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    Normandie not sailing as economie

    Only because that's what people had been speculating and because the pricing structure hasn't appeared to change despite Normandie replacing Etretat. I never thought it would become economie although it did occur to me that they might have mothballed the restaurant, cinema, cafe and kiosque allowing them to reduce staff in a similar manner to Barfleur (which I know isn't economie but isn't far off facilities wise).
  2. I found this on the french website as a PDF brochure, showing Normandie will not be branded as economie.
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    Brexit effect on BF

    Barfleur did 4 sailings a day six days a week (one day with just 2) between 1992 and 2009... I see no reason why this couldn't happen again?
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    Brexit effect on BF

    Yes I think so too...the Quiberon and Duc used to do ten return sailings a week from Plymouth to Roscoff (compared to 7 now in low season) and the Val/Pont did two (rather than 1). I suspect the Pont could probably squeeze in three at high speed. Another option would be for Connemara to squeeze one rotation in between her Cork/Roscoff trip like the Duchesse Anne used to.
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    New Look Revealed

    I think they've actually moved the deck stripe from deck 6 to deck 7. They've also removed the blue paint underneath the lifeboats. Interested to see the blue on the funnel - matches the artist impressions of the Honfleur! Never knew the history of the very strange first BF logo - always wondered what it represented!
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    Brittany Ferries 1993

    Thanks hhvferry these are fascinating!
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    Brittany Ferries 1993

    So it looks like the Duchesse Anne covered Roscoff sailings ex Roscoff W AM Ex Plymouth W PM Ex Roscoff W Eve Ex Plymouth Th AM Ex Roscoff Th PM Ex Plymouth Th Eve Ex Roscoff Fr Eve (shortly before Val arrives to go to Cork hence earlier than usual departure) Ex Plymouth Sat AM Ex Roscoff Sat PM Ex Plymouth Sat Eve (Val departs very early ex Roscoff Sun AM to allow Duchesse into berth and then off to Cork? I assume the Val covered the Sunday sailings as she usually did on Sundays in years after 1993)
  8. A few years ago someone very kindly scanned the brochures from 1990, 1991 and 1992. Does anyone have the brochure from 1993? I would love to see the timetables on the Roscoff route after the introduction of the Val and I think the Duchesse also ran alongside the Quiberon that year? Any help much appreciated!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Hi again! Thank you for posting the early 90s brochures. Would love to see the 1993 94 and 95 ones. I know they take a long time to scan but even just the timetable pages would be great. Thank you to anyone who can help!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Sorry double post!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Hi all, These were great....I appreciate they take time and effort to scan but please do keep them coming if possible - they're fascinating!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Really looking forward to seeing the 1993-1996 era and the 1982 brochure showing the launch of the Quiberon. Thanks to those posting!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Really looking forward to seeing the 1993-1996 timetables!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Thank you so much! These are fascinating....got some unpicking of the timetables to do to see which ships were doing what. Interestingly the basic Roscoff summer timetable is the same in 1991 as it was when Val de Loire was replaced by Pont Aven. Seems St Malo rather than Roscoff used to stop in winter. Look forward to seeing the later brochures!
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    Old BF brochures and other material

    Yes!! It would be great to see the schedules from the era 1990 until 1995 - especially on Plymouth Roscoff. I know the Duchesse Anne used to do a Poole-St Malo-Cork-Roscoff-Plymouth rotation from 1993 onwards but no idea how this fitted in with Quiberon and Val de Loire. Always fascinating to see how the ferries of the time were advertised too!
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