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BobsNSL June 15th, 2012 07:26 AM

Help needed with Wheelchair Transfers
 
Hi All,

This is my first thread on this forum, and it is posted on others but I need as much help as I can get!

My brother has got 2 friends coming over from Canada to England to join the Crystal Symphony at Dover Pier in August. They are on the ship for 11 nights and over in the UK for a total of 7 weeks so will be coming with a large amount of luggage plus a spare wheelchair!

I need to book them a transfer to and from Heathrow and was wonering if any of you more experienced cruisers have had similar issues and how they were resolved?

kandajones June 15th, 2012 08:47 AM

Hi there,

Just as a heads up DO NOT wait until you get to Heathrow & grab a taxi there, yes there will be plenty, but the cost is likely to as much as the entire cruise - ok that's a slight exageration, but we had a work colleague travel from Heathrow to our offices last month, a distance of only 57 miles, and they wanted 270 for that journey. He had 1 case, 1 laptop bag and himself. We eventually got the driver to accept 200 in cash !!!

Okay onto the serious stuff now. The transfer is just on 100 miles, and will take around 2 hours, so allow yourself plenty of time.
I would suggest that unless someone comes up with an offer you can't refuse, then enter https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...JeOJ6gG23NCiCw
into your web browser & check out the adverts there, some give fixed prices of 115, whilst others let you enter the details on line to get quotes.

Just make sure that you let them know how much luggage & how many people so that they provide a vehicle with sufficient capacity - many taxis have the secure trailers on them now.

Hope this gives you some options & thoughts.

Alan.


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