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    LATEST: £46,6m BF charter for no-deal Brexit

    Was £170 more to sail on the Friday night from StMalo compared to Friday morning from Plymouth and we would have a longer drive to our French destination so the £70 for the ibis in Roscoff for Friday night makes that more convinent and cost effective plus the cabins on Armorique are a class above Bretagnes so comforts there too.
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    LATEST: £46,6m BF charter for no-deal Brexit

    That’s what we’re doing , the things you do to avoid going on that old ferry 😉
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    BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    Apparently there’s a photo of Galicia in there somewhere. https://www.shippax.com/en/news/its-stena-estrid.aspx
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    BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    It’s not a silly name if you’re Swedish .
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    Other newbuild/arrivals

    Stena Estrid floated yesterday. http://play.yunxi.tv/livestream/e10124545fcd4675a6d8210f111a365d
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    Booking Document Query

    Ours is just a standard Leon hatchback £7 extra for the bike rack on the back .
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    Booking Document Query

    Mines didn’t come up as my car is so new it’s not on the database yet 😉 that doesn’t happen very often.
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    Normandie not sailing as economie

    Age,route suitability.
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    Normandie not sailing as economie

    Bretagne will go to Turkey or the Med before Le Havre in my opinion.
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    Normandie not sailing as economie

    I read on the internet from a fairly reliable source OW is off to the Med.
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    BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    There’s an abundance of dodgy editing on Wikipedia, that’s why it’s best to not rely on it for any facts whatsoever.
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    Normandie not sailing as economie

    We sailed Le Havre but on the Old Prins Philip (Norman spirit?) I remember at the time it was a lot cheaper than the equivalent sailing on BF to Ouistreham
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    Normandie not sailing as economie

    Armorique is different to Etretat , she has premium cabins club and club plus “, a larger food selection bigger shops and entertainment on busy sailings , I know people like to brand it an economie ferry but it’s not.
  14. I’m in a similar situation stay less than a 2 hour drive away but still haven’t tried I really must.
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    New Look Revealed

    If you read the thread the official BF spokesperson implies that they aren’t.
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    Long term secure parking.

    I’m sure I could manage that 😉
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    Long term secure parking.

    Tried to find out online but can’t see anywhere, the wife and I are doing a cycle tour around St Malo for a few days then spend a couple in St Malo just wondering if anyone one knows if there’s a secure car park to leave the car in for a few days, don’t really want to leave it on the street , cheers Neil.
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    First Run

    You use the service less often or not at all.
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    The Decline of the Travel Experience

    Sorry if my last post was a bit rambling I’m dosed up on all kinds of cold medicine s, I’m sure BF are reading these comments and are hopefully using them to improve the “onboard experience “ in a blue,green and orange way.
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    The Decline of the Travel Experience

    I think cleaning standards have dropped and by a fair bit , it used to be a rare exception that you got a cabin that wasn’t immaculate now you have badly hoovered or not hoovered at all rooms and various stuff left by the previous occupants left behind more often than should be the case I pay a 3 figure sum to ensure that I have a clean cabin with a well made bed and I expect that they know well in advance how many staff that they will need to provide and should factor what portion of my money goes towards that and yes the staff onboard are usually good.
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    Long term secure parking.

    Well after a lot of thought we’ve decided it’s just too expensive an option to do the tour, have another holiday in September and do Vélodyssée next year so we’re heading down to a Yelloh campsite in Brem sur mer which thanks to the loyalty scheme helps get us some free nights when we do the Vélodyssée , thanks again for the offer @colin up for a pint if you’re about 👍🏻
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    The Decline of the Travel Experience

    Bretagnes club cabins are terrible in my opinion compared to Armoriques and Ponts , you’ve got a tv that you can only really watch from one bed and a window that’s hardly worth bothering about it’s that small plus they seem a lot more cramped than the other two ships I suppose that’s an age thing it’s worse as the overnight to StMalo is unless I’m mistaken the most expensive french crossing BF offer, we voted with our feet and I’m grudgingly only using Bretagne on a day crossing, we were talking about going over to bring in the new year in Brittany and the wife was adamant she would only go if she got to travel on Pont Aven as it’s a “classy ferry to travel on overnight “. I would hope they spend a good few €€€€ on reffiting her once the eflexers are in full flow to make her fit for the next decade.
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    The Decline of the Travel Experience

    I must admit I still enjoy the Brittany Ferries experience on the whole even if with the few niggles we have, having the decent rest after a long drive is what makes us choose them and the discounted cabins with club voyage help , after trying the tunnel once I couldn’t do the M25 again , cost is of course a consideration but we like it in Lesconil and find the accommodation very reasonably priced €700 for 2 weeks at the end of August beginning of September that helps offset the cost of the ferry with the cost of staying in Scotland. Trains are interesting we’ve had loads of cancellations on the new Borders railway although ScotRail are full of promises once the train drivers are trained on the new rolling stock as for Scottish Ferries well that’s a big old mess.
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    The Decline of the Travel Experience

    It’s always seems to be customers getting the blame when companies cut corners to increase profits.
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    The Decline of the Travel Experience

    Road travel , average speed cameras everywhere (in Scotland anyway ) and the introduction of smart motorways which just seem extremely dangerous way to cut costs .
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