The costs below detail all the key costs for our trip which are based on 6 people, unfortunately 2 had to drop out at the last minute.
Ferry to France
Newhaven to Dieppe – Â£28pp (per person)
NOTE: if you do a return Newhaven to Dieppe trip it’s only a few pounds more than the single price.
Night 1 – on boat, free, hardly worth the price of a cabin for a few hours.
Night 2 – Les Chambres D’hotes du Confiturier de Malethi – Â£52pp, including evening meal and breakfast.
Nights 3&4 – La Proue Peniche Calyx – Â£46pp, for both nights including sheet/towels and cleaning charge, no food included.
Blue Marble Storage – Â£10pp
Two single Metro+RER train fares between Paris & Vernouillet-Verneuil and back – Â£5 each
Train & Ferry to England
Train from Paris to Caen – Â£13pp
Caen to Portsmouth – Â£41pp
Â£28 + Â£52 + Â£46 + Â£10 + Â£5 + Â£5 + Â£13 + Â£41
Extras and other stuff
Getting to London by car/train – my wife gave us a lift so the only cost was a little petrol
Next time I’d be inclined to get accommodation in Newhaven or Dieppe.
A return trip to/from Newhaven-Dieppe would cost Â£7(ish) more, potentially saving another Â£34.
The night in Lalandelle could be made a bit cheaper if you could eat out for less before you get there, but I wouldn’t, you’d miss half the fun of a night with Marie and Thierry.
The two nights on La Proue could be made Â£70 cheaper by taking your own sheets, duvet covers, towels and doing the cleaning before you leave. Honestly, it can’t be worth the extra weight and faff for another Â£11 each (if there’s six of you).
The self-catering facilities at La Proue means you can save a lot of money by not having to eat out and to be honest you’ll not find a nicer view than from the top deck with it’s BBQ-ing facilities.
Buying baguettes/cheese/ham each morning meant that our lunchtime picnics were cheap and more enjoyable as we could stop somewhere nice and not be limited to towns.