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Unread 9 May 19, 11:52 AM  
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Channel Crossing - seasickness

I've just booked Villages Natures Paris for the October half term (28th Oct -1st Nov), for myself, hubby and two daughters (5 & 7).

It's been over ten years since I've visited DLP (with my sister) and we used Eurostar on that occasion.

This time we're taking the car, and trying to decide the best way to cross the Channel.
I'm leaning towards EuroTunnel, because I get seasick.
But it's significantly more expensive - 40 more for a return trip at the moment.

The ferry will also provide a longer break in the journey - we live about 2hrs drive away from Folkestone/Dover. My children will also enjoy it more, as there will be more space to move around, and things to see.

So, is there anything I can do to help with the seasickness? Or do I pay the extra for the eurotunnel? Do they ever have deals or sales?

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Janine

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We always used to take the train - but lately it seems to be much more expensive so we often go by ferry instead. As you say the longer crossing can actually be a much needed rest for the driver and you can also use the time to grab some food meaning you don't have to stop elsewhere on the journey.

From what I have found they don't seem to have many offer or sales on the Eurotunnel these days. I suffer from seasickness - I just make sure I take a couple of tablets before the journey and haven't had any issues thank goodness!

We find that DFDS are often cheaper then P&O, not always though so worth pricing up both.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the quick reply!

What tablets do you use for seasickness? I've never taken anything before, just suffered through it.
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Thanks for the quick reply!

What tablets do you use for seasickness? I've never taken anything before, just suffered through it.
No worries, I take these:

boots/stugeron-15-tablets

I am sure there are others but these have always worked for me and I wouldn't risk switching now I have found ones that work!
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Originally Posted by janineo View Post
I've just booked Villages Natures Paris for the October half term (28th Oct -1st Nov), for myself, hubby and two daughters (5 & 7).

It's been over ten years since I've visited DLP (with my sister) and we used Eurostar on that occasion.

This time we're taking the car, and trying to decide the best way to cross the Channel.
I'm leaning towards EuroTunnel, because I get seasick.
But it's significantly more expensive - 40 more for a return trip at the moment.

The ferry will also provide a longer break in the journey - we live about 2hrs drive away from Folkestone/Dover. My children will also enjoy it more, as there will be more space to move around, and things to see.

So, is there anything I can do to help with the seasickness? Or do I pay the extra for the eurotunnel? Do they ever have deals or sales?

Thanks,
Janine
Do you have any Tesco clubcard points? Weve used the ferry and the train, but we prefer the quicker train journey (we just walk up and down the train to stretch our legs.) Its cheaper for us to use our Tesco vouchers for the train - weve always paid for the entire journey with vouchers, as we never use them for anything else. (In fact, Ive just realised that Ive probably just let some unused points expire since its nearly a year since our last trip! I really should look at using them for other things!)
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Do you have any Tesco clubcard points?
I do have some, but not many - we do most of our shopping at Aldi.
I'll have a look and see how many we've got, and whether it'll make much difference.

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I use Sea Bands, bought from Boots for seasickness. They are pressure bands, work a treat for me. I use a child size as I have small wrists, they should be tight fitting to work.
I found the tablets sent me to sleep, not much good when you need to drive or navigate the other end!
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My mum gets sea sick she was really bad once on the isles of scilly ferry but it's not a great boat and it was really rough. Dear old Dad 26yrs in the Navy thought it would be a good Anniversary trip!. For the way back she had tablets and a wrist band. Dad also tried to keep her midship on a lower level as youll feel the motion less in that area. I'm hope it will be all okay for you😊
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