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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47680055
  2. Could have been the rnli. Boats queuing for immingham and possibly the cats that go out to the windfarms?
  3. Tumnus2010

    BF Refits 2018-19

    Are they going to finish painting her?
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Tumnus2010

    BF Refits 2018-19

    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.
  7. I would have also thought Calais would have more than two tugs
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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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    I agree with the above comparisons between the two. The only thing I'd say against it is that didn't Normandie take the mantle off Bretagne when she arrived? And not sure on this, but did MSM take it off Val de Loire when she entered service? If so it would suggest that the route is of little importance, Ouistreham is of course the flagship route in terms of number of crossings, and the one that is maintained above all the others it seems.
  12. The Hull ships have the Bahamas flag
  13. Rotterdam has bigger, more modern boats. The Zeebrugge ones are ok. Boarding at Rotterdam generally starts around 17:00 for a 20:30 approx dep. One main benefit of Rotterdam is that you'll arrive into Hull earlier and won't have to contend with the lock, so you'll be off and on your way around 8am hopefully, the Zeebrugge ones can be closer to 9.30 or 10 before you get off. The following applies to both routes: In terms of packages. Its slightly cheaper to pre book food. The Brasserie and main restaurants are both good. If you want a club cabin I'd chance your luck on board as it's cheaper by far to upgrade that way.
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    Not purely based on age, no. I agree then Armorique would have become it. But it could be a factor given it's 10 years since we had a brand new ship. My thinking was based on size -GRT and moreover the new technologies that Honfleur uses, LNG being something i could see them liking to shout about. The wording in project Honfleur however, as far as I can see, doesn't say meet our new flagship. So maybe PA will remain the flagship. It depends on what defines the flagship. PO Hull Rotterdam remain the PO flagships but are 9/10 years older than the spirits, but are larger and I would say grander. I would have no issue if PA remained, if so you'd assume she would until such time as a new build arrived for Bretagne? Would BF make an e-flexer their flagship(s)?
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