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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2018, 09:51:10 PM »
If passenger demand is high enough you might see Bretagne or Normanide added to the route next year as a nice retirement home once Honfluer comes onstream, also worth noting that Bretagne will be visiting Cork in late October covering the final Saturday sailing of the season.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2018, 10:21:44 PM »
Asterion still in Greece, arrived in Patra today.

Has a nice run to get to Santander.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2018, 06:19:16 PM »
If passenger demand is high enough you might see Bretagne or Normanide added to the route next year as a nice retirement home once Honfluer comes onstream
Or not.  Bretagne would struggle in terms of freight capacity if the route is successful with the code market it is aimed at with less than half that of Asterion/Connemara
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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2018, 11:08:33 PM »
Has left Greece, on the way to Santander via Gibraltar

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 10:14:13 PM »
Just off the coast of Tunisia at anchorage Bizerte.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2018, 07:02:33 PM »
First sailing out back to 3rd May ex Santander according to ]http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/cantabria/estreno-ruta-cork-20180418205419-nt.html]

Google translate of first couple of paragraphs
Finally, it will not be on April 29, as it was initially said, but on May 3 when the first direct route between the cities of Santander and Cork (Ireland) will start operating, which will be the first and only direct ferry line between the two countries. Last minute delays in the arrival of the ship to the shipyards of Astander (Astillero), where the final touches and tests will be given, have caused those days of difference between the announced and the real premiere.
The details of the line have been known for weeks but this Wednesday, on the occasion of the events for the 40 years of Brittany Ferries in Santander and the opening of the exhibition on this maritime relationship, the local, national and port authorities have given quote to present a route that according to the Minister of Development, ═˝igo de la Serna, opens "a new horizon of relations" with Ireland, at a time "especially complicated" in the relationship of the United Kingdom with the EU.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2018, 08:52:42 PM »
Connemara arrived in Gibraltar this evening.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2018, 12:21:49 PM »
On the move again heading to Santander.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2018, 09:28:12 AM »
Arrived in Santandaer earlier today. The work begins now!

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2018, 10:03:25 PM »
Needs a bit more work inside and out I would think, looks like they will need to get out the rollers and put some fresh paint before entering service.

New images on link below


https://bfenthusiasts.com/bfe/topic/11636-cork-to-santander-route-to-launch-in-2018/?page=17


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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2018, 04:07:33 AM »
Connemara needs a bit more work than expected, it seems it returned from its charter to Anek in poor condition, it is now in for an unexpected drydock, from what I hear it may not leave drydock until May 5th.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2018, 09:05:04 PM »
Being taken to drydock

https://youtu.be/uG8yUWMlNLU

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2018, 09:32:16 PM »
If passenger demand is high enough you might see Bretagne or Normanide added to the route next year as a nice retirement home once Honfluer comes onstream
Or not.  Bretagne would struggle in terms of freight capacity if the route is successful with the code market it is aimed at with less than half that of Asterion/Connemara
Indeed Bretagne would not be a suitable replacement for Connemara, but would be suitable to augment the service to boost passenger capacity which it seems by level of interest is far higher than Brittany Ferries anticipated, as an additional vessel it could operate twice weekly to Santander and once weekly to Roscoff, or depending on demand, three times weekly to Roscoff and once weekly to Santander, a lot will depend on level of demand which at the moment looks to be strong.

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Re: Brittany Ferries launch Cork - Santander route
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2018, 11:25:02 AM »
Delayed start the first sailing is now estimated to be on the 6th May from Santander to Cork.