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  1. georgem7

    Honfleur - The Launch

    Such interesting photos and videos, what exciting times! Will both accommodation blocks be in place by Christmas or will it be a longer wait until the new year?
  2. georgem7

    New Look Revealed

    I think she looks great. She suits the blue quite well I think. Intrigued to see Armorique!
  3. georgem7

    New Look Revealed

    I actually don't mind that! When they said they were introducing a new colour palette, I was a little worried, but they've done a good job here. Never thought they'd be adding blue to the Pont-Aven! However, I've always thought though that window stripes definitely add to a livery so its nice to see.
  4. georgem7

    BF Refits 2018-19

    A Bretagne sailing to Le Havre has appeared on the timetables... http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferries-france/portsmouth-le-havre/timetable
  5. georgem7

    Brittany Ferries 1993

    Of course, I understand that. The August timetable definitely shows a two-ship operation between Wednesday and Sunday. I know Quiberon was the main Roscoff ship, but considering Val de Loire would have served Spain and Cork as well, there must have been a third vessel involved, and I am not sure what that ship could have been.
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    Brittany Ferries 1993

    Interesting to see, quite a lot of sailings by the looks of it, did Val not go to Cork that year?
  7. I thought Pont on first thoughts as the Pont has a promenade deck and this photo could have been potentially taken from there. I don’t think the others have equivalent spaces allowing such angle? I might be wrong though.
  8. P.S. This was last week I drafted it forgot to post it
  9. Just enjoyed a couple of days in Santander with the family, using the Plymouth to Santander crossing both ways. Upon arrival in Plymouth, we went to the Hoe to watch the Pont-Aven arrive, then headed for the port a little later than we usually would, and probably not the best decisions. Our check-in queue didn’t seem to move as fast as the others. Once finally through check-in we had an even longer wait before security. Most people were onboard already. We eventually boarded as one of the last cars to board, frustrating when we weren’t particularly late to check in. We were parked between the stairwells on Deck 3 underneath the funnel on top of the ramp to Deck 2. However, once docked, our late boarding was rewarded with one of the first cars to disembark. They don’t lie when they say your patience might be rewarded The sailing was full, surprising for September and we were running at least 30 minutes behind schedule so I’m surprised the departure time wasn’t pushed back to 16:15 like it is in the summer months. So due to this delay, as soon as the last car was boarded, the doors were quickly closed and engine began roaring into action. Then there was a queue for the stairs, so we had completely missed departure. And if that was bad enough, an orchestra of car alarms commenced to keep us entertained! The sailing itself was pleasant. I slept well, partially thanks to our fairly central location on deck 6, away from car alarms and thanks to a relatively calm sea state. The return was delayed by around 2-3 hours. This was due to the weather and an apparent technical problem. However, we decided to get to the port for around 17:00 so we could check-in early and then walk into the city for a bite to eat. Brittany Ferries had given us vouchers for a bottle of water, a hot drink and a bar of chocolate which was a nice gesture. There was a slight wait to board but we eventually did. We noticed that the queue was stopped behind us. I think it was hoped we would all squeeze onto the port side Deck 4. However there was no more room for us and another car so, as starboard side Deck 4 wasn’t ready, we were sent down Deck 3 right behind the stern doors. What a result! We off and out relatively quickly at Plymouth, a big advantage given the notorious nature of Plymouth’s customs! The sea was a lot rougher on this crossing. Thankfully, we had a similar cabin location to the outbound so we didn’t feel so much movement. However the rest of the party were more forward on Deck 6 and they could feel the up and down motion a lot more. Whilst arrival was scheduled for 19:30, we arrived just after 7 but the announcements didn’t sync up because the ‘vacate your cabin’ announcement occurred five minutes before docking. Overall, a nice trip. The outbound trip was fantastic aside from loading, and what has been echoed recently, nicely timed as well. Return not so great but hey, it is pot luck with regard to the weather! My opinions of the Pont tend to change but I appreciated her more this time. The family liked her too. Their only complaint was the positioning of the stage in the bar.
  10. georgem7

    Brittany Ferries BETA site

    I agree with you there
  11. georgem7

    Routing to Spain

    I have given it some thought and I believe the best solution for Spain post-2021 is: Galicia and Salamanca would dedicate themselves to Portsmouth to Santander and Bilbao respectively. Will they be fast enough to fit three rotations each? Pont-Aven would introduce a second rotation between Plymouth and Santander in lieu to Cork. She would return to Plymouth Friday morning and leave for Santander at 15:45, leaving Santander at around 17:00 Saturday to be back in time for the 15:45 Sunday crossing. Cap Finistere would become dedicated Irish ship (with maybe two Cork Roscoff sailings to compensate and maybe 1 Cork Santander sailing?) Result: extra Portsmouth sailing, extra Plymouth sailing, Ireland maintained. Wouldn't need Pelican, Etretat or BDS.
  12. georgem7

    2019 Fleet Deployment

    It will be interesting where they do put them. The website says 12 cabins and there blocks of 12/13 on Deck 5, which are out the way. However, they'll need to have access to an exercise area so it is difficult to say right now.
  13. georgem7

    2019 Fleet Deployment

    Yes that's correct. I mentioned before that this could potentially be the case. I may have confused with the 2020 comment (someone mentioned it might be a 'bedding in' move). I personally think keeping MSM on friday nights is logical.
  14. georgem7

    HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/fleet/cruise-ferries/honfleur/accommodation I don't how long this page has been up but I thought it would be relevant here. It does appear to have 2 berth cabins - although the image used is shown to be a 4 berth. It would be interesting to see if they are like the 2 berth insides on the rest of the fleet.
  15. georgem7

    2019 Fleet Deployment

    Oh I see I clearly missed that thanks. Hmm I wonder what the logic in that idea is?