to Dublin with car in 18 hours for €256 Return.

    Cherbourg also has plenty of Shops/markets in it.




  • I think these are freight companies




  • Allyall wrote: »
    What's St. Nazaire like? LD Lines
    21hours 15 minutes -> €249 return in March,

    But, Irish Ferries do Dublin to Cherbourg -> Cherbourg to Dublin with car in 18 hours for €256 Return.

    Cherbourg also has plenty of Shops/markets in it.

    There's a big shopping complex not too far away from the St Nazaire / Montoir terminal , probably 10/15 mins away - [ ZAC de la fontaine au brun ]
    St Nazaire city centre would be 20 mins away .
    The main street [ Avenue de la Republique ] has a lot of shops [ Centre Le Paquebot ]

    I'm delighted to see this new service ! I grew up in that area and my parents live in Guerande which is 25mins away from the port ...




  • August 8
    Allyall wrote: »
    What's St. Nazaire like? LD Lines
    21hours 15 minutes -> €249 return in March,

    But, Irish Ferries do Dublin to Cherbourg -> Cherbourg to Dublin with car in 18 hours for €256 Return.

    Cherbourg also has plenty of Shops/markets in it.

    this is a great deal for the summer months of june - august when the other ferries are bloated in price. I went to cherbourg last w/end return with celtic ferries for €150 return, off season prices are decent with the other ferry companies.




  • loyatemu wrote: »
    thats the same boat in a different livery.

    Nope, they're two different ships

    http://www.ferry-site.dk/ferry.php?id=9349760
    &
    http://www.ferry-site.dk/ferry.php?id=9435466

    Not even sister-ships :)




  • Dates seem a little inflexible.. would be either 10 days or 2.5 weeks? Anyone see how you can get just 2 weeks. Pricing seems great though!

    Thanks OP

    They've one ship, going from Ireland to France and then on to Spain before retracing the same route back.


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  • Tabnabs wrote: »

    well thats the picture LD have on their website for the Scintu - can't see the name clearly on the side. The 2 boats are practically identical, sister ships or not.


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