CalMac ferries ban motorhomes, campervans and caravans from their Standby Queues.

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CalMac ferries ban motorhomes, campervans and caravans from their Standby Queues.

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The Scotsman.com Thursday, 12th August 2021

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Scottish ferry operator CalMac says it will no longer let motorhomes, campervans and caravans into standby queues, meaning they can only board with a pre-booked ticket.

The change is being introduced with Immediate Effect.

Finlay MacRea, Head of Operations for CalMac, said " To prioritise customers without alternative accommodation and to optimise deck space at the end of loading, Motorhomes, campervans, and caravans will no longer be given a standby or waitlist position on all bootable routes - either at the reservation stage or on the day of sailing.

CalMac says it is intended as,a permanent change, - however, it will continue to be reviewed.

Standby queues are available on all bootable CalMac routes and give any passenger without a ticket the chance to board of There are spaces left one all booked passengers have been processed.

Island residents with a motorhome, campervan or caravan, will be exempt from this decision, and will still be able to use the standby queue, if they have proof of residence.
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