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DucdeNormandie

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  1. DucdeNormandie

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All. 🎅
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    Piracy or stowaways

    also piracy relates to the high seas and they were in British territorial waters I think when the incident occured.
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    Piracy or stowaways

    I was surprised by that, surely they should be charged with piracy?
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    Migrant Issues at BF Ports

    I was at Ouistreham a few weeks ago in the afternoon on my way back to the UK and a large group were on the beach and then they walked back to the port when the ship came in. This is the first time I have seen them on the beach in such large numbers and I did feel nervous walking back to the ferry along the path at the same time.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Another factor to consider here is the suitability of the Etretat for dogs in cars. There were no pet-free cabins available on the Etretat and it was 25 degrees on deck 3 at 5pm last night. It was necessary to leave all windows and tailgate open but a visit mid crossing showed it had only dropped to 23 and dog was still panting so was a real worry . Of course by time aware of this too late too leave ship but would recommend avoiding leaving dogs in cars on this ship.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    I thought it was 120 hours before arrival in the UK according to BF advice. Happily our dog is now going to leave from le Havre today so should be within the limt.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    yes my other half is booked on it with out dog and i am worried now about getting them home within the time frame of the tapeworm treatment - dog owners will know what i am talking about,
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    They've just cancelled the Monts 1400 sailing.
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    Migrant Issues at BF Ports

    This is the link to BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45257005/migrant-crisis-i-climb-into-lorries-three-times-a-day
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    Immigrants at Ouistreham

    I have been travelling through Ouistreham regulaly over past few years and have noticed an increase in the numbers congregating on the edge of town in the last few months. I noticed last week that some of the areas where they gather have now been fenced off but they are still there on the perimeter. As has been said, lorries rather than cars are more at risk but I find large groups of men on the streets (there are no women or children) intimidating, wherever they are from. I did not see them on the beach but I know the locals are worried about the impact on tourism. I live not far from Portsmouth and in the past local teenagers have often gone over for day trips but are avoiding it now as they are worried now about being in the town in the evening. If there is a perceived problem it will affect tourism regardless of whether the tourists are actually safe or not, which is a shame, as Ouistreham is such aa lovely town which is well worth a stop en route to other areas of France. https://actu.fr/normandie/ouistreham_14488/migrants-ouistreham-ville-serait-boudee-par-touristes-commerces-se-disent-menaces_16777526.html
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    Portsmouth check-in; some advice please.

    and they often have child friendly exhibitions upstairs, next to the costa coffee plus great views of the ships .
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    Duc De Normandie at Cork 28 March 1992

    Great , thanks for the deckplan. I do remember the cafe and restaurant being on one level, but couldn't recall how lower decks were configured. I agree at the time she was a great advance on what went before.
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    Duc De Normandie at Cork 28 March 1992

    Yes great pics thank you. She had a lovely promenade deck. Does anyone still have a deck plan? I can';t remember exactly the internal 'odd' layout. The funnel definitely looks better than the current ones.
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    Advice On GCSE Options

    Well York also has a very good reputation and a nice campus so am sure it will also be a good place to study. Good luck with your course.
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    Advice On GCSE Options

    Have you spoken to Durham? As applications are down this year they may still be willing to take you if you have only just missed the grade. I think it would be worth contacting them to discuss this.
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