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  1. First visit to date. Day of musical berths ahead...!
  2. With the regions of Brittany & Normandie pledging an additional 85M euros.
  3. sauvonslabrittany.bzh Local councillors in Brittany have launched a petition asking the state to help Brittany Ferries through its 'temporary crisis'.
  4. Andy

    Drakes Island

    Has anyone been out to the Island since they started running tours? It's certainly on my bucket list! https://drakes-island.com/visit-the-island
  5. A couple of shots of Pont-Aven's last departure from Portsmouth for a while 😢
  6. Worth mentioning that M&S have also now started stocking some of the Picard frozen range.
  7. Bretagne has departed St Malo on her last commercial sailing for the year, before heading to Le Havre overnight to layup for the winter. 😪
  8. A preview of this book is now available online, which is due to be published at the end of the month. https://www.ferrypubs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/digitalbooks/BF Creating/BF Creating.html I knew BF had toyed with the idea of entering the cruise industry, but I hadnt realised it had progressed as far as the Armorique operating a trial cruise to Portugal, Morocco and the Canaries! Will make for an interesting read.
  9. The interim report into the Pont-Aven fire has been published by BEA-Mer (the French equivalent of the MAIB). http://www.bea-mer.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/beamer-fr_pont-aven_2019.pdf This clearly highlights the importance and value of investing in safety systems and training, with the crew being commended for their prompt professional action.
  10. Once Galicia enters service, I expect she will take over those sailings currently scheduled to be operated by the Pont-Aven, which will be rested until the March timetable comes into effect. Unless she’s drafted in to cover elsewhere of course, nothing’s fixed in the current climate!
  11. This photo was taken of her yesterday. Aside from the company logo having been painted over, it doesn’t look like any further work has taken place yet.
  12. I don’t believe that the LNG refuelling infrastructure has been completed in either Bilbao or Santander yet, which will need to be in place before the Salamanca enters service. Here’s a video of the handover ceremony: IMG_9646.mp4
  13. Don't forget Irish Ferries ran out of Roscoff with 'Normandy', which was flagged in the Bahamas. However, I'm sure the local authorities will want to support BF wherever they can and would not welcome cheaper competition in the current climate, at the expense of French jobs.
  14. Say ¡hola! to Brittany Ferries’ new Spanish ship Galicia and book to travel in 2021 Arriving December 2020, Galicia will sail two round trips a week connecting Portsmouth (UK) and Santander (northern Spain) Galicia will be Brittany Ferries’ first ship to present a uniquely Spanish theme and experience for travellers In a another first for Brittany Ferries, one dinner and continental breakfast will be included in ticket price Brittany Ferries says new ship is a commitment to fleet renewal and a statement of intent for a successful future, despite Covid woes
  15. Brittany Ferries has sent BFE the following statement, in response to some of the recent media speculation: .
  16. Foot passengers and cyclists will be carried again from 1st September. https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/coronavirus/ceo-message
  17. If you have booked a Brittany Ferries Holiday package to Spain, as a member of ABTA, they are obliged to offer an alternative or a refund. https://www.abta.com/help-and-complaints/frequently-asked-questions/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-advising-against
  18. Details of the Galica have been revealed, including a virtual tour. Discover more here: https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ships/cruise-ferries/galicia
  19. Andy

    2021 Timetables

    Ah true. I’d forgotten Irish had moved to Dublin. Makes more sense now.
  20. Andy

    2021 Timetables

    On Galicia to Spain: “the price of your crossing includes 1 dinner and 1 breakfast in either the Azul or Taberna restaurant. For dinner, a seating group will be presented to you at check-in and shown on your cabin key.”
  21. Andy

    2021 Timetables

    On the Irish website there is a new route available to book between Rosslare and Cherbourg, commencing on March 22nd using Etretat. - Depart Rosslare 20:00 Monday, arrive Cherbourg 14:00 Tuesday - Depart Cherbourg 16:45 Tuesday, arrive 08:15 Wednesday. Three operators on the same route - who’d have thought?!
  22. Andy

    2021 Timetables

    Largely the same as the Stena ships cabin offerings also. https://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferries/stena-estrid/cabins
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