Pont-Aven is Brittany Ferries' flagship and possibly the most luxurious ferry currently in operation. The ship itself boasts stunning features, including a superb pool and leisure area, a wrap around promenade for pleasant deck strolls, and a dramatic five deck high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts. Pont Aven of course also meets all of Brittany Ferries' high standards in dining and facilities, with an a la carte restaurant, cocktail piano bar and 2-storey lounge bar and entertainment area.
The Pont Aven boasts superb onboard cabin accommodation setting new standards in comfort and style. All 650 cabins have air-conditioning with individual temperature control, en-suite bathrooms, comfortable seating and a radio.
The ship also features around 50 reclining seats and for added comfort you can purchase a sleep pack with blanket, sleep mask, ear plugs, and a shower pack with soap and shampoo gel plus disposable towel.
Pont-Aven offers all the dining options you would expect on a cruise ship, from the à la carte Flora Restaurant to the self-service restaurants, La Belle Angèle and Le Café du Festival, with food freshly prepared by our skilled French chefs.
Pont Aven's main lounge bar ‘Le Grand Pavois’ serves a range of cocktails as well as beers and wines, hot and cold drinks plus snacks. With seating on two decks joined by a large sweeping staircase, the bar area has a real cruise ship feel. It is also the focal point for entertainment provided by magicians, singers and bands and there are a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates to ensure that you never get bored.
This stylish cocktail bar, adjacent to Le Flora Restaurant ‘Le Fastnet’, is the perfect place for an aperitif or a post-dinner digestif and the relaxed mood is enhanced by the pianist.
During the summer season and on busy off-season crossings you can enjoy Pont Aven's pool and leisure area bar ‘Les Finistères’ which serves wines, beers and soft drinks.
Pont Aven boutiques are on decks 6 and 7 and offer 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.
In addition to the Cinema's, bureau de change, casino (slot machines) and live entertainment, there is a magnificent indoor pool area which offers guests the chance to unwind, relax on a sun lounger, sip a drink at the bar, or have a splash in the pool with its great sea-views.
For a stroll, the Promenade allows you to walk all around the ship, while the ship's top deck offers a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port.
Pont Aven features a number of lounges onboard where you can relax including a reclining seat lounge (for those that aren't travelling with a cabin), Commodore lounge (an exclusive room for suite passengers, and includes access to two side patio areas) and a spacious lounge on the mezzanine level of the main bar with comfortable lounge chairs and sofas.
You can also take a free audio guided 21 stage tour explaining the decoration and art works aboard the ship.
Young children can enjoy fun and games in the playroom and the games room will keep teenagers entertained throughout the trip. Highlights include the latest video games and an air hockey table.
There are a number of cabins adapted for disabled passengers and all decks are accessible by lift.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Pont Aven 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.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
"Perfect Holiday Launch"
Relaxing start to 2 weeks in France with new XK8 Jaguar. Had not gone by boat before and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. Had a tasty dinner with a glass of wine and later a good night's sleep. Docked on time and off we went refreshed and ready for the drive to Cannes.
Reviewed 18 January 2016 by Mark who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Clean, quiet, efficient"
We were struck by the cleanliness in all areas. Uncrowded and plenty of quiet places to sit. Helpful and efficient service. Would choose to pay onboard in UK pounds not euros next time - better value.
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Catherine who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Santander sailing December 2016"
All satisfactory although our particular cabin had not been properly cleaned, bits of tissue and waste paper on the floor.
Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Jeff who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Portsmouth to Santander -Portsmouth "
Excellent trip staff polite helpful nothing was too much trouble . My daughter and granddaughter was sea sick and the staff had no issues with cleaning up after sudden accident . Best boat journey ever and we do many to all over Europe
Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Brian John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Great crossing "
We upgraded to a 4 berth outside cabin with TV and coffee and tea facilities. This cabin crew as very comfortable and the crew were very helpful. Would be using the ferry services again.
Reviewed 28 November 2015 by Sharon who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Problems at Santander on 4th November meant we set off 2 hours late but time was made up on journey and we docked in Portsmouth exactly on time, Port Aven, lovely ferry, more of a cruise ship really, all good.
Reviewed 12 November 2015 by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Pont Aven- Super"
Yet another trip on the Pont Aven- great time, easy to get around and have a pleasant crossing. Perfect breakfast in the dining room- with a good price. Pity about the smokers on deck using the no-smoking areas.
Reviewed 04 November 2015 by Peter who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Roscoff to "
Garage staff were very efficient when parking our camper. The food on board was excellent. We even had unexpected caberet included. There was plenty of room to sit and relax.
Reviewed 25 October 2015 by Maxine who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Smooth and enjoyable crossing"
A good trip, comfortable cabin, great facilities and wifi. Couldn't fault it.
Reviewed 23 October 2015 by Bernadette who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Santander to Plymouth"
Excellent, convenient, courteous, comfortable on the plus side Commodore Class lounge - coffee machine out of order, could offer more refreshments and need to improve sailing times 21.15 (ran late) is too late no time for dinner - used to be late afternoon departure, much better with earlier arrival in Plymouth on the down side.
Reviewed 14 October 2015 by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Our trip could not be faulted."
We travelled out on the Armorique and back on the Pont Aven, both journeys could not be faulted and I am very keen to travel with Brittany Ferries again and I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family.
Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
the staff were very pleasant the ship was very clean and the restaurant's have lovely food .very satisfied.
Reviewed 14 September 2015 by Fernando who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
great views from the deck all around the ship. the on board magician came around to the tables and entertained people in family groups, he was brilliant, doing card tricks and slight of hand, amazing!
Reviewed 06 September 2015 by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Comfortable and Efficient Crossing"
We travelled overnight on the Mont St Michel from Portsmouth to Caen and returned the same way. Getting the car and ourselves on and off the ship was easy and beautifully managed by staff. The car deck is spacious - plenty of room between cars. We used the stairs but there is a also a lift to the upper decks. Interior is like on a cruise ship with shops, restaurants and viewing points. Our cabin - outside with en-suite facilities - had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We enjoyed an excellent meal on board ship - plenty of choice and very reasonably priced. We had a super night's sleep - smooth crossings in both directions - and were up and on the road by 7.30a.m. in France and slightly earlier - by 7.10a.m. back in the UK. Could not speak highly enough of all staff on the ship. Will definitely travel this way again.
Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Iain Duncan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Santander Portsmouth "
I chose this ferry to return to the UK from Portugal, just the eseay way to cross France.
Reviewed 27 July 2015 by Carlos Miguel Dionisio who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
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.
Reviewed 04 July 2015 by Cliff who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Bon Voyage "
Everything went very smoothly. There were no delays. The loading and unloading went without a hitch. The ship was clean and well appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was a great way to travel back to the UK. Very relaxed.
Reviewed 29 June 2015 by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Recent crossing from Plymouth to Santander "
Excellent service, very impressed. Will definitely use Brittany Ferries in the future.
Reviewed 21 June 2015 by Colin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
3 of us travelled by motorbikes. Previously I have experienced a 'free for all' as everyone rushes to strap their bikes down. Not so on this crossing. Experienced staff carefully tied all the bikes down for us quicker and better than we could have done ourselves. We were disappointed with the buffet evening meal. We were booked in to 2nd sitting as that was all that was left. As soon as we had selected our starters all the rest of the food was cleared away, preventing us from choosing any more. Having said that all the food was of an excellent standard. Cabins were clean and well appointed, and the crossing was punctual. All in all a very pleasant experience.
Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Alan Rose who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Very pleasant journey. Well appointed ship and we were pleased to see some delicious healthy food choices.
Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven