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  1. Don’t know your route but we always travel north from Spain into PIP in early July and back again in early September. By early July the Spanish schools have been on holiday for a couple of weeks so whichever ship we take it is comfortably full and most cabins pre-booked. Our homeward trip south is usually rammed with the snowbirds heading south for the winter sun again all cabins are pre-booked. The restaurant is usually full and the atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. We always book as soon as the sailings are released and we pre-book an early table for dinner to make sure we eat with time for the food to go down before bed.
  2. We always pre-book our evening meal on the Pont or Cap on our return trips to Spain each year. We like to eat early on the first sitting so it avoids the race to join the queue from the car deck. Gives us chance to find the cabin, dump the bags and use the loo and wash up before a stroll down to supper.
  3. Clearly operated by an ardent Brexshiteer but it is not finished till the fat lady sings. I have got my little stickers but will hold out till the instructions comes from the Guarda Civil that they will be taking action on this!
  4. However IF charge a fee for using Tesco vouchers so it is not the good deal it appears to be
  5. In a word Dover, congestion in Kent due to delays at the Chunnel and Dover.
  6. Surely Connemara from Cork on the first was the first BF sailing of 2019.
  7. Or Cork to quite a few destinations in Spain and Portugal.
  8. Yes! it is nothing short of corruption to award a company that has no ships has not carried any freight and has no definite plan £14m to increase its non existent schedules. Even when we stay in the EU they get to keep about £4m.
  9. JohnMustow

    Club Voyage

    Not looked at that one. Used both BF & IF from Roscoff. Destination in the Republic is 20km north of Cork so that is target destination. Rosslare is well to the east and the roads are not good full of French motor caravans and German Harly’s
  10. JohnMustow

    Club Voyage

    I raised this some time ago on the Gijon thread and more recently on the Connemara thread. I have a CV Spain card and have tried to use it on the Roscoff / Cork route and the Santander / Cork route to no avail. At first on the shorter crossing I was told that it was because Ireland uses the euro but when I pointed out France and Spain also use the euro it changed to BF IRELAND is a separate company. I was interviewed on Radio Cork together with the Cork Port Commander when the Connemara route was introduced and I raised the issue of the rip off level of fares (as much for a single Santander / Cork Economie ticket as a return Portsmouth / Santander on Pont) but no one came back from BF to explain why the fares were so high or why there is no Club Voyage Ireland. It seems to me Ireland is truly an island and to France BF compete with IF and their fares are much the same. For Spain the only alternative is to travel via U.K. so 24hrs longer and IF to pay for as well.
  11. JohnMustow

    Club Voyage

    The punishment for transgressing BF rules is quite severe. If they catch the maincardholder advertising his card number openly on forums he looses all his accumulated rewards for that year, he is not allowed any bookings other than one in which he is travelling and the purchasers loose their 10% discount on the fare they have booked with that number in the year.
  12. In order to travel legally in Spain, Portugal and France I carry in each of our cars sufficient yellow jackets for each passenger to have one if we break down. That’s six in the Alhambra and four in the Fabia.
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