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Mont St Michel

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Caen Portsmouth route

Named after the beautiful Normandy town of Mont St Michel, this ship offers passengers a host of features including spacious cabins, a choice of restaurants, bars, cinemas, disco club and video gaming area designed specifically for teenagers.

Carrying up to 2,200 passengers and with over 2km of vehicle space, the ship also features a range of state-of-the-art navigation and safety management systems making it not only one of the most comfortable channel cruise ferries afloat, but also one of the best equipped.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a range of onboard cabin accommodation of which all 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 can also be pre-booked.

Onboard Food and Drink

Mont St Michel's main a la carte restaurant, Les Romantiques, is situated at the rear of the ship. The restaurant's entrance is via the Comptoir des Saveurs, where you'll find a glorious range of luxury food and cooking items and fine wines which you can purchase. There you'll be met by Brittany Ferries staff to be seated - either within the main area, or on the grand table where you can enjoy shared French dining experience with other guests.

Diners have a choice of two menus, including a delicious buffet, where you can enjoy a choice of main dish served to your table accompanied by a mouth-watering buffet-style starter, including everything from salads and cured meats to French favourites and fresh seafood. All followed by a choice of indulgent desserts and cheeses.

La Galerie is Mont St Michel's self-service restaurant offering a fantastic choice of foods from around the world as well drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Serving sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks, Le Café du Festival, not only offers a delicious choice of snacks, it's also a great place to relax and enjoy time with your fellow passengers. With access to the sun deck and promenade, passengers can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere inside, or during good weather sit out on the deck. The children's soft play area is also situated within this area, so is a great place for families.

The only bar on Mont St Michel, Blue Note, is situated in the centre of the ship and serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. The bar offers passengers a large, open space with plenty of seating both around the stage and entertainments area as well as a number of comfortable sofas and quieter areas near the windows on either side of the ship.There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.

Onboard Shopping

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, Mont St Michel 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

Additional facilities include a cinema, seasonal Caberet (DJ, Magician, Live Band), Games Room & Slot Machines, video games room, Wi-Fi internet access (not free), baby changing rooms, baggage room to leave your luggage, Bureau de Change

Travelling with children

For children, during the peak season they can take part in the special entertainments programme and enjoy everything from games to treasure hunts, or they can simply have fun in the play area on deck 9

Accessibility

The ship is wheelchair friendly with specially adapted wheelchair accessible cabins. Disabled toilets are located on deck 7, 8, 9 and 10 and all decks can be accessed by lift.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Mont St Michel 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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Mont St Michel Reviews

4.3
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Ferry Crossing"

    We always have a pleasant crossing the staff are always pleasant and helpful from arriving to the docks and on board boat. So much so we are now thinking of joining your clubvoyage

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    Reviewed 19 September 2015 by Stella who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "FIRST TIME WITH DIRECT FERRIES"

    I was a bit unsure of what to expect on the overnight ferry from Caen to Portsmouth and was expecting an uncomfortable journey. How wrong I was! The ferry was very modern, fresh and clean and our cabin (for 4 people) was superb and cleverly designed. Shop, café and bar stayed open until after midnight and early breakfast was available at a reasonable price. The crossing was very smooth and we were all rested for our journey hoe to Suffolk. I cannot recommend Direct Ferries enough.

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    Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Iain Maxwell who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "first time "

    Brittany ferries was a very enjoyable experience from the staff to the facilities I couldn't fault it in any way shape or from. The crossing was 5hrs 45mins which seamed a long time but you definitely fill up your time by being able to use onboard WiFi, catching up on sleep which was very much needed and with plenty of places to find to relax. Food was good and was always up to the most highest of standard with the service. I will most definitely be using Brittany ferries again am looking forward to it.

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    Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Sandra who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Ferry Crossing"

    Booking this ferry was the best thing we have done! The boat both to and from Caen was fabulous and clean. Food was great and along with drinks was all sensibly priced. Kids were entertained. No hold ups like Calais are currently experiencing. Dog was perfectly happy in the car and we saved on kennel fees! Will use this company again.

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    Reviewed 08 September 2015 by Sue who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Trips to/from Caen 17/21 August"

    Organised, Calm, efficient. If I could ask for more it would be to be given the choice of recliner section because I was twice in the front compartment with active, noisy (normal) children and parents whilst the side rooms seemed havens of peace. Just a thought.

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    Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Alan Macleod who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "trip to caen"

    Facilities excellent, a good crossing.

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    Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "portsmouth/caen/portsmouth"

    Good trip - calm crossing - all arrangements went according to plan in both directions

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    Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "The start of the holiday!"

    We always use this crossing (1445) and get inexpensive overnight accommodation, just the other side of Caen, before continuing our journey the following day. We always 'make camp' near the cafe/children's entertainment etc and settle-in for the voyage. The on board catering is superb! We usually have our meal in the self-service restaurant - the food is consistently good and very reasonably priced considering the excellent quality. Our children go to the cinema - and we get to enjoy our meal....we do feed them, just seperately to us!! It's a win/win. The staff are always friendly, helpful and efficient - nothing is too much trouble. We see the ferry as the start of our holiday!

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    Reviewed 25 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "easy journey"

    My partner and I travelled from Caen to Portsmouth last week, we had a 6 year old with us so we were a little apprehensive about a long ferry journey. We needn't have been, the transition at the terminal in France, the boarding and the disembarkation in England provided no challenge. The staff, food and entertainment were second to none and a surprise for us. So enjoyable was the experience we hardly noticed the time go by. Just the experience one needs after driving through France in the morning and on ward to London later that night. We would recommend the service to others and will certainly be repeating the journey again some time in the future. Many thanks to all the crew.

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    Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Jez who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "out on deck"

    I had a very enjoyable journey on Brittany ferries Portsmouth to Caen. The boat was clean and spacious and good outside area to sit and enjoy the sun and sea air. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful . I would certainly use this service again and recommend Brittany ferries to others .

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    Reviewed 22 August 2015 by Sarah who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "June/July 2015"

    Excellent crossings each way. Ships very clean, food excellent, plenty of room to wander round and sit where you like. Staff very attentive and welcoming.

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    Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "classy ferry experience"

    We were very surprised how nice this huge ferry was. It was more like a cruise than any ferry we had been on before. This was a fun and relatively inexpensive way to get from France to England. Most people board with cars. There were very few other 'foot' passengers, so we were surprised to see so many people once on board. Be forewarned: the morning ferry actually leaves 15 minutes before the sailing time. We missed it because we weren't able to get our rental car returned in time. They put us on the afternoon ferry and we got there very early, but it actually left about 25 minutes after sailing time. I don't know what is usual, but be sure to be at the terminal and ready to board earlier than the official information says.

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    Reviewed 02 August 2015 by Michele who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Portsmoth to Caen"

    It,s easy to book will use them again

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    Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Portsmouth to Caen ferry"

    We had a very comfortable journey. The staff were helpful and friendly and thr boat left promptly. Would definitely use Brittany ferries again.

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    Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Carol who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Traveling with Brittany Ferries"

    We have traveled many times with Brittany Ferries always found them to be excellent.

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    Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Terence who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "service review"

    all round good service

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    Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Alan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Review of a June crossing"

    The outward trip was really rough but the staff were very good about people feeling ill. The homeward trip was back to normal - millpond calm. We were able to shop & walk about the boat easily. The staff are always very kind & helpful. The food isn't bad either!

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    Reviewed 01 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "The best of crossings!!!!!"

    I realise that Brittany Ferries have the monopoly on Channel crossing-they deserve to! Everything was first class & the special attention we receive-we are both in our 80's is very special… Can't wait for our next trip-just wish it didn't cost as much!

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    Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Joanne who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Mont saint michel"

    Fabulous ship. Excellent facilities

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    Reviewed 24 June 2015 by Laurence who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "My journey to and from Caen"

    My trip was very satisfactory and the food an seating was very good. The boat was on time, in spite of poor weather on the return trip. I look forward to my next trip

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    Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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