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  1. Also interesting to see how far up the Clyde the Azamara ships are.
  2. It certainly doesn’t bode well for the companies future if their staffing level doesn’t provide the level of service that the price they are charging demands , then you have the constant stream of unhappy customers on social media which doesn’t seem to be being handled as well as it used but I suppose that’s down to staffing as well.
  3. They wouldn’t get that off a English government if they were an English company that’s for sure.
  4. I won’t get into the politics of Bo Jo and co , but you’re a very optimistic person.
  5. You’re a very optimistic person.
  6. So if I sail to Rosslare then get the Belfast Cairnryan ferry I will be ok .
  7. It’s not the end of the world but it’s just another thing to add to the hassle of customs , I wonder how it will work at the NI - Eire border?
  8. The plans for Cotentin have been “shelved” according to BF sources .
  9. “Trying is the first step towards failure “ H.Simpson
  10. I suggest @LHCity writes a strongly worded letter to Jean Marc Roue telling him he’s made a strategic mistake and see how that goes.
  11. Still had my best sleep I’ve ever had on a ferry on Norman spirit even if she was neglected mind probably had more money spent on her now than some BF ships.
  12. I’m sure the Ponant cruise ships are registered in Marseille but have a mostly non French crew so I doubt the French crew is a requirement for the flag but of course it was always going to be a French crew on Galicia.
  13. Wait until you hear about their football stand and air display team.
  14. It appears that the German unions think that she will be finished elsewhere anywhere even the Congo https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/schleswig-holstein/Muehsamer-Neustart-fuer-die-Flensburger-Werft,fsg370.html?fbclid=IwAR23x_vgnqTymFoagTZFLI8D2PKuFrL-cnUPUkFnYPNlpJmulC3cRcnBLDs Works council angry - scrapping not excluded Works council member Thomas Jansen is extremely upset about the rejection from Oslo. It is true that external companies have been busy with the equipment recently. Nevertheless, according to his information, around 80 FSG employees were also involved. However, further construction without a customer is considered problematic. Industry experts also consider scrapping to be possible. The previous FSG managing director Martin Hammer also becomes clear: "If the Siem company thinks it can finish the ship more cheaply in the Congo, then that is the case." He points out that the Siem companies are currently under financial pressure due to the general shipping crisis.
  15. Much as I think that there are a lot of things that they could do better I can’t imagine going on holiday any other way with any other company as you say there’s no way we would get anything like them again.
  16. Armorique hasn’t changed since 2009 it needs a decent refit new beds, bathrooms , carpets, self service redone etc , Pont Aven needs ripped out from bow to stern and reconfigured for St Malo, MSM needs ripped out from bow to stern and modernised and Bretagne needs retired ASAP , just my opinion of course . (I’m booked to sail on Bretagne next year so I don’t think she’s that bad)
  17. You would imagine Bretagne would be at least 6 months as well, at least it shows BF are being realistic about the long term implications and not burying their head in the sand .
  18. Well it’s pretty obvious they want to use a sister ship of Galicia at Plymouth so they can stop using Pont there move her to StMalo full time and retire Bretagne, can’t really see why no one else has mentioned it. 😉
  19. To be fair there’s some nice historic parts of Plymouth had a nice pre sailing weekend there soaking up the atmosphere there at a music festival lots of good food and a nice atmosphere , the problem is there’s not many decent hotels and the port is a shambles ok to sail out of but wether it’s due to bad design or lack of customs border force it’s a disgrace to return to.
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