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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

4.5
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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
  • "Ferry crossing"

    Good crossing,comfortable and on time.staff very helpful

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    Reviewed by Margaret who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great ship"

    Nice trip home!! 

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    Reviewed by Gary who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ferry crossing "

    Fantastic service 

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "BF catering lets a good service down"

    In almost all respects my recent journey , aboard Bretagne, was enjoyable and the vessel met high standards.....but. On an 8.5 hour crossing was the restaurant only open for 1 hour 15 minutes? And at almost €30 for the privilege. The self-service cafeteria meal was pre-cooked, tired and dull. At least the fish tasted quite good, though luke warm. Very clean ship. Staff very pleasant. Drinks at very good prices. Disembarkement fairly quick. Arrival bang on time.

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    Reviewed by Roger who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great trip"

    All very efficient

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    Reviewed by Timothy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Gentle sailing back to Portsmouth"

    Our first experience of the St Malo Portsmouth sailing and would not hesitate to do it again. One of the larger ships in the Brittany Ferries fleet and plenty of room everywhere. As we were out of season there was little or no waiting for any of the facilities on board and lots of places, inside and out, to rest up. Checking in was quick and a relatively short wait to go through the french border checks. Similar experience in Portsmouth. Perhaps not the case when travelling in peak season?  

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "So comfortable "

    We enjoyed our voyage to portsmouth so much! Thank you.

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    Reviewed by Lila who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Portsmouth St Malo"

    I had a pleasant trip, taking my motorcycle across to France. A bit of wait to board, never good for a biker. Cars are more comfortable. Quick disembark though. Nice buffet facility, friendly staff, clean dining area. Cabin clean and comfortable. Thank you.

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    Reviewed by Jess JEPHCOTT who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "St malo to Portsmouth crossing"

    Fantastic service , our ferry trip was made so easy and stress free , from moment we boarded our motorhome , booking in was simple , staff were always easant and accommodating, food on board was 5 star and entertainment felt like we were on a mini cruise .would recommend this trip for sure

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    Reviewed by Mark who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Friendly"

    Friendly staff. Efficient. Nothing to complain about. Thank you

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "1st time ferry crossing "

    Would not recommend a day crossing, cabin nice, but silly things (embarking, wifi, shops closing) made it a painful experience 

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Trip on foot to Brittany in September"

    The experience of the ferry (the first time I have been on a cross channel ferry for more than 25 years) was very positive. The ferry was comfortable and the staff helpful and pleasant. The night crossing with a cabin was a good experience. The only thing that I would suggest could be improved was for foot passengers emerging and walking to the railway station. There was no dedicated footpath and we had to navigate through the car park. Also some signs for the sation and the quickest way would have been warmly welcomes

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Bretagne Fantastic"

    We have not travelled on a Ferry for over 20 years, always flying! However, we were more than pleasantly surprised at the facilities on board, with plenty of choice for eating, drinking and even a cinema! The 2 berth accommodation was functional with little noise and decent facilities! The only downside was the music through the cabin intercom to alert you that the ship was close to docking, The overall experience booking in at portsmouth and the loading procedure (although you always feel you've chosen the wrong lane) was a pleasant one, no problem at all.

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    Reviewed by Steven who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "France and back"

    Everything went well. We would like to have been off first as we had a long trip from Portsmouth to Edinburgh . Is there a way of organising that in advance?

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    Reviewed by Kenneth who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ferry crossing"

    Every thing was perfect, the staff were very efficient

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great way to cross the channel"

    Easy to book via Direct Ferries. The embarkation and disembarkation were straightforward. The food in the self service restaurant was reasonable value for money. Disappointing that thge free wifi did not work in the self service restuarant

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    Reviewed by Patricia who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great experience all around, no problems with anything. "

    Direct Ferries have some very unfavourable reviews online, which, in my experience is totally unjustified. Our family experience with DF was absolutely great, we had no problems with anything, their price was cheaper than booking direct with Brittany Ferries. We did the Portsmouth - St. Malo crossing in peak holiday season. The booking experience was easy and straightforward, the confirmation emails explained everything, how to to get to the ports, and all the information I needed to make sure we have a great start to the holiday.

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    Reviewed by Anna who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "3 negative issues"

    The crossing was good on the whole but there were 3 issues that people may need to be aware of: 1.The cabins were still being cleaned when we boarded at Portsmouth so there were queues of people hanging around with their belongings 2. The menu in the buffet was very confusing as none of the options advertised were on offer which led to more queues as people had to make different choices when they got to the service area and 3. Worst of all was the constant barking by one of the dogs in the deck below us. It went on ALL night so we didn’t get any sleep. It would be worth checking where you cabin was in relation to the kennels!! 

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    Reviewed by Susan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Brittany Ferries superb, Direct Ferries not"

    Having booked with Direct Ferries, I had an issue with my booking. It was effectively impossible to contact Direct Ferries remotely quickly. I had to contact Brittany Ferries, who were very helpful. The reviews below are ONLY for Brittany Ferries..

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    Reviewed by Graham who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Very Contrasting Experiences"

    The Portsmouth/St Malo overnight leg was excellent. Had a great meal at the a la carte restaurant immediately after boarding. The catering on the St Malo/Portsmouth daytime leg was rubbish. The self-service restaurant had queues lasting forever, with only average food. The a la carte restaurant closed to serving breakfast at 11.30 am. We eventually used the self service restaurant at 3pm, after the queue had reduced.

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    Reviewed by Philip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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