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  1. Would be interesting to see the ship layout. Or is her time in the fleet going to be so short there won't be any worth going to the trouble of making a ship guide pdf?
  2. Any hint on what's next for Stena Superfast X? Stena have already publicly announced that Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey are being lengthened following replacement yet nothing seems to have been announced. You would have thought something would have been known since replacement is imminent.
  3. georgem7

    New Look Revealed

    Well it appears photoshopped versions of MSM, Barfleur and Normandie Express (who have yet to be officially reliveried) have appeared on the website See https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ships/cruise-ferries/mont-st-michel https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ships/cruise-ferries/barfleur https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ships/high-speed-ferry/normandie-express Would be interesting if they turn out exactly as planned in the photos. I am particularly intrigued why they've decided to effectively move Barfleur's stripe one deck down. What's the point?!? It already exists in one-stripe livery!
  4. Confirming a late-2020 delivery which fits nicely in with the end of charter for Kerry and return of Connemara to Cork
  5. Wow! She's looking great especially in BF livery. Particularly the application of blue on the funnel and stern area. It's quite blurry but do I read Portsmouth as the port of registry? If so, certainly a first for the company and a confirmation she won't be serving France at all (not that it was expected anyway) If she is this far advanced, I struggle to believe the late 2021 delivery suggested by Jonno up thread.
  6. The return will be likely to be rammed too. We came back about this time 7 years ago and it was full. Will be a nuisance to all those customers having to get to Cherbourg.
  7. Interestingly if you look at the ferrysite, Bore Bay used to have massive infrastructure plonked on the top of her. This was under UECC. This has now been removed and the funnel looks very odd! http://www.ferry-site.dk/ferry.php?id=9122007&lang=en Etretat will be serving predominantly Le Havre throughout the winter season until the arrival of Honfleur, so I'd say it is unlikely. In fact, Le Havre will be a two-ship service come January! As bbcone says, Connemara will be appearing at Poole to refit cover Barfleur.
  8. This is what me and Cabin Boy suggested a couple of months ago where the query was raised then - albeit I suggested a two-nighter return. With Roscoff and Le Havre a no fit (Jonno made this very clear), and Portsmouth to Cherbourg not worth running a regular non-fast craft service to, at most if they required a French port change, it would have to be Cherbourg en route. A regular daily service at a set time would be attractive to haulers and passengers . As you say though, which of these run to Santander and which to Bilbao is another question. Perhaps they could alternate?
  9. On the seemingly odd occasion which happened to be coincidentally the two times I went on Bretagne on a Sunday night ever, she has been on Berth 3 and Cap Finistere has been on Berth 4. I guessing that when it happened, Mont St Michel would have been on Berth 3 and Etretat on Berth 2.
  10. As I suggested up thread, I feel like it will be a two-ship service to Le Havre next year. It makes no sense to have two sailings per day in Jan/Feb and then only a daily (roughly) daily service the rest of the year.
  11. Some initial obsevations/interesting deployments : Connemara will cover Barfleur's refit in December Cap Finistere will be serving Le Havre twice a week in Nov/Dec. Etretat and Connemara will both operate to Le Havre in Jan/Feb before Connemara replaces BDS. Perhaps the plan will be that once Honfleur arrives, both Normandie and Etretat will operate together to Le Havre? Bretagne coming back in January to cover Pont-Aven's engine replacement Armorique to cover Mont St Michel as expected
  12. No I don't think it would be double-deck. Bretagne 2 in my eyes would have: Decks 2, 3 & 4 as vehicle decks and very similarly designed to Pont-Aven's vehicle decks Decks 5, 8 & 9 as cabin decks ensuring there is plenty of cabins Decks 6 & 7 as passenger decks similarly designed to Armorique's (i.e. plenty of lounges) except it would be longer and include an a la carte restaurant and large show lounge/bar
  13. I am a bit lost... The article suggests that the new ship will replace Connemara, and Connemara will move to Le Havre. But won't Normandie be on Le Havre with the delivery of Honfleur? I am assuming Baie de Seine is leaving the fleet and will Etretat take her place? Weren't there suggestions Etretat would also be leaving the fleet once Honfleur arrives?
  14. georgem7

    New Look Revealed

    Beings as she currently wears the one window stripe look, I cannot see her looking too dramatically different.
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