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Brittany Ferries Exchange Rate on Purchases

Posted by Space Cadet - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by gwenn-391886 - 3 years ago

Thanks to Space Cadet for that post - it's always good to be aware of these things.

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Posted by bretonlion - 3 years ago


For many years Brittany Ferries ships have been English Pound Sterling.

Rates are fixed at certain times in the year, so the tills can change the Euro into EPS ..

If you pay in Euro, it is the same as paying Euro in mainland English shops.

Also since the early 70's time on the ferries has been GMT or UK time..



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Posted by PamandAndrew-390752 - 3 years ago

I think people returning from holiday are simply using up their euros so don't really care too much...

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Posted by Richard1212 - 3 years ago

If Brittany ferries can make a bit on the exchange rate it may help offset price rises. Their exchange rate s are more favourable than high street banks .

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Posted by kerguen - 3 years ago

Brittany Ferries put up notices that tell you the exchange rates used on board, so before you purchase anything it is up to  you to work out the price - you can't say it is a rip off just because you chose to use euros. Surely you could have used a credit /debit card if you wanted to keep your sterling cash?  Certainly nothing to gripe over - they are a business after all and with a base in the UK no doubt it's more cost effective for them for people to use sterling.

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Posted by le chef - 3 years ago

Post Office ex rate is 62p  so you had a bargain!

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Posted by JimH-405027 - 3 years ago

Always have done, but it does amaze me the number of english people paying with euros.

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Posted by all4one-10057182 - 3 years ago

The official rate today  is I.00€ = £0.70 so not a great deal to quibble over unless you were spending a fortune !!!