Name and shame these "rogue" ferry operators!I wouldn't bank on cheaper ferries. Some companies seem to charge as much as for a car.
I'm thinking primarily of the "cartel" on the Irish Sea rather than the Channel ones. Stena these days charge the same for a combo/trikes as a solo - even including trailer (although if my memory is correct, they used to charge a bit more, but not as much as a car more).
The cross-over point appears to be car-derived trikes. Reliants 3-wheelers won't make the cut, but a huge v8 motorcycle-derived trike with a trailer would. This I enquired about ten years ago and more or less got the same answer at the time from Stenaline, P&O, Norfolkline & Irish Ferries. I've heard of different experiences between different operators with regards Lomaxes and Morgans on other routes.All 2 wheeled vehicles with a motor
Trikes, sidecars and trailers are permitted
Out of curiosity, today I looked at Irish Ferries:
In the past they used to do a sort of 65-75% sidecar rate, so it was a bit more expensive than a solo. They do charge separately for trailers, but then I've heard of them manually applying a 50% discount for them on cruise ferries (rather than the swift). I'm baffled that they are lower now than the solo rates. When did that happen?
[rushes out to buy a tilting shower tray]
Has anyone else come across other fare anomalies?