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Bon Voyage de Portsmouth a St Malo Review with images

AdvantagesThe route, the timing (outbound)

DisadvantagesTiming (inbound)

"...drive and I know that Brittany isn't best served by SNCF. What bliss then to discover that I can get there direct courtesy of the British rail network and Brittany Ferries. Norwich to anywhere by train is always going to be longer than anyone who doesn't live here might think, but down to Portsmouth isn't that bad: one hour fifty into London, one stop on the central (Liverpool Street to Bank), another on the Waterloo & City (Bank to Waterloo) and ..." Read review
22.09.2012

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Use Brittany from Britain

AdvantagesClean and reliable

DisadvantagesSome cabins are getting "tired"

"...we have chosen to use Brittany Ferries for our crossing. This is more to do with the fact that they service the crossings we want to use rather than a conscious decision over other operators. We usually travel to the West side of France and the Calais crossing and the tunnel require longer drives for us on both sides of the Channel. Brittany ferries operate from Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth and Cork and travel to Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg, Roscoff ..." Read review
13.09.2009

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Community Level 5leofluffy69

leofluffy69

Tres Bien

Advantagesso much to do, comfortable bit like a floating town!

DisadvantagesSEA SICKNESS!

"...attend a European Conference in Brittany (France). We needed to take a lot of equipment and display boards so decided that the ferry would be the easiest option. I looked on the internet and found that for a small car, 3 passengers and a cabin with bunk beds we would be looking approximately 520 pounds. We considered this price as being quite expensive; however without having to pay for transport to the airport, pay for excess baggage and then ..." Read review
12.08.2007

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Community Level 3laveyri

laveyri

Brilliant way to travel from Plymouth to France

AdvantagesQuality service, good start to holiday, convenient for south west

DisadvantagesDon't seem to publish their prices

"We've been using Brittany ferries for years and rate them really highly. We live in Cornwall and have a house in south west France and have tried all sorts of ways of getting there - trains, planes etc but this is by far the easiest and most pleasant way to travel. Nowadays we always book on line and it is an excellent and easy to use service - everything is done on line - you get the times, make the booking and print your own ticket. As we travel ..." Read review
15.01.2007

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Community Level 1mandi.47

mandi.47

Fab ferry to Brittany

AdvantagesExcellent entertainment and facillities on board, especially for children.

DisadvantagesThe only disadvantage for me is the three hour drive to plymouth.

"...try a camping holiday in Brittany and to travel by ferry. Having never travelled by boat , except to cross the Mersey on a childhood day out, we really didn't know what to expect. I was initially surprised with the ease and efficiency of boarding in the car. We arrived at Plymouth on 11 August 2006 at 7am to set sail at 8am, after a short check in queue for passport control and boarding passes, the 4 of us(hubby and 2 children plus myself) drove ..." Read review
28.08.2006

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Crossing to Santander on the Pont Aven

AdvantagesFor me, living in the South West, it is the most convienient option

DisadvantagesFor me, living in the South West, it is the only convienient option

"Brittany Ferries have spent around £100 million pounds on their new flagship, Pont Aven. It entered service between Plymouth, Roscoff and Santander in Spring 2004 and quickly developed engine problems which lead to crossings being cancelled for a couple of weeks. The ship was restricted to running at reduced speed for the remainder of the season, and so the first years operation was by no means trouble free. I was lucky enough to travel to Roscoff ..." Read review
24.05.2005

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Community Level 4mum52

mum52

Brittany Ferries ~ hotels and holidays too!

Advantagesexcellent customer support and booking advice service

Disadvantagesnot a lot for 'tweenagers' to do on board the ferries

"Brittany Ferries is not just a ferry operator, but also a holiday and hotel booking service. ~~ Booking ~~ Somehow, no matter how hard we try to plan things in advance we always do things at the last minute. Last July we decided, rather late in the day, that we’d like a ‘little holiday’ in France. This was to be our third short break in France, having previously travelled to Caen and Cherbourg, both from Portsmouth. This time we chose St ..." Read review
07.04.2005

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Community Level 1Danno2006

Danno2006

Mini Cruise to Santander (Spain)

AdvantagesCheap booze, cheap fags, good entertainment, swimming pool

DisadvantagesBars have no late licence, Pool not open long enough

"...and is the flagship of Brittany Ferries. It can take 2400 passengers and 650 vehicles. Being on this ship is almost like a holiday in itself. Good accommodation, a choice of 4 restaurants, 3 bars, swimming pool, shops, entertainment from a magician, resident live band and disco. I have gone into more detail below. Accommodation: The Pont-Aven cruise ship has a staggering 652 cabins. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, radio and ..." Read review
20.07.2006

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Community Level 2furryjen78

furryjen78

Slow & fast

AdvantagesConvenient times

DisadvantagesPoor reclining seats; choppy seacat crossing

"...holiday in France and took Brittany Ferries from Porstmouth-Caen on the way out and Cherbourg-Portsmouth on the way back. Both were very different experiences! Portsmouth - Caen (overnight); We took the overnight ferry which departed at 11.15pm and arrived at 7.15am. When we arrived at the ferry terminal two hours early the queues were massive for check-in. What we didn't realise was that two ferries actually depart at similar times so there were ..." Read review
20.08.2007

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

Bonjour, mon cheries!

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text.

"...to write a review on Brittany Ferries, which is one of the companies that provides cross channel ferry crossings to both France and Spain from the south coast of the UK. OK so I may be a little bit biased as I used to work for them, but I hope that this doesn't get in the way of my own personal thoughts or views on them. I guess that you could also say that I am biased, because I live in one of the cities that hosts one of the ports that they use! ..." Read review
08.08.2010

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Community Level 6BJEEE

BJEEE

Frittany Berries

AdvantagesYou should arrive alive

DisadvantagesQuiberon is sooo rubbish

"...not require a cabin. Brittany Ferries offer a big choice of the things you want. By looking through the brochure, you can pick the things you require and pay from just those things. If you don't want a cabin, you can reserve a nice big comfy seat. Or if you want a top class cabin instead of one of the noral ones, you can pay extra for these. They offer many good deals on day-trips. These are quite popular as afterall, France isn't that far away ..." Read review
28.12.2000

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Community Level 2cp

cp

Plymouth to Santander Crossing

AdvantagesRelaxing 24 hours

DisadvantagesQuite expensive

"This is the fourth time I use the Plymouth to Santander crossing. I travel to the south of Spain and it saves having to drive the whole lenght of France. The ferry takes 24 hours and I always look forward to that day as an opportunity to relax. I usually have to travel during the peak period and I know that the ferry, the Val de Loire, is going to be very full and busy. Nevertheless, I am always happily surprised to find that, even with so many people ..." Read review
07.09.2000

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Community Level 1ferryenthu...

ferryenthusiast

Various Routes, please read header sections

AdvantagesModern, Clean and Friendly

DisadvantagesNot the cheapest crossings

"...to go to the main Brittany Ferries desk to initially check-in, they will give you boarding cards. Boarding is normally via Gate 1 and they re-scan your tickets. Before leaving the terminal you will need to put your bags through a scanner and then yourself walk through a metal detector. (Advice: I normally shove anything metallic into my coat pocket and then put the coat through the bag machine.) Car drivers You check-in and are then directed ..." Read review
18.04.2004

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Community Level 6Dalesman

Dalesman

Plymouth - Santander

Advantagessaves lots of driving in France

Disadvantagespoor on board facilities

"...crossing again but hope that Brittany Ferries have improved the services on offer on board ship.. ..." Read review
21.08.2000

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Community Level 8thingywhat...

thingywhatsit

SAVE A FORTUNE BY SURFING.

AdvantagesIts a good beginning to a holiday

DisadvantagesRip off pricing from site to site.

"...may know, I live in Brittany and before Ryanair came on the scene, the only way for us to go backwards and forwards to England for family affairs etc. was Brittany Ferries. Recently, however, I have had many friends ask me to make their reservations for them on the net because I can save them between one hundred pounds and one hundred and fifty pounds per trip, simply by surfing. The pricing structure of Brittany Ferries is strange, and I do ..." Read review
11.08.2003

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