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27-04-2019, 21:18   #46
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They should of cancelled the trip. I understand ships can sail in this weather. But jesus It will put most of the passengers off ever travelling by ship again.

People need to get home. If its safe to sail, 99% of passengers would want to go.
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27-04-2019, 21:53   #47
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People need to get home. If its safe to sail, 99% of passengers would want to go.
Not to mention commercial traffic also. But I can imagine that a lot of holidaymakers would be put off by the experience.
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27-04-2019, 22:01   #48
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Not to mention commercial traffic also. But I can imagine that a lot of holidaymakers would be put off by the experience.
Bad weather is a fact of life at sea but holidaymakers don't usually get the worst of it.

Crew will tell you that the worst crossing in summer is mild compared to what they experience in the winter.
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They're still doing laps of Dublin bay by the looks of it. That's one loooooong trip (I've discovered I know someone on board as well)
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27-04-2019, 22:05   #50
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They're still doing laps of Dublin bay by the looks of it. That's one loooooong trip (I've discovered I know someone on board as well)

Nightmare.
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They're still doing laps of Dublin bay by the looks of it. That's one loooooong trip (I've discovered I know someone on board as well)
Have you a link of how to look up boats.
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Have you a link of how to look up boats.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...ry:53.3/zoom:8

Looks like they're heading back in now.... but I don't see anything leaving the port....
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They're still doing laps of Dublin bay by the looks of it. That's one loooooong trip (I've discovered I know someone on board as well)
Yep it's getting annoying now can see Dublin and everyone just wants off... A lot people complaining to crew due to the lack of information passed onto passengers. Surely they would have known or had some idea that we were going to loose our spot

Feel sorry for some of the passengers that have hours to travel or have trains to catch. An experience I'm glad that is ALMOST behind me
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Bad weather is a fact of life at sea but holidaymakers don't usually get the worst of it.

Crew will tell you that the worst crossing in summer is mild compared to what they experience in the winter.
I'm sure they get more frequent bad crossings in the winter alright, but Hannah produced F11 on the France-Ireland route so it was up there with a bad winter storm for sure. I'd say it was right on the edge for sailing. Any more would have produced Imogen seas and look what happened the Epsilon when it sailed in that.

Dublin-Holyhead for me and landbridge to France. Sea never as rough as the France route and no problems with docking.
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Aha, I see not one but two ships pulling out of dock..... you'll have your choice of berths.... the end is in sight!!!
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Dublin-Holyhead for me and landbridge to France. Sea never as rough as the France route and no problems with docking.
This one was bad for the time of year. I've done a dozen or more crossings to France and never had anything remotely that bad.

I'd still prefer the direct route to France to going via the UK - after Brexit it will be an even easier choice.
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What an ordeal, hope yous are on dry land very soon.
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Glad the ship is nearly in port now, and sorry for those who had to endure the crossing in the storm, but it happens, and there are never any guarantees out on the open sea.

Anyway, to those having a bit of a rant about food etc., surely you would have known from looking at the forecast or on social media and so on that Hannah storm was incoming.

Therefore, well, this is just me I suppose, first thing I would do (after Auchan and the other wine shops ha ha) is to stock up on non perishable grub and have it on board. If it is not needed, great, but it is also great to have a stash of bread, crackers, pate, crisps, juice, bananas, and all that and more, just in case.

The ships probably have a leeway in case of delays, but I'd always have a secret stash anyway! There may be a food regulation issue also with keeping hot food for too long or something, I don't know.
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Nearly over. Hope you don't have too far to go when you hit dry land.

Look forward to the videos.
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