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Bretagne

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Plymouth St Malo & Portsmouth St Malo routes

Bretagne has first-rate onboard facilities, including excellent dining, shopping and live entertainment, and can accommodate over 2000 passengers, almost half of them in cabin accommodation. It is named after the French region Brittany, and is decorated in traditional Breton style and colours.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a wide choice of 2, 3 and 4 berth cabins ranging from bunk style beds to commodore class luxury. All of the Bretagne cabins are ensuite, air conditioned and have 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.

Reclining seats provide a great value option for overnight crossings and additional comfort to your day sailing. These lounges are ideal for groups or large parties as well as for individual customers wishing to stretch out and relax.

Onboard Food and Drink

The Bretagne main a la carte restaurant ‘Les Abers’ offers seating for smaller and larger groups. You'll enjoy elegant surroundings and panoramic views - as well as an open kitchen where you can see first-class chefs in action.

La Baule is the Bretagne's self-service restaurant. La Baule offers a fantastic choice of foods from around the world, as well as French favourites such as our minute steaks, a salad buffet, great choice of desserts, and drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Café - La Gerbe de Locronan serves sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks. The children's soft play area is also situated within this area, so is a great place for families.

The Bretagne's main lounge bar, Gwenn Ha Du serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. The bar also offers some tiered seating, ensuring a great view of the large stage area which regularly plays host to great cabaret acts, from singers to magicians! There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.

Located at the entrance of the main restaurant, the Bretagne's piano bar, Yacht Club offers a superb setting for an aperitif - or a great atmosphere in which to simply relax as you sip cocktails and enjoy live music played on a grand piano.

Onboard Shopping

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, Bretagne 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.

Purchases made on board may be paid for in Euros or Sterling. Payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card. Prices are shown in both currencies and you can combine different payment methods.

Additional Onboard Facilities

There are 2 cinemas onboard where you can catch some of the latest films. 'Wi-Fi time' can be purchased from the information desk. Bretagne features plenty of deck space so you can stretch your legs and 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, 9 and 10. There is also a baggage room, bureau de change and baby changing rooms.

There are also a number of options to keep you and your family entertained while onboard including resident music duos and cabaret singers, close-up magic and headlining illusion sets, through to children's entertainers, cocktail pianists, tribute acts and DJ sets.

Travelling with children

In addition to seasonal childrens entertainment there is also a playroom where young children can enjoy fun and games.

Accessibility

There are wheelchair accessible cabins, disabled toilets on decks 6, 7 and 8 and lifts are available with access to all decks.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Bretagne 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.

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Bretagne Reviews

4.4
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100% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.7
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "What a relaxing way to travel"

    Made the journey part of the holiday, Great food in the restaurant, cosy cabin and friendly staff. Woke refreshed and ready to tackle any continental journey. recommended.

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    Reviewed 02 September 2015 by Timothy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "experience"

    this is the first time we have used your service. Boarding very good, cabin adequate, facilities on board excellent. Thoroughly recommend it. In fact have already booked another trip across in December.

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    Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Robert who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Fantastic crossings"

    First time towing a large trailer, so we were a little apprehensive. From the moment we were checked in to arrival, we were looked after brilliantly. Helpful staff, clean environment- I'd definitely use Brittany ferries again

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    Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Lisa who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Portsmouth St Malo ferry"

    Excellent food and service but would be good if wifi range was extended to reserved seating areas

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    Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "great start of the holiday"

    Coming from Woking, Surrey, Portsmouth is only an hour away so a very short drive to the start of the holidays. We booked fairly late so only 2-person cabins were available but this is fine when travelling with 2 young children, each parent can take 1 child. We went to dinner at the a la carte restaurant (we stood in line straight after getting on board, don't wait until you've sailed as it will be full), which had a great selection of buffet style entrees and desserts and really nice mains for such large numbers. The waiting staff was a bit impatient, but that just got us in the right mood for France:). Seated next to the piano bar, we were also treated to a nice concerto for part of the dinner and the kids got a nice surprise-box afterwards. The cabins were comfortable and we were awoken by Breton harp-music an hour before arrival to make sure we were back in our car on time. Take some breakfast along as this is hard to come by in the morning, unless you rise really early before the harps. Once off the ship, you drive easily from the harbour to your destination, in our case a 2 hour drive to southern Brittany. A great relaxing start to our holiday.

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    Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Elis who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Nice Journey back"

    Easy and slick access process on to the ferry. Food and restaurant options varied and reasonable value. Purchased seating in a lounge which was nice and quiet. Cinema with good films to view if you wish, I don't have children but it seemed they were provided with a fair selection of entertainment. Toilets I used were clean. Ship a touch late arriving / letting us depart.

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    Reviewed 06 August 2015 by Robert who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Excellent"

    Great ship, great food, easy journey. Only minor problem was a failure of the projector part way through a film which was a serious disappointment to children. However full refunds were forthcoming. Will definitely use again.

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    Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "St Malo remembered"

    It is over 20 years since we last used the Brittany Ferries St Malo route. We remember how we enjoyed the crossing on that occasion and it was just as pleasurable this time. The staff were exceedingly polite and helpful and disembarkation was very efficient. We would definitely use B.F. when we visit this part of France again.

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    Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Robin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "weekend trip"

    Great value, easy to book, comfortable, tasty pizzas and a comprehensive whiskey tasting!

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    Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Liz who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Portsmouth to St. Malo and back"

    Ferries are just about my favourite way to travel, and this Brittany Ferry trip was great! We had a cabin for the overnight sailing, but the reclining seats were very spacious and comfortable and I probably could have slept in one. Facilities were more than adequate, and staff very helpful. A really relaxing way to cross the channel, though we were lucky to have fine weather and smooth seas.

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    Reviewed 26 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Trip on the Bretagne"

    A smooth and comfortable crossing. The food was reasonable and not expensive.

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    Reviewed 24 July 2015 by Kenneth who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Good crossing."

    We had a very smooth crossing on the Bretagne last Thursday (02/07/15). The ship was clean (apart from very smelly WCs outside the lounge on deck 9 (where we had our reclining seat). Unfortunately the departure was over 30 minutes late, and arrival in Portsmouth therefore the same (although the captain strangely blamed our late arrival on 'strong currents'!). Better organisation at St Malo would have eased traffic congestion (and possibly reduced the delay): a long line of cars snaked way out from the port, past the roundabout as we arrived. When we eventually passed through the port gates, cars suddenly started leaving the long queue to go through three other gates that were showing they were (now?) open. Just one person directing traffic as it entered the port would solve this. After docking at Portsmouth, it took quite some time to disembark - around 25-30 minutes. But perhaps this is the norm for such a large ferry? And entering a much smaller port than Dover? This was our first St Malo - Portsmouth crossing, so we were not quite sure what to expect. However, overall it was a good experience, and one we would happily repeat!

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    Reviewed 09 July 2015 by John Harrison who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "A great way to travel. "

    We splashed out and booked Commodore class which is well worth the extra. Arriving at St. Malo instead of Calais cuts out a lot of driving as we were headed south to Indres. The food on board was very good and the staff really helpful.

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    Reviewed 05 July 2015 by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ferry To St Malo"

    Going from Portsmouth to St Malo on a Triumph Tiger Sport. Very impressed with the way they handled tethering the bike for the journey. We had a cabin and were impressed with cleanliness and even had TV. Food on board and evening entertainment made for a very pleasant journey. Return journey was just as pleasant sun bathed on the deck only one issue homeward bound back to work.

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    Reviewed 03 July 2015 by Stuart who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "First but not last"

    Never fancied the long crossing to France and always drove to Dover, 250 mile return, but probably never again. We were going to a celebration in St Malo so it made sense to go direct ( Portsmouth) to St Malo and as foot passengers. Can get to ferry terminal by bus and easy check in for the crossing. We were on board before most of the cars and soon located our cabin. Small but adequate and an excellent shower. Interesting departure from Portsmouth and once past the Isle of Wight time to turn in. Very surprised how easy it was to get a nights comfortable sleep and next event was the wake you up music. Just as easy departing the ship, or is it a boat and in St Malo in minutes. The staff were very good and the boat very clean. I will certainly use this route again particularly to visit the stunning beach and walled city of St Malo.

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    Reviewed 30 June 2015 by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Trip to St Malo"

    I travelled to St Malo by ferry and enjoyed a very relaxing crossing. Great menu in the main restaurant and amazing view leaving the UK. The cabin was very comfortable. I very much recommend it.

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    Reviewed 26 June 2015 by Pascal who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Another good Brittany crossing"

    Punctual & prompt boarding. Smooth crossing. Helpful staff. Excellent food. Good value. We'll be back on board in 4 weeks time.

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    Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Brian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Coming Home"

    It was a very pleasant crossing, calm sea and very courteous staff. Bit nerve racking driving up the steep access - never done this before - but once on the level parking area there was plenty of room for all.

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    Reviewed 04 June 2015 by Sheila who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "5th Crossing in 12 months."

    We have sailed overnight twice this last year, and made a couple of day sailings, all with Brittany Ferries. The ferries were always clean, the staff were very good and attentive, the cabins were clean and very suitable for a night's sleep, and finally the food was well cooked, and well presented ,in the main restaurant, by very professional staff. I would certainly recommend Brittany Ferries to anyone crossing to France or Spain from Poole or Portsmouth. We will certainly use them again.

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    Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Adrian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Economy but good"

    This was our first trip on the Britany Ferry "Economie" service to La Havre. The ship was very clean and standard excellent. Although only one resturant, the food was very good and offering a wide choice and good value. I can recomend this service. Not really Econonomy but good value.

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    Reviewed 06 January 2015 by Malcolm who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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