Hull - Zeebrugge ferry

Hull - Zeebrugge ferry

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Dickie Dastardly

Original Poster:

648 posts

130 months

Sunday 21st February
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Gutted to see the Hull - Zeebrugge ferry has been pulled and will not be returning. That was always our preferred crossing and when travelling from Scotland, was a good fit.

Looks like any future LM trips will now involve a long drive through the UK on bks roads cry

elanfan

4,669 posts

191 months

Sunday 21st February
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Fly and rent a car other end?

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,175 posts

19 months

Sunday 21st February
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On the bright side, your chances of having your car stolen just went down significantly.

FredericRobinson

2,341 posts

196 months

Sunday 21st February
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How does someone nick a car on a ferry?

Olivera

4,413 posts

203 months

Sunday 21st February
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Dickie Dastardly said:
Gutted to see the Hull - Zeebrugge ferry has been pulled and will not be returning. That was always our preferred crossing and when travelling from Scotland, was a good fit.

Looks like any future LM trips will now involve a long drive through the UK on bks roads cry
There's still Newcastle to Ijmuiden and Hull to Rotterdam crossings, the former being far better for anyone crossing from Scotland

RONV

347 posts

98 months

Sunday 21st February
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we have been using it for years 2 crossing's a year as said before the drive to Dover was a nightmare and we had to stay in a hotel in Dover each way, they still owe us for two ferry crossing and meals from 2020 May and September we hope they will honor them as this year does not look to promising.

RONV

347 posts

98 months

Sunday 21st February
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I have just checked with P&O ferries and they are still operating Hull to Rotterdam it just means a longer drive to France but a lot better than the drive to Dover

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,175 posts

19 months

Monday 22nd February
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FredericRobinson said:
How does someone nick a car on a ferry?
When I lived in Hull, you had to drive through Hull to get to the ferry.

It's a city not unfamiliar with car jacking.

Dickie Dastardly

Original Poster:

648 posts

130 months

Monday 22nd February
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It’s a long drive from Zeebrugge to Le Mans; going further on to Rotterdam is too much, particularly getting back up on the Monday for the teatime sailing..

Portsmouth St Malo looking more favourable.

Still bks though (need wee nippy Sturgeon to subsidise the ferry out of Rosyth again)...

Voldemort

4,516 posts

242 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Dickie Dastardly said:
...going further on to Rotterdam is too much, particularly getting back up on the Monday for the teatime sailing..
I reckon 8 hours - a long drive but not impossible. I usually leave LM on Sunday and head for +/- Lille for a night. This gives me most of Monday to explore the surrounding battlefields and amble over for the Monday teatime boat.

RONV

347 posts

98 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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our last stop is 2 nights each trip in Albert to to visit the battlefields and only 140 miles to Zeebrugge but it would be to far for us to Rotterdam in and old Cortina

FredericRobinson

2,341 posts

196 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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The boats are up for sale if anyone fancies taking them on

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-56114...

ellroy

6,510 posts

189 months

Wednesday 24th February
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We did Rotterdam one year when the Zeebrugge ferry was getting fixed. It is possible, but did mean a very early dash Monday morning and a bit longer on the road overall. Not something I think we’ll be contemplating to be honest.

A shame, we had some great nights on there.

Dickie Dastardly

Original Poster:

648 posts

130 months

Thursday 25th February
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ellroy said:
We did Rotterdam one year when the Zeebrugge ferry was getting fixed. It is possible, but did mean a very early dash Monday morning and a bit longer on the road overall. Not something I think we’ll be contemplating to be honest.

A shame, we had some great nights on there.
Ditto beer

RONV

347 posts

98 months

Wednesday 10th March
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Good news just had an e-mail from P&O to say that we will get a full refund for our 2 sailings May and September as they cannot fulfil their contract having cancelled the service. Cheers P&O