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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #210 on: August 16, 2019, 09:59:48 PM
Nice images, looking good although does not look to be too busy.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #211 on: August 26, 2019, 01:58:02 PM
Nice images, looking good although does not look to be too busy.
Alas it appears she hasnít been.  Sheís effectively being replaced with a smaller ship in terms of freight as well.  Still, the Spain service is young and at least BF have committed to a (brief) extension to the trial.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #212 on: September 14, 2019, 10:53:35 AM
Connemara sailings cancelled this weekend and currently up at Marino Point, with Tug Gerry OíSullivan in attendance. Would have been stunning images passing Passage West with a ferry of that size, would not fancy being the pilot in the river without full power available !
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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #213 on: September 15, 2019, 08:15:29 PM
Few from earlier this evening of Connemara alongside at Marino Point





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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #214 on: September 15, 2019, 10:51:26 PM
Thanks for getting the images, just looks so strange to see the Connemara so far upriver, ( I know thatís a deep water berth) but strange setting to see a modern ferry berthed at.




Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #215 on: September 16, 2019, 12:35:07 AM
Nice images, looking good although does not look to be too busy.
Alas it appears she hasnít been.  Sheís effectively being replaced with a smaller ship in terms of freight as well.  Still, the Spain service is young and at least BF have committed to a (brief) extension to the trial.
On this, as posted elsewhere, Brittany Ferries have nothing on sale for Cork after November 4th!  Less than 2 months away.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #216 on: October 02, 2019, 03:18:49 PM
Cork to Santander sailings til April 2020 now bookable by phone. Online bookings for full 2020 schedule by late October.

https://www.brittanyferries.ie/ferry-routes/2020-sailings-on-sale-now?utm_campaign=506OIRL-4119&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #217 on: October 02, 2019, 04:26:16 PM
just booked return  from .. cork to santander ..car +2+cabin...sailing on the kerry...for april easter week ... 2020.. Ä653 return ...
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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #218 on: October 02, 2019, 10:22:00 PM
just booked return from  cork to santander sailing on the kerry...for april 2020 Ä653 return ...

Good news, AF Michela (former Stena Egeria) is currently being refitted to become Kerry in Rijeka, berthed alongside (is the former Dublin -Holyhead ferry Stena Forwarder) the AF Claudia.

Images of the Kerry in its previous lives

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_imo=9243447
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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #219 on: October 04, 2019, 01:58:21 AM
Cork to Santander sailings til April 2020 now bookable by phone. Online bookings for full 2020 schedule by late October.

https://www.brittanyferries.ie/ferry-routes/2020-sailings-on-sale-now?utm_campaign=506OIRL-4119&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email
Interestingly the few sailings past October that were bookable online now aren't!  Strange to withhold online booking so close to the actual date but good news they are at least taking telephone bookings now!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #220 on: October 04, 2019, 11:11:09 AM
Is the Michela (Kerry) a bit of a backyard step for the route, she is an older smaller ship with less capacity in lane metres and less cabins.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #221 on: October 04, 2019, 06:06:34 PM
I have a booking going out on Friday 25 th October to Santander and returning on Sunday the 3rd November Santander to cork this return date is no longer advertised on Brittany ferries web site...i rang Brittany ferries and queried this and was told sailing was still going....but looking at last few weeks there track record cork /Santander is not good ...but i hope Iím wrong ...



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #222 on: October 04, 2019, 10:58:38 PM
I have a booking going out on Friday 25 th October to Santander and returning on Sunday the 3rd November Santander to cork this return date is no longer advertised on Brittany ferries web site...i rang Brittany ferries and queried this and was told sailing was still going....but looking at last few weeks there track record cork /Santander is not good ...but i hope Iím wrong ...

Itís odd but that sailing was previously on the online booking engine but was pulled off.  They are taking bookings for it over the phone though.  Perhaps when the U.K. summer timetable is launched in the middle of this month they will add Cork past the end of October back to the online booking engine.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #223 on: October 06, 2019, 01:31:27 PM
Why does Brittany ferries serve both Bilbao and Santander

They are only 1hr drive apart, given 24+hr sailings doesnít make sense to me.  And given frequency not that high in surely canít be capacity?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #224 on: October 08, 2019, 09:08:32 PM
Why does Brittany ferries serve both Bilbao and Santander

They are only 1hr drive apart, given 24+hr sailings doesn’t make sense to me.  And given frequency not that high in surely can’t be capacity?

Brittany Ferries really only took on Bilbao because of P&O's decision to return the Pride of Bilbao to Irish Ferries, whom they had chartered her from since the very early 1990s.  P&O put their decision down to running costs associated with their Bilbao - Portsmouth service.  I imagine that translated as (i) fuel costs / efficiency, & (ii) low freight capacity of the vessel.

The P&O service did prove highly popular, so Brittany Ferries simply moved in with the Cap Finistere.