BOOKINGS TO OPEN FOR STEAM PACKET COMPANY SAILINGS TO 2018 ISLE OF MAN TT
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BOOKINGS TO OPEN FOR STEAM PACKET COMPANY SAILINGS TO 2018 ISLE OF MAN TT
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The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has confirmed provisional bookings for sailings to the 2018 TT will open at 8.30am on Monday, 29th May.

Provisional bookings, which are held with a deposit, can be made by visiting http://www.steam-packet.com or by calling 08722 992 992* (UK) or 0044 8722 992 992* (ROI & outside UK).

Deposits for foot passengers have again been held at £10, with vehicle deposits remaining at £50. Confirmation of sailings and fares will be sent out towards the end of 2017, with final balance payments due during February 2018. Any provisional bookings which are not paid in full will be put back on sale the following month.

Last year the Steam Packet Company completed more than 3,500 provisional bookings in just 10 hours and demand is expected to be extremely high this year, so additional staff will again be brought in to assist.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: 


‘We are announcing the date provisional bookings will open now to give fans as much time as possible to plan.

‘Demand to visit the TT remains strong, so we expect our website and phone lines to be very busy on 29th May. We will have additional staff but would ask for the public’s patience as we deal with the high volume of customer inquiries.’


The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has also confirmed the date provisional bookings will open for the 2019 TT will be brought forward.

Mr Woodward explained: 

‘Next year we will open provisional bookings for the 2019 TT one week earlier, on Monday, 21st May 2018. Traditionally provisional bookings for the following year’s TT have opened during TT Practice Week, but this is a time when our staff are already very busy. Bringing the date forward will allow us to deploy additional staff to assist customers with their bookings.

‘Although it is more than a year away, we felt it was important to announce this change now as many people have become used to our traditional date and we wouldn’t want them to miss out. We will issue reminders about the change of booking date for the 2019 TT.’



26-04-2017, 11:54 AM
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I'm going first please!!!
26-04-2017, 01:58 PM
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Ladies & Gentlemen, today is the day for battle.
We must battle well against the foe.
The foe has 3 lines of defence.
interweb, telephone & face to face at the various port offices,
we must not give in,
we must persevere & fight to get what we want,
Only this way will we get our tickets to TT 2018.
At 08.30 I will give the signal.
At my signal, UNLEASH HELL!


Good luck my warriors & hopefully I'll see you on the other side,
at TT 2018.
29-05-2017, 06:04 AM
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The fight will be courageous and many will fall 

Don't forget lines open at 09.30.............lol
29-05-2017, 07:59 AM
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As I said before, I'm going first........please!
29-05-2017, 08:16 AM
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Website's crashed...

Phone permanently engaged....
29-05-2017, 08:37 AM
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I gave up last year as by 11.30 after 3 hrs trying to get through and ended up going over to Liverpool.
I think I might just do hat now
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29-05-2017, 08:57 AM
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I'm not at the TT this year, so that's a 6 hour round trip for me... Sad

Whatever 'extra' things they do, it's just not good enough. They need to do better.
29-05-2017, 09:17 AM
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That's me I'm booked got through at 8'45 on hold for 30mins . But the lady was very helpful got all the salings we wanted 5 bikes and pillions.
3 sleeps to the ferry
29-05-2017, 09:22 AM
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I'm bored of this nightmare every year!!! Why can't we be given the option by email to say we want to book for next year, we've all been supporting the TT for many years and a loyalty bonus isn't too much to ask.
29-05-2017, 09:23 AM
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(29-05-2017, 08:37 AM)sticky Wrote: Website's crashed...

Phone permanently engaged....

I agree, hopeless situation they need to sort it!
29-05-2017, 09:25 AM
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Chrisp955, how did you get through? I have been on constant redial for an hour!!!!!! Lucky git!!
29-05-2017, 09:26 AM
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People been tweeterizing that it was easier than previously!  O Yea!
I got thru' online at about 08.15 (1/4 hour early!!) right thru' to payment, card details the lot, then it crashed!!
Took me 'til about 08.50 to get thru again, then 15 mins to run thru to get confirmation!
Ben sold out Fri morn 1st June already (it wasn't when I first got thru')
Next year they're starting selling a week earlier, which, I would presume, means most (me for example) will be at work & have great difficulty in booking!!!
29-05-2017, 09:28 AM
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I was on redial with two phones and online at same time

Took me 30 mins online as it was so slow but managed to get booked by 09.15 so alls good 👍👍👍👍👍👍🏍
See you all there this year ,oh and next year of course

Stay safe
29-05-2017, 09:35 AM
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(29-05-2017, 09:26 AM)JAT Wrote: Chrisp955, how did you get through? I have been on constant redial for an hour!!!!!! Lucky git!!

I agree, been dialling since 08.20 and only getting engaged, website either busy or crashes, would be great if you could get on hold at least you are getting somewhere!
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(29-05-2017, 09:35 AM)mattdebbie Wrote: I was on redial with two phones and online at same time

Took me 30 mins online as it was so slow but managed to get booked by 09.15 so alls good 👍👍👍👍👍👍🏍
See you all there this year ,oh and next year of course

Stay safe

Don't rub it in, I'm a man on the edge!!! Or should I say Closer to the Edge!
29-05-2017, 09:41 AM
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2 computers, mobile and landline. 8:30 start, got booked online 9:45. Got the sailings I wanted. I need a lie down now.
29-05-2017, 09:50 AM
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At work just now so not able to phone in, desperately trying online and getting no joy as of yet. Wonder how long I can shirk my employment responsibilities?
29-05-2017, 09:55 AM
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"The number you've called is busy ...To use ring back please press 5 , there is normally a charge for this service"  AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN Aaaaaaaaargh !!
29-05-2017, 10:07 AM
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....and ring back not available on this number!!!!!!!!
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