Launched in 1992, the Barfleur is named after a picturesque, small fishing village in Normandy, only 25 kilometres from Cherbourg. Smaller than the rest of Brittany Ferries fleet, she offers en suite cabin accommodation, self service restaurant, bar and reclining seat lounges.
Barfleur features around 60 ensuite air conditioned cabins, both inside and outside and all come supplied with fresh linen and towels. Soap and shower gel are also provided in case you want to freshen up and you'll also find at least 1 plug socket to use or to charge any electrical appliances that you may have. The ship also features pre-reservable reclining seat lounges.
The main restaurant on Barfleur is the self-service restaurant ‘Turquoise’ which offers a fantastic choice of foods from around the world, as well as French favourites such as minute steaks, cooked to your liking on the spot! There's also a salad buffet, great choice of desserts, and drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal. You can also enjoy special meals rates for children.
Situated towards the rear of the ship, Les Alizés Bar is a great place to relax during your crossing. Enjoy a great choice of beverages with everything from the finest French wines to delicious cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.
Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, the onboard boutiques offer a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery and much more! All are at great prices, and certainly worth a browse.
'Wi-Fi time' can be purchased from the information desk. Barfleur features plenty of deck space so you can stretch your legs and enjoy a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port. Sun decks are on decks 7, 8 and 9. There is also a bureau de Change and a baggage room where you can leave your luggage.
There is a play room where children can enjoy fun and games whle the video games room on deck 7 features the latest video games.
Barfleur is wheelchair friendly. Disabled toilets are located on deck 6, 7 and 8 and all decks are lift accessible.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Barfleur guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
97% of our customers recommended this ship
The booking through Direct Ferries was spot on, very pleased! However Brittany Ferries were not so good and I was disappointed with many aspects of there attitude. I am in the process of writing a letter to Brittany Ferries regarding the incident. Thank you for your time you are doing a great all round job and could not be happier with your service.
Reviewed 14 September 2015 by Rodney who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Thank you for keeping us informed on the crossing when the weather was rough and speed was slowed.
Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Anne who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Best ferry we had ever been on in years"
The ship was spotless and the crew superb, we had the best meal ever on this ship, and that means a lot when you the son of a captain on another ferry company !!
Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Nigel who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Why no flexible choice ticket"
Great ferry, great crossing but a changed booking on a ferry that wasn't that busy was an extra £70, why not a flexible ticket like the Dover / Calais crossings.
Reviewed 07 August 2015 by Philip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Cherbourg to Poole Ferry"
Booking on line was simple , ferry was really good, sailing on time no problems whatsoever.
Reviewed 09 March 2015 by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Very happy with the trip we took with Brittany ferries ,it was not the first time we travelled with them and we were yet again not disappointed . The service and friendliness of the staff and the smooth running of things both off and on board is great . Quick to embark and disembark us Thankyou Brittany Ferries
Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Roger who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Brittany ferries crossing Poole to Cherbourg 27/11/2014"
Very pleasant crossing as usual,however we only travel to Cherbourg during the winter months due to the extremely high charges made by Brittany Ferries during the summer season. We have been using this route since 1968 (with various operators) travelling many times each year,if the prices were more reasonable we would continue to do so. The loss is to Brittany Ferries as we travel other routes when prices esculate on this route. Regards,C.Philpott.
Reviewed 07 December 2014 by Colin Philpott who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Hoped over to France"
A recent short break over to France brought the ferry into play - booked on line from the home P.C.leaving the UK, and via the android for the return journey as we were not sure of a return date - very easy and professionally supported once at the port by the staff at the dock and crew on board. Facilities all very well presented and professionally operated whilst on board also.All ready looking at booking again for next year now we have found our missed sense of adventure - Thanks for adding to our French "living the dream" time
Reviewed 29 October 2014 by Stephen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"ferry crossing "
I was surprised at how simple and efficient the transition was from leaving the mainland and parking up on the boat , having always travelled abroad by plane i will definetly be using the service again
Reviewed 06 September 2014 by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Our summer crossing from Cherbourg to Poole was entertaining. Good views, you see the port as the ship goes by, had something to eat, the 4 hours flew by so quickly. Check in was quick and went smoothly. You just present the confirmation email and the passports and you get the tickets in return. However, the price was too high, € 450 for a car and 5 people.
Reviewed 06 August 2014 by Erik who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
It was an excellent trip.
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Ildiko who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Cherbourg to Poole voyage - 14 July 2014"
Our first experience of this route since moving to Dorset was largely very good. It is perhaps unfortunate that UK immigration control is carried out after arrival in Poole rather than in France, as is the case on the Calais - Dover route. This leads to long delays in getting away from the port at a time when travelers will simply want to clear the port and get home as soon as possible. But no complaints about the crossing.
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Brian Robins who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
NOT BEING PEOPLE WHO LIKE FERRY CROSSINGS MUST ADMIT OUR LATEST CROSSING FROM POOLE TO CHERBOURG CHANGED OUR ATTITUDE. OBVIOUSLY THE CALM SEA HELPED BUT THE BRITTANY FERRY, BARFLEUR, WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. HAVING BOOKED TWO SEATS WE WERE VERY SURPRISED HOW COMFORTABLE AND PEACEFUL THE LOUNGE WAS. WE HAD BREAKFAST ON BOARD WHICH WAS VERY ENJOYABLE AND MIGHT WE SAY THAT THE TOILETS WERE KEPT VERY CLEAN. ALL IN ALL A VERY ENJOYABLE CROSSING.
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Trevor who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Bordeaux road trip"
Poole to Cherbourg. Perfect trip, no hassles getting on and getting off. Clear announcements and friendly staff greeting on and waving off! Clean facilities on board. Reserved seats in lounge very quiet and comfortable. Our trip was made special as it was D-Day commemoration and our trip was made all the more interesting. Great, well done!
Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Very Difficult to Fault"
After numerous crossings on various Brittany ferries, they are all Very Difficult to Fault. Facilities and staff are all first class. Have enjoyed every crossing so far and hope all future sailings will follow the same pattern.
Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Colin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Barfleur 26 november 2013"
Good all round trip. Cabin very good. Service and staff very good.
Reviewed 03 December 2013 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Beware the food"
The full English Breakfast was appalling, truly so. Avoid at all costs. Shame on the French, they should know better.
Reviewed 13 October 2013 by Mark who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"I'll make that Poole-Cherbourg trip again."
I've made about 30 channel crossings but never on that route before but I will certainly use that route again. + The reclining seats are the most comfortable I have experienced on a ship. + The ship was quiet with very little engine or propeller vibration. + Toilets were clean but they were rather cramped. + The self service canteen food was fairly good. + Well stocked shop. - There wasn't a proper restaurant. - There were no working toilets at Poole! Desperate people were being bused elsewhere.
Reviewed 28 September 2013 by Martin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
Our first trip ever. We were impressed with the comfort and cleanliness of your line. We would not hesitate to use direct ferries again. The food was surprisingly good too. Thank you.
Reviewed 23 September 2013 by Cathy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"FERRY CROSSING ON BARFLEUR POOLE/CHERBOURG"
Well organised, friendly staff, comfortable, good facilities, ferry departed and arrived on time.
Reviewed 21 September 2013 by Brian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur