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Re: Spain again next year.
Reply #10 on: 23 Mar 20, 03:51:56
Ed, Yakker,

Do either of you happen to know how many times Brittany Ferries will let you re-schedule??

I see there are places on mid September crossing and I reckon the weather should still be decent in Spain at that time. But what if, when September arrives you don't feel happy to go, even though Brittany may take you.  Would you have the option to defer again until 2021 ??

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Reply #11 on: 23 Mar 20, 05:00:48
*Originally Posted by yorkie [+]
Ed, Yakker,

Do either of you happen to know how many times Brittany Ferries will let you re-schedule??

I see there are places on mid September crossing and I reckon the weather should still be decent in Spain at that time. But what if, when September arrives you don't feel happy to go, even though Brittany may take you.  Would you have the option to defer again until 2021 ??
I don't think you can  defer to 2021. You can swap bookings in 2020 as much as you like though. Issue for me is that I  booked "standard" ticket so I had to pay 50% up front and the balance 2 months before I go. If I cancel I lose 50% of ticket price (so if I cancel before late July I just lose £300 that I already paid). If I cancel after end of July I will have paid the full £600, but I will get a refund of £300 in vouchers to use next year and this is a higher risk slightly as they could be closed next year or ferry company might have gone bust meaning that vouchers are worthless and I end up losing all £600.
So I'll be having a good ponder over my choices during July!

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Reply #12 on: 23 Mar 20, 06:58:13
Yes, I also booked standard, though only on a one way basis so my figures are lower than yours. That's one of the reasons I am thinking that I will just hang on and let them cancel the sailing and then I believe legally that they have to offer a refund. I will then get my money back and just see what happens at the back end of the year.
I know the danger with that strategy is that the spaces could all be gone and that they will be able to charge a lot more for the spaces left but that's a chance I think I may take.
Decisions decisions  :187: :187:

PS, I have emailed Brittany asking them much the same question as above but I expect it will be a while before they can get around to responding.
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Reply #13 on: 05 May 20, 10:33:25
*Originally Posted by ed [+]
I don't think you can  defer to 2021. You can swap bookings in 2020 as much as you like though. Issue for me is that I  booked "standard" ticket so I had to pay 50% up front and the balance 2 months before I go. If I cancel I lose 50% of ticket price (so if I cancel before late July I just lose £300 that I already paid). If I cancel after end of July I will have paid the full £600, but I will get a refund of £300 in vouchers to use next year and this is a higher risk slightly as they could be closed next year or ferry company might have gone bust meaning that vouchers are worthless and I end up losing all £600.
So I'll be having a good ponder over my choices during July!

Just found out that Brittany Ferries are offering "for a limited period" the chance for a full refund of whatever you have paid to date, NO MATTER WHAT DEAL YOU ARE ON. The only catch is that the refund is a credit note that you can use any time in the next 2 years from the date that you request it.

I have applied for mine this evening. Summer 2021 bookings will open mid-July this year (earlier than usual), so my plan is to get in early and bag a really good set of crossings and cabins and have a great long tour in 2021!

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Reply #14 on: 05 May 20, 11:00:11
Just make sure you pay with your credit card in case Brittany Ferries go out of business over the next few months

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Reply #15 on: 05 May 20, 11:32:21
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Just make sure you pay with your credit card in case Brittany Ferries go out of business over the next few months
Definitely - always use the credit card for the protection that it brings!

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Reply #16 on: 21 Jun 20, 05:45:41
Kept my Booking for mid July and it is looking better each week,don't think we will have a problem in going. Cheers,Bladesman.
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Reply #17 on: 13 Jul 20, 10:19:51
Bike serviced....check.
Panniers loaded....check.
Chain tightened and lubed….check.
Secret stash of Euros....check.
Just got to wash the Z and I will be ready to set off to Portsmouth tomorrow morning to board the Ferry,weather looks a little hot in Spain but I will just have to grin and bear it! Seems to have taken years for this trip to come round,so pleased it finally has.
Cheers,Bladesman.
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Reply #18 on: 13 Jul 20, 08:37:00
Enjoy, let us know how it went when you return.

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Reply #19 on: 15 Jul 20, 12:26:18
Hope all goes well!
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