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  1. Ryan_H

    DFDS SEAWAYS: News & Updates

    Interesting. I've sailed on her in some rough weather, to Ijmuiden as well as Bergen, seemed to handle heavy seas okay to me but it is notable how often both she and the King need tugs, especially in Ijmuiden. It really doesn't have to be all that rough either. I'm no doubt in a minority of true nutters here but I'd really like to experience a crossing like this if only to see more of the journey in daylight
  2. Oscar Wilde is a lovely ship indeed, or at least she was when I sailed on her back in 2008. She would suit many a longer route from the UK, such as say, Newcastle-Bergen Will W.B. Yeats be on Holyhead-Dublin this Winter?
  3. Ryan_H

    Armorique in Poole 12-12-18

    Lovely photos, well done. I think Armorique wears the new livery very well.
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    BF Refits 2018-19

    Do we know what this annual maintenance will consist of?
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Okay thanks, I'm just wondering if I might get a glimpse of her when I'm in Portsmouth at the end of the month you see
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Does anyone know roughly how long she'll be in Portsmouth for?
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    New Look Revealed

    It does seem a shame that there doesn't appear (from what I can see) to be any name-plates any more, you'd think the flagship would have these.
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    Cap Finistere 2 nighter

    I know what you mean but there is quite a bit available from the petit marche or the cafe on the top deck. Admittedly the latter is perhaps less attractive this time of year but there’s certainly no need for anyone to go hungry.
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    Cap Finistere 2 nighter

    The Sunday night crossing is one I've wanted to do for some time, maybe next year...personally, the 3 times I've sailed on Cap Finistere I've absolutely loved it, especially the ambience on board, it's like no other ferry I can think of. If she does have to go when the new ships arrive (and I hope not) then my only wish is that there is still somewhere as nice to pass the time as the Planets bar
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    New Look Revealed

    Looking good! It’s a shame the lettering has gone beneath the funnel but otherwise I think it’s an improvement and she suits the new livery well.
  11. Ryan_H

    Death on the Tyne

    I saw that advertised the other day. Despite the fact Johnny Vegas is in it, I think I'll probably give it a miss. A clever bit of publicity for DFDS though no doubt, it should give them another means to cash-in on minicruises in the new year...
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    New Look Revealed

    I don't think they have, these will be the first sister vessels.
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    New Look Revealed

    I like it. I think the new colour scheme particularly suits the Pont-Aven especially where her funnel is concerned. I’m really looking forward to see it ‘in the flesh’ in a few weeks time.
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    Other newbuild/arrivals

    Well admittedly they are rumours but it's been reported in a few places by those in 'in the know' that DFDS are actively talking to shipyards about building a pair of ships for this route. Also it seems that one of the outcomes from DFDS' 'project starlight' is that the Newcastle-Ijmuiden service will in future come under their 'transport' divsion, along with the Dover routes; this seems to imply a move towards ro-pax vessels in the future. However, until there's an announcement this is all speculation of course, especially in these uncertain times.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    I hope the bars/restaurants on board will have individual names. I couldn't work out why they don't on Armorique. It's one of the many little things which helps set BF apart.