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8410Commodore

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  1. Perhaps a Mediterranean cruise is more viable? Portsmouth-Santander-Vigo-Porto-Gibraltar-Marseille-Corsica-Sicily-Santander-Portsmouth Could use the car docks for freight - especially new cars.
  2. About as economically viable as Concorde haha.
  3. Very tempted to go to Le Havre for the day in June... £50 return with bike and cabin on the way out but I'll probably have to go on my own
  4. The express breakfast is £5 right? Assuming you're a family of four - that's £20 saved for breakfast. Then you have the minibar, which I'd say has around £10 worth inside. Then you have the coffee machines in the lounge, assuming only the adults drink one coffee each, that's £4. So you've spent an extra £60, but you've said £34. The actual cost is therefore £24 - and for what? Balcony, comfy beds, more space, better ensuite, lounge and if you're using the restaurant it's far easier to book. If you can afford it, go for it. But an extra £24 isn't too bad.
  5. No way!!! I was in 8404 (the young guy)! I did notice that your balcony was hosed down but not the dog hair! It's pretty bad if you ask me, however we did not have any so it must have been the (very) strong winds blowing the water down with the dog hairs. Out of interest when did you sail out? We were on the Plymouth-Santander on 24th June in 8413.
  6. I wouldn't say that the majority of people vote for a party based on what they stand for. It might be one factor, but I really don't think there's an overwhelming factor. - the candidate - the potential PM - the policies - tactical voting (huge in the UK, thanks to FPTP) //// In terms of the Brexit vote, as I haven't given my opinion - I think it's great! We have a superb opportunity to change things.
  7. I wouldn't say that the majority of people vote for a party based on what they stand for. It might be one factor, but I really don't think there's an overwhelming factor. - the candidate - the potential PM - the policies - tactical voting (huge in the UK, thanks to FPTP) //// In terms of the Brexit vote, as I haven't given my opinion - I think it's great! We have a superb opportunity to change things.
  8. Diesel is cheaper in Spain. Supermarkets, I think there's a big Carrefour on the edge of the city. Parque de la Magdalena is great, as are the beaches. A trip outside of Santander can also be really rewarding with the Picos de Europa. Some great views, especially Llanes.
  9. Bilbao, or even Santander, is a good bet. On the way back from Santander last year, I overheard someone saying they were staying in Northern Italy and took the Spanish route. Very scenic between Spain and Italy, more relaxing travel and probably easier to get to Portsmouth.
  10. There won't be any new builds for the Economie brand for the time being. If it's making more money for BF, what would be the point in using that towards a replacement? Clearly the current product is as good as it needs to be.
  11. As much as I hate to admit it, the PA will be very well suited for the St Malo route long term. I just hope PA's replacement for Spain isn't like Armorique. The PA replacement needs: - bigger shop - bigger restaurant - more commodore - bigger swimming pool (the one aboard PA is incredibly underwhelming for what it is hyped up to be) - bigger standard cabins (length, not width) - the massive circular window that was on the original PA plans
  12. Hang on did I get the wrong end of the stick too? Are they looking at two new builds over a long period or just one with it being transferred later this decade.
  13. I think it would be a better idea replacing (possibly) the most uneconomical and oldest ship. Pont Aven will be getting scrubbers and she is doing just fine, of course she will need to be replaced but that can be done when BF are in a better financial situation IMHO.
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