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  1. An update. We received an email cancelling our trip as foot passengers yesterday Exactly the same trip has now been booked with car and cabin options was booked this morning. You could not make this up. We stay near Roscoff so it is not really an issue. What would have been useful was an option from BF to change to booking to one with car.
  2. A sight than many will be delighted to see. The Amorique arriving in Plymouth c2000 hours 29/06/2020
  3. That thought did cross my mind, but we would only need to park the car in Roscoff as we have free parking in Plymouth.
  4. Interesting, but we have already booked a cabin both ways!
  5. Can't understand the decision not to allow foot passengers at the moment. Wonder why they have taken that decision.
  6. That's not been our experience. Perhaps the fact that one of us is fluent in French helps greatly or perhaps the Écosse badge?
  7. That's not been our experience, Perhaps you arrive after all the fireworks for Bastille Day? We rather enjoy them.
  8. The food on BF is nowhere as good as it was 10 20 years ago. We have always enjoyed getting on board having a superb meal with a bottle of wine but then the Amorique arrived and things went rapidly downhill from there. I once had the fish and chips; well I think it might have been fish, whatever it was clearly it had not seen the sea for several decades! We now just have a starter, which is rather good, and a dessert. Really miss that great start to the holiday, clamber onboard, wander about the ship, have a long lunch and oh there is France on the horizon!
  9. Totally agree, we request to go in via the car deck and take the lift up. This is usually requested by both port and BF staff.
  10. Thats the second group in seven days. Two chaps were caught on 11th August. Very sad that the need to escape from their own country and travel all the way to the UK.
  11. I climb onboard (the stairs at Plymouth are rubbish) and switch off data roaming as I am on holiday, don't others do the same?
  12. They must be boarding at Plymouth! When will they improve the boarding steps at the port?
  13. Well done them. I travel to London for work quite often and you can cut the air with a knife, I'd hate to work in a stinky old shed full of diesel and petrol fumes.
  14. Not sure what you mean? Do you mean the time and arrival and departures of BF ships, or BF and other ships?
  15. From my daily email from the Queen's Harbour Master at Plymouth: Looks a tad busy.
  16. I like the new site. Easier on the eye and flows better.
  17. Why not Paully? The consumer will pay for the additional cost. Sadly this ruins my plans for a small import/export business taking my own boat from Plymouth to Roscoff twice a week to supply essentials to friends and family.
  18. Why not contact BF? You won't need to guess then.
  19. Thanks for all the comments, tips and advice. I'll drop the company an email. This would be a formal visit for the engineering institute I am member of, the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  20. Hello Does anybody know if BF allow visits/tours of the ships in Plymouth? If so who to contact. Thanks
  21. They have been doing this in Plymouth for the last five years. I suspect it reads the chip rather then the numbers.
  22. We do miss the days before Armorique joined the fleet then you could board and have a decent lunch, bottle of wine, and enjoy the passage. This new fangled cafe is nowhere near as good. I know the Pont Aven still offers this service, but her sailing times don't fit our holiday plans.
  23. It must be different on the Plymouth/Roscoff run as soon as we are out of the cabin, about 30 minutes before arrival the crew are stripping bedding and getting the clean stuff up from stores. We usually go down to the seventh deck and look out on the approach to the terminal. I keep asking how they have such fine control over such a big ship as she comes alongside.
  24. I have to admit that I delayed a sailing of the Armorique by some 15 minutes about 10 years ago. I had some kitchen knives in the luggage and they were deemed offensive weapons by security. The knives were collected by the crew and returned at Roscoff. On our return journey I handed them into check-in at Roscoff. I have never travelled with kitchen knives since and the set supplied in the apartment we rent are rubbish. Today they would be confiscated.
  25. We departed by 1700, never seen such a fast turn round arrived in Plymouth at 2130 exactly. One advantage of having everybody through customs to start with.
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