LeBrignall wrote:No the booking is for 17 August (a weds) and coming back the following Sunday night. It's peak period, but I can't see how foot passengers can any cost to the operation. A bike hardly takes any space….
They have a limitation on the number of passengers they can carry for the safety classification (lifeboats etc). So, they make a quota of the number of cars, trucks etc they allocate for the sailing.
Book early and you are fine...book late when it's busy and you risk problems. For example, all cycling places were gone by December 2014 after the 2015 TdF route came out for the days around the Normandy / Brittany stages.
Condor via Poole and the Channel Islands seem more flexible.