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  1. Marking time and waiting for the Bretagne to depart on Thursday, Baie de Seine arriving just before sunset. Bit of paint needed on the bow ? Another pleasant voyage on the Bretagne, the new Bretagne book bought from Le Kiosque !
  2. Somebody should tell him there's a Bounty on his head.
  3. Viewed from Bretagne last night, Water pouring from two places. Don't know if they are relevant.
  4. BZH29


    Does anyone else find the Bretagne's Les Abers lunchtime menus difficult reading ? At dinner there are 2 menus displayed, simple, but its a Pick and Mix offering for lunch with individual prices for starter and main, starter and dessert, main and dessert, main and a glass of wine and the Cheeses are shown in bold. I'm not being a grumpy old man, honestly, and its good to be offered a choice, but my brain hurts with so many options.
  5. Three passengers, 3 cabin keys. Each handed over to the named passenger as they were handed out of the window of the check in booth. None of them came close to a mobile phone. St Malo staff have been a bit indifferent on our last few trips. Handing in the booking ticket with the 9C request clearly visible, boarding pass and cabin keys and that was it,We had to point out the "park near lift request " and ask why the young man didn't offer the required sticker. Yesterday's check in was quite slow while one woman was incessantly chatting about what sounded like "Hospital Ships" ! to someone behind her, none of the tickets would open the cabin door. Perhaps there was an error in programming them ?. I've made 112+ trips so I should know how to use them . It hadn't happened before. When the replacement keys worked and the macaroons came into view all was forgiven !!!
  6. I have to agree with you about the noise, your photo captures it ! We had a breakfast by the 8th deck cafe and the man with the angle grinder immediately overhead made it feel worse than a visit to the dentist with drilling, grinding and clunks when bits fell off ! With hindsight the staff nearest the door at Les Abers seemed a little tense, perhaps they had witnessed the terrible deed that you could smell and it must have threatened business, the restaurant wasn't very full. FortunatelyI missed the mark on the carpet and enjoyed a good lunch. Didn't consider it sea sick weather, it looked rough but the ride wasn't.
  7. Travelled on Bretagne today. 27.6.19 St. Malo check in lady more interested in talking to the other check in lady, result Commodore Cabin Keys didn't work ! Replaced without comment or apology at information desk. Cabin clean but bathroom sink showing its age chipped and cracking. Lunched in Les Abers, all good, didn't notice any bad smell outside, but dined early and left late. Crossing choppy, quite a big swell but Commandant Raimbeaux smoothed the way !
  8. As this thread is titled New BF Website, how can the powers that be accept on the live sailing updates page... 1) the wrong (old) logo and 2) the Pont Aven still shown at Brest days after she left there ? I know the live map is frequently rubbished here and quite rightly. Did anyone spot Armorique on her visit to Falaise the other day doing 1,896 knots ?
  9. She's usually found in a Commodore cabin.
  10. Mrs Macron ? no, I don't know any Brigittes. I was just commenting on Chef's contribution to the Great Breton Bake Off.
  11. Can confirm that. Arrived in St Malo this morning on Bretagne. my 112th crossing, Round rolls in La Baule self service last night, torpedo rolls in Les Abers at breakfast this morning. But, somewhere aboard the Bretagne there is a pastry chef working wonders ! As well as the usual bread and croissants and chocolate cake there were madeleines, apple sponge cake, Breton Far with prunes and mini crepes with Nutella ! Has anyone asked officially where the triangular rolls have gone ? Do you think they have been phased out because BF's Management Consultants have banned them ? I will try to get an answer on the return crossing. 😊
  12. Well with nothing better to do I have just added up my crossings since 2013. I have the dates for One Hundred and Eleven BF crossings, an odd number because one trip started at Newhaven. Its actually more than that because before 2013 reservations were made from a different computer on a different email address. Feels like those at BF Towers have stopped counting, think the 100th might have been celebrated with a cabin with no soap and a dodgy light.😊.
  13. New website, new logo, what a waste of money. Just got my Welcome Aboard email, I had look at what they have to say about Bretagne, all the pictures and the video are still showing the old logo. The menus for Les Abers which used to be available on the old site are not now. The French site shows menus, but they are out of date. Many features of the new website are not nearly as good as I recall on the previous one. The timetables, the booking procedure, so many things are worse. The fortune spent with management consultants to re brand BF for the future offers nothing to the thousands of unhappy Pont Aven customers. Whatever happened to the Honfleur ? I know the shipyard was in trouble but as in the song ...."Why are we waiting ?" What a great pity someone at the top thought to change things that worked perfectly well.
  14. Oh I forgot, there was some wonderful apple sponge alongside all the usual cake and madeleine offerings at Bretagne breakfast today. An adventurous chef ?
  15. Breakfast on Bretagne this morning, small round rolls with a marking resembling hot cross buns ! Torpedo shapes available too but no triangles sadly. And yes, as in previous comments the raspberry tart has been dumbed down. New menu in Les Abers a welcome update. Off topic but , Will BF repaint my BF watch with the new logo ? 😀
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