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  1. In the Ferry Nostalgia thread in the post about the St Patrick you can see the Russian liner Mikhail Lermontov. In February 1986 she sank in the Marlborough Sounds off the north coast of New Zealands south island. We were in Picton (which was the ships last port of call) in January and one of her lifeboats is on display outside a local shopping mall.
  2. RTE Radio documentary from 1993 called Ferry People about the St Killian II Ferry People
  3. That particular Casino always reminds me of somewhere about to close down. Half empty shelves and generally run down. Though its been like that for years😁
  4. Saw a handful on deck but in fairness it wasnt a morning to be up on deck 😁
  5. Few of the Pont arriving out of the mist and rain earlier this morning
  6. Was often thinking the same. Those houses by the lighthouse would be perfect! We can dream I suppose 😀
  7. Plenty of food for thought there. Thanks both 👍
  8. Heading to Scandinavia next April for a break. 3 nights in Stockholm and overnight on Silja Symphony to Helsinki for another 3 days. On one of the days in Helsinki we're planning a day trip to Tallin. Prices are all much of a much and my better half wont care once there's shopping on board 😀'so my question is do we sail on Viking XPRS, Star, Megastar or Finlandia? I'm veering towards Viking though I'd like a look at Megastar!
  9. Were the outside decks open to walk around?
  10. Here's a few pics of Kerry at Rosslare earlier this week. More here https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8PJNE2
  11. Just to follow up on this I got an email last Friday to say that I'd be receiving a refund to my payment card rather than a voucher. €397.00 arrived in my account yesterday. Well done BF 👍
  12. Some very interesting stuff there! Thanks for sharing!
  13. Ireland Coronavirus: Foreign travel restrictions will be eased from July 9th Foreign travel restrictions will be eased from July 9th with travelers permitted to move between countries with similar levels of coronavirus infection. A green list will be compiled before that date detailing which countries people can travel between without having to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Mr Varadkar said the list of accepted countries could change every two weeks. “If a country ends up having a second wave, they may be taken off the list.”
  14. We were due to sail Rossalre to Roscoff next Monday 29th June and back to Cork on July. Last Thursday with no definite news that the sailings were going ahead and the ongoing need to quarantine on return to Ireland we decided to amend them to last fortnight in September. Got on manage booking and amended the booking. The fare was less and it was noted a the end of the new booking Balance by refund application -397.00 € So on Saturday I dropped them an email asking when I'd receive the voucher. Got an immediate standard very busy response saying we'll reply in 7 days. On Monday i got a se
  15. We were in a similar position so after yesterdays government announcement we said that rather than waiting for the inevitable bad news email early next week we'd get in early and change our sailings to late September.
  16. According to todays Irish Times the 14 day quarantine says : the regulations that remain in force require people entering the Republic from abroad to provide the address where they will be self-isolating for the required 14-day period. They were extended for a further three weeks and will now be in place until at least July 9th. Full article below Air bridges, travel bubbles, adapted airports: Will they help us to fly this summer?
  17. If BF cancel the Cork route for July/August they may as well shut up shop in Cork. As well as the general dissatisfaction felt by majority of people on how BF have handled Covid so far a lot of people here are still pissed off after last years cancellations due to PAs engine problems. Personally It doesnt bother me driving the 2+ hours to Rosslare. I've done it for years and as we usually stay within a couple of hours of Roscoff so 7am arrival Sunday morning is no great advantage to me. But I'm in a minority as lots of people here in Cork and in SW Ireland generally love the convenience of the
  18. Latest from CEO https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/coronavirus/ceo-message I’m afraid more bad news comes as we are forced to cancel sailings until June 28th. There is still a blanket ban on all but essential travel and the imposition of the UK’s quarantine, lasting for three weeks starting from Monday this week, means we have no choice but to extend the cancellation period until then. I really hope that this will be the last round of cancellations. While there are differences in approaches across Europe, I believe governments are converging on a late June resumption
  19. Just checked and the first available sailing to book from Cork is Roscoff has changed to Saturday 4th July. First Rosslare to Roscoff is now 29th June!
  20. The confusion and lack of clarity is the biggest issue.
  21. I'd take any ship big or small as long as its sailing Rosslare-Roscoff on 29th June 😁
  22. Coronavirus: EU wants all borders re-opened by the end of the month All EU member states should lift their temporary coronavirus travel restrictions on each other by the end of the month, Brussels has said. The EU’s home affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson, was speaking ahead of a virtual meeting of national home affairs ministers on Friday. The 27 member states will discuss how to restore freedom of movement as the pandemic abates across the continent, with many EU countries no longer reporting daily coronavirus deaths.“I think we’re coming very close to a situation where we should lift
  23. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0605/1145568-covid19-coronavirus-phase-2-restrictions/ Meanwhile, travel for Irish people to countries where Covid-19 has been successfully supressed will return in a number of weeks, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys has said. Minister Humphreys told RTÉ's Morning Ireland that the Government plans to reintroduce air travel through "airbridges", which will allow travel to countries where the curve has been "flattened" to the same degree as it has here. She said she would not encourage people to book holidays yet, but she said p
  24. No need just head on up to the border and into the Norrh.😁 Passengers flying into Dublin and travelling north will not have to register for 14-day quarantine
  25. 14 day self isolation is not mandatory in Republic of Ireland but from 28th May arrivals must complete a passenger location form to say where they will be staying in ROI. Failure to complete the form will be an offence. https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0522/1140009-travel-to-ireland/ Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that from next week all passengers arriving into the country will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form. The Government has made it mandatory for all travellers arriving in Ireland to provide an address to Gardaí.The regulations will be
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