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8 minutes ago, David Williams said:

Well that is a repeat of the November in service statement 

Quite impressed that the WiFi will be good enough to stream Netflix.

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She's  in...

I can confirm, she does fit Millbay (this is from the opposite side of Plymouth Hoe, next to the barracks)    

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28 minutes ago, neilcvx said:

Quite impressed that the WiFi will be good enough to stream Netflix.

We sailed Ireland to wales on Estrid and nowhere was the signal good enough for downloading except if you purchased an upgrade definitely nothing in the premium cabins. The TV System took some figuring, just got a picture 30 mins from Holyhead.

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52 minutes ago, neilcvx said:

Quite impressed that the WiFi will be good enough to stream Netflix.

In think that is video on demand based on the onboard network, the same logic that some modern plane entertainment systems have, it won’t be satellite internet.

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13 minutes ago, David Williams said:

In think that is video on demand based on the onboard network, the same logic that some modern plane entertainment systems have, it won’t be satellite internet.

You can watch more on your own devices, hopefully that would include proper streaming sites.

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22 minutes ago, neilcvx said:

You can watch more on your own devices, hopefully that would include proper streaming sites.

I would expect all of the streaming content to be local to the ship ( like planes ), they will have a high speed, high capacity wifi on board with local content plus satellite tv channels, external content will be at their normal expensive rates as satellite internet is not cheap.

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'Galacia' Delivery Ceremony.

On August 20th, Weihai Jinling held the delivery ceremony of the third E-Flexer high-end ro-ro passenger ship "GALICIA" built for the Swedish STENA company. Zhu Guiming, former deputy general manager of China Merchants Industry and general manager of Zhejiang Youlian, Tan Yuanguo, deputy secretary of the Weihai Economic Zone Party Working Committee and deputy director of the management committee, and Falk Rothe, general manager of DNV-GL China Technology Center attended the ceremony and delivered a speech, and the Stena project was stationed in the factory Manager Bo Christensen and Weihai Jinling General Manager Mei Zhonghua jointly unveiled the W0267 ship model, and Per Westling, General Manager of STENA RoRo, gave a video speech. Zhu Guiming said in his speech that after the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia, China Merchants Industry and STENA have overcome the difficulties and completed the construction of the W0267 ship with high quality, which has been highly recognized by the charterer BRITTANY. Representatives of the factory, shipowners receiving the ship, DNV-GL classification society and the vast staff of Weihai Jinling expressed their gratitude. He said that the delivery of the W0267 ship once again proved that Weihai Jinling is fully capable of meeting the needs of different shipowners’ design conditions, especially that it can provide customers like Stena with customized, personalized and high-performance products. He firmly believes in the strong investment in China Merchants Industry. With support and continuous investment, STENA will advance to a higher level and more diversified in-depth cooperation.

 

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Is it known whether Galicia will load over two levels in Portsmouth (obviously in Santander it will be single loading) or will, like Cap, be single loading in both ports? 

Which port will she dock bow-in? Or will she be stern-loading only (only ask considering Cap only docks stern in)? 

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1 hour ago, georgem7 said:

Is it known whether Galicia will load over two levels in Portsmouth (obviously in Santander it will be single loading) or will, like Cap, be single loading in both ports? 

Which port will she dock bow-in? Or will she be stern-loading only (only ask considering Cap only docks stern in)? 

Good question.

As they’ve made no effort to provide double deck link spans in Spain I think they’ll use her as a stern loader only, like Cap.

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2 hours ago, georgem7 said:

Is it known whether Galicia will load over two levels in Portsmouth (obviously in Santander it will be single loading) or will, like Cap, be single loading in both ports? 

Which port will she dock bow-in? Or will she be stern-loading only (only ask considering Cap only docks stern in)? 

Most likely single stern loading on Berth 2 at Portsmouth, the E-Flexers will be too long for Berths 3 & 4, Currently, they can only handle ships up to 205m

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28 minutes ago, TonyMWeaver said:

Most likely single stern loading on Berth 2 at Portsmouth, the E-Flexers will be too long for Berths 3 & 4, Currently, they can only handle ships up to 205m

Not sure how that coexists with cruise ships which are likely to use the berth between 05:00 and 17:00

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Just now, nick hall said:

Like dispense with the lifeboats. 🙂

Well if the design was made so the lifeboats weren't there or the bar was somewhere else surely that would have been better!! All decent cruise ferries have great panahromic views of the sea....plus we have Commodore Clipper's panahromuc sky bar which I really like.

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3 hours ago, David Williams said:

It will be a conventional cruise ferry, 

I think at best, it looks nothing more than a Economy class vessel from these photo's. It is certainly not a 'Cruise Ferry' to anywhere near the standard of Viking Line etc.

In general, the E-Flexers are a very bland and boring design externally and are only fit one purpose, that is for maximum load and better fuel economy. Of course that makes sense, but there a far better looking Ferries to please the enthusiasts eyes and other operators seem to make a better job of it than Stena RoRo have here. We can only hope for excellent interior design and passenger comfort. Only time will tell if BF have nailed it with Galacia when she is seen in the flesh, unfortunately, I do not hold much hope from these photos.

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2 hours ago, Danim24 said:

I think at best, it looks nothing more than a Economy class vessel from these photo's. It is certainly not a 'Cruise Ferry' to anywhere near the standard of Viking Line etc.

In general, the E-Flexers are a very bland and boring design externally and are only fit one purpose, that is for maximum load and better fuel economy. Of course that makes sense, but there a far better looking Ferries to please the enthusiasts eyes and other operators seem to make a better job of it than Stena RoRo have here. We can only hope for excellent interior design and passenger comfort. Only time will tell if BF have nailed it with Galacia when she is seen in the flesh, unfortunately, I do not hold much hope from these photos.

Comparing the e-flexers to the Visentinis is like chalk and cheese; they are not economie-style vessels and their fit-out is significantly superior with a vastly greater budget (2x+ per sq ft). They aren't fully fledged cruise ferries either, but then neither is Cape Finistere and these ships have a greater variety of facilities than she does.

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