Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ferry Delayed Until March?

I have just received this email which purports to come from Euroferries, the company which is planning to introduce a fast ferry service between Ramsgate and Boulogne. I hasten to add, I have not seen any confirmation of this anywhere, so do treat with the usual caution and suspicion. However, it does appear that the company is not now taking bookings on its website until 1 March 2010.

Dear ----,

We have just suspended all bookings until 1st March 2010 as a precautionary measure to prevent causing further inconvenience to our customers, you will therefore be unable to book for christmas at the moment.

Feel free to book from March onwards, as the service will be fully operational by then and the prices at present are at the cheaper winter price rate.

I have copied your email address onto our contact list so you will be kept apprised of all developments and news regarding the service.

Kind regards,

Hannah Green

Euroferries Customer Service Dept.


Update: Confirmation that the service has been delayed yet again, and now won't start until next year, can be found here.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You couldn't make it up !!!

Waiting for my e:mail .......

ascu75 aka Don said...

Now there's a surprise

Anonymous said...

Someone is using their brains...

Anonymous said...

If it doesn't start till Spring it can't go bust over the Winter...

I told you sos will be echoing loudly around the Regency crescents tonight.

Anonymous said...

I am still waiting for my complaint with the trading standards to be sorted - due to this ferryasco?

Utterly bladdered (of Thanet.co.UK)

Anonymous said...

I would rather wait to make a booking even though they are offering winter prices. Dont they realise that market forces in the ferry business are at work and this will have a downward pressure on prices.

Anonymous said...

But why hasn't it been put on their website?

It's no good just telling those who already bought tickets. What about those who want to buy tickets but will get pissed off with the 'No Sailings Found' message when trying to book.

Do they really think people will keep trying until they scroll through to 1st March?

Just put a message on there telling us when the next ferry is going to be.

Anonymous said...

I guess it would have been a bit too obvious to delay until the 1st of April.

puffinman said...

How embarassing for them !!?

Anonymous said...

http://thanetpress.blogspot.com/2009/11/euroferries-confirm-positive-news.html

Anonymous said...

Anyone think TDC could organise a party in a brewery.
don't tell me the start date is 29th Feb!!!!