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Bretagne

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Portsmouth St Malo route

Bretagne has first-rate onboard facilities, including excellent dining, shopping and live entertainment, and can accommodate over 2000 passengers, almost half of them in cabin accommodation. It is named after the French region Brittany, and is decorated in traditional Breton style and colours.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a wide choice of 2, 3 and 4 berth cabins ranging from bunk style beds to commodore class luxury. All of the Bretagne cabins 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 provide a great value option for overnight crossings and additional comfort to your day sailing. These lounges are ideal for groups or large parties as well as for individual customers wishing to stretch out and relax.

Onboard Food and Drink

The Bretagne main a la carte restaurant ‘Les Abers’ offers seating for smaller and larger groups. You'll enjoy elegant surroundings and panoramic views - as well as an open kitchen where you can see first-class chefs in action.

La Baule is the Bretagne's self-service restaurant. La Baule offers a fantastic choice of foods from around the world, as well as French favourites such as our minute steaks, a salad buffet, great choice of desserts, and drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Café - La Gerbe de Locronan serves sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks. The children's soft play area is also situated within this area, so is a great place for families.

The Bretagne's main lounge bar, Gwenn Ha Du serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. The bar also offers some tiered seating, ensuring a great view of the large stage area which regularly plays host to great cabaret acts, from singers to magicians! There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.

Located at the entrance of the main restaurant, the Bretagne's piano bar, Yacht Club offers a superb setting for an aperitif - or a great atmosphere in which to simply relax as you sip cocktails and enjoy live music played on a grand piano.

Onboard Shopping

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, Bretagne 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

There are 2 cinemas onboard where you can catch some of the latest films. 'Wi-Fi time' can be purchased from the information desk. Bretagne 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. Sun decks are on decks 7, 8, 9 and 10. There is also a baggage room, bureau de change and baby changing rooms.

There are also a number of options to keep you and your family entertained while onboard including resident music duos and cabaret singers, close-up magic and headlining illusion sets, through to children's entertainers, cocktail pianists, tribute acts and DJ sets.

Travelling with Children

In addition to seasonal childrens entertainment there is also a playroom where young children can enjoy fun and games.

Accessibility

There are wheelchair accessible cabins, disabled toilets on decks 6, 7 and 8 and lifts are available with access to all decks.

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

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100% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.3
  • Staff:4.6
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  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "Pleasant trip"

    Everything went smoothly restaurant food very good

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    Reviewed by Alan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Good booking experience then confusion "

    We used Direct Ferries to book our Portsmouth to St Malo trip as their site was a lot easier to use than Brittany Ferries. However changes to the booking proved to be very expensive - I added a person to make us a group of 3 in our 4 berth cabin. In the process I was told that it would cost £40 with £10 charge for a change but was actually charged £72. When we got on the ferry our external cabin had turned into a deck 2 internal cabin so I had to make a fuss. Brittany Ferries moved us to the right cabin but by that time I had spent more than £500 on a single crossing so was very disappointed.  Next time I will try to remember to book direct with Brittany ferries. 

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    Reviewed by Sarah who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great to travel "

    Easy checking in, comfortable journey. Only comment for improvement or to warm future guests is that the restaurant closes early due to shortage of staff. Limited seats available, so book early. Easy disembarked. Information on the sail was frequent and informative.  

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    Reviewed by Nigel who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Would definitely recommend this way to get to France - beats flying these days - far more comfortabl"

    We decided to use the Portsmouth St Malo Ferry to get us to the mainland and were so glad we did.  It was very comfortable, punctual, the food was great, it was lovely having the on board cinema - in short - we will do this again!

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    Reviewed by Owen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Portsmouth to St Malo and Return. Smooth sailing!"

    We booked both ways for a trip to France and the ship was clean and with helpful friendly staff on both journeys. The cabins were what we needed and also very clean.

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    Reviewed by Haydn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Fantastic return "

    Staff and ferry amazing

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    Reviewed by Julie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Trip to st malo"

    Loading seemed to be a little haphazard but on the ship was fine with nothing to complain about. Saying that the cabin was like sleeping in a cupboard.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Satisfaction"

    Excellent voyage sur un navire et avec un équipage au top entre portsmouth et saint malo de nuit

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    Reviewed by Orive who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "My recent voyage from St. Malo - Portsmouth"

    I travelled as a foot passenger for the first as an adult and for the first time on my own last week, and I was really impressed with how easy and pleasant it was. Thank you. The sailing could not have been more relaxing and more enjoyable for me. I appreciated being welcomed on board - the staff were very helpful. I found a table just alongside the cafe and spent the entire journey writing poetry, eating meals from the cafe and enjoying a glass of wine or two. Occasionally, I heard announcements for events that were taking place and it is very clear that the company makes a great effort to engage with passengers and enhance their experience of being on board. I did not feel the need to take part in any of the activities, but I might do on future journeys. The only thing that I feel needs to be addressed, and it might seem a very small thing, is about the bus that transferred the foot passengers to the terminal building in Portsmouth. The engine of the bus was running while passengers were getting on, so I had quite a lung full of exhaust fumes as I walked alongside the bus and got on. It took several minutes for everyone to get on and the bus was idling the whole time. I would like to suggest that the buses are turned off while they are standing like that - it will help reduce the carbon footprint, whilst also being better for the health of the passengers. As to the journey on the ferry, I was very impressed by the helpfulness of the staff and the standard of services - thank you.

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    Reviewed by Kathryn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ferry Bretagne to Portsmouth from St-Malo on Tuesday 13 August"

    The trip was long but comfortable, the ferry provides as much entertainment as possible (more than I expected), the lunch was pretty good and it was easy to buy snacks and drinks as the ship wasn't very full. The only thing I noticed was that the women's toilets smelled of stale urine even though they looked clean.

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    Reviewed by Rosalind who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Very good trip"

    We were very pleased to find that the food was excellent and not expensive. Staff were helpful. Loading and unloading was efficient and quick. Very good experience.

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    Reviewed by Glenys Fear who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Relaxing time"

    When you see it takes eight hours you may be put off but it is a great journey to relax and enjoy the ships facilities. Impressed by cleanliness, shops , food options and a great film too.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "sandwiches"

    The food was always attractively presented and the Crème caramel was delicious. This was in the self service restaurant. My only complaint was a salmon/cheese sandwich in a carton (with dark blue edging all round) which had brown bread which was wet and soggy. I was only able to eat part of one of the two sandwiches. This was on the St Malo - Portsmouth trip yesterday. Only a minor frustration on otherwise excellent teips.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ideal way to cross channel"

    Perfect way to cross the channel. Lovely meal in restaurant, cabin comfortable and overnigt crossing is the best way to go (why is there no overnight return ferry this would make it 5 star all the way). Return trip pleasant and comfortable but long. That said plenty of space and good variety of things to do.

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    Reviewed by Sally who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "portsmouth to st malo crossing"

    great ship - lovely, friendly staff, clean facilities and excellent food.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great service by Brittany Ferries but book direct with them, it's no cheaper and you have more choic"

    The whole process of booking the cruise through to the end was seamless. The ship was clean, a great cabin and the staff very courteous. The only drawback was a flat tyre when we returned to our car and this was down to a screw in the tyre - beware of the surroundings (we had only driven 800 yards from our hotel), but had an electric pump which allowed us to limp home.

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    Reviewed by Russell who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Excellent journey"

    First time in this journey, very efficient and relaxing journey both ways, plenty variety of activities/restaurants/rest areas and outdoor space to pass the time and enjoy the sail. Great entertainment as well in bar area, enjoyed the quiz. All staff very welcoming and friendly, they work hard& long hours and help everyone to enjoy our trip on the ferry- definitely recommend this trip if staying near Brittany.

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    Reviewed by Eileen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Angouleme 2018"

    Had a fantastic night crossing on our way to watch the Circuit des Remparts, great staff, lovely food and an excellent experience overall, it’s a shame the other ferry companies can’t offer the same, would recommend to anyone thank you 😊

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    Reviewed by Simon who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Overnight ferry to St Malo"

    Easy , quick access to the cabin which was clean and comfortable. Prompt disinformation on time .

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ferry from st Malo to portsmouth"

    A fantastic end to our holiday. Amazing entertainment including a pantomime for the kids and we arrive an hour early! Can’t fault it.

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    Reviewed by Louise who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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