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  1. Pilgrim

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Don't dislike the Armorique, personally, but don't really love it either. It's a workhorse that gets me where I need to go and it's perfectly good for that.
  2. Pilgrim

    You can’t catch the train.

    I've never got the train to or from Roscoff. It's always been a bus service. That said, the bus ride is a very pretty journey.
  3. Pilgrim

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Fine with me, as long as it runs smoothly.
  4. Pilgrim

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Excellent. That will help a lot with next year's 20th anniversary trip to Le Mans.
  5. Pilgrim

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    I thought the 2019 timetable was coming out in November.
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    I've nothing against school parties, it's just that sometimes they're allowed to run riot. Not fun if you're trying to sleep on an overnight sailing to Le Mans, still with a train to catch when I dock. Particularly bad when I'm on an overnight return run tired, wet, cold, hungry and bummed out at facing another fifty weeks of work, bills etc.
  7. Pilgrim

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Is there any word yet on the precise date Honfleur enters service? I understand she's to replace Normandie on the Portsmouth-Caen run.
  8. Pilgrim

    Ouisttreham Gare Maritime Express.

    Excellent. That'll be very useful getting from Ouistreham to Caen.
  9. Pilgrim

    Ouisttreham Gare Maritime Express.

    Just a quick question. When I disembark at Ouistreham, where do I get tickets for the bus service to Caen SNCF station. The timetable says the afternoon bus leaves for Caen at 3:30pm, arriving at Caen station at 4. I'll be arriving on the 3pm ferry.
  10. Looking at this year's timetable, it looks as though the Normandie isn't running between Portsmouth and Caen between those dates.Is there a reason for this? I'm headed over to Caen on June 9 in the morning.
  11. Pilgrim

    Portsmouth Berth 4 to be replaced

    Are they still making footies use that ghastly gangway? It was like an assault course last time.
  12. Pilgrim

    Is it Worth It?

    I've booked a Commodore aboard the Normandie morning sailing to Caen June 9. I was wondering when the steward/ess comes round about breakfast. By the way, what's the minibar usually stocked with?
  13. Pilgrim

    Portsmouth Berth 4 to be replaced

    Trust me, you're not. Although Plymouth's is even worse.
  14. Hi guys. I'm currently looking at options for my annual trip to Le Mans next June and was wondering if the Bretagne had plenty of soft benches to sleep on during an overnight crossing. Bitter experience tells the Normandie doesn't. SNCF don't do direct trains between Morlaix and Le Mans any more (according to their timetable), so the Portsmouth-St. Malo overnight is my most likely option.
  15. I don't really see anything bad about Armorique, if I'm honest. Arm's a workhorse that gets you from A to B and back in reasonable comfort. She's not much more than that and wasn't intended to be.