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Ian Walker

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  1. I booked to go to Bilbao and back at the end of May and to come back the same way in June. But using the économie. But to me it is highly unlikely I will be going. Even though they were going to bill me for the final balance on Wednesday. But I am in the same boat as you as I had already paid the deposit some mouths ago. But I was trying to contact Brittany Ferries to cancel the trip. But to no avail. This deposit I had paid £209a flew months back. But to me instead of given me a refund I would had been happy for them to say to me, if I could forward that for me to use to rebook in future. Instead of give people a load of vouchers.
  2. So why isn't any work being done on the Honfleur? I thought Brittany ferries want her done by now. Even though FSG is in trouble as regarding financial situation. But its not Brittany ferries problem.
  3. Give Brittany Ferries their due. They do go to town in making their routes profitable. As there ships are designed and fit for the routes they are employed on. The other matter is the crew are 100 % French too. Unlike P&O who employ foreign crew. The other point when P&O use to operate out of Portsmouth to France the attitude with P&O they chartered any tonnage and with them they just think of they will do for the routes. I must be honest since P&O pulled out of Portsmouth. I had loss interested in using them.
  4. Could be because Irish Ferries is a Irish company and what they do is nothing to do with any UK union as Irish ferries are base in Ireland. I could be wrong on this. But as regarding P&O some of the flags their ferries are flying are Nassau. But what I don't understand the Bahamas isn't a EU Country so why is it P&O ships are register in the Bahamas and they are getting away flying these flags but the UK are not. The other thing the RMT are kicking up a fuss now because they had enough. Least with the French they do make sure all their ships which fly the French flag everyone is 100 % French
  5. Its a very poor excuse from Wightlink cancelling ferry services because of staff sickness. People pay Wightlink to transport people ,cars and lorries 2 and fro to the Isle of Wight. And as far as people are concerned they are not interested if staff are off sick. Since Wightlink was separated from Sealink many years ago. The services has got bad to worst. And Wightlink needs to build a 2nd V O W to cover any breakdowns. There was a issue when Sealink had the 1st Saints built for the Portsmouth to Fishbourne back in 1983. And they retained the Cuthred to support the summer services. But after it was privatised the top priorty for the new company was to order a 3rd saint for the route.
  6. And so they should have a French crew. As its a French Company.
  7. Will She be reflagged while under going a refit?
  8. So my question is, is the main restaurant going to be removed from the Normandie? And the other question is will she be reregistered to Le Harve?
  9. Ian Walker

    CF vs PA

    The good thing I like about the Cap, was the cabin as they were very big on the inside. I wasn't keen on the restaurant as it was only a la carte. I prefer the Buffet instead.
  10. Yes I am aware that the modules were constructed in Poland. But I thought most of the fitting out were already done.
  11. Would it had made sense if FSG sub contracted out the fitting out of the Honfleur to another shipyard instead? If they can't do it themselves.
  12. Brittany Ferries are experts in the Ferry business. Have a suitable ferry running out of Portsmouth.
  13. They should be another ferry company running out of Portsmouth to Cherbourg. And Stena Line could be the one who would do it. I must be honest since P&O stopped running out of Portsmouth some years ago. I have completely loss interested in them. Unlike Brittany ferries who do take a interest in their routes and have ferries built for those routes. With P&O when they chartered ferries, which were not ideal for those routes. That was their downfall. When they had chartered the Isle of Innisfree from Irish ferries. And she was the only ferry that was running out of Portsmouth. For many day trippers to Cherbourg, she wasn't ideal at all.
  14. Yes I am aware P&O are own by Dubai. I had loss interest in using them since the western routes closed some 9 years ago.
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