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Cap Finistère

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Bilbao Portsmouth & Portsmouth Santander routes

The latest addition to the Brittany Ferries fleet, Cap Finistère feels like a "boutique hotel". It has an intimate, less formal ambience than the their flag ship Pont-Aven, whilst retaining a sense of space and comfort. Having had over £10 million spent on this vessel recently, it now provides an extremely comfortable experience. Onboard there are relaxed dining areas, outdoor decks and cafés, degustation sessions with experts, even make-overs and massage sessions: All with the usual superlative Brittany Ferries service.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

Cap Finistère features numerous cabins, all of which are en-suite and air conditioned. There are also a number of cabins adapted for disabled passengers.

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.

Seats cannot be pre-booked on this ship.

Onboard Food and Drink

With its intimate atmosphere, Cap Finistère's main restaurant, Le Café du Port has seating which runs either side of the ship. Diners can choose from two to four courses all served at your table and all at great value prices. To accompany your meal, there’s a superb choice of great value French wines - simply ask your waiter or waitress for any suggestions.

Located on the outside top deck, next to the pool, the Blue Marine café offers a selection of self-service snacks, including pizzas, pasta, burgers and salads. Due to its location, this café may be closed during bad weather and during low season.

Located near the main restaurant, Le Petit Marché is ideal for passengers wishing to have a snack rather than a full meal and offers a range of sandwiches, snacks and cakes, plus some healthy options.

Situated at the back of the ship, the main lounge bar ‘Planets Bar’ serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks.

With a mezzanine-style seating area reached by a sweeping staircase, the bar offers a real cruise ship feel with plenty of space to get together with friends, or simply find a quiet spot by the window.

Located outside at the back of the ship on the top deck next to the sun deck, the Cap Finistère's unique Belle View Bar offers passengers a perfect setting to relax and watch the world go by. Due to its location, this bar may be closed during bad weather and during low season.

Onboard Shopping

Boutiques can be found on deck 7 and feature a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery. 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

The magnificent outdoor pool area offers guests the perfect opportunity to unwind. Relax on a sun lounger, sip a drink from the bar, or have a splash in the pool that offers great sea-views.

Cap Finistère 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. Recently introduced on Cap Finistère is a dog exercise area located on deck 10.

'Wi-Fi time' can be purchased from the information desk. There is a cinema onboard where you can catch some of the latest films. There is also a cash machine dispensing euros, and a baggage room to store your luggage.

Travelling with children

Young children can enjoy fun and games in the playroom on deck 10.

Accessibility

There are specially adapted cabins for disabled passenger use, there are disabled toilets throughout and all decks are accessible by lifts.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Cap Finistère 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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Cap Finistère Reviews

4.1
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:3.9
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  • Catering:3.8
  • Punctuality:4.4
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Bilbao to portsmouth"

    Enjoyed our trip to and from Portsmouth, staff were very helpful and friendly. Everything ran very smoothly embarking and disembarking. Can recommend this service with confidence.

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    Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Peter who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Ferry Trip"

    Good journey as we left on time and arrived on time. Food in the restaurant very good. Chips from the cafe not good.

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    Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Ralph who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "portsmouth santander"

    Clean ship, well organised. Plenty of facilies. A very comfortable journey. We are glad that the whale watching continues.

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    Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Hilary Beale who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "portsmouth bilbao"

    Really enjoyed the journey with Brittany Ferries the service was excellent. staff were very pleasant. I was very impressed with everything throughout the journey. I would use the company again and would recommend to friends and family. The restaurant was fantastic. Hope to use the company again i went with work but would certainly be going for leisure purpose next time.

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    Reviewed 25 July 2015 by katherine matthews who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Excellent trip"

    Everything about our trip on Cap Finistere was perfect .Excellent.

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    Reviewed 14 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Journey out"

    Everything that you could wish for and more.Ship extremely well designed,staff could not have been more accommodating .An excellent start to our golden wedding anniversary holiday.

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    Reviewed 04 July 2015 by Cliff who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Simple efficiency"

    A good trip, lucky with the weather, a calm ride, slept like a baby, great service, decent food though a little expensive, watched a film, ferry tickets were a bit expensive, overall a very good experience.

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    Reviewed 24 June 2015 by Simon who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Cap Finistere to Bilbao"

    An enjoyable trip in spite of some heavy weather on the way. Entertainment was good, ensuite cabin clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the food. The journey is 24 hours so you get quite used to the facilities on board. We would happily consider this route again.

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    Reviewed 04 June 2015 by Peter who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Great crossong"

    First time we have done this crossing with Brittany. Impressed with the smooth operation, very organised from the minute we got to Bilbao docks to the minute we got off at Portsmouth. Very clean, things to do, plenty of seating. Very smooth crossing, which is of course in the hands of the gods, but we both slept like logs. Food was good quality. Our only niggle was having to book dinner by (I think) 1.30. Firstly, we didn't know whether we wanted dinner or not until later in the day, and secondly there was no dinner menu available at that time to help us decide. (Unless we couldn't find it, but if so why not?) So we didn't bother! We would probably have eaten dinner if we could have booked a bit later and had some knowledge of what was available.

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    Reviewed 02 June 2015 by Graham who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Cap Finistere 24. 5 15"

    Smooth sailing, highly recommended.

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    Reviewed 01 June 2015 by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Good Crossing."

    A very pleasant 24 hours. I saw whales & dolphins! There were a variety of activities on offer as well as films to pass the time. Cabins were small but perfectly adequate. The meals I had on board were good. Be aware if you have mobility issues that the parking spaces will be tight and access to all doors will not always be possible.

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    Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Mark who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "HAPPY HOLIDAY"

    My wife and I chose to travel from Portsmouth to Bilbao on the Cap Finistere from 21st to 23rd December because we wanted to enjoy the two night voyage and the comfort of a Club Class cabin. We were not disappointed. The ship was well appointed, the crew were most welcoming and the restaurants provided excellent meals. In all, we very much enjoyed our voyage on the Cap Finistere and would certainly wish to repeat the experience sometime in the future.

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    Reviewed 09 January 2015 by Antony R. O'Hagan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Cap Finistere"

    This crossing was much better than the Santander to Portsmouth crossing under taken 2 weeks previous. The food was good but eating out on deck was cold and windy. The alternative was to eat A la Carte in the main restaurant. The cabin on deck 9 was spacious and very clean.

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    Reviewed 04 January 2015 by Ian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Bilbao-Portmouth"

    Overall good

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    Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Enjoyed the trip."

    Great ship and cabins ok for 2. Staff are very nice and food quality very good as are the prices,the best I have had on a ferry.

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    Reviewed 08 December 2014 by Brian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Bilbao to Portsmouth Nov 2014"

    The staff were all very helpful and polite. We had a problem as we had inadvertently booked bunk beds, inappropriate for elderly people with arthritis! However we were able to transfer to a 4 berth cabin with 2 lower berths. The restaurant was very good, but portions were too large for small appetites. Less carbohydrate and more vegetables would have been appreciated (I have diabetes and have a restricted diet). Public address system was mostly useless as messages were indistinct and, in the cabin, too feint to be heard. We expect to use Brittany Ferries again on our next journey to the UK.

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    Reviewed 01 December 2014 by Alec who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Stairway congestion"

    All very good only problem was when people were told to go to their vehicles it got very congested on stairways as lower doors were opened before deck 6 door.

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    Reviewed 30 October 2014 by DAVID CHATWIN who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Great"

    I suffer with travel sickness but I was able to eat and drink the whole journey was a pleasure .

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    Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "best way to go"

    Right from the start it all went well.professionaly dealt with,accurately placed on board,close to a lift as requested.cabins lovely with fruit and goodies.dinner a real treat excellent food,wine,service,and a table by a window.the same on the return journey.well done brittany ferries.

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    Reviewed 13 October 2014 by David J D who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Portsmouth - Bilbao, 5.10.14"

    Very pleasant experience. Travelling by motorcycle I found the docks clearly marked and check in easy. Loading was rather slow (& cold, hanging around dockside!) but to be expected. Loading well organised, and once parked found my well appointed cabin. The journey was long (33 hrs) but 2 overnights give time to collect ones thoughts in comfort and with good provision for reasonably priced restaurant or snack facilities. Unloading easy and quick. Overall good experience.

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    Reviewed 12 October 2014 by F. Rupert Macdonald who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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