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  1. I thought the requirement for a breathalyser was introduced and then quickly dropped?
  2. I have, 3 times. Whilst the cabins are comfortable, I've aired my criticism of the public areas and quality before, so I won't do it again.
  3. All we need now is reciprocity. The situation in the EU is as confusing as it is here. The EU has an entry ban for UK citizens but France, Spain etc. do allow entry whereas Netherlands, Denmark etc. don't. It's crazy.
  4. A situation I have faced when the phone rang from the inspectors: Me: "Hello" (deep male voice) Voice: "Am I speaking with [Mrs] Lapper?" Me (in my head): "Does it sound like it?" Me (in reality): "No, I'll get her for you"
  5. Is it possible to work out the pattern of rotations for DFDS on the Calais and Dunkerque routes? Their timetables and booking engine don't give anything away in terms of what vessel is likely to be on what sailing.
  6. I don't think it will be long before Europe closes its borders to us again anyway, Denmark has added us to their "red list"
  7. Got to be able to go out and get bread and pastis of course!
  8. That's a similar situation to mine, heading towards Poland first and then down to France to take mini-Lapper to meet the Grandparents. Our trip is currently planned for the back end of August, so all being well things should be a bit clearer by then.
  9. I'm confused. France is open to those from the UK that have been double vaccinated, Germany is lifting restrictions similarly however the Netherlands still has restrictions to those that are double vaccinated if travelling from the UK, with their government website stating that we aren't allowed into the EU: From 1 July 2021, if you are fully vaccinated, you can be exempted from the EU entry ban unless you are travelling from a country that has been designated as a very high-risk area due to the presence of a variant of concern. Under this exemption you can enter the Netherlands from 1 July 2021 if you: are a resident of a country that is not on the list of safe countries; and have proof of vaccination showing that you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO); and are not coming from a country that has been designated as a very high-risk area due to the presence of a variant of concern. https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/exemptions-to-the-entry-ban/eu-entry-ban-exemption-categories
  10. "Those staying aboard the MS Silja Europa can look forward to visiting its several restaurants, a spa, beauty salon, discos and nightclubs" Yes, I'm sure the extra police that have been hired will be looking forward to using those facilities... 🙄 I see the Daily Fail has also upgraded it to a luxury cruise ship!
  11. Definitely not possible now. Check in need to see the form to ensure they're not at risk of being fined for transporting someone that should not be entering the country "illegally".
  12. Interesting, when I questioned the caller on their harassment tactics last month they told me it was "legislation from February" to call every day...
  13. What sort of questioning did you get from check in and Douanes when leaving France?
  14. Having been on her 3 times, I have to say I'm a bit "meh" about the whole thing really. The lack of a show lounge detracts from the cruise ferry feel of the BF product. They also don't have traditional wake up music 🤬. I have concerns over how she's going to look long term due to the quality of materials used, but that remains to be seen and will depend on how much is spent on her. I did notice that the safety bars on all berths except the fixed lower berth had been removed (at least in the cabin I was in last in January), which is a good move as they were quite difficult to clamber over for me so god knows what they would be like for older passengers. In this or another thread, there was a question about electric car charging. On one of my crossings in December I saw a Tesla on charge: This was forward, starboard, deck 5.
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