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  1. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    It is a possibility, but it was discussed a few months ago that putting having an e-flexer would be a struggle to justify especially given reports suggesting that carryings weren't as expected and hence the whole port switching. I wonder if we would have seen Normandie at Rosslare had Honfleur been delivered?
  2. It looks like Restaurant Azul could be some sort of hybrid a la carte-self service because it has servery area still. It also looks like Taberna forms an 'overflow' to the Restaurant Azul during the summer. The virtual tour confirms the Taberna is in the location of the Truckers lounge. I would quite like to know if there is any difference in facility provision on the Cherbourg run because I am quite eager to do a day trip to Cherbourg on her.
  3. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    Well done Gareth. I mean your suggestion had more footing anyway. But it is important to note that when Salamanca arrives, these timings will change again. I like how next year the Spanish timetable has one ship dedicated to one route, it is definitely tidier! And there is a daily sailing (in the sense that there is an arrival/departure into/from Spain on every day of the week). If the Le Havre service has been dispensed with, it hints that Cap Finistere may be replacing Etretat at Rosslare when Salamanca arrives. Santona's role is more unknown, unless her purpose is to add further sailings between Portsmouth and Spain. Pont-Aven's timings have been slowed down slightly during the summer, and it is interesting that she'll be doing Galicia's exact timings over the winter. Probably good for fuel economy. But also of course could be that Galicia could enter service earlier and Pont-Aven is merely a placeholder Finally, Rosslare-Cherbourg is interesting, BF are certainly playing musical chairs a little bit. Let's hope this stays and is successful. I mean if Cap Finistere transferred across in a couple of years, it would be a more attractive option than Stena Horizon!
  4. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    A further suggestion: whilst Cap Finistere visits Le Havre, Etretat could run to Spain. i.e. Cap Finistere departs Portsmouth for Bilbao on Wednesdays and Saturdays and leaves Bilbao for Portsmouth on Thursdays and Sundays. Operates Monday overnight to Le Havre and Tuesday overnight back to Portsmouth. Etretat departs Portsmouth for Bilbao on Mondays and leaves for Bilbao for Portsmouth on Tuesdays then serves Le Havre for the rest of the week. You'd have 3 sailings a week to Spain plus 5 sailings a week to Le Havre. Although, reading back through the thread, it does appear that Le Havre remains undecided. Maybe Etretat could be added in later should demand be there for it?
  5. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    Okay well I am still not convinced let's just wait and see what Wednesday brings. I won't say too much more but... I still think, like others, they've staggered the release to take the pressure off. Barfleur, despite being off all summer, is resuming her normal schedule next year. I don't think we would have seen Bretagne back in service if what you predict is true.
  6. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    If there is a surprise/stinger/whatever, I really cannot see it concerning St Malo. I cannot see much change especially as it does similarly in numbers to Roscoff. They'd be foolish. At most they'll keep the Tuesday night return going through the summer season.
  7. Did a periodic check to see if we'd ever see the ship guide for Kerry and here we are!... https://www.brittany-ferries.ie/sites/default/files/2020-05/Kerry Ship Guide ENG-FR 21-11-19.pdf
  8. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    Oh sorry! The discussion regarding freight timetables was regarding the easier nature of viewing what was released on Wednesday - the same style as the old website. The Spanish timetables won't be available on any version of the website until next Wednesday.
  9. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    Well here is the Roscoff timetable on the freight website which shows to October 2021: https://www.brittanyferriesfreight.co.uk/ferry-routes/timetables/plymouth-roscoff
  10. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    I was thinking about the CF scenario you describe in the shower yesterday. How minds think alike on this website! It makes sense, but at the same time, it would only be for a year before Salamanca arrives (which like Galicia will only be able to do two sailings) so is it worth changing the days only to change the timetable again the following year? The greater capacity of Galicia should offset the need for CF's third sailing. I don't know, we'll see who is right next Wednesday! Let's hope the freight website isn't upgraded soon!
  11. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    There will still be a smallish gap. Assuming she leaves Plymouth at 16:45 on Sundays as she does now and arrives at 12:15. She doesn't leave Plymouth for Roscoff until 20:00 on Tuesdays. My bets is that she'll layover in Santander until 21:15 returning for 17:00. (like she does on Wednesdays now) . Whilst it is a shame to see the end of morning sailings on Plymouth-Roscoff, the new set-up seems to make a lot of sense, and providing an additional Cork rotation will be highly beneficial, especially with the loss of the IF service.
  12. georgem7

    2021 Timetables

    As Galicia is operating to Cherbourg on Sunday evenings and return on Monday evenings, Galicia will clearly be operating rotations on Tuesdays and Fridays with returns on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Note that this is different to the BDS schedule, as it was outbound Tuesdays and Saturdays with returns on Wednesdays and Sundays. This hints at a change to Cap Finistere schedule as she presently operates outbound on Fridays. My thoughts is that they might slow Cap Finistere down with two departures a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and returns on Thursdays and Sundays. She would operate to Le Havre on Monday evenings and return on Tuesday evenings. This would set up nicely to be replaced by Salamanca. Further, this link suggests Galicia will be concentrated on Portsmouth-Santander: https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ships/cruise-ferries/galicia#tab-1 So it could be likely that Cap Finistere will be concentrated on Portsmouth-Bilbao. I may be wrong but this appears logical
  13. Hi all, I was sorting through some old memorabilia and found some timetable booklets. I thought it would a be good idea to type up these timetables into a Google Sheets document. I also remembered and found some discussions on here in the last few years regarding some 1990s timetables including the Google Drive memorabilia folder which helped a lot. I even have 1977 and 1979 which must have been shared on this site, but I cannot yet trace it. Thus, so far I have 1977, 1979, parts of 1991-1996, 2011-13, 2015-20. I was wondering, if I shared the document on this site, if people would be interested in contributing and filling some gaps. I could change the settings of the document so anyone could edit. I am not sure if it would be best for members-only? I feel it would be a nice feature and would help answer some historical timetable queries that are occasionally asked. Let me know your thoughts
  14. I don’t know how many cabins she had originally pre-Seafrance but I am guessing a return to original configuration with cabins where they would have been before?
  15. Week and a half on and week and a half off may work . With crew change on one outbound per three weeks and crew change on one return per three weeks and a half later
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