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05-10-2016 10:33 am  #1


LATEST TRIP HULL--ZEBRUGGE

Just back from a mini cruise,this time we had to go on the pride of york,a ship we avoid at all costs due to the ignorant staff in the past,but we was pleasantly suprised on this trip,the staff seemed different and were very polite and helpfull,the boat seemed a lot cleaner aswell,we ate in the resurant 'KITCHEN' and the food had vastly improved aswell.

Drove down into calais,to the wine warehouse we always use,problem being its right next to the 'JUNGLE', was a bit apprehensive with all the problems lately,so took the long route round to avoid driving practically through the JUngle, no problems and very few imigrants about,i asked the guys at the warehouse how things had been,and they said nothing really to be concerned about and that they had no intention of moving premises.

Into adinkirke, real was very busy with 2 coachloads,mostly runners on a baccy bus from what we could tell,ukbf would have a field day if they stopped this coach from some of the statements i heard ha ha.


Got back to Hull and docked early,reasonably quick off the ship ,few ukbf about patrolling the que to pcp and asking a few drivers what they had in their vehicles,but they didnt ask myself,upto pcp,passport scanned and handed back,no questions and on our way,so a good stock of wine that should last till our christmas shop/stock up.


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05-10-2016 12:44 pm  #2


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You picked the right day! 7 or 8 mile tailbacks at the border again coming into France today, security checks.

Glad the ship has improved. It's like spending a night in prison 


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05-10-2016 2:08 pm  #3


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Glad you had a good trip Warrior. Shame I didn't know you were going, I could've thumbed a lift.


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05-10-2016 3:47 pm  #4


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Good to hear all went well Warrior.

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06-5-2017 7:18 am  #5


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A new lease of life for the Pride of York

https://blog.poferries.com/2017/04/26/a-new-lease-of-life-for-the-pride-of-york/

Apparently they have spent £8.5m on the Pride of York and Pride of Bruges.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za7NsNKCTpA

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06-5-2017 9:59 am  #6


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Last time I was on it and the P-O-B they were the equivalent of a doss-house hotel. Filthy, smelly and worn out furnishings. Any improvement will be welcome but I doubt they will have made the berths any more comfortable, like sleeping on the floor.

The highlight of that video was the presenter's big boobs.


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06-5-2017 10:36 am  #7


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They also need to do something about their pricing structure. I did a spoof quote last week, 2 pax to Zeebrugge.
On foot, incl bus fare to Bruges was £118. By car more than double that. The itemised quote showed no charge for the car, same £39 each fare, yet the cabin price was £28 per foot pax or £98 per car passenger. Why does a car passenger have to pay £70 each more than a foot passenger - what's the difference?

Apart from which 98 quid for nothing more than a prison cell is outrageous.


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06-5-2017 6:40 pm  #8


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i checked also,think it was £189 inc meals on return( by car),but as the wine i usually get has gone up a £1 a box (3litre bag in box),it didnt seem worth my while,and with the increase in tobaco price,was working out quite expensive, especially when i can get a free crossing from dover or folkestone by pre ordering from pidou, but i may wait for the wine to be on offer again.


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08-5-2017 11:01 am  #9


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Also planning on using the pidou offer soon.  Not sure if anyone else on here has ever used it, but it seems like I pre order the stuff and it is ready for me when I get there... if so that is even better.  Of course it will mean grabbing a years worth of wine in the one trip though, so I guess I will just browse the supermarkets on my other trips.

 

08-5-2017 1:59 pm  #10


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I used it recently,works fine and you get a choice of times and travel.
I buy/drink quite a bit of wine as we away travelling all through the summer in our motorhome so always stock up,but the prices have shot up in the last few weeks,and i can buy echo falls £4-£5 a case cheaper from the warehouse near calais.  The st omer beer has been cheaper in pidou that at real tabc lately.


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