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  1. Under 'Funnel Emissions' on this page, it says Salamanca will replace Cap Finistere. I posted this on the Galicia inauguration thread. Okay, I accept it's hardly an official confirmation, but I'm sure it was mentioned elsewhere too. https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/hola-galicia/technically-more-efficient
  2. Sorry Gareth, I should have used better words. Theory being a better word to use than suggestion. But I personally feel that PA replacement ‘theory’ has the strongest footing at this moment in time based on Galicia’s recent trials and the SOMABRET rumour from @jonno. These two factors weaken the case for the two other theories you have suggested. I apologise again for any confusion. I have simply restarted this discussion because I wanted to see others thoughts on: When we are likely to find out (thank you for answering Gareth) If she did replace PA, what changes would have r
  3. Been mentioned once or twice in other topics but did not want to steer them more off-topic, I wonder when the route allocation for Santona will be revealed? Recent suggestions are certainly pointing towards a Pont-Aven replacement especially now there is proof that Santona will fit Plymouth and Roscoff. Whilst I am now inclined to agree, this surely cannot have been the original plan when ordered in 2018. Unless I am mistaken, until just before COVID, there were plans for a direct Bretagne replacement thereby implying PA would be staying on her current routes. It was therefore reaso
  4. The online PDF leaflet for Galicia has finally been released: https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/sites/default/files/2020-12/Galicia Ship Guide_12-2020.pdf The deckplans are in the same style as shared on NI ferry site. However, the cabins are shown a bit more clearly and the pet cabin corridor is highlighted
  5. My interpretation of the deckplan provided on the NI ferry site is that the outside cabins on Deck 9 denoted in a different colour are not the pet cabins but the Commodore Club cabins. I would like to think the Pet cabins (of which there are both outside and inside types) are on the starboard side of Deck 7 close to the Pet Walk Area. However, I haven't booked so those who have cabin allocations with the aforementioned types might be able to shed more light.
  6. And she's docked bow in. So guessing bow in at Portsmouth and stern in at Santander will be the norm unless things change. If she's at PIP 4, does that not suggest that Galicia will be utilising two-level loading at the Portsmouth end? I know she's trialled on Berth 2 so maybe they'll wait until Santander has this facility?
  7. Stena Nordica was known Malo Seaways for a short period in 2015-16
  8. The deckplans answer a couple of cabin-related queries: Whilst most cabin numbers are three-digits long, there are four-digit long cabin numbers at the rear (like I assumed). The reason being that the numbering exceeds the allocation. (i.e. Deck 8 has 801-894 and 8101-8142) Freight-driver cabins explain why the windows to the rear of Deck 8 were so close together I am a little disappointed by the bar. Looks a small space next to the lifeboats with limited possibility of live entertainment. Personally, I would not have bothered with the C-Club lounge and instead put the bar here
  9. Agreed. The staircase takes up a lot of space too.
  10. The page also confirms that Salamanca will replace Cap Finistere. Of course, this was widely believed, but was it ever confirmed directly?
  11. I had noticed the different windows on Galicia but just assumed it was a BF thing so didn't bring it up! I was left wondering what would be different about Stena Embla given that you described her in your articles as 'slightly modified'. I was trying to dig through the archives to find out so thanks for clarifying that.
  12. It wasn't too long ago when deck plans didn't show the individual cabin numbers! I recall around the time I joined this site the amount of topics in Q&A requesting the location of cabins and there would always be members able to give directions from reception/major stairwell!
  13. This photo shows two styles of cabin number, so there is no error. My assumption is that the additional cabins at the rear have the four digit cabin number but could very much be wrong.
  14. How do they calculate number of trucks? Is it maximum number ignoring cars and all mezzanines not in use? On Stena Estrid and Edda, there is a separate deck for cars. Galicia doesn't have this and in this video, you can see at 4:07, it appears Galicia will have a mezzanine vehicle deck (Deck 6). Perhaps it is fixed in place thus bringing down the total truck space? Total guesswork though!
  15. Are you sure? I’m sure that Mont St Michel‘s month at Gdańsk was cancelled due to reasons and she was laid up at Cherbourg for her repaint instead.
  16. Is it known whether Galicia will load over two levels in Portsmouth (obviously in Santander it will be single loading) or will, like Cap, be single loading in both ports? Which port will she dock bow-in? Or will she be stern-loading only (only ask considering Cap only docks stern in)?
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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 f
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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