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  1. These “cabins” are typical warship accommodation (Secured for action) (Looking at the pic I’d guess It was T22, T23, T42 or amphibious assault ships)
  2. https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/blog/10-great-christmas-markets-and-events-to-visit-in-france-2019 (Best info I could find)
  3. Just wondering how the “Standard” fares are the most popular choice when they haven’t even been on sale yet? I know I’m probably splitting hairs, but surely this is false (and disingenuous) advertising?
  4. oh memories > The Quiberon (& Val) > The start with my love affair with BF & travelling to France... My opinion, the late 80’s~90’s were when BF were on top form with their service with a true Breton experience. Some people hated the Quiberon & If I recall right she got the nickname “Rustbucket” after a fire onboard and when the Bretagne joined the fleet thanks to the Daily Mail (enough said about daily mail readers...) Nothing was better then a mid-afternoon crossing & a compulsory visit to “Le Sinagot” en route... A true-mainstay & workhorse on the Plymouth~Roscoff route During the late 70’s>00’s, Sadly missed (by me)
  5. All good fun / even with the ‘Captains magic wand’ innuendo... Nice to see the crews happy in their jobs! Made me wonder about the hygiene standards, For example, lying on a food preparation area, placing a food cloche on your head along with other things... (no doubt they were fully cleaned after....yeah right)
  6. TBH > I feel your frustration, but in all honesty, I think BF have been fair in the response with suitable closure, I just hope BF record the issue correctly with the sub-contractors involved, demanding improvements, but I guess the ‘closure’ is just noted with no process put in place to stop future incidents or complaints. I guess when you look at it, they (BF contracted cleaning staff) have a massive job in cleaning so many cabins and public areas in such a short amount of time alongside, things like this are going to be missed despite them being blaring obvious, the minimum wage staff don’t care about the complaints, all care about is getting another cabin done ASAP. This type of complaint is becoming too common for my liking
  7. ´Quality’ reporting frôm Plymouth Evening Herald... https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/helicopter-lands-emergency-brittany-ferries-3363328 (I’m sure Helo’s don’t land on BF, I’m sure they only ever winch on/off)
  8. It’s such an old news story, it probably needed to be carbon dated.
  9. Interesting..... Going back to the BCIF days I guess.
  10. daves_pad!


    IMO > The commodore cabins are Slightly more spacious & they are designed in a more tasteful way.... The BF YouTube videos give you a good impression on commodore and deluxe cabins to Make an informed choice, both give access to the commodore lounge.
  11. daves_pad!

    New Look Revealed

    Barfleur I think will be the worst vessel in the fleet to have an ‘identity crisis’ for old logos/typefaces... If you know the right places to look, you can still see the Truckline logo/font & elsewhere, all over the ship, you can see the 80’s, 90’s & noughties BF logo, I assume the ship will soon to be followed by the ‘new logo’ (oh no.... am I turning into ‘one of those people’ on here that talks non-stop about the dreaded “B” word into any thread, even when it’s not needed ?!?). 🤪
  12. I doubt it’s something that BF would want to commemorate/advertise openly... “One of our ferries has had a fire, so we moved the fleet around & now Armorique is now visiting Cork.... Sorry that you all will miss out on the Facilities of The flagship & that many have had cabin downgrades, with altered timetable & the final cherry on the cake is the inferior dining facilities but hey, forget all of that... this ship has now visited every port in the companies route network” > I guess it’s just a BFE point of interest.... Although ships like DA, Quiberon & Tregastel had visited “all” ports along the BF network (during their time) when the company had fewer routes compared to today, so; I guess they were all “historic” during their moment of time, I guess the only vessels that don’t move a great deal around the network during refit season are the Portsmouth-Caen ferries ... (A hunch, Maybe When Bretagne first visited Poole, meant she had visited all routes BF had at that period of time, as I think Bilbao & Du Havre wasn’t part of BF’s route history at that moment of time??)
  13. Agreed - Well done to the crews for expertly extinguishing the fire before it ended up as an incident like the Quiberon.... As someone who has spent decades in the RNR, there is nothing more scary then a fire at sea, let’s all be sensible on here before going OTT with silly statements
  14. https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/about/careers
  15. Not at all - there is nothing better then being at sea on the balcony quaffing some some lovey wine while watching the sunset or (& god forbid), we sometimes sunbathe in the mid spring/late summer in peace & privacy of the balcony! I will only travel on PA for the commodore class balcony, I travel at all times of the year, it really doesn’t matter what ever the weather is like & I t’s even better in a storm
  16. After spending 6months in Tokyo, The pods are generally only ever used by drunken workmen that have missed the last train home. For the novelty factor, I stayed in one & it was surprisingly comfy. I doubt any deserning passenger would want to stay in one, although a possible substitute for a (semi) reclining seat 💺
  17. Thanks all - that’s what I thought.... It seems a silly thing to market the (free) WiFi as a perk to being a commodore passenger! > the poor WiFi would be a good excuse for not replying to emails for my trip 👍
  18. Hi guys just a quick question, it’s the first time travelling Commodore Class since the “improved” (paid for) WiFi offerings on Pont Aven... Looking at the description of the “commodore class” facilities, does the (paid for) WiFi form part of the commodore privileges? It seem weird that they now advertise the WiFi in the commodore lounge, but if it’s the free (useless) WiFi, it hardly seems worthwhile marketing this?! any info would be greatly appreciated as I’m travelling to Spain in March & just wonder if I have to pay for a half decent connection...
  19. Meow 🐱.... sounds like this forum is getting catty again
  20. I hope this isn’t a regular sign of a downward slide of BF standards... the regular comments on here & trip advisor seem to indicate problems with the shore-side contractors -BF please pay attention & deal with the shoddy service they provide you! (Each time I see the cleaners board in Plymouth I wonder how half of the cleaners actually get out of bed, let alone, dress themselves & actually get up the steep gangway steps... The UK cleaners look like the cast of “Fraggle Rock” in direct comparison to the Spanish cleaners who look MUCH more professional... the cleanliness of the ship to the UK IMO is much better! Abacon (Who i think are at least Plymouth & Poole’s contractors) should sort it out before they rightly so loose their contracts!
  21. ...maybe a little harsh/rude for you to say such a thing in that tone?! (Not that I made any of the comments that upset you, I just like to keep things civil on here!)
  22. daves_pad!

    New Look Revealed

    I kinda think the new logo looks as if British Gas/EDF have merged & they’ve tried to mix brands together while keeping their identity.... I did like the fact the old logos had a ´hint’ of French’ness about it... (Blue/White/Red a’la Tricolore) I’m sure we’ll all get use to it ?!
  23. ... Just in time for utter grid-lock with every person in Plymouth is making their way from the hoe in town to the their homes.... For the last 2 years, as a passenger, it has been a total nightmare!!! Oh well, at least it isn’t as bad as “the woman trying to get out out town” during the half marathon! Lol - 🤣 ( )
  24. lol - only on BFE can there be so much talk about the issues over eating a pizza with plastic cutlery...
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