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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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100% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.7
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "Poole to Cherbourg"

    Poole is a nice easy port to sail from, my trip was handled very professionally and was stress free

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Great way to travel"

    We’ve just returned from a weekend in France, made easy by a great trip on The Barfleur from Poole to Cherbourg. The whole process from arriving early morning in Poole to happy friendly staff to arriving on Cherbourg and the same on the way back. The staff were all very helpfully and friendly and booking a seat in the club lounge was the right thing to do. Definitely recommend. 

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    Reviewed by Carolyn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Really nice trip to France"

    Excelent in every way.

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    Reviewed by Joao Paulo Da Cruz who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Cherbourg to Poole"

    Very good crossing

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    Reviewed by Julie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Booking"

    The trip start to finish was seamless. The only issue I had was when booking there was not an option to book a superior seat (as for the crossing going over to Cherbourg). This meant I had to amend my booking and got charged a further booking fee, so a seat costing £13 now cost £23!!!!)

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    Reviewed by Alison who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "23 oct 2022"

    Did what we wanted.

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "DO NOT BOOK WITH DIRECT TRAVEL!"

    Do not under any circumstances book with Direct Travel. We inadvertantly booked through them rather than direct with Brittany Ferries. Being careless we clicked on the incorrect link when doing our google search. Anyway, we need3ed to change the date of sail by one day as we mixed the days and dates up. We realised our error immediately after booking with Direct Ferries. We tried to change this through "manage my bookings" which would incur a £10 amendment fee. Fair enough we though, compared to the £30 amendment fee if we had to call their helpline. Incidentally there was no helpline number as according to the customer services representative at Brittany Ferries they had turned it off during the Covid epidemic and not switched it on again!! We were unable to amend the booking online successfully, and received an email from Robyn at Direct Ferries demanding £30. We replied saying this was not what their terms and conditions said. We received no reply. We then received another demand from Direct Ferries for £60 to simply change a date. We replied and asked for Robyn to return our call. She did and explained that Brittany Ferries had been asking for this amount! They obviously hadn'tr as there standard terms for a refund for an economy ticket (which this was) is a flat fee of £20. I asked to speak to Robyn's supervisor who said he had spoken to Brittany Ferries and were now demanding £65 to change the booking!!! I explained that we shoiuld only be paying £10 as per there terms and conditions to which he replied that was not in their terms and conditions!!!!! I then spoke to Tom at Brittany Ferries customer service who said this was the 5th complaint he had received regarding Direct Ferries that morning. He was unable to change our booking because it was made through Direct Ferries, and con confirmed that their policy was for £20 amendment fee in addition to any extra charges because of a different sailing date - the prices were the same. I spoke again to Brittany Ferries the day before we due to travel asking if they could help, and a really helpful lady called Rachael I think said that as we were due to travel so soon she could change our booking under exceptional circumstances. So to finish, the boat, journey and customer services with Brittany Ferries were all very good, definitely use them again and recommend. But please take my advise check with link you are booking through, Direct Travel don't offer anything cheaper, they are absolute rip off artists, who apparently pay Google fees to get themselves to the top of the search engine when you type in Poole to Cherbourg car ferries.

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "A very positive experience"

    We were pleased to travel on the Barfleur which is a clean, bright and well-organised ferry. Your staff kept to time and we arrived at our onward destination in France without delay. Staff on board were polite and courteous and helped us with a few minor queries. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We enjoyed delicious meals en route.

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    Reviewed by Ernest who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Brilliant "

    Poole itself is a great place. Port is smaller than others so less frenetic. Easy loading, staff really helpful and friendly. Boat left bang on time. Nice clean vessel, good sized duty free. Cafeteria clean, good varied menu. Breakfast was delicious, very fresh croissants etc, reasonably priced. Very comfy reclining chair and very clean. Shower in the loos. Day crossing so didn’t check out the cabins. Just a joyful restful crossing 

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Good crossing "

    Very pleasant crossing from Cherbourg to Poole

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Easy hassle free crossing"

    Very good crossing. Beautiful views. Staff very friendly and food was very nice. Only minus for us is that we only seem to find 1 toilet and was very smelly. Also feel there could be an area where you could sit with your dog rather than leaving them in the car for such a long time

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    Reviewed by Katia who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "As expected"

    What you expect from a good company. On time, friendly staff, de ent food and reasonably priced

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    Reviewed by Geoffery who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Good Service "

    Good service easy check in including for our dog

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    Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Poole to Cherbourg"

    Cleanliness let it down! 

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    Reviewed by Gillian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Holiday to France"

    Our holiday to France started and ended with a trip on Brittany Ferries From Poole the Cherbourg and vice versa on the return. This was our frost trip abroad in our newly converted van we were very nervous and also very excited. The ferry part of our trip was thoroughly enjoyable and formed a big part of our trip. From booking to the crossing, embarking, the actual crossing all was very smooth, friendly and professional. Thank you for playing an important part of our holiday  

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    Reviewed by Hywel who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Brittany Ferries"

    Merry Ferries

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  • "Very happy"

    I was very happy I could have this trip. 

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    Reviewed by Dawid who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Great crossing experience "

    Outbound crossing was on time . Services onboard were excellent with very friendly and professional staff. The inbound crossing too was on time with excellent facilities and service.

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    Reviewed by Mervyn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "Cherbourgh crossing"

    The crossing was very good and we will use this crossing again.

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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  • "All good"

    Nothing bad to say

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    Reviewed by Claire who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur

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