Thursday, 19 May 2016

Cruising on "MONT ST MICHEL"

         MONT ST MICHEL new funnel design to accommodate new scrubbers

      "BLUE NOTE BAR" located on deck 9, is the venue for the main entertainment

                            Acrylic on canvas by Michel Four
                Sculture on the embarkation hall of the ship by Matthieu Millot
"MONT ST MICHEL" is a cruise ferry operated by BRITTANY FERRIES on their busiest route, Ouistreham ( Caen ) to Portsmouth, the ship named after one of best known French landmarks, the island of the MONT ST MICHEL, was built by Dutch shipyard VAN DER GIESSEN DE NOORD, near Rotterdam, construction started in June of 2001 and the ship was delivered to BF in December of 2002 with five months of delay. "MONT ST MICHEL" has capacity for 2100 passengers and 830 cars, the internal layout of this magnificent ship is an evolution of her fleet mate, the NORMANDIE of 1992, passengers on board the ship have two restaurants, bars, boutique, a Kiosk, two cinemas, a choice of cabins, some similar to modern cruise ships and reclining-seats, also linking art with navigation, BRITTANY FERRIES cruise ferries offer a wonderful variety of paintings, scultures, frescoes and bas-reliefs by renowed mainly French artists. MONT ST MICHEL has just spent three months in a Spanish shipyard, at Santander, for what has been so far her biggest refit, during the process, new scrubbers, or exhaust gas cleaning filters were installed as part of an investment program of 60 million pounds to cut funnel emissions to protect the environment, six cruise ferries are now equipped with the new system making the fleet one of the cleanest in service. Photos above were taken on the 26th of April 2016

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