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.
White-hot plasma jets cut through sheets of steel at the FSG shipyard in Germany earlier. The steel cutting ceremony marks the first step in the construction of Brittany Ferries’ Honfleur, a ship that will take little over a year to complete.
Brittany Ferries has announced a new route into northern Spain. Starting at the end of April, the service will link Cork and Santander, making two return-sailings a week.
The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than £1 billion of investments announced for new ships, port and service facilities in the next four years, according to figures released by Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferries.
Brittany Ferries has signed a letter of intent with the Flensburger Schiffbau shipyard in Germany to construct a new ship powered by liquid natural gas. It will be one of the cleanest, most environmentally-friendly ships to operate in UK waters because LNG emits less carbon dioxide during combustion than marine fuel oil and burns with no smoke.
Brittany Ferries has announced the end of industrial action at the line, with staff having agreed to a new pay deal. Services are now set to resume on Tuesday afternoon.
Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth and Plymouth to France and Spain have been suspended indefinitely following two days of strikes. The company has been on a cost cutting drive following three years of losses, which has resulted in protests by some French crew members who are unhappy with working terms and conditions.
Holiday makers heading to Spain this Summer can enjoy a comfortable and convenient start to their trip, with the addition of a new route to Bilbao from Portsmouth International Port.
Brittany Ferries is now offering short cruises from Portsmouth to Spain and back on board its latest cruise ferry, Cap Finistère. Starting from £75 per person, these breaks include two nights at sea in a comfortable en suite cabin, as well as a short visit to Santander – the elegant Capital of Cantabria.
Brittany Ferries’ twice-weekly service linking Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander in Spain has gained a reputation over the last 30 years for the high standards of comfort, dining and entertainment to be enjoyed on board. Now the company has joined forces with leading marine conservation charity ORCA to offer passengers a fascinating insight into the whales and dolphins of the Bay of Biscay - one of the world’s most important habitats for these amazing animals.