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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:30 PM
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we are a party of 7 going on sea princess on Aug18 out of southhampton, england. I recall from several years back that there was a couple who ran a car service business who had decent prices for the ride from london to the dock in southhampton. does anybody know of them or any other reasonable fares? We have taken a bus in the past but we are 7 people with at least 14 pieces of luggage. Princess wants too much for seven of us it would be like $ 1750.00.
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Why don't you check with your Travel Agent? They could probably make arrangements for you. If you don't have a TA get one. I always do better with a local agent than through the cruise line or an on-line agency.
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There are many Private Hire services in the area, I went onto Google.co.uk & put the search "Southampton to Heathrow" and got a large number of websites. The prices for 7 people was around £120 e/w

I've not personally used any of them, so cannot advise on the quality, but it may be worth you sending a few emails out to get a feel for what they have to offer.

Hope this helps,

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Pleae give me the name of that car service that gets 120 english pounds for seven people to southhampton, that seems like a very good deal.
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Hi Sheena, I've sent you a PM, please let me know if you don't receive it & I'll post it again on here. Hopefully will have more advice tomorrow.

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Hi Sheena, could you confirm that you received my message today regarding airlynx. Only when I hit the send button, I received an error message, so wasn't sure if it was sent or not.

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Dear Alan:
Yes we got it, and I sent back a pm, maybe several.
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You can get a coach (bus) from Victoria Coach Station in London to Southampton as well for around 40 pounds. Surely your TA can advise that?

Think the line is called National.

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Thanks but we have done that in the past , not practical with 14 pieces of luggage and 7 people, also 7x$80.00= $560.00 not worth a 21/2 hr bus ride. Can't wait to give you tips on travel in U.S.A. ( by the way funsaver fares on National Coach are 36 English pds for 3 people not 40 per person).
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I am on the same cruise with my 17 yr. old son. I'm a 46 yr. old father and just curious about the age group traveling with you. I just hope that my son has someone about his age to have fune with. My name is Mike, hope to hear from you and maybe meet onboard.
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Hi there, don't worry about the age group.

Sea Princess is much loved by the British cruising fraternity, and as this cruise is still within our school/college/university summer holiday period, there will be a wide range of ages on board. As long as you don't mind too many Brits on board ;o)

Hope you have a lovely time on board,

Alan & Katrina
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