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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« Last post by DaveW1946 on Today at 06:04:24 AM »
Was on WB Yeats a week ago going to Cherbourg. They loaded all the cars in the 30 minutes before sailing which didn't go down well with those who followed the advice to arrive 2 hours before sailing. Lots of elderly french cosch passengers on board which took a good deal of the brasserie's capacity. Had a outside cabin on deck 10 with view of the stern.  Very comfy but some vibration compared to lower decks on previous trips. Got a chance to use Club Class Lounge (long story). Very quiet and relaxing with superb views over the bow. Plenty of nibbles and free soft drinks. Alcohol available but again the wine is served in expensive mini bottles like the bar. Bottles of wine can be bought in the brasserie or the shop. One website error -  ooked breakfast is not available in Club Class, although they do have croissants &.cakes in the mornings. Some rough weather and like previous trips the vessel was an hour late in docking. Needs a timetable rewrite.
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The News Board / Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Last post by ferryfan on June 17, 2019, 11:04:37 PM »
Swift was cancelled this afternoon "weather"  however she is now off Howth Head (at 11.00 pm) conducting Sea Trials according to her AIS.
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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« Last post by Shipmate on June 17, 2019, 06:00:48 PM »
No, not really. It is more modern, but the OW was more of a cruise ship. WB Yeats be great on a day sailing to Holyhead, not so suited to Dub/Cherbourg IMO. The smarter cabins on the OW were a better laid out, for example in the 5 star cabins you could divide the seating area off when you put kids to bed and relax in main part of cabin.

Having said all that WY Yeats is a fine ship, I will be interested to see how useful the club class lounge is?
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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« Last post by alfie79 on June 17, 2019, 12:54:59 PM »
When I was on her the Lady Gregory had max 8 people, looked depressing for the staff. Boylans seemed to be constantly busy, but was coping easily. Food in there seemed fine, and pricing was fair. I found the ship decent, always be a few niggles, seat fabrics and carpets already quite stained and dirty looking.

Had an internal 4 berth cabin, was very nice if quite narrow compared to Stena on return. Sound-proofing in cabin was poor.

Will be in the Deluxe cabins and lounge and next trip this week, will be interesting to compare.

Overall nice new ship, quiet and fairly well laid out.

Do you think she is an improvement on the OW?
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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« Last post by Shipmate on June 17, 2019, 11:33:57 AM »
When I was on her the Lady Gregory had max 8 people, looked depressing for the staff. Boylans seemed to be constantly busy, but was coping easily. Food in there seemed fine, and pricing was fair. I found the ship decent, always be a few niggles, seat fabrics and carpets already quite stained and dirty looking.

Had an internal 4 berth cabin, was very nice if quite narrow compared to Stena on return. Sound-proofing in cabin was poor.

Will be in the Deluxe cabins and lounge and next trip this week, will be interesting to compare.

Overall nice new ship, quiet and fairly well laid out.
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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Last post by seaman on June 17, 2019, 03:05:49 AM »
Found more photos from turkey, seems that the Europe is now getting her windows replaced now as well. And you can see that on one of the photos, she has white paint applied to the frames on the outside...
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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« Last post by marsav68 on June 14, 2019, 10:33:08 AM »
Pont Aven has left Brest this morning and heading for Roscoff.
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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« Last post by IFPete on June 13, 2019, 12:11:46 PM »
Thats why Epsilon will run on the Dublin - Cherbourg during the winter.
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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« Last post by hhvferry on June 13, 2019, 05:51:05 AM »
Cost per combined passenger and freight unit will be lower when she is full.
WBY would have to be going some to be more cost efficient than a Visentini.
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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« Last post by DaveW1946 on June 13, 2019, 05:26:36 AM »
Is the 1 hour difference between WBY and Stena Horizon because  WBY is a faster ship?
Speed and  distance , Dublin is only 67 nautical miles further from Cherbourg ,
On Monday's sailing WB Yeats was an hour late into Cherbourg on Tuesday, and a similar amount on a return trip we did at the end of May.
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