I need to get from St Pancreas Station in London to South Hampton June 1st to beard the Qm2. Does Cunard have any transportation? I tired to connect to cruise connect but their email is not working, Any other ideas? I private car is inane 200 GBP, I'd rather spend that on sea bands and dramamine!!
We used the evesway from Southampton to Barnsley in March this year. It was well organised at Southampton, we left around 10.00 am and arrived around 3.00pm. 1st stop for lunch on service area at junction of A43/M1. Second stop at Trowell Nottingham ( short stop for transfers )
I dislike coach travel but it was tolerable with onboard toilets, it was not as bad as expected. We are doing Manchester to Southampton in a couple of weeks so it did not put me off. To sum up - no worse than eight hours on an uncomfortable Thomas Cook plane. Hope this helps.
We travelled from leeds to Southampton on september 22nd. I wouldn`t do it again. The coach was very old. I don`t think our driver knew the way.! We travelled down with another coach who were sailing with Royal Caribbean. we stopped 4 times. mainley for the drivers to get together for a chat and a smoke. Our last stop was about 30 mins from the docks! NEVER AGAIN!!!
I use eavesway travel from Glasgow to Southampton for every cruise go on unless it is a fly cruise Would not travel any other way to Southampton.
Done Leeds to Southampton twice, find it best to go down the day before, a nice leisurely drive and book into a hotel overnight. Have a wander around the town in the morning and go to the ship just after lunch.
Most of the cruise lines are offering free car parking at the dockside for 200.
Because there is no Evesway pick-up in our area we use National Express and have found them to be good. They don't go to the docks but taxis are available at the Southampton Harbour Parade coach station to take you direct to the terminal for £4.
National Express could be a lot cheaper than Evesway especilly so for the over 60s.
My daughter & I traveled by train from Darlington,it stops at Leeds,book your seats, we found it O.
We have used both Evesway (P&O)and Coach Connect (Cunard)for traveling from Colwyn Bay to Southampton. Eveasway charged £72 per person, but cruise Connect charge £98 for the same journey and to make matters worse Cruise connect insist that you board your coach 2 hours earlier(05.15) for the same distance. We like Cunard cruises very much but dislike the transportation offered by Cruise Connect.J Hunter. COLWYN BAY.
Notice for Parks of Leeds. Did we meet on the Oriana 03 Xmas. We are traveling also on the QM2 May 08. Hope to meet again if it is you. Sure it will be a good cruise after traveling on the Qe2 twice, however not happy with cruise connect travel. Mary hunter Colwyn Bay.
Thanks to you all for your feedback.
It's our first cruise, so wouldn't have met anyone previously.