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Old September 25th, 2007, 04:52 PM
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I have just booked my first European cruise. I also included a pre/post cruise package, but it was 700.00 a person. Is there a cheaper way to fly in a day early and get transportation to Dover? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I could really spend 2100.00 else where.
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I've found it's almost always MUCH cheaper to book our own air, hotels and get private transfers.

It's been several years since I sailed out of Dover, so can't recall who I used, but a search on google for Car Services or limo service should find lots of choices.
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We have decided to take the train from Gatwick to Dover. The train trip is about 1 1/2 hours. I have reserved a room at a bed and breakfast, as one of the main hotels is already full. My kids will sleep most of the day anyway, and it was about 700.00 cheaper than doing the pre-cruise stay through Carnival.

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We have decided to take the train from Gatwick to Dover. The train trip is about 1 1/2 hours.
Thanks for the help,
Kathy
We took the train from Victoria Station to Dover in June 2004. It seems to me that we paid somewhere in the $20. USD range. Doubtless it will be more for you.

We also used the underground (mind the gap) and walked a lot around London. Fabulous city to explore. Also an expensive city to explore, except for the British Museum, which accepts donations rather than an entrance fee.
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