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Wilba - Answered a Question by williams (30 Oct 08 07:18)

Don't be fooled by the word 'cruise'. A ferry boat & a cruise ship is a similar comparison to a driving a clapped out Cortina to an up to date BMW. A 4 day cruise on a decent cruise ship should not cost you anywhere near a £1000 if you monitor the ads on cruise agents websites.

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Cooke - replied to Wilba (30 Oct 08 08:41)

I hope the ferry companies don't sue, Wilba! Seriously, Brittany Ferries give really good service across the channel, Portsmouth to San Malo, overnight going and day time coming back. Lovely restaurant, with superbe food and pleasant waiters. If you book a deluxe cabin you can book a table for dinner, get room service breakfast and a complimentary (i.e. included in the price) minibar. There are pools, cinemas and on Bretagne a piano bar. We wouldn't cross the channel any other way. The crossing to Spain is, of course, longer but Pont Aven is bigger with more facilities.

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Wilba - replied to Cooke (30 Oct 08 09:07)

Yes on second reading the analogy I wrote was probably not the most thoughtful. My intention was not to 'knock' the ferry companies but more to convey the differences between the two. I would enjoy seeing the sights of the world in a VW Camper Van, but I would not try to make a cost comparison with seeing the same sights on the Orient Express. Regards.

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Marshall - Answered a Question by williams (29 Oct 08 22:24)

You can easily get a mini cruise for under £200 but not on the big cruise ships. P&O ferries, DFDS seaways and Brittany Ferries all do mini cruises to, for eg, Bruges, Amsterdam, Denmark, France. And before any of the experienced big ship cruisers make negative comments, let me say that I have cruised to Norway with DFDS (Bergen - sadly they no longer do this route, scenery was spectacular), Denmark with DFDS and will soon will go with P&O; the food is excellent, there is entertainment and and it makes for an interesting trip. Accommodation is rather basic but it does the job and we have really enjoyed these mini trips. We cannot always be off on the expensive cruises but for a few days break, the mini cruises are really fun.

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Bowker - replied to Marshall (30 Oct 08 13:30)

Hello, I have also looked at DFDS seaways for a low cost weekend away, sorry to hear the Newcastle to Norway trip is finished; this is the one we were interested in. Which mini trips do you recommend?

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Marshall - replied to Bowker (30 Oct 08 18:56)

We are sorry that DFDS no longer do that trip too as we would happily do it again, it was really good and we loved Bergen. I would say do any one that takes your fancy in terms of destination. It is not a cruise ship but a ferry so providing you don't have fancy expectations then it will be a good trip. And despite the comment above from Cooke above, there were no hen or stag parties on our trips (although there were some slightly tipsy Norwegians on the Newcastle - Bergen leg - alcohol v. expensive in Norway hence I think they used to go to Newcastle to drink the brown ale).

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Bowker - replied to Marshall (31 Oct 08 19:25)

Sounds good to me, many thanks.

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Cooke - Answered a Question by williams (30 Oct 08 08:44)

Take care with mini cruises, unless your with a stag or hen party. I believe 'party' is an understatement.

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King - Answered a Question by williams (03 Nov 08 11:18)

I have done 2 night mini cruises with P&O, NCL and Royal Carribean, all from Southampton, usually works out about £199 per adult and as low as £50 for children sharing same cabin. My advice is 2 book early as they book up quickly.

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