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Old 04-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #21
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If we take the ferry to PEI for X $'s I was told the bridge from PEI coming back was free direction.
Is that correct?

I would suggest get the ferry to PEI ( No Charge) and return via the Confederation Bridge (~$75) This is cheaper than returning on the ferry.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #22
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I would suggest get the ferry to PEI ( No Charge) and return via the Confederation Bridge (~$75) This is cheaper than returning on the ferry.

At this time that is the method and route we have planned.
Thank you for clarification.
I only wish it was that way to Newfoundland ferry. LOL
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I just crossed on the Newfoundland ferry. Total cost for a car, 2 adults and a 2 berth cabin was $322 one way. That was from Port Aux Basque to North Sydney, the shorter of the 2 routes. The Argentia run with a motorhome and a toad $$$$$$$$$$$$ I don't want to discourage a trip to Newfoundland. It's well worth the expense. you'll have an experience like no other.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #24
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I just crossed on the Newfoundland ferry. Total cost for a car, 2 adults and a 2 berth cabin was $322 one way. That was from Port Aux Basque to North Sydney, the shorter of the 2 routes. The Argentia run with a motorhome and a toad $$$$$$$$$$$$ I don't want to discourage a trip to Newfoundland. It's well worth the expense. you'll have an experience like no other.
How long is the trip across, in hours?
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How long is the trip across, in hours?
Long Ferry from N Sidney to Newfoundland 16-18 hours on a good day.
Short Ferry coming back 6-8 hours

Long ferry to Newfoundland with Motorhome with car attached, 2 adults, 4 birth cabin with all tax and surgcharges = $1180

Short Ferry coming back to N Sidney 6-8 hours, Motorhome with car attached and 2 adults = $454
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Long Ferry from N Sidney to Newfoundland 16-18 hours on a good day.
Short Ferry coming back 6-8 hours

Long ferry to Newfoundland with Motorhome with car attached, 2 adults, 4 birth cabin with all tax and surgcharges = $1180

Short Ferry coming back to N Sidney 6-8 hours, Motorhome with car attached and 2 adults = $454
The day ferry is closer to the 6 hours in good weather.

The night ferry is closer to 8 in good weather.

They reduce speed at night due to lower visibility.

We always cross at night and get a berth going either direction.

Pull on, sleep the night and roll off the ferry rested and showered ready for a full day of driving.

I would recommend getting a cabin even on a day crossing. It gives you a place to put your stuff, have a nap if you want or just get a little privacy on the crossing. Well worth 55 bucks on a day cross. We always get one.
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The day ferry is closer to the 6 hours in good weather.

The night ferry is closer to 8 in good weather.

They reduce speed at night due to lower visibility.

We always cross at night and get a berth going either direction.

Pull on, sleep the night and roll off the ferry rested and showered ready for a full day of driving.

I would recommend getting a cabin even on a day crossing. It gives you a place to put your stuff, have a nap if you want or just get a little privacy on the crossing. Well worth 55 bucks on a day cross. We always get one.
They have 2 and 4 birth cabins for the same price.
What is the difference in size and do they have showers in the cabins?
Thanks for the updated information.
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They have 2 and 4 birth cabins for the same price.
What is the difference in size and do they have showers in the cabins?
Thanks for the updated information.

Same size cabins. Both have showers, sink and toilet.
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Same size cabins. Both have showers, sink and toilet.
Thanks. I just called reservations and 2014 schedule won't be out until late Nove early Dec 2013. So I have plenty of time to make reservations.

One more question. On the short ferry from Newfoundland back to Sidney.
If we take the early morning ferry that leave between 6am and 12 noon I don't see any need to get a cabin. Do you?

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Thanks. I just called reservations and 2014 schedule won't be out until late Nove early Dec 2013. So I have plenty of time to make reservations.

One more question. On the short ferry from Newfoundland back to Sidney.
If we take the early morning ferry that leave between 6am and 12 noon I don't see any need to get a cabin. Do you?

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No need unless you want to rest a bit. cabins during day crossings are half price. I sometimes get a cabin during day crossings, but not always.
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