Brittany Ferries charters for Summer 2020 a new RoPax ferry to the Swedish company Stena Roro AB. This new ferry replaces directly Connemara on the Spain - Ireland routes and indirectly Baie de Seine on the Spain - England lines.
At 4 am on 29th April, a fire occurred in the port engine room of Pont-Aven whilst on passage to Santander, 142 km off the coast of France. Although extinguished within 40 minutes by the crew, the fire left one of the engine severely damaged.
Brittany Ferries announces it will charter from Stena Line a third Stena E-Flexer class from 2023. The latter ship is however not going to replace Bretagne, which will be replaced by a purpose-built state-of-the-art cruise ferry.
Although still being trapped in the uncertainty linked to Brexit, Brittany Ferries has announced a €8 millions profit for its 2018 financial year (which goes from Octobre 2017 to September 2018).
The Department for Transports has awarded a £46,6 millions contract to Brittany Ferries to operate 19 further weekly crossings from 29th March from Plymouth, Poole and Portsmouth in case of a without-deal Brexit.
Brittany Ferries has just unveiled the first of its two-commissioned E-Flexer class RoPax ferries will be named Galicia and Salamanca.
Brittany Ferries unveils today it has reached an agreement with Stena Line AB for the commission of a second E-Flexer class vessel, with the first (ordered a few months ago) to be delivered for Summer 2021, a year later than initially planed.
As the her already-ordered sister, the new E-Flexer Class RoPax ferry will be chartered from Stena Line AB for an initial 5-year period with an option or purchase.
Brittany Ferries’ work horse Normandie began service back in May 1992, on the Ouistreham - Portsmouth for which she has been built. It mean she has kept sailing on this route for 25 years, up to three times a day with the reliability of a Swiss clock. Built to accommodate the growing numbers of passengers traveling to Normandy, she still looks very modern, despite her age.
Willing to make something relaxing throughout a mid-August week end, we decided to make a cruise with Brittany Ferries. That was an occasion to sail aboard a workhorse we haven’t given the attention she deserves the last time we sailed on her five years ago.
A travel report (text and pictures) by Antoine and Benjamin.
Brittany Ferries has confirmed to our colleagues from Shippax it will charter from Stena Line a new vessel for its popular Spain - Great Britain route beginning 2020.