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  1. I am not certain but I have seen signs on cabin doors saying do not clean on trips to Santander. I assumed these were for the cruise passenger's who would not change cabins on the return. Also on the Bretagne to St Malo tonight we can leave our stuff in the cabin for the return on Tuesday. (Thanks for the BFE offer) Ian
  2. Agreed! We booked crossing to Spain for Easter and again in September these were booked in September and October this year. I will be disappointed if subsequently they are reduced. Brittany ferries should automatically adjust previous bookings to the lower price. This September we had booked the Parador in Benavente months in advance. This hotel reduced its room rate about three months before we were due to arrive they notified us of the change and sent an amended booking with the new price. Most impressed. Ian
  3. Must be my Scottish blood. I find outside 4 berths pricey enough on the Spanish crossings also it does not wake the dear beloved
  4. I think it's a small sink. As an early riser before anything is open, I use it to fill a mug with water, boil this in the Microwave and then add a tea bag milk is saved from the previous days evening meal. I then wander down to the piano bar to drink it. As I walk down a number of other early riser see the mug get up and retrace my steps thinking somewhere is open
  5. Will the 2 new ferries for Spain maintain the 24 hour crossing time from Portsmouth (assuming they are on that route). We like Brittany Ferries and the current crossing time suits us from Plymouth or Portsmouth. We do not use the economy service because of the increased crossing time nothing to do with the facilities. If they are slower then is this a retrograde step and should the Cap be retained to offer this as an option?
  6. Not sure if this is 100% relevant but I tried a dummy booking this morning for a crossing already booked for April 2020. For you wanting a doggy cabin and are club voyage members make sure you have your password ready. I cannot remember being asked for this before on the booking site (it took me a while to find it). As an aside we booked on the 27/09/2019. As of this morning the price had increased by £60. Is the new site being used to hide a price increase
  7. There will probably a few car drivers also annoyed. The last three crossings on Cap we have ended up down there. When departing it's a bit claustrophobic waiting for the hatch to open. Probably need to get a bigger car!!!
  8. I think the problems started on Sunday in Roscoff. We were informed on the way to Plymouth that the arrival of Pont Aven would be delayed by 45 mins due to the number of cars boarding at Roscoff. The departure to Santander was then delayed by a hour and a half (the boat was full). We docked in Santander 1.5 hours late. Luckily we were at the front of deck three so have no idea how long unloading took but it looked like the boat would be full again for the return
  9. IanN

    CF vs PA

    We use both to Spain. Pont out and Cap back twice a year. I prefer the food options on Pont. My personal experience is that we have had no delays on the Cap she seems to be able to catch up. Pont Aven has had delays on our last three crossings. We are going out again in two weeks on the Pont Aven. We are planning our next trip for April and will probably use the Cap for both journeys ( a little concerned that the engine replacement on the Pont over running)
  10. Good luck I have been there with a Caravan! We will be on the same crossing but with a small Nissan note. Enjoy the crossing Ian
  11. Hi Just a thought a cabin cost around £130 a night on Pont Aven so £80 for compensation for a hotel seems a little unfair?
  12. Does anybody have an idea why Pont Aven seems to be traveling so slowly leaving Santander. Out to Spain on Sunday is there an issue
  13. Slightly off topic but have you checked your car insurance cover / green card. My insurance states (the minimum legal requirements for EU countries) I assume this means third party only. We have been quoted an extra £28.00 for our March cover for 3 weeks in Spain in April and a bit more for September. Not complaining about the cost but worry how many years we have been driving in Spain & France assuming full cover. Has anybody had any problem? Brexit has made us check.
  14. We travel to Spain from the Midlands two or three times a year normally from Plymouth and back to Portsmouth (Plymouth on the return is a pain) Charging points on the ferries would be great for us as we could get to Plymouth on one stop. Fully charged the car would then give us 150 miles.. We use our 2018 Nissan Leaf for most journeys within the UK but are not brave enough to arrive in Santander without a full charge to use.. Our small 1.5 Diesel is used for travelling around Spain but if we were sure of a full charge when arriving then we would use the electric car as a lot of the hotels we use do offer charging facilities.
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