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  1. The Passengers to Le Havre have hardly been spoilt for Facilities over the last decade or so 😀
  2. Exactly. A lot of people that buy our Football Clubs know very little about Football but they employ people that have the knowledge to run it on their behalf. I think some on here still are still clinging on to the memories of the Euroferries fiasco and thinking this could be the same again. I personally don't mind either way whether it happens or not but if it keeps people in jobs then any extra business for Poole should be considered as good business
  3. Such a shame. I remember a few holidays in the early-mid 90's starting and ending on the Duc. Never had a bad crossing on her. Her biggest drawback for us as a family of 5 on a day crossing was the lack of 4-berth outside cabins. We would end up booking a 4-berth inside and then asking onboard if we could swap for 2x 2-berth just to get a window. To be fair I dont ever recall our request being refused.
  4. Do you think theres a good chance this will happen? If the prices are reasonable and the Sailing times fit my plans then I'd use her.
  5. Of the current fleet I've never had a bad crossing on Bretagne, Normandie or Barfleur, only been on PA once and it was calm. Never tried CF or a Visentini. My worst BF crossing was on Armorique in July 2018 out of Plymouth. Terrible wind and rain making the sea very bouncy, we arrived 2 hours late into Roscoff and somebody vomited in the Cinema. 4-years earlier I sailed on her from Roscoff and noticed a bit of rolling about an hour into the crossing. Could it be her design or is it just the exposed nature of the Plymouth-Roscoff crossing? Plus with the Cabins being so high up I think the
  6. Whilst this seems to be Positive news and I'm glad to see more Ferries and more routes springing up. However, how much of a Negative effect is it likely to have on the UK-Ireland routes? Surely a good proportion of the Freight passing through Holyhead, Liverpool, Pembroke and Fishguard will have been using it as a Landbridge? I'm sure Stena would adapt accordingly whereas P&O would probably just close the route
  7. chid679

    2021 Timetables

    So are we expecting Le Havre to remain Freight only? At least for the whole of 2021?
  8. When does the charter for Etretat end? It must have had a high Penalty attached for early termination as BF have deemed it cheaper to keep her laid up than to try and hand her back to her owners
  9. I've found the Burgundy laid up in Legoland Windsor next to the last remaining Stena HSS , unfortunately soon she will probably discover the same fate as the HSS
  10. The last 2 occasions being 2017 and 2018
  11. I first went on her in 2002, I happened to think at the time she was quite smart inside and modern. I've always sat in the Bar at the rear of the Ship. The next time I think was 2006, a cold wet stormy December night sat in the car on the docks at Dover with no ships in sight for 2 hours and the wind shaking the car and the Lorries next to us, we were grateful for any ship that turned up and it happened to be the Burgundy. Fast forward to the last 2 occasions and you start to realise how much the Maintenance has slipped- cracked and peeling laminate floor tiles, torn seat coverings
  12. I stand corrected, just found a ticket and there was a sticker on it, my bad 🤭
  13. I was on the corresponding overnight back from Caen. My text from BF said departure would be "around 23.30". We moved off the Berth at 23:55. Arrived in Portsmouth at 6.30 so overall crossing time was an hour shorter so less Sleep than I'd originally hoped for. More disappointing was the lack of evidence that the delay was due to Covid-19 restrictions. If I've been kept waiting on the dockside for extra cleaning I expected my Cabin to have been thoroughly cleaned. We unclipped the Upper Bunk from its fixings to find an empty Crisp packet in the little storage net. I appreciate that the C
  14. We booked our holiday last year and booked our Campsite and Ferry Crossings separately. Then Covid arrived and Lockdown happened there were times when we thought our holiday would not happen and we looked into what would happen should it not be able to go ahead. The message from both the Campsite and BF was Consistent... if the site is Open/ferry is operating and YOU cancel then you will be subject to our T's & C's and it will cost you whereas if THEY cancel we'd get a Voucher/Credit Note so we paid our balances sat and waited and watched it all unfold and to our relief everything was bac
  15. If it's in Boulogne could it be Calais Seaways? Though she could've been known as Norman Spirit or Ostend Spirit at the time
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