The ferry operator said the move follows decisions by the UK government to impose quarantine restrictions on travellers arriving from Spain, and more recently France.
Brittany Ferries has announced its newest ship, Galicia, is to take to the seas linking the UK with Spain. She will sail two round trips a week connecting Portsmouth and Santander.
Around 50,000 passengers with existing bookings will be affected by the schedule changes, as authorities reintroduce quarantine restrictions on arrivals from France.
French firm Brittany Ferries has begun lobbying the French government at the highest levels to avoid the implementation of reciprocal quarantine measures.
Last November, Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund and Brittany Ferries reached an agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for the acquisition of 100 per cent of Condor Ferries.
At the AVIC Weihai shipyard in Shandong, eastern China, shipyard workers and Brittany Ferries teams gathered to celebrate the launch of cruise-ferry Galicia, and the start of building work for sister ship Salamanca.
To be chartered from Stena, Brittany Ferries’ third liquefied natural gas vessel, Santoña, is part of the company’s €550 million fleet renewal programme, with a clear focus on sustainable development.
Jean-Marc Roué, Brittany Ferries president, recently hosted Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister of Europe and foreign affairs, to discuss the situation.
Brittany Ferries’ brand-new LNG-powered cruise ferry, Honfleur, has taken to the water for the first time at a traditional ship launching ceremony at the FSG shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.
Brittany Ferries has welcomed a second milestone in the build of its next ship, Honfleur.
The names were chosen following a competition among Brittany Ferries’ staff and follow confirmation of the ships’ charter last month.
Brittany Ferries has confirmed the charter of two brand new cruise-ferries to serve its long-haul UK to Spain routes. Both ships will be built at the Avic International Weihai shipyard in China, with the first arriving in time for the 2021 holiday season.