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    DFDS SEAWAYS: News & Updates

    I think @jonno has mentioned on here in another thread that space is very limited in ijmuiden, hence why tugs are often used. She's on her way now. 7.4 knots, will see how she picks up when she gets further south. The P & O and Stena line Humber southbound vessels are all doing around 17.5knots, it still seems a slow crossing to me, I know winds are strong up in the north east. 4.5 hrs late leaving but 6 -7 arriving, wonder if she has power issues, she's in dry dock early next year or maybe it's purely weather related.
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    DFDS SEAWAYS: News & Updates

    Princess Seaways is leaving North Shields for Holland at 21:30 rather than the normal 17:00 due to the weather. ETA of 16.30 too...Never sailed on her, but she seems to not handle the rough weather as well as King, all P & O North Sea sailings gone to time. Lumpy night out in the north sea tonight!
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    Armorique hits dock

    Wonder if they're "just in case" seeing how quickly they could get Bretagne back out..
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    Other newbuild/arrivals

    If they're so similar, and the current ones are a good age then what's driving the replacement of them?
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    Did you spend most of the day with sea legs? I always hate that after a bumpy crossing. Any notable improvements to PA interior following the refit?
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    BF Refits 2018-19

    Was it not a scheduled service?
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    BF Refits 2018-19

    She should pass Stena Baltica going the other way soon. That won't have happened for a while.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Wonder what the reason for Ouistreham over Cherbourg was though. Barfleur has berthed successfully there so you'd assume no significant issues there and apparently plenty of space. I think Ouistreham is a shade quicker to St Malo in a car but that's the only reason I can think of?
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    That's odd, normally if there was an issue Cherbourg would be the port, or even maybe Roscoff? The BF fleet finder has her destination as St Malo still but she doesn't look like she's going that way just now. Edit. There are reports on social media about blockages at St Maio and Cherbourg so that could well be it. All unconfirmed but reasonable assumption.
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    Sister ships, definition..

    Thanks @seashore yes I agree with what you've said. Difference between sisters and twins.
  11. This has come up slightly in the new look thread, and I wondered what people's definitions were of a sister ship? I can think of 3 good examples of identical sisters - P & O 's Spirits, Pride of Hull/Rotterdam, and the Harwich Stena boats. However there are plenty of other examples that could be defined as sisters or near sisters that are very, very similar, but not identical. e.g. DFDS King/Princess Seaways (although as built they would be sisters), P & O Pride of York/Bruges, various of the Visentini as seen in the differences between Connemara and Etretat..
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    New Look Revealed

    Do Connemara and Etretat count?
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    Bretagne - new miniature model

    And they wanted £30 for that?? Wow, it's I guess supposed to be Pont? But it's pretty terrible
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    AIS has destination of Brest
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Interesting about the fact that Benjamin will be on board once she's launched. I'd not thought so much about that. Presumably the senior officers are already established, must be a bit of a merry go round to get it all sorted. Presumably some might transfer from Normandie but not that many?