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  1. According to Ouest -France newspaper, Normandie had an electrical problem on board during Caen Ouistreham to Portsmouth yesterday and diverted to Cherbourg, as the nearest port, for safety reasons. It appears that two crew members were taken to hospital while 600 people stayed on board overnight. Alternative arrangements are being made for passengers' onward journeys. http://www.ouest-france.fr/societe/faits-divers/avarie-bord-un-ferry-deroute-vers-cherbourg-avec-600-personnes-4157722
  2. The usual ferry smells are fine. My post #21 refers to something entirely different, related to a specific problem which made the journey unusually uncomfortable. Thankfully, the situation appears now to have been resolved.
  3. It was very 'fumey' on board Barfleur, including inside some of the cabins, during Poole to Cherbourg crossing on 13th March. When I mentioned it to the BF staff member at Information, she replied that they were aware of it, due to the use of temporary generators with an unfortunate wind direction.
  4. I wonder for how long she is going to be reliant on a supplementary generator and why?
  5. If that's the reason for potential Sunday delays, I wonder why don't they do that work on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening when already timetabled for later departure?
  6. BF sailing updates have reported in recent weeks that Sunday evening sailings from Cherbourg to Poole have been subject to possible delays as maintenance work is carried out while Barfleur is alongside. Does anyone here know what this is all about?
  7. I've just read the comment you added to the report. Well said!
  8. Re: Today I... Enjoyed the spectacle of a heavy thunderstorm with lightning and hailstones while waiting to board Barfleur at Cherbourg this evening. The billowing, black cloud formations were quite startling. Nevertheless. a calm crossing ensued.
  9. Re: Today I... Enjoying this thread. Khaines, hope you're not suffering too much.
  10. Re: Today I... Booked my next two return ferry crossings on Barfleur; did some Spring cleaning; went for a walk in the sunshine; relaxed for an hour on my balcony with a glass of wine; now cooking a roast dinner. La vie est belle!
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