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Paully

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  1. Canal Boats get free passage
  2. Happy to help....sleep tight👍
  3. You need an urgent Ricard...Fortunately this is administered orally and completely relaxes the mind...........provided it is in the right doseage obviously 😁
  4. That`ll get a few hot under the collar 😄
  5. Yes she now qualifies to be registered as a canal Boat🤣
  6. Thanks Gareth that makes sense. The Humber ports are mostly behind locks and therefore restrictive, although very handy at one end of the Trans Pennine M62.
  7. Just been reading an article in one of the Sunday Papers (behind the usual paywall) but states that Government and Airlines current thinking is for a stamp of some sort being placed in your passport, to confirm you have been vaccinated. Johnson did mention the Pet Passport scheme.Obviously the exact type and security are still being worked on (cue De La Rue) but the Airlines, all over the world, are very keen indeed to get their industry back up. It may well boil down to different lines at various ports of disembarkation.........Clean and Unclean😁.......or something like that.
  8. A 150,000 less truck movements a year (will never come to anything like that) would be good for British roads. They don`t refuel in UK unless forced, as there are currency differences and are on time limits to make the landbridge exit. The financial benefit to the UK from landbridge is next to nothing in fact. Re the routes from East of England to the Continent they are being reduced. P & O the main operators, have reduced Hull Zeebrugge to an ad hoc freighter and there are rumours they intend to reduced the Rotterdam services. No sign, so far, of new ports or routes although I agree
  9. I think it does mean closed Roger.I`ve checked various Portsmouth Cherbourg summer 21 crossings and on all sailings the lounge is shown `full`..I think its only available on the Spanish crossings.
  10. True Gareth..They didn`t design them, somebody else did. BF are merely leasing them.
  11. Just wondering aloud Colin, that maybe thats part of the plan. Whilst its free for Commodore class Pax its £35 a pop for everyone else, if they fancy it. If it becomes popular it will be a good revenue stream. I would`nt mind betting it will be heavily marketed both ashore and on board in the months to come.
  12. All things to all passengers it seems..this ship is unashamedly aimed at Biscay crossers, paying a price premium in the process. The French ship routes will be aimed at the French market...It's just business
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    We are going to need the farters and the bummers again then feeting the Froonch??
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    That would be a logical move for an ageing vessel that will have been laid up for 18 months or so. They could transfer her to their associate Condor and flag her out to the Bahamas, exactly as their other vessels are. If the NEX is transferred on a `dry` lease then crewing and routing become the responsibility of Condor and saves BF lay up charges in Le Havre.
  15. Used to be big business this time of year on dealers forecourts. They all had CI number plates on, usually low milage year old small sized cars
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    You are knickered....go and have farty wonks
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    We shed stoot an officer Crabtree thrid😂
  18. I don`t think it will be the app..The Government have contracted the security systems printers De La Rue to provide certificates complete with security hollograms and watermarks. I wonder if these will have sufficent details on to enable travel on them, as well as passports, such will be the security of the document. As always time will tell but I would expect them to be rolled out fairly soon next year.
  19. It will quickly become compulsory to board any train/boat or plane.. equally be required for check in to any hotel or accommodation anywhere in the world.. Forcing this issue forces the vaccinations..win win for Governments..like you I'll do it in order to get back to some sort of life, but can't say I view it with any sort of joy
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    Plus if they were to take passengers car and or foot they would have to re engage Passenger handling staff, both ashore and on board. The CEO said sometime ago that carrying foot passengers cost BF money. Thats why they stopped carrying them on all routes..Another reason the Cotentin will not be carrying passengers other than truckers.
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    The only thing consistant is that you are wrong again..As David mentioned above the Barfleur is only on Le Havre for a very short time. From the 5th April it returns full time Poole/Cherbourg, taking passenger bookings until 31st October. Normandie is remaining on the Caen run, seeing as there is no other alternative. Le Havre will get whats left, probably the Cotentin unless the UK subsidy runs out then probably le Havre full time.........in the Dars le Ocean
  22. Presently down through the Bay of Biscay but no final destination shown on AIS..One to watch. Fine old ship but her future can`t be very bright I fear. Brings me to Sea Jets of Greece who have suddenly bought 5 redundant passenger ships including the P & O Oceana as well as 2 CMV ships. They are experienced in inter Island fast craft but no history of cruising. They bought them all very cheap and have them stached all over Greece at the moment. I suspect they are waiting for scrap prices to rise and despatch them all to Aliaga.
  23. Who can forget those Bretagne lunches in the Les Abers. Best in the fleet. Just hoping that they return, as gargantuan as ever, next year. 🙏
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    Interesting that they have spent so much to deal with travellers entering and leaving the port of Le Havre...........oh hang on a minute they havent, so far, got any passenger ferries entering or leaving the port after Brexit. Suppose it must have been quite easy to sort out really.
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