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  1. As an ex-trawlerman I am very superstitious, so much so that I cannot even bring myself to utter out loud the word that describes those cute little creatures with the bushy tail and long floppy ears. Instead we call them 'Limping cats'! This superstitious is rife among fishers of the English Channel who no doubt picked it up from their French counterparts way back in the day. Just saying. 😀
  2. Paully: Many thanks for your reply, and thanks, too, for the recommendations from others. Sadly none of these answer my current predicament😧
  3. I cannot access my account or check the balance. There is this message on the website: “To retrieve your balance or if you require any information about your transactions, please contact the customer services team at Brittany.ferries@exelaonline.com whilst essential maintenance is being carried out to ensure the security of your account. Please note, you can continue to top up your card as normal, as well as use your card for overseas ATM withdrawals and in store purchases as expected.” I had intended to top up the card and believe it or not this option still exists. I started to send the money but thought to check on here first. I am very glad I did. However, it begs the point: How can they still be offering banking services on the Euro Card when they appear to have gone bust!
  4. BF saying there will be a 50% reduction in passenger numbers. We are booked Plymouth-Roscoff-Plymouth, out 17th Sept, back 4th October. We have a Flexi ticket and have booked a Commodore cabin. The original reservation was made on 29th Jan 2020 then cancelled and rebooked on the 11th March due the the Covid outbreak in France and the UK. We are CV members... ...so what chance we'll get bumped off the sailing? We have a two week gite holiday booked starting the 19th September. Crystal balls at the ready, please!
  5. It all seems so far removed from the situation that pertained when I started this thread! We were advised in no uncertain terms not to travel to France as me and the wife both have underlying health issues. We did so but when I called BF to amend the booking they did so with good grace but imposed a £25 amendment fee. I am somewhat miffed, to say the least. We amended to a crossing in September on the Pont (out) and the Armorique (back). I hope it goes ahead but if not I trust I will not have to pay yet another amendment fee.😒
  6. I seem to recall a snippet of information regarding the air conditioning on the Armourique, namely that only fresh air is used. That is to say, the air is not recycled continuously as is the case on larger cruise liners. Am I dreaming I saw this or is it fact?
  7. ...and we are due to head the other way from Cornwall to France (Limoges) at the same time...It's a real teaser and no proper advice from government or the FO.
  8. Yes, that is the reason for our unease. We are both in our 70s and I have diabetes; by all accounts that's two risk factors ticked off! Thanks for everybody's input.
  9. We try always to sail on a ship with a decent restaurant as we have never had a decent meal in any self-service restaurant. However, for several years now we have given the main dish a miss, asking instead for a 2-buffet meal. We can then gorge on the seafood, pate, ham etc. in the first buffet, then follow up with a hunk or two of cheese and then a plateful of superb deserts. OK, the cost is the same with or without the main dish, but even so the meal is worth every penny. The house Muscadet makes a great accompaniment to the first buffet and a glass of the bar's Sauternes goes down well with the desserts. For us the dining room experience is as much a part of our holiday as the holiday itself.
  10. I am due to sail Plymouth-Roscoff on the 12th March. Can anyone consult their crystal ball and give an informed guess as to what may happen if this is declared a pandemic? If I cancel now with the ticket paid in full, would either a refund or credit be applicable? Thanks...and if you guess wrong I won't hold it against you :-)
  11. Thanks for the reply. We come in the same way as yourself so it's good to know that all should be well.
  12. Are there any problems coming into the ferryport from the Cornwall (Tamar Bridge/Torpoint Ferry) side of the city?
  13. Received this emal from BF just now: We are sorry to advise that as a result of an earlier technical problem, Pont-Aven is running later than scheduled. The departure time from Plymouth is now 23:15, with arrival in Roscoff unchanged at 08:00. Your cabin may not be immediately available when you arrive on board. If your cabin door is closed it is ready, if open, please wait in the public areas for further announcements. The Le Flora a la carte restaurant is open until 15 minutes after the departure time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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