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  1. I don't know the reason for it, but I've been on quite a few ferries where there was more wash on one side than the other, so perhaps it's quite common.
  2. If only Honfleur was ready they could have used Normandie on St Malo and sent Bretagne to help out in Plymouth. Would they put Etretat on a couple of Spanish runs?
  3. Tumnus2010

    BF Refits 2018-19

    I wonder if Bretagne then will go off to dry dock fairly soon into the winter schedules so she's ready for a busier than planned winter/new year.
  4. Tumnus2010

    BF Refits 2018-19

    They tend to close Plymouth down over winter
  5. Tumnus2010

    BF Refits 2018-19

    With Pont Aven scheduled for "several months in dry dock in early 2020 " as stated in the press release. Presumably we can expect Bretagne to have a busier winter? Unless they put Armorique on St Malo? Long way ahead, but was wondering what plans they might make.
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47680055
  7. Could have been the rnli. Boats queuing for immingham and possibly the cats that go out to the windfarms?
  8. Tumnus2010

    BF Refits 2018-19

    Are they going to finish painting her?
  9. Have BF ever used Cap Finisterre for a cruise? With her speed she could be an alternative choice alongside Pont Aven? Although I guess she's required for Spanish duties if PA is away.
  10. P & O don't offer it as a cruise, however whichever boat is berthed in Europoort will sail down the river and moor by the Erasmus Bridge for the night. The Zeebrugge boat sails out to sea and anchors off Ostend so that passengers can watch the fireworks there. Both more exciting than a night alongside in Hull which is what they offer over here. The DFDS one to Amsterdam seems to be the best alternative. Would BF ever do one to Bordeaux?
  11. Tumnus2010

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    She looks great. I have to say that I think they all look great in their new paint jobs,with the exception of the apparently only touched up Bretagne... Would have been nice to have the stripy stern back on Normandie, but other than that great job all round. MSM and Barfleur will suit it too when their time comes.
  12. I would have also thought Calais would have more than two tugs
  13. Must be specifically to do with the direction as much as the strength, she turned at Paull before the river bends round. Due in at 10.45
  14. Notice this morning that wind is causing a problem for Pride of hull. Looks like she's turned in the Humber and is heading away from Hull now, not even attempted to dock. Bit odd.
  15. I was pleasantly surprised by Armorique when we sailed on her a couple of years ago. Preferred her sea keeping to PA and also thought the cabins were fine for us as a family. Off again this year and have been able to book a club plus for the overnight which I'm told is worth it. The day return trip back on her was also very pleasant. Found the restaurant to be fine for what we needed. She didn't seem crowded in mid - August. Being out on the top deck coming into Plymouth was great. The only negative i remember was how slow customs at Plymouth were both ways. She still looked fresh and hope she will again this year.
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