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8 minutes ago, Aiden said:

Bf said to me that barfluer is going into drydock so your list might Be wrong

Barfleur is only off for 5 days, not enough time to dry dock her. Armorique is covering those 5 days.

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On 13/11/2018 at 14:54, TonyMWeaver said:
Brittany Ferries 'Armorique' in the floating dry dock in Gdansk, Poland. She will emerge from her refit with a new logo next month. - (Tony)
 
Photo: @portcentralny on Instagram

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She looks pretty clean before painting, has she been sprayed/washed already do you think?

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2 hours ago, BF Enthusiast said:

It would be nice if BF share photos this year of some of the works carried out. 🤞

They don't have anyone there apart from some crew, some of them do send photos across but it's rare these days. 

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What work are Armorique and Pont getting done ? Logos are all very well but improvements to cabin bathrooms, carpets are far more important for customers.

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Good question.  Both are at the yard for a good while - far longer than would be normal for a routIne refit.  Both are out of action for the best part of a month.

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I'm on PA out at the end of December (commodore cabin during the day) and back overnight (standard 4-berth) in early January so will try to see what might have changed if no photos are forthcoming in the meantime. Ed. 

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I should get some photos this week, from both ships. However, here is 'Pont-Aven' in Dry Dock No.2 not long after it was drained.

Photo thanks to Adrian Saez Pelayo

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I would imagine like most refits, new carpets, equipment, upholstery, cabin refurbishments and the usual engine maintenance etc. Interior photos seem to be hard to come by at the moment but I think people have been more interested in the new livery than the refits.

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2 hours ago, TonyMWeaver said:

I would imagine like most refits, new carpets, equipment, upholstery, cabin refurbishments and the usual engine maintenance etc. Interior photos seem to be hard to come by at the moment but I think people have been more interested in the new livery than the refits.

I will be most interested to see the new logo on the shower curtains. That is of utmost importance.

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1 hour ago, hf_uk said:

I will be most interested to see the new logo on the shower curtains. That is of utmost importance.

and the toilet rolls, soap, towels, bed sheets. I'm waiting for a mug!

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12 minutes ago, TonyMWeaver said:

I'm waiting for a mug!

You could make your own. Copy the logo from your scan above, go to any photo-gift website, paste the image and add the cheesy slogan of your choice or a photo of your favourite ship and pay. Ed. 

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13 minutes ago, Cabin-boy said:

You could make your own. Copy the logo from your scan above, go to any photo-gift website, paste the image and add the cheesy slogan of your choice or a photo of your favourite ship and pay. Ed. 

Good point, will have to ask permission though.

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Armorique is now out of dry dock, and is afloat again alongside at the Rematowa yard.  She returns to service a week today (with a short spell deputising for Barfleur at Poole).   So she will probably begin the voyage back from Gdansk, probably to Cherbourg to re-store before re-entering service there, early next week.

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Meanwhile, Pont Aven is due to re-enter service on Thursday, with a one-off departure from Santander before taking over from Bretagne.  Pont Aven will presumably re-store at Santander, so I'd imagine she will be away from the yard by Wednesday at the latest.

Apart from Barfleur's quick spruce-up (which I'm assuming will take place in Cherbourg) and Bretagne's winter lay-up in Le Havre, that will complete the pre-Christmas part of BF's winter refit programme.

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32 minutes ago, Gareth said:

Armorique is now out of dry dock, and is afloat again alongside at the Rematowa yard.  She returns to service a week today (with a short spell deputising for Barfleur at Poole).   So she will probably begin the voyage back from Gdansk, probably to Cherbourg to re-store before re-entering service there, early next week.

Straight to Cherbourg from Gdansk, so I expect 'Armorique' will depart Poland no later than Tuesday (4th). 'Pont-Aven' will indeed re-store in Santander alongside the terminal, she also has some safety equipment to be put back on board.

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'Pont-Aven' is currently listed to leave Astander this coming Thursday (6th December) at 15:00 local time heading straight for the terminal for her 19:15 departure to Portsmouth.

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