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Brittany Ferries Information

All of Brittany Ferries cabins are en-suite and air-conditioned with linen, towels and toiletries provided. All ferries offer superior onboard comfort and carry both cars and passengers.

Ports available

Portsmouth - Portsmouth is the closest ferry port to London and with direct access from the motorway is easily reached from the Midlands and Southern England

Poole Poole is conveniently reached from Bristol, the Midlands and the South of England with easy access to the motorway network

Plymouth - Plymouth is easy to reach from Wales and the West Country and with fast access to the port from the motorway, it ensures a stress-free journey

Key points

  • Great choice of routes sailing to 5 ports in Northern France from 3 ports (above) on the South coast of England
  • Pick from a wide choice of sailing times and, if you sail overnight, you'll arrive in France by morning
  • Daily sailings on most routes have cabins and reserved seating so you can choose the best accommodation for you

Which crossing?

Portsmouth - Cherbourg (High speed): 1-2 crossings per day (daytime only). 3 hours travel time
Portsmouth - Caen (Cruise): 2-3 crossings per day (overnight or daytime). 6 hours - 7 hours travel time
Portsmouth - St Malo (Cruise): 1 per day usually (overnight or daytime). 8 hours - 11 hours travel time
Poole - Cherbourg (Cruise): 1 per day (overnight or daytime). 4 hours 15 mins - 9 hours 45 mins travel time
Plymouth - Roscoff (Cruise): 1-2 per day usually (overnight or daytime). 6 hours - 11 hours travel time
Portsmouth - Le Harve (Économie): 1-2 crossings per day (overnight or daytime). 6 hours 30mins - 10 hours 15 mins travel time

Crossing types

High-speed - Get to France the speedy way on the high-speed catamaran. And you can relax with comfortable seating, a cafe, bars and a boutique onboard
Cruise - Enjoy the classic cruise ferry experience with award-winning service and top-class facilities, not to mention French chefs and friendly bi-lingual staff, all combining to create a truly French experience from the moment you drive aboard. The relaxed way to travel to France
Économie - Sail to the continent for less with the no-frills économie service. There's less of their trademark style but you'll still enjoy a comfortable journey

Pet-friendly ships

With the PETS Travel Scheme and as approved carriers for cats, dogs and ferrets under said scheme, taking your pet to France couldn't be easier. Your cat or dog can travel on any of the routes to France in the comfort of your own car.

Pont-Aven, Bretagne and Cap Finistère are all equipped with kennels. The Etretat, Baie de Seine and Cap Finistere have pet-friendly cabins. On all other vessels, it is possible to arrange an escorted visit to the car deck to check on the welfare of your pet.

Child-friendly ships

All of the cruise ferries to France (except for Etretat and high-speed ferry Normandie Express) feature play areas specifically designed for our younger passengers. The games rooms will keep teenagers entertained throughout the crossing with the latest video arcade games and air hockey to enjoy. In addition, leisure arcades found onboard Pont-Aven and Mont St Michel provide the ideal place for teenagers to enjoy themselves.

Why not catch up on the latest film releases in the superb onboard cinemas? All of the cinemas have comfortable seating and are equipped with surround sound for a true cinema experience. A selection of the latest releases is offered for all ages. All ships have a cinema or movie lounge except Barfleur, Baie de Seine and the high-speed ferry Normandie Express.

There are also swimming pools onboard Pont-Aven (indoor) and a small outdoor pool on Cap Finistere. The swimming pools are usually open between May and September, depending on route and weather conditions.

Onboard entertainment

There are a number of seasonal options to keep you and your family entertained while on board, including resident music duos and cabaret singers, close-up magic and headlining illusion sets, through to children's entertainers, cocktail pianists, tribute acts and DJ sets.

Portsmouth to Caen and Plymouth to Roscoff routes have entertainment on most crossings while longer routes, served by the Pont-Aven, Cap Finistère and Bretagne, are packed with variety! High-speed ferry Normandie Express and économie ferries Etretat and Baie de Seine have no live entertainment.

WiFi on board

Brittany Ferries provide complimentary access to the internet on board all their ferries as well as an enhanced service on board Cap Finistère and Pont-Aven (enhanced service payable). Note: The Wi-Fi is provided by satellite so it won't be as fast as you would expect at home or work. To optimise the service, there are restrictions on certain sites. So you should download media before you travel. To connect to Wi-Fi, you'll need the access code on your boarding card or cabin key.

Free WiFi areas (2018):

  • Armorique - Public areas of the ship on decks 6 and 7
  • Baie de Seine - Public areas of the ship where you can see the Wi-Fi zone signs
  • Barfleur - Public areas of the ship on deck 7
  • Bretagne - Deck 8 in the cafe and in the reserved seat lounges
  • Cap Finistére - Public areas of the ship on deck 7 and the bar on deck 9
  • Etretat - Lounge areas and bar on deck 5
  • Mont St Michel - Deck 8 in the self-service restaurant and cafe/restaurant, also deck 9 in the cafe and bar
  • Normandie - Deck 8 in the self-service restaurant and in the public seating area, also on deck 9 in the cafe and bar
  • Pont-Aven - Self-service restaurant on deck 7, main bar on deck 8, mezzanine on deck 9 and bar next to the swimming pool
  • Normandie Express - throughout the ship

Note: Despite a recent decision to no longer charge data roaming charges in EU countries, as of June 2017, this does not apply to the satellite network available on board. To avoid paying high data roaming charges, it is recommended that you turn data roaming off on your mobile devices.

Cabins aboard Brittany Ferries

Commodore Cabins

Outside 4 berth Commodore cabin

Outside 4 berth Commodore cabin

Porthole (Balcony on Pont-Aven)
Twin beds plus sofa bed/ recess bed
Flat screen TV, DVD player 
More spacious 
Presentation box of toiletries, towels and soap are provided
Tea and coffee making facilities
Complimentary continental breakfast served in your cabin* 
Choice of complimentary hot drinks served in your cabin* 
Hair dryer 
Complimentary mini bar (soft drinks only) & newspaper 
Ships with these cabins: Pont-Aven; Mont St Michel; Bretagne and Normandie

De Luxe and Club 4 "Plus"

Outside 4 berth Deluxe cabin

Outside 4 berth Deluxe cabin

De Luxe cabins on Pont-Aven have twin beds 
Club 4 "Plus" cabins have twin beds plus 2 pull-down beds 
Flat screen TV, DVD player 
More spacious
Presentation box of toiletries, towels and soap are provided
Tea and coffee making facilities 
Complimentary continental breakfast served in your cabin* 
Choice of complimentary hot drinks served in your cabin* 
Hair dryer (maybe at reception)
Complimentary mini bar (soft drinks only) & newspaper
Ships with De luxe cabins: Pont-Aven
Ships with Club 4 "Plus" cabins: Armorique


Outside 4 berth club cabin

Outside 4 berth club cabin

Bunk-style beds 
Flat screen TV 
Tea and coffee making facilities
Towels and soap are provided
Ships with these cabins: Pont-Aven; Armorique; Bretagne

2/4 Berth

Outside large 2/4 berth cabin

Outside large 2/4 berth cabin

Available with or without porthole 
Bunk-style beds 
Towels and soap are provided
Present on all cruise feries


Pet-friendly cabins

Bunk-style beds
Laminate flooring
Towels and soap are provided
Ships with these cabins: Etretat, Baie de Seine, Cap Finistere

Reserved Lounge Seat

Available on all except Cap Finistere. Free general seating on cruise ferry day crossings, or Reserve Lounge seating available at a supplement. Seating included in the price on high-speed services (unallocated). Upgrade to Club (reserved) seating available at a supplement.

Advice for disabled passengers

Wheelchair accessible cabins are available on all cruise ferries, however, these are limited and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. 


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