View Full Version : Ferries in Europe

Feb 4th, 2008, 03:30 PM
I might have heard that you can travel to the UK in them and not be questioned by immigrations officers like one could be at an airport. Is that true? I really want to go there (for holidays/time off--for now--from my job). If anyone could give any insight, I would appreciate it. :)

Mr Flibble
Feb 4th, 2008, 03:34 PM
They certainly had customs at ferry ports the last time i checked......

Feb 4th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Oh, okay. Thank you for the insight.

Feb 4th, 2008, 03:59 PM
If you are just going for a holiday it should be fine anyway.

Feb 4th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Heres my experience (dover to calais usually - france and back) , they will need a passport and on one side of the crossing will check your bags with an X-ray machine , but no-one 'questions' you as such.

Feb 4th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Customs do some checks on cars and I have had my bags rummaged through when I was regularly travelling between Dover and Calais.

Feb 4th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Thank you, everyone. :) Well, I won't be needing a car to be checked. :D So, it's not quite like it is at the airport?

Feb 4th, 2008, 10:10 PM
we were coming back from touring europe with our band. we got to calais about 12 midnight.
for whatever reason (sex, drugs and rock n roll?) they wanted to search our van, which meant getting ALL out kit out
it got a little heated when one of the customs guys accused us of smelling of canabis (whihc was quite ironic, as we were a staright edge ,drug and alcohol free) band.

Feb 4th, 2008, 10:11 PM
did you tell them that, seitan?