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Barfleur

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Cherbourg Poole route

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.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

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.

Onboard Food and Drink

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.

Onboard Shopping

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.

Additional Onboard Facilities

'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.

Travelling with Children

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.

Accessibility

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.

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Barfleur Reviews

4.4
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "Great service "

    Had a really good trip,both ways

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    Reviewed by Gary who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "A painless experience"

    Four of us travelled by Brittany Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg earlier. We all found the trip to be painless and even a pleasant experience, helped in the main part by the friendly and approachable staff - and the calm seas! From our arrival to our driving off the ferry, there was minimal fuss and everything was clearly well organised and painless. The food purchased was reasonably priced and of good quality. English was widely spoken. We will travel with them gain I'm sure.

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    Reviewed by Tim who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Another smooth crossing"

    Altogether a trouble-free crossing, albeit a few minutes late leaving/arriving. Wouldn't it be great if the Captain could tell us why. Instead we are all treated as self loading cargo with no brain.

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    Reviewed by Graham who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "France"

    Excellent crossing. Very clean and plenty of options to eat. both journeys went on time.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Good end of holiday "

    If you're holiday as to end this is a very good way to go. Good food, peaceful setting for reading a book then a quick and easy disembarking.

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  • "Excellent voyage "

    Travelling with friends on a biking trip, rooms were a bit small but managed to have a good nights sleep. Restaurant breakfast was lovely and well worth paying a little extra.

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    Reviewed by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "all good but no internet"

    all very good except no internet. only available option was to pay for it. a little annoying when you have 2 toddlers and you cant put them you tube for 5 min of tranquility. otherwise the food was good, facilities clean and personal very approachable.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Barfleur"

    Lovely crew, comfortable boat. It was a shame the free wifi was not working on either outward or return journey.

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    Reviewed by Marianne who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "very nice trip there and back"

    food and general comfort and freedom to walk around on deck etc. was all good.

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    Reviewed by Colin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Relaxed start"

    Enjoyed the trip across to France- nice reclining seats.

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Poole Cherbourg return"

    Stayed over the night before I need Poole, paid the £10, well worth it, clean hot showers, cuppa tea from 06:00, great. Check in So simple, sailed on time, staff friendly and helpful. Return trip just as efficient, couldn't really fault it. One small point, we booked lounge seating, both trips someone was in our seats that looked sheepish when we went to sit in them, don't think that they paid, made me feel like I was the one in the wrong, maybe check occasionall? Apart from that, great service and trip, many thanks.

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    Reviewed by Phillip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "great ship"

    A very busy journey back from France with school holidays over, but boarded punctually and efficiently. Plenty of space on deck and inside to sit even though it was very busy. One thing that would have made the journey go faster would have been a few plugs that we could use for devices- or maybe a film for the grown ups. The children's play area was great though. Food good quality although would be good to have the option of some fruit. Great that the kids meal came with the option of fruit juice. Staff all very efficient and friendly. Thanks!

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    Reviewed by Katie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Brittany Ferries"

    Perfect way to start and end your visit to France; catering was excellent & very friendly staff onboard

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    Reviewed by Nick who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Summer 2018"

    Generally very efficient, staff friendly and helpful, good fruit tartelettes!! Real benefit is the 4 hr crossing - only problem was beyond Brittany Ferries’ control as it took nearly 3/4 hr to get through customs after docking, so very late leaving Poole on homeward bound trip

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Brittany ferries from Poole to Cherbourg "

    Ferry was clean, left on time and arrived on time. Staff really friendly faultkess

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  • "Poole Cherbourg "

    The best ferry service I've been on in years; clean, friendly and comfortable

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Barfleur."

    I have taken this ferry twice this year with my motorcycle. I have been impressed with the way the staff look after my bike in making it safe to travel. The on board facilities are excellent, the staff everywhere are very polite, friendly and helpful. I have come to spend most of my time aboard around the restaurant as the food is good and not bad value for money. This is a fast and efficient crossing and I highly recommend it...especially on a bike!!!

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    Reviewed by Kestran who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Great value"

    We travelled from Poole to Cherbourg with our motor home, staying on the Port overnight. The boarding was easy and well managed and it was reassuring to see the security checks being carried out. Food on board was good and a reasonable price. The return from To Scott to Plymouth was equally as good with the French police thoroughly checking all vehicles. The crossing was really comfortable and again the food was good. Direct Ferries made the booking easy and were cheaper than booking direct with Brittany ferries.

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    Reviewed by Terence who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Good way of getting into France"

    We travelled out to France early in the morning, on time. English breakfast was ok. There is a small kids corner with a few activities and TV for children. The unloading took quite long when you're used to the speed they unload in Calais. On the way back we took an evening ferry and had a cabin (very reasonably priced) - very clean & comfortable! The dinner meals were very tasty, if quite pricey. Again, ferry was on time, and unloading seemed a bit quicker. Good service all in all.

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    Reviewed by Steph who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Poole to Cherbourg via Barfleur"

    We have travelled on the Barfleur ever since she came into service quite a few years ago and then had a distinctive French bright decor. She has since been fitted out very comfortably and tastefully. We have crossed in all seasons and even in gales is then quite stable. We have also travelled on other ships of the fleet, some much larger, but always prefer the Barfleur.

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    Reviewed by Terence who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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