I have just received this email which purports to come from Euroferries, the company which is planning to introduce a fast ferry service between Ramsgate and Boulogne. I hasten to add, I have not seen any confirmation of this anywhere, so do treat with the usual caution and suspicion. However, it does appear that the company is not now taking bookings on its website until 1 March 2010.
We have just suspended all bookings until 1st March 2010 as a precautionary measure to prevent causing further inconvenience to our customers, you will therefore be unable to book for christmas at the moment.
Feel free to book from March onwards, as the service will be fully operational by then and the prices at present are at the cheaper winter price rate.
I have copied your email address onto our contact list so you will be kept apprised of all developments and news regarding the service.
Euroferries Customer Service Dept.
Update: Confirmation that the service has been delayed yet again, and now won't start until next year, can be found here.