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About canberra97

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  1. Dragon (1967) and Leopard (1968) and both 6,100 tonnes were built by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne at Nantes further up the River Loire than the Chantiers de Atlantique shipyard on the Atlantic coast at St Nazaire that built the CGT liners Normandie and France along with many other great liners including today's Cunard flagship the Queen Mary 2, the yard is currently building the largest cruise ship in the world, the forth in it's class for RCCL the Symphony of the Seas that enters service in May 2018. Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne was renamed Dubigeon Normandie SA in 1970 and was also responsible for building P&O Southern Ferries 11,600 tonne Eagle (1971).
  2. Google 'Irish Ferries new build' and all the information is there plus there is a CGI video on YouTube and drawings on the Irish Ferries website, it's not difficult you know and your find what your looking for instantly without having to wait days on here for someone to just give you a sentence worth of information.
  3. Does anyone no if a new gangway is going to be installed at berth 2, I saw something mentioned about it online a couple of weeks ago regarding a 'new configured' gangway aimed for the visiting cruise ships.
  4. STX FINLAND no longer exists as its Rauma facility has closed and its main shipyard at Turku is now owned by Meyer Werft, Papenburg with a minority share held by the Finnish government. The company that make the prefabricated cabins is also now owned by Meyer Werft as most of the work is now in house obviously creating a huge cost saving to the shipyard.
  5. With a heading like 'Why do so many people hate the Armorique' I think HATE is a rather strange term to use, wouldn't dislike be a better phrase! I for one find her an excellent vessel regardless of the lack of a full service restaurant as I find the food served in her self service has been superb on the few sailings I have taken on her.
  6. The roughest seas I've ever encountered are the North Atlantic in Winter, the South China Seas in March and even the crossing between Guernsey and Jersey.
  7. By the way it's PURSER not PERCER I'm only being pedantic because I used to be a PURSER!
  8. I think your referring to the new regulations on emissions hence the recent additions of scrubbers fitted to most of the Brittany Ferries fleet.
  9. I think your referring to the new regulations on emissions hence the recent additions of scrubbers fitted to most of the Brittany Ferries fleet.
  10. Hasn't this topic been discussed enough on here!
  11. Southampton or Portsmouth to Lisbon and Cadiz with a modified version of Viking Lines [ATTACH=CONFIG]n253196[/ATTACH]Viking Grace on a 6 night round trip, with a Friday evening party cruise to Cherbourg returning on the Saturday to pick up her Iberian round trip. Saturday Depart 17.00 Southampton Monday Arrive Lisbon 11.00 Monday Depart Lisbon 17.00 Tuesday Arrive Cadiz 11.00 Tuesday Depart Cadiz 17.00 Wednesday Arrive Lisbon 11.00 Wednesday Depart Lisbon 17.00 Friday Arrive Southampton 11.00 Friday Depart Southampton 17.00 Saturday Arrive Cherbourg 07.00 Saturday Depart Cherbourg 10.00 Saturday Arrive Southampton 13.30
  12. Well if your local to Southampton and want to go to the Netherlands by boat you could always look into a mini cruise departing from Southampton with some calling at Amsterdam, check out P&O Cruises website. Plus you do realise that there is a multy story car park adjacent to the passenger terminal at Portsmouth!
  13. I absolutely agree although I love travelling on the Bretagne to St Malo I do look forward to when the Pont Aven is on the route as in my personal opinion I think she is PERFECTLY suited to the Portsmouth to St Malo day and night. All these comments saying otherwise is purely ridiculous to be honest, I always make the most of the crossing with Commodore cabin and meals in La Flora, it makes for a pleasant trip indeed. Although I get upto 50% often more with Carnival UK (P&O Cruises, Cunard, Princess Cruises) I do enjoy my Britanny Ferries crossings and often make the crossing there and straight back just to experience the ships. Sean
  14. A shed behind a charity shop, you sure it's onions he's selling!
  15. Her funnel will just be rebuilt to accommodate the scrubbers as shown in the picture it will not actually be replaced as such.