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28-04-2019, 17:00   #76
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Looks fairly normal to me?
Ah you can see there's a big swell.
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Looks fairly normal to me?
Normal isn't ceiling tiles falling down from the ceilings, restaurants / shop closing, glass behind the bars smashing into the floor and people not leaving there rooms because it was so difficult to walk... As I said the videos really show the true experience
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Normal isn't ceiling tiles falling down from the ceilings, restaurants / shop closing, glass behind the bars smashing into the floor and people not leaving there rooms because it was so difficult to walk... As I said the videos really show the true experience

I hope they fix the roof properly because you get seas like that every crossing in November.
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Looks fairly normal to me?
There's always one.....
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I hope they fix the roof properly because you get seas like that every crossing in November.
If that was the case I don't think irish ferries would be in business too long taking over 30 hours to complete a trip that should take 18, the consent back log would cause them to fold in no time.
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28-04-2019, 17:24   #81
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If that was the case I don't think irish ferries would be in business too long taking over 30 hours to complete a trip that should take 18, the consent back log would cause them to fold in no time.

From the videos presented it looked no worse than a typical winter crossing but presumably the delayed departure meant they missed some of the worst of it.

I'm still curious to know how much of the delay was due to the unavailability of a berth in Dublin.
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From the videos presented it looked no worse than a typical winter crossing but presumably the delayed departure meant they missed some of the worst of it.

I'm still curious to know how much of the delay was due to the unavailability of a berth in Dublin.
Also as I posted they sheltered for a number of hours off Falmouth in Cornwall which caused a big delay
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Also as I posted they sheltered for a number of hours off Falmouth in Cornwall which caused a big delay

A baptism of fire (so to speak) for the new ship. They might have erred on the side of caution as it may have been the worst conditions it had experienced - and for sure the worst with a passenger load.
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Looks like she handled it pretty well all told. Last time they did something like that with the 'Epsilon' there was 12 Million quids worth of cars trucks and freight destroyed on the vehicle decks.
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Looks fairly normal to me?
Fairly normal ! Haha. Must have never done that crossing.

Also not normal to add a question mark to the end of a sentence that is not a question......????????
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Fairly normal ! Haha. Must have never done that crossing.
Rough seas are quite common on that crossing, as the crew and commercial drivers know very well. Once a year holiday makers travelling with kids are less prepared.

The ferry looked well able for it (apart from the loose ceiling tiles) but the captain may have been ultra cautious, given the newness of the ship and the amateurs among the passengers.
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Rough seas are quite common on that crossing, as the crew and commercial drivers know very well. Once a year holiday makers travelling with kids are less prepared.

The ferry looked well able for it (apart from the loose ceiling tiles) but the captain may have been ultra cautious, given the newness of the ship and the amateurs among the passengers.


Exactly. It looked uncomfortable but nothing exceptional.
I was expecting something like this...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uOhT8pDuoqU
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Exactly. It looked uncomfortable but nothing exceptional.
I was expecting something like this...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uOhT8pDuoqU
I don't think the OP would have been posting on Boards on the ferry if that was the case
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Seems like a seriously steady ship in those videos
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