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Discussion Board / Re: A step back in time - Rosslare Harbour
« on: July 28, 2021, 08:51:22 pm »
Just came across this on YouTube, featuring Commodore John Barry statue, the Leopard and Duke of Rothesay and the old Rosslare boarding system.

Great find. Fascinating viewing. Thanks!

The Merrion Lounge / Re: Interislander order two new ferries
« on: July 01, 2021, 08:42:21 pm »
KiwiRail and Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard have signed a binding contract for the delivery of two new, state-of-the-art ferries, with the first to arrive in 2025 and the second in 2026. More here on the KiwiRail website

Discussion Board / Re: Stena Estrid- Voyage Report
« on: June 30, 2021, 06:53:57 pm »
Excellent read! Thanks for the heads up!

The News Board / Re: 72 hours PCR test and sailing from France
« on: June 12, 2021, 08:11:44 pm »
i arrived from bilbao last night 8pm11/06/21 in rosslare ...connemara had to wait till 9.30 pm for another ferry to leave before we could dock....i got pcr test on wednesday morning 8am in almeria ?95...drove from almeria to madrid...stopped overnight in pinto madrid and left madrid and headed to pcr results were available from 3pm to download....and i checked in at 4.15pm .....upon checkin pcr was required and i then proceeded to waiting lanes...where all cars were rigisouly checkrd by 4 spanish guardia civil....all trucks /vans/camper vans were xrayed.....before we got to passport control there was anouther check by guardia civil and they were emptying cars of most contents...tobacco was the question they kept asking how much we had....connemara left on time ...very plesent crossing is good and usual average prices....not like pont aven standards...but was totally fine...and upon arrival in rosslare the guards on duty asked for passports/passenger location form/negative psr test results.....even tho you cant board ferry to ireland without negative pcr results.......hope this info is of help to people...

Great insight and information. Thanks!

5 page feature in the June edition of Ships Monthly regarding the changes and additional services on the Irish seas routes since January this year.

Great pic of Blue Star 1 on the cover


The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: May 21, 2021, 08:46:02 am »

Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: May 20, 2021, 07:25:14 pm »
Interesting feature about Rosslare Harbour expansion on RTE tv.s Open For Business. Interviews with Glenn Carr and a driver from McArdles. Some great footage of Stena Europe Visby and other ferries in the port.

Discussion Board / Re: My Rosslare Ferry Photos
« on: May 19, 2021, 08:02:16 am »
Great images as always, hopefully Europe will be back soon !, Estrid showing the wear and tear of its service on the Irish Sea.

Interesting walk - foot path on the cliffs now open in the harbour, stunning views of the ferries coming in, plenty of fresh air !

Thanks for the kind words. As you say the foot path is a great resource and very popular with both walkers and photographers. 

Discussion Board / Re: My Rosslare Ferry Photos
« on: May 18, 2021, 09:14:45 pm »
Few close up ones

Discussion Board / Re: My Rosslare Ferry Photos
« on: May 18, 2021, 09:09:56 pm »
Spent a few days in Rosslare at the weekend and managed to get a few pics of the various newcomers down there. Missed my favourite Stena Europe though  :'(
100+ pics added to Here's a few

The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: May 09, 2021, 02:04:22 pm »
No surprise but BF have postponed resumption of passenger services to 6th June

Brittany Ferries has confirmed that it will not resume its full sailing schedule on 17th May as it had originally planned. The decision comes following changes to international travel rules, and in particular clarification of the UK government?s traffic light framework.

Normal sailings are now scheduled to resume on 6th June, however the situation will be continuously reviewed. The company says it is hopeful that France and Spain will be re-allocated to the green list shortly, thanks to falling Covid cases and rapidly rising vaccination rates.

 As a result of this decision the following sailings will now not operate from 17th May until 6th June:

    Armorique Plymouth/Roscoff & Roscoff/Cork (passenger sailings)
    Barfleur Poole/Cherbourg
    Bretagne Portsmouth/St Malo
    Cap Finist?re Portsmouth/Bilbao
    Pont-Aven Plymouth/Roscoff, Plymouth/Santander & Roscoff/Cork
    Normandie Portsmouth/Caen (passenger sailings)

Despite this the company will continue to operate a number of core services from 17th May until 6th June for those passengers who are still able to travel ? for example for essential travel reasons ? and for the carriage of freight. These routes and sailings are as follows:

    Armorique Roscoff/Cork & Cork/St Malo, Poole/St Malo (freight only)
    Connemara Rosslare/Bilbao & Rosslare/Cherbourg
    Cotentin Portsmouth/Le Havre (freight only)
    Galicia Portsmouth/Santander & Portsmouth/Cherbourg
    Mont St Michel Portsmouth/Caen
    Normandie Portsmouth/Caen (freight only)
    Pelican Poole/Bilbao (freight only)

Brittany Ferries is in the process of contacting all affected customers in order to arrange alternative sailings, or a refund. It is likely that the passenger relations teams will be extremely busy during this period, and customers affected by these changes are requested to wait to be contacted concerning their booking. Brittany Ferries apologises for any disruption to travel plans.

 ?We?re disappointed to be postponing our return to normal operations, and I offer my sincere apologies to all our customers whose travel plans will be affected,? said Christophe Mathieu, CEO Brittany Ferries.

?But the reality is that current travel rules in our four markets ? UK, France, Spain and Ireland ? have significantly weakened demand. In the current climate, where our company relies on bank loans to carry it through the most difficult period in its history, it is simply not possible to run loss-making services without passengers.

?Looking ahead however, we remain optimistic. The health situation is improving, not only in the UK but also in France and Spain. And the vaccine rollout is moving apace. We believe that ferry travel is now more attractive than ever. Passengers can avoid the crowds and concerns that come travelling by air. As soon as the situation allows, we will welcome passengers back ? and offer them a safe, comfortable and enjoyable means to reach beautiful destinations by sea.?

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: May 01, 2021, 12:32:46 pm »
Meant to post yesterday, Blue Star 1 used its speed on 28th April, leaving Pembroke at 17.09 and arriving in Rosslare at 19.47.just over 2hrs30mins for the crossing, possibly the fastest crossing from  Pembroke by a regular ferry.

Great asset for Irish Ferries to this ability to make up time if needed.

The News Board / Re: Set the Sky + BBC ONE 11 am Monday April 26th
« on: April 26, 2021, 09:17:56 pm »
For someone like me who has never had the opportunity to see behind the scenes I found that interesting.

Same here especially on a new ship like Stena Estrid.

Thanks again to @giftgrub for the heads up!

The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: April 25, 2021, 01:24:53 pm »
Armorique passing Roches Point Lighthouse yesterday evening bound for Roscoff

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