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  1. richwarwicker

    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    It’s a cheap option to test viability. If that viability is proven I have no doubt a more premium vessel will be sought.
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    BF versus the competition

    I was on the Friday evening Le Havre to Portsmouth, we were lucky to find somewhere to sit down and stayed there all sailing.
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    BF versus the competition

    A busier sailing. My old Berlingo Multispace second lane from the left, suggests this picture may have been in its Norman Voyager days. A distinct possibility it was during the strikes of 2012. The height of the side walls is clear comparing to the cars.
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    BF versus the competition

    I was on the open deck on Etretat, I just jet washed my car when I got back to clear any salt. Not a big problem for me. And as mentioned loads of room in the wide lanes. I quite liked her. She felt more spacious because of her low passenger numbers. My cabin was comfortable. I can’t think what more I needed on an overnight crossing.
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    Driving Standards....!

    I find the larger the vehicle I’m driving the more invisible I become. Based on the size of these I’d rate them definitely invisible.
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    Back where she belongs basking in the evening sun

    © Richard warwicker

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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    They’ll have a pilot I imagine anyway, as long as they know she fits no issues. Has any of the sister ships been to Cork?
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    The attached was the A38 at Menheniot (15 miles west of Plymouth) at 3pm today. At my house where it’s untreated it’s around 4-5 inches deep. Never known anything like it in Cornwall.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    If the Unions have any sense, they'll see it as future increase in employment. I understand that if its a success they'll move it to French crew, and so extra employment opportunities. Its in their own interests to make it a success for their members.
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    Who are you?... (Introduce yourself)

    I imagine there are many other former regulars who have drifted away for whatever reason. Interesting to see my 2013 bio, and how its changed, My occupation, lives in, last ferry trip and next ferry trip all have changed. My last ferry trip was far too long ago now, but it turned out to be my next ferry trip in that bio, Oct 2013 was my last crossing.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    I’ve never been able to take all my camping gear by plane, thus ruling that out. My parents haven’t worked out how to take their caravan by plane either. For many it’s not an option looking at all the fully loaded cars and caravans in season.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Gross Tonnage (GT) is a function of the volume of all of a ship's enclosed spaces (from keel to funnel) measured to the outside of the hull framing. The numerical value for a ship's GT is always smaller than the numerical values of gross register tonnage (GRT). Gross tonnage is therefore a kind of capacity-derived index that is used to rank a ship for purposes of determining manning, safety, and other statutory requirements and is expressed simply as GT, which is a unitless entity, even though it derives from the cubic feet of volumetric capacity. Gross Register Tonnage (GRT) represents the total internal volume of a vessel, where one register ton is equal to a volume of 100 cubic feet(2.83168 m3); a volume that, if filled with fresh water, would weigh around 2,800 kg or 2.8 tonnes. GRT was dropped in 1994 and replaced by GT
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    No where in their releases does it say the actual cost, merely their budget. Is the recent €49.5m grant fund in addition to the earlier announced €75m grant?
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    Newbuild for Biscay

    Bretagne seems a good contender to move if it’s a success, with PA or a new fleet member to st Malo and The other on england-Spain. The route is outside the emission zone, proven across biscay, Bretagne I don’t believe has such high over head costs as Pont Aven from an accountancy point I imagine Bretagne’s value is much lower so less depreciation to account for.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    I’ve just looked at Etretat details online and it specifically says there is no kids play area or entertainment, presumably it’s now an area of bar seating as it was in the corner of the bar.