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  1. Unfortunately, General feedback for the new ship doesn’t seem that favourable, based on replies to BF’s Latest tweets. 😢 (see below) On the note of freight berths/cabins, it’s worth remembering that the basic freight tickets only includes a berth which is included in the price.... As a CEO/major customer of BF freight, its upto the freight company to accept the basic berth included for their driver (and make their staff aware!) or pay for a supplement for the driver! I always pay my staff to have a solo-use of a cabin Cabin, so in my view, it’s upto the freight company to ei
  2. For those wanting a photo opportunity of Galicia in Guzz tomorrow, QHM movements show Galicia in at 0830 & back out at 10:30
  3. Yeah > on Deck 1, next to the cinema.... The pool (or fitness centre?) had a small gym with male/female sauna. The ‘gym’ from memory only Consisted of a rusty exercise bike & a bench press with no weights 😂 oh, the memories 😂
  4. I Loved the Val De Loire & Quiberon serving Plymouth well with distinction in my childhood, The two vessels were probably the cause of my affection with BF & Sea travel.... That was a vintage period when the BF product and service was top notch! Mind you, in the 80’s till early 00’s, Brittany Ferries actually valued their customers unlike nowadays!
  5. Plymouth Herald (The home of inaccurate reporting) state that ‘soon’ ? Galicia will be doing sea trials in Plymouth https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/brittany-ferries-huge-new-galicia-4464858#comments-section
  6. It’s a little disappointing on here to read on here some rather un-sympathic and borderline xenophobic comments... As someone on here who has had to fish out the bodies of migrants from the sea during Operation Mare Nostrum, your thoughts may change, especially if you got balanced and well informed information from media outlets other than the Plymouth Herald/Daily Mail. I urge people To be more considerate about what one says on here, at the end of the day, this is a ferry enthusiast forum, not a Party-Political-broadcast for the BNP/UKIP.
  7. I wouldn’t bet any money on that, Nor would the board of directors..... hopefully things will get back to normal soon rather than a ‘new normal’
  8. ... I’m not sure if I like people taking the mick of other people’s tweets on here?!
  9. ....But because vehicle pax pay more per journey than foot passengers, they would rather take your “cabin” with a <car space> rather than a <foot> space as the ticket vale is higher than a foot pax space. >> not that I agree with it in any way
  10. Revenue based..... on a similar question I assessed that BF would want the cabin space reserved for a higher revenue (vehicle) ticket. example > car, pax & cabin = £300 -v- footpax & cabin = £150 >> With the 50% reduction on passengers being carried because of CV19, they are happy to “bump off” the lowest generating tickets
  11. I don’t think it’s an issue with “managing” the foot/cycle passengers, A vehicle load with a cabin generates more revenue than foot/cyclist.... with the 50% reduction of passengers, they rather keep the cabin space for them
  12. That would have been Quiberon you saw on the other linkspan & not the Duc. The MSM was very late coming Into service and the Quiberon took over the DDN’s role 6months or so early In Normandy because of the delayed build of MSM. DDN maintained Plymouth~Roscoff service as “originally” Planned as if the MSM wasn’t late... If I remember right, Quiberon also spent a long time on the adjacent Ouistreham linkspan next to Normandie & MSM while they were in port. Quiberon was moved off to Brest for a paint job & onward service for her new owners.... (not as if It’s history is
  13. Nice to know my family member was “only” one of them....
  14. Many Times.... > My wife use to be cabin crew and worked a season with them before moving on to a legacy carrier ‘Down south’
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