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  1. Pilgrim

    New Premier Inn

    Edifice? Orifice, more like. Anyway, the Premier Inn beside Portsmouth and Southsea railway station is a nice enough place for a night as well.
  2. Pilgrim

    Brexit effect on BF

    Yep, that would be the ETIAS form, valid for three years of multiple visits and costing only a few quid per form. Comes in in 2021 if I remember rightly.
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    Brexit effect on BF

    I'm more concerned about whether visas will be needed, personally.
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    Plymouth - Roscoff disadvantaged again

    Which may be the reason Plymouth still has that awful gangway for foot passengers. Complain to either and they'll likely blame the other.
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    Ouistreham D Day 75th Anniversary 6/6/2019.

    Looks as though Ouistreham will be busy. http://www.normandy-travel-trade.com/menu/highlights/d-day-and-the-battle-of-normandy-17-2.html
  6. Looking at next year's timetables, I'm wondering whether or not choosing a Portsmouth-Caen sailing on June 6 is likely to be a nightmare with the anniversary. Would it be an easier option to pick another route, do people think?
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    New deposit price on bookings?

    I don't know if anyone's noticed, but the 25% deposit is actually lower on cheaper bookings than the old £40 flat rate. So it's a little swings and roundabouts depending on what kind of booking you're after.
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    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.
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    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.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Fine with me, as long as it runs smoothly.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Excellent. That will help a lot with next year's 20th anniversary trip to Le Mans.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Ouisttreham Gare Maritime Express.

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