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  1. I booked a longer trip last week for December and the lateral flow test, will have to cancel and rebook the PCR tomorrow, but would be more cross if it were just a day trip. It is hard to plan anythig that is for sure.
  2. The offer is limited to Caen and St Malo.
  3. The 24 hour returns are back for a limited period which is good news but hard to see how it will work with the reduced number of crossings to fit in a max 29 hours trip and can only be booked by phone so can't experiment . But still very welcome. #https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/offers/ferry/day-trips-france
  4. yes lets hope she will be back soon.
  5. Have just noticed this on BF's facebook page which suggests Bretagne is out for charter. https://grs.group/grs-ferry-cruise/charter/ferry-cruise-vessels-for-charter/ferrycruise-vessels-for-charter-results/ferrycruise-vessels-for-charter-detail/?type=charter&vid=%231034050&fbclid=IwAR1EzDhR9eFoUwRsV4Qaj-cDoPloBjnLDd6Wc3XIfttypipx8NmELc61XJ8 ,Apologies if already posted elsewhere๐Ÿ˜’
  6. Yes I agree the 24 hour return would be great for some Xmas shopping and now testing is getting a bit cheaper I am sure they would attract a lot of passengers and they would probably spend a lot on board too.๐Ÿ˜Š
  7. Yes it is a shame that there isn't a poll by one of the polling agencies or newspapers among the currently non travelling public on this question as I am sure there is a widespread feeling that it is too difficult and expensive now with the tests and if they were removed the vaccinated public would be much more willing to travel. I know that asking around amongst friends and acquaintances it is themajor deterrent, much more significant than the perceived risk of catching covid itself in rural France.
  8. There is an update on the BF site now https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/coronavirus/ceo-message
  9. I don't have an i phone either at the moment but have just rung 119 and they are sending me a letter instead. it's a bit of a palaver getting through but I feel happier with a piece of paper. Not sure what you would do about the passenger locator form, last year you could fill out a hard copy on arrival at Portsmouth.
  10. Yes I agree the cost of the testing is now prohibitive plus the additional stress if the result does not arrive in time - as happened in the case of a contributer recently - and risk of a false positive delaying return...it does not make for a relaxing or affordable holiday. It also begs the question of why bother with the vaccination programme if it is not sufficient. The testing industry is no doubt highly profitable but I found this comment below on a local PCR test site, which suggests that the vaccination is or should be more persuasive. I hoped the vaccine progamme would help the travel industry but the testing requirement is a retrogade step. If I have had my vaccination, will this affect my test result? If you bring proof of your COVID-19 vaccination to your appointment, we can issue you a negative result in the unlikely event that your test proves inconclusive.
  11. I was told by my vet that lots of vets don't want to do them now because it is such a headache. I've also seen prices of over ยฃ100 being advertised online. That is of course without the costs of vaccination, pet fares etc, and treatments before return so sadly it seems the days of taking our pets on holidays with us are over unless we are quite wealthy. ๐Ÿ˜ข
  12. I receive the same form every year and always tick the first box 'aucune de...' as I have no tv on the property of any kind, the lovely French sunset offers me sufficient entertaintment. Otherwise I will be charged a hefty supplement for tv use . I always keep copies of the letter I send back and certificate of posting as a few years ago they charged me anyway and it took me several months and letters before they accepted that I had returned the form to that effect.
  13. or maybe like the rest of us she was desperate for a change of scene.๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Yes I also have lots of good memories of travelling on the Duc. I recall spending lots of time on the outdoor deck as well as in the restaurant. Sad to see her go especially as she looked quite good in her later life and I think she could have gone on a bit longer if covid had not intervened. Expect we will see lots more ships being scrapped prematurely now. Definitely the end of an era. ๐Ÿ˜’
  15. Merry Christmas to all and let's hope we will soon be able to travel again.
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