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Ferry from Cherbourg to Jersey

Old 03-30-2015, 01:27 PM
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Default Ferry from Cherbourg to Jersey

Has anyone ever taken a ferry from Cherbourg to the Channel Islands?

Which ferry is the best?
Jersey or Guernsey? Alderney?
Suggestions on places to stay?
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:41 PM
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Try seat61.com. I know it says trains, but in the red bar on top there is a ferry link. I never booked anything through the site, but learned a lot and saved money with his suggestions. Have fun.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:23 PM
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Alderney is very small and quiet. Not much to do there.

I have never been to Guernsey.

I have been to Jersey a number of times. There is a very nice hotel called the St Brelades Bay Hotel which I can recommend.

I always flew to Jersey, so wouldn't want to give a recommendation about ferries.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:18 PM
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So here's what I found out about going to the Channel Islands. There are no ferries from Cherbourg to either Guernsey or Jersey. The options from France are St. Malo, Granville or Carteret. All are on Condor Ferries, but Manches Iles Express is also available.

We plan to go St. Malo to Guernsey to Jersey to St. Malo, then Caen and back to CDG for flight home.

Hotels are expensive in Jersey and even more so in Guernsey. We are the kind who favor one-star to two-star hotels or pensiones. The St. Brelades Bay is, as they say in the Delta Dental commercials, out of our network. My eyes watered a bit when I saw the price on the hotel search websites. Looks like we have to schlep over to the Talana Bed and Breakfast.
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