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Le Quiberon

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  1. Is this a relaistic possibility and do when do you think it would come to fruition? I would love to do Ireland - France on a cruise ferry. The reviews on Yeates look awful so I'm not interested and the Horizon looks not very good.
  2. I would love to experience this. I have never been on board a vessel that stops or reduces to a slow speed. I have always wondered how the Viking Cinderella does Mariehamm and back from Stockholm. She must do a similar thing.
  3. Done this January just gone - I did Star and Megastar. The Strar trip was to Tallin on a Friday aft/eve And it was rammed. There was nowhere to sit and the deck space was only at the rear of the ship. I ended up sat on the floor. Travelled to Helsinki on the megastar on a Mon Early afternoon and it was less busy. Again deck space is limited to the rear of the ship. Megastar is the superior of the two ships - she is newer and bigger but they both have good facilities to be fair - plenty of dining options and very large duty free. My only advice would be to avoid a peak sailing and do it in dayl
  4. I was expecting numerous travel corridors to be revealed this week, with recipricol quarantine measures in place, however the routes I was planning to do, chiefly in the Baltic, many countries requite 14 days quarantine on arrival. Can anybody recommend any routes in Europe, preferably before UK/European school holidays where I don't have to quarantine on arrival. I was planning on doing a few Baltic routes, or even Color line again but Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Norway require 14 days quarantine on arrival so it is not possible at the moment. Thanks. L'Q.
  5. I noticed that yesterday, must be a glitch.
  6. So positive to hear encouraging news from a very knowledgeable and experienced poster. I hope this is true and trust you are right even though I had my doubts. Thank you. 👍
  7. It looks to me, sadly, like it’s going. Not positive at all.
  8. True enough, also I guess a large indoor theatre for shows as well. From the outside she has the Tallink 'look' but interior maybe not.
  9. Some interesting ones here - would you agree with me the Pont Aven screams "Tallink"??
  10. Not sure but please don’t go oot.
  11. I hope this does not offend anyone, and I don't intend too, but if the worst was to happen (and i hope and think it won't) and BF went bust or had to go into administration, what companies do you think each member of the fleet would suit most, and their routes? I have only included the cruise ferries here but you can do the whole fleet if you want. You don't have to be over-realistic, just use your imagination!! Il start off.... PONT AVEN: Tallink. She has Tallink written all over her and would make a great replacement for Isabelle on the Stock/Riga route. MONT ST MICH
  12. Having read the DFDS plans other bit I don't think the on-board experience on any ferry or cruise ship will be particularly pleasant. Plastic dividing screens, masks, one way systems, limited food options, no buffets, limited entertainment, closure of kids clubs, some parts of the casino just to name a few - it seems to be the way we are heading and it is not good. Only positive outcomes will be less crowded ships and better cleanliness and hygiene but out on deck will probably be the best place to be. I was planning on doing a repeat of my Baltic trip but am now thinking about
  13. Just reading what arrangements will be like on-board DFDS vessels and it seems like the 'new normal' will not be particularly enjoyable at all. Sad times. One does wonder how long this would go on for? Until everyone has had a vaccine? Or forever? L'Q.
  14. They also had a shirt sponsor for SM Caen for a season. Have always thought this, as BF could sponsor a number of clubs according to their location. Plymouth Argyle Portsmouth Bounemouth Poole Cork City Guingamp Stade Brestois Sm Caen Racing Sanatander Athletico Bilbao.
  15. I have been thinking about this route alot and what DFDS plan to do with it as it is, essentially, sold as a mini cruise generally. The pandemic is going to change ferry/cruise travel until everyone has been vaccinated which will be a long time. Its a horrendous thought for those who enjoy ferry/cruise travel. The good thing is that this route ie very popular so if it does end, another operator could run it and make it a success if done properly.
  16. Oh come on your not an army general a war! Comments along the lines of 'I'm going to stew over this and reply in the morning' or a little over the top. I don't think anything Jonno has said has been out of order. And he has not imposed any views he has just expressed them. Huge difference. I don't know Jonno but in my opinion he is one of the best, most knowledgeable contributors to the forum. He actually helped me massively in planning my unforgettable trip to the Baltic's in the winter. These are tough times but some of us need to not get too carried away.
  17. are there any bf books that can be read online?
  18. The end of the buffet as we know it is sad for me. Having someone serve your food isn't the same. The buffets were one of the many highlights of my Color/Tallink trips.
  19. This kind of thing is exactly what I mean. Grimaldi have an offer, were you depart Barcelona/Rome on a Sat eve, arrive Sun eve and can use the ship as a floating hotel for the Sunday eve, all of Monday and Tuesday up to 10pm for the return crossing. See here: https://www.grimaldi-lines.com/en/special-initiatives/weekend-on-board/ Would be fantastic to do in Barcelona due to its location, not so much Rome as it is well out of town. Thankyou, L'Q
  20. I am planning to do more trips in Europe when it is possible and am wondering if there any companies where vessels can be used as a floating hotel overnight. I am currently aware of: Tallink Silja Europa 22 cruise (disembarkation in the morning 9-12). Viking Line XPRS: Helsinki - Tallinn. Grimaldi Lines: Cruise Roma/Barcelona. I believe BF have offered this in the past on Spanish routes. Do any of my fellow companions know of any others? Please note I am aware of 'mini-cruises' such as Tallin./Viking out of Stockholm, DFDS Newc-Ij and Copenhagen aslo
  21. Baltic routes seems safeguarded, which is a relief. I think there will be a good demand for those routes in the autumn.
  22. I actually find it frightening that some moron in bf towers genuinely thought that removing Bretagnes unique striping and Z-stripe etc would actually make her look better. These photo's clearly shows how much better she looked in her original guise. She genuinely looks awful in comparison now, especially with that bloody awful new logo and 'minimalist' nonsense - it really is quite bizarre. Not a single member of the fleet looks good in the new logo and 'all white' look compared to how they did. It really is quite depressing to see the fleet in the 90's and 00's - the change of logo, type
  23. So I 'did' the Baltics this winter and really enjoyed the experience so I thought I would 'have a go' at the Med possibly next time round. I have been trying to see if any companies do any 'mini-cruise' style options. I have so far fund Grimaldi lines 4 night Barcelona/Roma stopover which looks favourable, but wondered if any members of the forum new any other mini-cruise options that were available with the ferry companies. Many thanks, L'Q.
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