Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Brittany to offer no-frills ferries to France and Spain

Brittany Ferries is to start a new no-frills service to both France and Spain from March 26.

There will be a weekend service between Portsmouth and Santander in northern Spain and five return crossings between Portsmouth and Le Havre, one of which will be freight-only.

Branded Brittany Ferries économie, the new product is designed to appeal to those who wish to travel to France or Spain at a lower fares without onboard services normally available.

French catering will still be available on board, but with limited choice.  Cabins will all have en-suite facilities but without carpets, and there will be a lounge where seats can be reserved on overnight crossings.

There will be 12 pet-friendly cabins and two two specially equipped cabins for disabled passengers. Entertainment will be restricted to a movie lounge.

One-way fares for a car plus two this spring start £79 to France and £169 (including reclining seats) to Spain.

Group commercial director Mike Bevens said: "Whilst our services to western France have been established for many years, those to Spain are currently enjoying great success, so we are seeking ways to build on this and grow the market.

"We feel that there is an opening for a no-frills, great-value service which will appeal to those who are on a tight budget and may not have even considered travelling by ferry before.

"The Brittany Ferries promise has always been about "choice" - we have ten routes, plus high-speed services, as well as cruise ferries - and this is taking the concept one step further."

Bookings will open online at in a few weeks but in the meantime registrations can be made by calling 0871 244 1400.



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