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  1. Time of their lives with Pauline Collins and Joan Collins features some scenes on Mont St Michel. There are also scenes supposedly set in France but which appear to be Southsea and I'm sure there is a glimpse of Bretagne passing (although I may be wrong about that)
  2. I remember travelling on her during a day crossing to St Malo- it was when she was running alongside VDL
  3. Have to agree she's looking pretty good. On her again in April and can't wait.
  4. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year
  5. I am also booked on the Pont on the 27th August but am only going for the weekend and booked to come back on Armorique
  6. Booking a club cabin would also mean you have the option of in cabin breakfast which is included in the price. I find it enough for me
  7. I have always found the bar to be open in the evenings - as previous posts said its just round the corner from Costa and appears to be staffed by the same people. As for the cafe I am wondering if they are referring to the shop on the ground floor as they do sell hot drinks and sandwiches but I'm not sure about hot meals.
  8. Enjoyed reading your report I completely agree with your comments on Bretagne. She remains my favourite fleet member and I always look forward to travelling on her. It will be a sad day when she eventually retires from the fleet. I have always found her to give a comfortable crossing even when the sea is not kind. I also find the cabins clean and well presented. I can't comment on Etretat as have never traveled on her - not because I don't want to but because the opportunity has never presented itself. I am hoping to remedy the situation next year.
  9. Armorique's lack of Restaurant wouldn't go down well with regular travelers to St Malo especially on the overnight from Portsmouth
  10. I am of the same mind - I really enjoy the French meals served on board. BF are a French company and well known for their excellent cuisine, I am not saying the Spanish food won't be good but in my opinion if it ain't broke don't fix it
  11. I have to say that when I went through Portsmouth in August as a foot passenger there was only random physical checks - the rest were just waved straight through security
  12. I can still see Connemara covering Porstsmouth/Le Havre from January 2020
  13. Have made a booking for travel at Easter and I noticed something strange in the timetable, unless its just the way I'm reading it. On 9th April MSM sails from Caen in the morning and again on the night crossing from Caen but there doesn't seem to be any MSM sailings from Portsmouth on that date.
  14. Boarded Bretagne in Portsmouth, I had a commodore class cabin which I have to say was very clean. Had dinner in Les Abers, plenty of choice on the buffet and the main course of Duck was cooked to perfection. We sailed on time under the command of Captain Rimbault. Bought the Bretagne book in the shop. It was a very calm crossing and I slept really well. The following morning I opted for the cabin breakfast with 2 of everything (roll, croissant and pain au chocolat) there was more than enough. Disembarkation in St Malo was quick and I was in the terminal by 08:40. Spent a few days enjoying the delights of St Malo, noticed a couple of restaurants had changed hands and names - the Jacques Cartier had changed but can't remember to what also La Bisquine is now the St Vincent. Luckily the Cafe De L'Ouest is still the same and still excellent. Returned back on Bretagne the day before the problem with the link span - don't know if it was of any significance but when the tractor was lifting the span away it caught the side. This time the captain was a new one to me - Captain Breanne (apologies for spelling). Again very smooth sailing and again the buffet in Les Abers. This time I had the lamb which was excellent. Just before arrival there was an announcement that due to strong tidal currents we would be 20 minutes late arriving in Portsmouth but we were still along side by 18:20. All in all 2 vert good crossings on the Bretagne and I have to say the old girl is still looking as good as ever. 2 negative points which I appreciate are outside the control of bf. Firstly the seats in St Malo terminal are very uncomfortable. Secondly not everyone is security checked- I think it should be all or none.
  15. Popping over to France on Sunday evening- looking forward to Les Abers for dinner. Few days in St Malo and returning on Thursday 29 again on Bretagne.
  16. I did this trip last November, boarding started around 6pm and Les Abers was open from 7pm
  17. Yes I would too. Despite her faults Bretagne still remains my favourite bf ship. Happy birthday old girl
  18. Happy Christmas to all and best wishes for the New Year
  19. No I remember them on board Prince of Brittany in the 80's and having to go see them before disembarking in Portsmouth, it did speed up the process
  20. I remember travelling on the day sailing from Portsmouth to St. Malo on the old Armorique. If I remember rightly sailing was 07:30 from Portsmouth with a 17:00 arrival in St. Malo although this often changed due to the tides.
  21. chris990

    New Look Revealed

    I take back what I previously said, now I have seen it actually applied to a ship it does look a lot better and I actually quite like it now.
  22. Having just returned from a trip on Bretagne, I have no complaints over the price of the food in the restaurant. The only issue I have is the fact that I find it very difficult not to over-eat from the buffet as I want to try it all. Self discipline needed me thinks.
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