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Discussion Board / Re: Irish Ferries 2022 Timetable
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:06:13 pm »
Timetable for France 2022 due out this week.

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Discussion Board / Re: Irish Ferries 2022 Timetable
« on: October 02, 2021, 12:05:00 pm »
In the past a phone call to a nice agent has resulted in the emailing me the timetable. Or try a phone call to the Irish Ferries Cherbourg port office.

If anyone does already have it, or feels like going to the bother of finding out, can they please post here? ;D

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:11:42 pm »
Thanks for posting that, missed it.  Looks like it will be a while yet before it is finally sorted. Was handled very badly by the senior management.

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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: July 24, 2021, 10:04:00 pm »
Great to hear, one of the few ferries that I really look forward to a decent meal on.

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The News Board / Re: 72 hours PCR test and sailing from France
« on: June 05, 2021, 09:55:57 pm »
Yes indeed Shipmate.
Truck Rates.
?1300 odd Rosslare to Bilbao,  ?1000 odd Dublin to Cherbourg,  ?850 to ?900 Rosslare to Cherbourg .
All meals included,  except on Brittany Rosslare to Bilbao we pay 20% of the bill.
If the ferries are full of tourists,  we as freight drivers will share with up to 3 other drivers,  which may all be strangers.

Not done the Bilbao route, might do it next summer. Is the food decent? Very good on the Cork Roscoff(PontAven).

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The News Board / Re: 72 hours PCR test and sailing from France
« on: June 05, 2021, 08:57:51 am »
From experience ,at the moment we truckers are still getting a cabin to ourselves ,rather than having to share with what is usually a stranger , unless we are lucky enough to meet a colleague or freind as we queue for boarding.
Id be out Friday night 23.15 Rosslare to Bilbao on Brittany, 2 nights marriving 8am Sunday morning , and back Cherbourg to Dublin Tuesday on Irish or Cherbourg to Rosslare Wednesday on Stena ,both 18 to 20 hours , all 1 driver to a cabin at the moment , which is very welcome .
But before Covid , even when the ferries were not busy ,there would be 2 to a cabin and during the busy tourist times ,4 to a cabin ,again sharing with possibly 1 ,2 or 3 strangers.

Thanks for posting, didn't realise you'd have to share with more than one person.

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The News Board / Re: 72 hours PCR test and sailing from France
« on: June 03, 2021, 10:16:55 am »
I really want to go on a trip to France on the WB yeats with my Family by time July 19th comes i should be fully vacinated . But i was on the irish ferries website and prices are so expensive . Its as cheap to fly to france or spain for a week all inclusive  .

I thought they might do some offers to fill ships. I wonder what the commercial loads are like? Each trucker gets a 4 berth cabin I presume?

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries 2021 schedule delay?
« on: November 14, 2020, 12:02:22 pm »
I made a few bookings, all cabin options were there for me. Maybe website struggling with user numbers?

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries 2021 schedule delay?
« on: November 05, 2020, 03:38:38 pm »
Covid and Brexit huge, but the other companies all have timetables and bookings open.

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The News Board / Irish Ferries 2021 schedule delay?
« on: November 05, 2020, 12:25:45 pm »
Anyone any idea why the long delay with the 2021 timetable?

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I heard mid October at the latest.

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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:51:59 am »
Has anyone noticed that the WB has more ptich and movement,even in in calm seas, than Ulysses or the departed OW?

Was on the WB last night,and she really copes well on the shorter Irish sea route, very quick unloading is great.

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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:32:21 pm »
Also the WiFi, I realise we are at sea, is just awful. And I am using the premium WiFi, and have used the free one too.

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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:28:01 pm »
Am aboard WBY at the minute.

They have now opened the freight lounge to public as a street food restaurant. Truckers complaining at reception about how they are been treated poorly, not happy at all.

The kids play area is mental, an accident waiting to happen.

Ways that improve ship??

Firstly it doesn't have the holiday feel, it is not like me the OW or Pont Aven.

The basic cabins are too small, can't change that now.

Kid's entertainment area is not fit for purpose, the main bar areas are too bitty. It lacks a theatre space with a stage..

The lounge is funny,some very disgruntled looking people seemingly surprised that it has loads of noisy kids in high season.

They seem to have presented staff with a poorly thought out vanity project that the onboard staff are trying to make work as they go along.

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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: June 22, 2019, 07:04:32 am »
Was on her again yesterday. Deluxe cabin this time. Much better experience than last week. Loading started much earlier at about an hour and a half before departure.
Cabin compares better to 5 star on the OW than I expected. I was very happy, minibar contains spirits as well as beer and wine. Decent coffee machine. Lounge for club class  has great views.

Wouldn't pay the extra myself for it but it is much superior way to travel.

On the bad side, the breakfast in the lady Gregory is as bad as the Oscar Wilde. Not cooked to order, tepid and poor quality. Feel sorry for staff as they are excellent. Premium price and low quality.

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