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  1. Millbay Docks through the ages

    What a surprise. Everything in Plymouth seems to "cool markedly".... except 2 million new student flats
  2. £35 Deposit

    For a while I have seen the same ads, but with updated content in many other places, at the same time as the ones on BFE are not current. Is it possible that a source or feeds needs updating Jim, perhaps BF changed something and didn't tell you guys?
  3. £35 Deposit

    I have noticed some blatant pre-scrubber PA shots there too Andy. You can't hide the fact forever.... she's changed!
  4. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    I personally think that's it's fairly pleasant, if you get onboard so late that you are straight into bed anyway, and then you have basically one clear day to relax, get an early night and then a fresh early start for the next day, be it a start to your holiday or an onward journey. You would probably not get such an early start even if you were doing an airport stopover or whatever.
  5. Condor Ferries - Website

    They had a new sites not so long ago - a complete re-design if I recall correctly. They should spend less on that and more on ship-maintenance
  6. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    I think a lot of the media on the BF websites seems a little dated. I would hope to see lots of new shiny high-res images when they get a new website!
  7. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    When I was on Etretat a few years back - there was a small play area? (admittedly being used by a load of men to sleep in at the time)
  8. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    Very interesting - Thanks!! Another thought I had (don't think it's been covered) is that this sailing will operate completely outside of the emissions zone, so no scrubbers or expensive fuel will be required as far as I know.... another economic pull factor!
  9. Cork to Santander route set to launch

    Has anyone here travelled on BOTH Etretat and this new vessel? I know BF spent quite a bit on Etretat improving her over the past few years, I just wondered in terms of comfort, condition, facilities how they compare?
  10. New cruise Ferry Line to New York ?

    Didn't I joke about this some time ago? I think we established that Pont Aven could just about get there on one tank of fuel....
  11. Not as often sold out as much as PET cabins I am told. A call centre lady toldtell me they could sell those 10 times over. You wonder how many will be on HONFLEUR... However I suppose, even if you could sell 10 times the number, you wouldn't necessarily want to be sailing an ARK, for the comfort of non-pet passengers!
  12. Millbay Docks through the ages

    Interesting that at many times in the past the inner basin has had water-tight lock gates, yet recently from what I understand, huge sums of money were invested to create a new lock, with a large construction site both water-based and on the quay, and huge cranes and diggers everywhere, but they could not complete it, and gave up. All the machinery has now gone, but I have heard they intend to design a pull-across screen to shelter the basin from debris in a storm surge. Very odd! (the steps at the end are still collapsed too... the new ones which were designed for public access to the water. They are now a crumbling green eyesore. Things are definitely not built like they used to be!)
  13. SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Cherbourg has become the DR port. Where is Cherbourg anyway?! ;-)
  14. SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    The wind has just dropped below about 50 for the first time all day, phew, so those on Armorique tonight I have high hopes for you!
  15. SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    The Rapide probably bashed into it in the high winds!