Barfleur ferry Review and Specifications
Specifications of Barfleur ferry
|Year built||1992 / Age : 25|
|Builder||Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Turku New Shipyard, Finland)|
|Ferry route / homeports||Poole-Cherbourg|
|Building cost||EUR 60 million|
|Speed||20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph|
|Length (LOA)||159 m / 522 ft|
|Beam (width)||23 m / 75 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||20133 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Deal Seaways|
Review of Barfleur ferry
MV Barfleur ferry is a Ro-Ro passenger vessel operated by the French company BRITTANY FERRIES. The ship has max capacity of 1212 passengers and 590 cars (or 304 cars and 66 freight vehicles). The vessel was launched in 1992 and currently operates on the UK-France ferry route Poole-Cherbourg-Poole (crossing time 4 hours).
As cruiseferry, Barfleur has a total of 72 cabins, all of which are air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms.The ferry company provides bed linens, towels and toiletries. The ship additionally has 295 reclining seats. Some staterooms are wheelchair-accessible (adapted for disabled passengers).
The ship's staterooms as categories (numbers) are 4-berth Outside (46), 4-berth Inside (15), wheelchair-accessible (2). Also available are reserved lounge seats (295) and cots (6).
All passengers must vacate their staterooms 30 min prior to homeport arrival.
As facilities, the Barfleur ship offers:
- La Turquoise Restaurant (self-service / buffet restaurant on deck 7, hot and cold meals)
- Les Alizes Bar (deck 7 - fine French wines, cocktails, cold / hot drinks, flat TVs)
- Barfleur Club Lounge (on deck 7, exclusive access) offers free Wi-Fi, luxury seats with footrests, complimentary drinks (Nespresso tea, coffee, mineral water), complimentary newspaper, USB charging points.
- Kids Playroom (deck 7, part of La Turquoise Restaurant, children entertainment program is available during peak season)
- Games Planet (teen lounge on deck 7 - video games, air hockey table)
- Complimentary Baggage Room (deck 7)
- Chance Planet (deck 7, casino / gambling lounge with slot machines)
- 4 Reserved Seating Lounges (decks 5 and 6 portside, with reclining / Pullman seats)
- plenty of outdoor deck space
- La Boutique (shop on deck 7 - gifts, souvenirs, spirits, wines, tobaccos, perfumes, cosmetics, leather goods, toys, confectionery, clothing, cameras, sunglasses, jewelry), shopping promotions
- free Wi-Fi, ATM / cash machine (deck 7, next to Information Desk / Reception)
- disabled toilets (decks 6, 7 and 8)
- The ship has 1 elevator (passenger lift) accessing all decks.
All onboard emergency instructions are displayed in staterooms, on the TV screens and at the ship's assembly stations (aka muster stations). Life jackets are issued at the assembly stations. In case of emergency, the use of elevators / passenger lifts is forbidden.
Follows a list of car decks related safety procedures:
- Disabled passengers or those requiring specificassistance should visit the ship's Information Desk (deck 7, open 24-hours).
- Apply handbrake and place the vehicle in park or 1st gear position. Switch off the ignition, alarm, electrical equipment, headlights. Gas cylinders, if any, must be switched off. Lock the vehicle.
- From your vehicle take only valuables and essential hand baggage.
- Make a note of your vehicle's location and garage deck number / stairway before leaving the car deck.
- Access to the ship's vehicle (cargo) decks during the voyage is prohibited.
- Smoking on vehicle decks, as well as in cabins and passenger loungesis forbidden.
- Wait for the onboard announcement before returning to your vehicle.
- In order to avoid air pollution, don't start the engine until instructed.
The shipowner Brittany Ferries (founded in 1972, headquartered in Roscoff France) is a French ferry company operating on the shipping routes France-UK and France-Spain. Brittany Ferries current fleet includes the ships Armorique, Baie de Seine, Barfleur, Bretagne, Cap Finistere, Etretat, Honfleur, Mont St Michel, Normandie, Pont Aven.
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Barfleur ferry accident:
- On July 16, 2014 at 6:26 a.m. mv Barfleur collided with a chain of chain-ferry crossing Poole harbour entrance, snapped the chain and caused the chain-ferry to be out of action for a couple of days. The same happened on a previous occasion (around 1996) when damage to the propellers occurred.