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  1. It will interesting to see weither they will use the same yard as the e-flexers for the Bretagne replacement as I doubt they will be using the same builder as the Honfleur.
  2. Found that Galicia is now on registered Marine traffic! This beats honfleur 😆
  3. But then the crossing will exceed 24 hours and they will have to have a Muster Drill which will be very inconvenient for BF!
  4. My predictions of what is likely to happen is as follows: 1. One E-Flexer will do Portsmouth to Santander / Bilbao (Via Cherbourg for crew change) 2. The second E-Flexer will do the same as above. 2. The third E-Flexer will do Portsmouth to Le-harve. (Replacing Normandie) Note: The CF will most likely to be sold. The Pont-Aven will do Plymouth, Santander, Roscoff, Cork.
  5. Will the 'Pont-Aven' receive a full re-paint whilst in Gdansk? I know she's in the new livery but it makes sense as she's in dry dock!
  6. Will the Mont St Michel receive the 'interim livery' in Cherbourg and the 'full version' in Gdansk like the Bretagne did?
  7. Another thing to point out, BF generally have a quite a forward thinking interior design team. For example the Armorique feels more modern compared to P&O Spirit class despite being 2 years older. Personally I would say that the Pont-Aven has a more modern interior compared to MSM, which doesn't really make sense.
  8. Personally I would say that the Pont-Aven and Mont St Michel could do with more intensive interior refurbishment since theses ships were designed and built around the early 2000's and have a long life ahead of them. Having said that BF do a great job on the maintenance side of things!
  9. MSM 12/07/19: 22:45 We arrived at Portsmouth with are car earlier than normal because we had booked a commodore cabin for the first time. Only to find ourselves waiting for ages at the port and people checking in after us were being allowed to bord before us up the linkspan and onto the ship. Our cabin was on Deck 9 like all Commodores are it's a bit awkward on MSM as you have to walk through the rather rowdy bar and then be directed by a steward through the cabin corridor where cabins are still been cleaned. Anyway the cabin was reasonable, we opted for the breakfast in the main restaurant which we thought was worth doing. Bread rolls we the standard shape! Disembarking was straightforward and effective. Apart from the long wait at passport control. Overall: MSM is an excellent ship and although the crossing was short the service was what you'd expect from BF. Personally I feel that the ship could do with a mid-life internal refresh considering she was built in 2002. Especially when she's compares to Hornfluer in the coming year. Bretagne 27/07/18: 10:30 We arrived much later this time and it paid off. We were stop by security at St-Malo but that was not a problem. Boarding Bretagne was far quicker than MSM we were guided onto deck 4 (result). The ship was fully loaded 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. However this did not mean we left early as the cabins were still being cleaned on deck 6! This ment we left exactly on-time. Our cabin was on deck 8 (8304) which was really handy being close to the cafe and Gwen-ha-du! The crossing was quite (only about 2 thirds full). A bit of a choppy start out of St-Malo on the approach to the channel Islands. But after that all became much calmer and smoother. We opted for the self-service basis as I'm much more economical option. The entertainment is a bit different having the new interactive screen for shows and quizzes. Interestingly they were showing Peter Pan which was okay with a week audience. I brought the BF fleet book which was on sale for £16.99. Anyway disembarking was straightforward alot of screaming kids unfortunately. Passport control far quicker than Ouistreham! Overall: A much more relaxed crossing than MSM. The staff and crew seem much happier than on MSM. State of repair what you would expect from a well loved ship like Bretagne. She has aged well is all I can say. With Bretagne expect more of a family crossing compared to a commute like on MSM. Well done Brittany Ferries! 👍😎⛴️🚢🛳️
  10. MSM 12/07/19: 22:45 We arrived at Portsmouth with are car earlier than normal because we had booked a commodore cabin for the first time. Only to find ourselves waiting for ages at the port and people checking in after us were being allowed to bord before us up the linkspan and onto the ship. Our cabin was on Deck 9 like all Commodores are it's a bit awkward on MSM as you have to walk through the rather rowdy bar and then be directed by a steward through the cabin corridor where cabins are still been cleaned. Anyway the cabin was reasonable, we opted for the breakfast in the main restaurant which we thought was worth doing. Bread rolls we the standard shape! Disembarking was straightforward and effective. Apart from the long wait at passport control. Overall: MSM is an excellent ship and although the crossing was short the service was what you'd expect from BF. Personally I feel that the ship could do with a mid-life internal refresh considering she was built in 2002. Especially when she's compares to Hornfluer in the coming year. Bretagne 27/07/18: 10:30 We arrived much later this time and it paid off. We were stop by security at St-Malo but that was not a problem. Boarding Bretagne was far quicker than MSM we were guided onto deck 4 (result). The ship was fully loaded 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. However this did not mean we left early as the cabins were still being cleaned on deck 6! This ment we left exactly on-time. Our cabin was on deck 8 (8304) which was really handy being close to the cafe and Gwen-ha-du! The crossing was quite (only about 2 thirds full). A bit of a choppy start out of St-Malo on the approach to the channel Islands. But after that all became much calmer and smoother. We opted for the self-service basis as I'm much more economical option. The entertainment is a bit different having the new interactive screen for shows and quizzes. Interestingly they were showing Peter Pan which was okay with a week audience. I brought the BF fleet book which was on sale for £16.99. Anyway disembarking was straightforward alot of screaming kids unfortunately. Passport control far quicker than Ouistreham! Overall: A much more relaxed crossing than MSM. The staff and crew seem much happier than on MSM. State of repair what you would expect from a well loved ship like Bretagne. She has aged well is all I can say. With Bretagne expect more of a family crossing compared to a commute like on MSM. Well done Brittany Ferries! 👍😎⛴️🚢🛳️
  11. Cabins : Commodore cabin on Mont St Michel 4 berth Club cabin on Bretagne
  12. Returning via the St Malo route on the Saturday 27th July. (Bretagne) I'll try a do a Trip Report and (Bread Roll inspection).
  13. That's because BF changed some of their card readers form the Verifone SC5000 to the Atos Worldline ones. The Bretagne stils has SC5000. BF should use the Verifone VX820 like P&O, Irish ferries and Condor do. Then then they could accept contactless payments.
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