Book Brittany Ferries cross channel ferry tickets to and from the UK, Spain, France and Ireland calling at Caen, Portsmouth, Cherbourg, Poole, Cork, Roscoff, St Malo and Santander ferryports online.
Brittany Ferries offer a personal service centred on their luxury cruise ferry fleet ensuring your holiday begins the minute you arrive and are welcomed on board.
Each of Britanny Ferries destinations on the continent possesses its own character and are always full of life with great places to shop, drink and eat.
The onboard entertainment is varied and the food is French cuisine. You can also shop in the many boutiques or relax in your accommodation that Britany Ferries have made as luxurious and comfortable as possible.
Brittany Ferries also offer a superb range of self catering and hotel accommodation throughout France and Spain. All of these, together with their ferry routes, can be mixed and matched to create a holiday that’s just right for you.
To simplify our pricing for 2006, all of Brittany Ferry holidays are priced inclusive of ferry travel.
Brittany Ferries Routes
Classic Cruise and High Speed services sail from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, St Malo in France and Santander in northern Spain. Conveniently timed regular departures take you much closer to all the best holiday regions of France and Spain, so saving you miles of unnecessary driving.
Brittany Ferries sail the following route schedules all of which are able to booked safely and securely online at ferries.org
About Brittany Ferry
Since its formation, in 1972, largely in order to transport cauliflowers and artichokes from Roscoff to Plymouth, Brittany Ferries has grown into the leading maritime carrier on the Western and Central Channel.
When Great Britain joined the Common Market, the local farming co-operatives joined with the North Finistère Chamber of Commerce to form Brittany Ferries. It was recognised at the time that the UK represented a huge market for both the strong Breton farming community and Brittany as a tourist destination. In other words, Brittany Ferries could ship fresh produce north and bring tourists south.
Thirty years later the French farming co-operatives remain majority shareholders. Indeed, the split between the various categories – pension funds, banks, individuals and so on - has changed remarkably little since day one, as has another feature of Brittany Ferries’ ownership – the French State has no financial stake.
In 1978, less than 10 years after it had started, this fast-developing ferry company took the brave step of starting services to Santander in Northern Spain, at the same time entering the Irish market with the Cork-Roscoff route. Both have grown steadily and continue to do so today.
As Brittany Ferries has matured, so has its significance to tourism in Western France and Northern Spain, with its influence reaching far beyond simply Brittany and Normandy. Not only is it a ferry operator, but it acts as a tour operator as well, supplying a vast range of self-drive holidays throughout France, Spain and, to a lesser extent, Portugal.
Today, Brittany Ferries operates one of the most modern fleets on the Channel, with 8 ships and over 2,500 employees. It accounts for over 50% of the traffic on the Western Channel, carrying in excess of 2.6 million passengers, 780,000 cars and 170,000 lorries a year.