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  1. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    I believe she is the Honourable Fleur ( Hon Fleur)
  2. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    According to the latest update, the launch date is December 14th. https://www.destinationhonfleur.com/en/news/93-working-days-129-sections-and-10000-tonnes-will-complete-honfleurs-hull
  3. David Williams

    Van hire

    It depends on how much your friend want to ship, there are a number of firms that consolidate shipments. The other option is to use the move as an excuse to start again and only take a few sentimental pieces.
  4. David Williams

    Pont Aven Cork to Roscoff

    And with full loads there is more chance of a medical emergency. Mont St Michel had one yesterday as well
  5. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    I have decided to start the flood of Honfleur pictures as each section is added with a picture of an empty shipbuilding hall.
  6. The Le Havre and Ouistreham routes have the short sea crossings as competitors. I choose BF as it is more relaxing and cheaper once petrol and tolls are taken into account. Eurotunnel is a lot quicker.
  7. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    The paint job looks good ! It is impressive that FSG assembled this in 3 months, the sister ship was launched on the 3rd May. They can obviously build ships well, we can only hope that they learnt from the Irish Ferry the finishing details required for loads of passengers, It will be interesting to watch the Honfleur being assembled.
  8. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Well we will see within 24 hours - they launched the last one on a Thursday, however they have now added the fairy lights ! Mind you I have already covered both options !
  9. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    correction, I think that they are launching today as they are putting the vip seating out.
  10. David Williams

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Hopefully it won't be there much longer as the WB Yeats is meant to be 'in service' next month and they have not done any sea trials etc.. Maybe they will complete the finishing work at sea. The hull could go to another pier for a week or so to stick on the top bit. They were working hard last night finishing the painting off so I still reckon there is a good chance of launching this week with keel laying of the Honfleur on Monday as planned.
  11. I am on the Etretat in a std cabin in a couple of weeks, I will be checking carefully !
  12. The BF response was good as they stated that they checked all of the other mattresses on the ship and 'reviewed' the cleaning procedures for pet friendly cabins. Note that comments from her blog(http://www.toutsweet.net/) include:- Only when I became seriously upset – and perhaps crucially, mentioned that I am a journalist and author of travel memoirs – did the purser suddenly move me to another cabin two doors down. I went to see the purser and gave him both barrels. It was difficult as he kept interrupting me.
  13. The response from the owner of the restaurant she reviewed was good - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g635906-d2226578-r361436355-Crab_Shack_on_the_beach-Teignmouth_Devon_England.html <<Mrs wheeler .. We remember your visit well. Our account is not the same as yours ... I'm sorry you felt you had to write so much on our trip advisor page>> However the mattress was totally unacceptable.
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    At present Pelican has disappeared from the timetables from the end of March and Etretat still has the Le Havre route until July.
  15. David Williams

    Event in Les Abers

    ps for the avoidance of doubt, I am not advertising the event or suggesting that anyone goes on it, however it is interesting as regards to the type of package that BF put together. David