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.
Brittany Ferries has joined the battle to buy out struggling cross-Channel operator SeaFrance from SNCF.The move follows another French ferry operator, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, pulling out of the running yesterday.
Brittany Ferries has confirmed plans to start a new luxury cruise-ferry service from Portsmouth to Santander in northern Spain with effect from April 2009 using its €165 million flagship, Pont Aven.