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  1. I have to say that the lack of security both at Portsmouth and St Malo has caused me some concern for a number of years now and the recent terrorist attacks have made me feel anxious. I visited St Malo last week. I only saw the odd car being checked. Only a handful of foot passengers had to go through security. There was no Police at Portsmouth or in St Malo. I know that we have to give details ahead of our trip. However, people can slip through the net as we've seen in recent attacks. Also, I read that Armed Marshalls were now onboard ships. Where? I never saw anyone on either crossing. We were told that 3 people were caught in St Malo last August who were planning an attack: one at the cathedral and another two on the beach. Luckily they were apprehended. However, in my time in St Malo I didn't see any Police. I'm going back in September for 10 days. However, the lack of security worries me.
  2. Thank you Paul and Rileyman for your helpful comments. My main concern was really the weather at time of the year. It seems that I need to ask for a cabin in the middle of the ship on levels 5 or 6. Another couple of questions: 1. Is the La Flora restaurant open for breakfast or is it just the self-service restaurant? 2. Should we not wish to book the Gala lunch on Christmas Day, could we still eat in the self-service restaurant? Many thanks in advance. No more questions.
  3. Thank you for taking the time to reply. Very helpful. I'm almost certain that I will book for Antwerp. Could I ask another couple of questions please? Is it still Brittany Ferries Staff who work on the Pont Aven on these festive cruises? Also, Is the self service restaurant and cafeteria open throughout these cruises? We love the food onboard but aren't that fussed at a Gala Lunch/Dinner and wondered if that would be the only option on Christmas Day. Thanks in advance.
  4. Can someone please tell me what it's like on the seas at that time of year. Are the seas rough? I was thinking of the Christmas mini cruise but not sure how I would cope if the sea was really rough. Any thoughts please?
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