Hmm, I see no one has every replied to this, but since I was about to post a question very similar, might as well do it here rather than make a new thread
Hi everybody. I'm about to move to Malta next week, and my wife will be joining me in August. We're now having to plan what to bring and what to leave in the UK, and one of our decisions revolves around our camper van.
We have a Mazda Bongo, an import from Japan -- here's a picture for those that are curious:
We've used this many times in the past for driving holiday trips in France, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Lakes District, etc., always the two of us and our two beagles, and always having loved it. One of the things that we're excited about moving to Malta for is using the Bongo for driving holidays in Southern Europe (and maybe northern Africa, or is that crazy talk?)
But, at a first glance, it seems like ferry prices are much more costly to get to and from Malta than what we've come to expect from the UK to France. We've done a few searches, and it seems like it's not uncommon to pay over €750 for round trip, and it could be maybe more if they want to charge us for being in a "van" (the Bongo has been classified as a car when we've done UK based ferries, but we're not sure yet if that will be the case in Malta).
So, long story short, we're trying to decide if it's financially feasible to bring the Bongo, or if they extra ferry costs will make driving holidays unfeasible.
And now the question: what kind of price ranges should we expect, on average, to ferry back and forth to the Italy (and elsewhere, I suppose). Just rough ballpark figured would do. And and suggestions would be awesome.
Maybe this is the kind of info one gets in the private members section, though? In either case, thanks in advance for any advice you can give!