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  1. cvabishop

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    To be perfectly honest, not a great deal - but that's just me I guess. No doubt BF have their plans in place for maintaining services until Galicia and Salamanca arrive. Its probably a moving feast anyway with the practical implications of Brexit remaing unclear. What prompted my original post is that this website is probably looked at by a lot of people doing Google searches concerning Brittany Ferries and they would like to find independent practical information, reviews and advice as potential or returning customers. And since most of it would be very positive then one would hope they are encouraged to use the company. But if much of the recent activity revolves around discussions of Irish Ferries and arcane debate about E Flexers (which sounds like a type of ticket) then it is proably rather offputting as we give the impression of being more of a cliquy chat room instead of a source of useful up to date information. OK, there is TripAdvisor but there is a tendency to use their reviews to voice complaints, often where the reviewer has not understood the problem and maybe holds BF responsible for things like immigration delays or French port worker strikes. I think voyage reports are good as they give an up to date picture of how things are and they are usefully extended by describing the experience in France for leisure travellers. I know I have said this before but I think it would be good to move away a bit from the anorakish impression this site can sometimes give. Just my pennyworth anyway...☺️
  2. cvabishop

    French CRIT'Air Certificate

    It's also one less excuse for an awkward minded Genderame to pull you up on. ☺️
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    Forum Content

    News - or simply speculation?
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    French CRIT'Air Certificate

    Mine is on the RH side of the windscreen. That said, on our recent visit to the Loire Valley I didn't see another car with the sticker!
  5. cvabishop

    Forum Content

    Am I alone in being a bit bored with all the minutia concerning Irish Ferries and E Flexers? It all seems a bit peripheral to discussions about Brittany Ferries. Is there nothing more interesting currently worthy of discussion?
  6. cvabishop

    Le Boat / Canal Du Midi

    I've not had any experience myself, but from what I have read it sounds a wonderful idea.
  7. cvabishop

    BRETAGNE CABINS DECK 2

    And if the ship hits a rock you will be the first to know...
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    BRETAGNE CABINS DECK 2

    Yes, having been in the dungeons a few times we prefer the above waterline cabins but wouldn't make an issue of it though.
  9. cvabishop

    24hr return special deals

    Yes, from a distance, done that many times but more often it is just the briny. Last week we came back from Caen to Portsmouth and it was thick mist all the way until practically entering Portsmouth. I can appreciate the point about using the ship as a mobile office though, provided there are no school parties aboard.
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    24hr return special deals

    Scenery?
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    Replacement of Bretagne

    Nice maybe but would mean nothing to the travelling public so not good marketing. The BF tradition is for geographical naming relavant to the areas they serve.
  12. cvabishop

    24hr return special deals

    If you have a car it isn't a problem as you can simply drive round the back of the harbour via St Malo town. Less than 10 minutes.
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    24hr return special deals

    While I am a long term fan of Bretagne, the idea of going all the way over to St Malo, spending an hour or so ashore and then re embarking for the long day crossing doesn't appeal at all. I would be bored stiff long before the Isle of Wight came into view. There is only so much you can do of interest on a ferry really and much of the time you will just be sitting around reading.
  14. cvabishop

    24hr return special deals

    Sometimes she can arrive later due to tidal conditions - it was 08:45 last week.
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    Replacement of Bretagne

    They will never build another Bretagne. She is a one off and could not be afforded thse days. Her replacement will most likely be a modified Armorique design with route flexibility.
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