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  1. Looking forward to seeing the Red Kestrel arrive in Southampton on Monday. On a side note I can't believe that adicat had to explain what ''trade vehicles'' meant, really it was so obvious it didn't need an explanation!
  2. The St Patrick was delivered to Irish Continental Line on the 29 May 1973 and she inaugurated Rosslare to Le Havre on the 02 June 1973.
  3. Looking at the other photos of Southampton the Southampton Boat Show is taking place and looking at my schedule for that period and the information I've provided the date the photos were taken on are between the 16 to 1 September 1983.
  4. I'd forgotten about the link to St Nazaire. Although I wouldn't be surprised at some point if Balearia did announce a possible Gijon to Portsmouth link.
  5. Do Balearia have any intentions of using Gijon or is it just an assumption of yours, they are forever expanding and they do have several ferries on order including a couple of large cruise ferries. I can just imagine them opening up a Gijon to Portsmouth link at some stage.
  6. I'm looking forward to seeing the Red Kestrel enter service but I can't believe how small that propeller is!
  7. I'm afraid that I didn't get the position, reasons being that Condor HR felt that I was over qualified for the mundane position of onboard Catering Supervisor, the fact that I was previously a Purser I tend to agree with them although I was obviously disappointed. In reality I do think that the position might have been quite underwhelming and not much of a challenge but I would have still liked to have been offered the position. Roger it's STENA NORMANDY not STENA NORMANDIE. When I was on the Stena Normandy my crew cabin was under the car deck, it was the same as when I worked on the Pride of Bilbao. It was either a shared cabin and shared bathroom with the adjoining crew cabin on the upper deck or a cabin to yourself 'under the car deck', I took the latter option on both the Pride of Bilbao and the Stena Normandy.
  8. Thanks for the answer, I actually asked the question at my interview but just wanted to know beforehand. Cross fingers I get the position.
  9. Does anyone know anything about the crew accommodation is onboard the Commodore Clipper? I'm not asking what deck it's situated on as I already know that but are the cabins ensuite and in particular do the supervisors have their own cabin as in not sharing? There is a particular reason why I am enquiring especially regarding the supervisors cabin.
  10. Regarding the turning circle on the River Tyne. You do realise that Newcastle has many cruise ship visits with some of them up to a 1000ft / 300m in length with the King/Princess of Scandinavia both 161m I don't see the turning circle being an issue for any future larger replacements. Also the Tyne has produced some large vessels in the past, the turning circle might seem a bit tight but in comparison the DFDS sisters only being 161m it's not as much of a problem that your assuming.
  11. Isn't it about time that PIP replace the gangways and tower at berths 3 and 4 maybe to a similar arrangement as at Caen as they are look and feel so very real dated and have been in place for 3 years now. Berth 2 gangway could do with replacing especially as it caters for an increasing amount of cruise ships, I know for a fact that it isn't very popular with some cruise passengers as I worked at PIP on behalf of Crystal Cruises last year when it was remarked upon by the ships officers as well.
  12. I have all the Brittany Ferries brochures from that era along with DFDS, Normandy Ferries, Olau Line, Prins Ferries, Sealink, Southern Ferries, Swedish Lloyd, Tor Line all filed and in order of year. ,
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