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  1. nottingham

    Replacement of Bretagne

    Over the next few years, as some of the fleet favourites are 'retired', it would be a nice gesture from BF if they allowed an exclusive booking period for their last sailings with BF, for BFE and possibly Club Voyage members - a bit like season ticket holders get early booking priorities for football games? Jim/Admin - do you think their would be a 'demand'? - would it be rude to ask BF?
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    Replacement of Bretagne

    Being a Bretagne 'fan', but not a shipbuilding expert, would a total re-furbishment (inc engines etc) be a commercially viable option to replacement?
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    Just didn't like the idea, so have now upgraded to club class on deck 8!
  4. Have just booked an autumn break in September, outbound to St Malo on Friday 14th - choice of cabins was limited, booked us a large 2/4 berth and have been allocated 2602. From the deck plan this looks to be 'in the bowels' and possibly not the easiest to access/find! Anyone any comments or experience on these deck 2 cabins, are they ok? (Not worried about lack of window, TV etc). Thanks
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    Replacement of Bretagne

    Replacement for Bretagne? Am slipping into depression already - so many happy and fond memories! Can the style really be repeated? Armorique was such a disappointment with her 'plastic' interiors compared to her predecessors on the Plymouth route. 😡
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    I am always suprised that the school parties travel on the more expensive routes, rather than the cheaper ones - but they don't bother me anyway - theycan be quite entertaining!
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    Fleet Renewal - Second E-Flexer Confirmed

    The end of Bretagne? 😢
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    To those without maritime expertise, this appears to be disgraceful, and must be a major embarrassment to BF
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    Portsmouth check-in; some advice please.

    I use the Wetherspoon next to the cinema at Port Solent - speedy food service, shopping therapy on the boardwalk for Mrs N - just 10mins to the ferry and loads of free, easy parking
  10. I never travelled on Duchesse Anne, but she looks like the style I would have liked!
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    Grumps corner

    The almost obligatory 'magical' acts included in the evening entertainment schedules! Never enjoyed one yet. More live music would be better appreciated Is there ever any live entertainment on the Caen ships, or have I just missed out on particular sailings? Last Saturday 21st, outbound on Bretagne there was a very good singer, Roz Turner - hope they book her again. Returning last night (26th), the magician was dire as usual and the duo 'reasonable'. I felt for the children's entertainer - with a audience of about six youngsters he tried so hard!
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    Ship Orders

    Red Funnel using British shipyards is good to see.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    As a pensioner, I like the idea of 'boarded laminate' -have it in my own home (but not the bedroom). Will make cleaning up after those pesky pets (and pensioners!) a whole lot easier.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    Diverted to Bizerte anchorage (Tunisia), perhaps just 'killing time' before proceeding to Gibraltar - a very steady voyage so far, mainly at around 11 knots, after leaving Greece topping 20 knots.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    Registered with Cyprus now, (thought she was Greek as Asterion}