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Mont St Michel

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Caen Portsmouth route

Named after the beautiful Normandy town of Mont St Michel, this ship offers passengers a host of features including spacious cabins, a choice of restaurants, bars, cinemas, disco club and video gaming area designed specifically for teenagers.

Carrying up to 2,200 passengers and with over 2km of vehicle space, the ship also features a range of state-of-the-art navigation and safety management systems making it not only one of the most comfortable channel cruise ferries afloat, but also one of the best equipped.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a range of onboard cabin accommodation of which all 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 can also be pre-booked.

Onboard Food and Drink

Mont St Michel's main a la carte restaurant, Les Romantiques, is situated at the rear of the ship. The restaurant's entrance is via the Comptoir des Saveurs, where you'll find a glorious range of luxury food and cooking items and fine wines which you can purchase. There you'll be met by Brittany Ferries staff to be seated - either within the main area, or on the grand table where you can enjoy shared French dining experience with other guests.

Diners have a choice of two menus, including a delicious buffet, where you can enjoy a choice of main dish served to your table accompanied by a mouth-watering buffet-style starter, including everything from salads and cured meats to French favourites and fresh seafood. All followed by a choice of indulgent desserts and cheeses.

La Galerie is Mont St Michel's self-service restaurant offering a fantastic choice of foods from around the world as well drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Serving sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks, Le Café du Festival, not only offers a delicious choice of snacks, it's also a great place to relax and enjoy time with your fellow passengers. With access to the sun deck and promenade, passengers can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere inside, or during good weather sit out on the deck. The children's soft play area is also situated within this area, so is a great place for families.

The only bar on Mont St Michel, Blue Note, is situated in the centre of the ship and serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. The bar offers passengers a large, open space with plenty of seating both around the stage and entertainments area as well as a number of comfortable sofas and quieter areas near the windows on either side of the ship.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, Mont St Michel 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

Additional facilities include a cinema, seasonal Caberet (DJ, Magician, Live Band), Games Room & Slot Machines, video games room, Wi-Fi internet access (not free), baby changing rooms, baggage room to leave your luggage, Bureau de Change

Travelling with Children

For children, during the peak season they can take part in the special entertainments programme and enjoy everything from games to treasure hunts, or they can simply have fun in the play area on deck 9

Accessibility

The ship is wheelchair friendly with specially adapted wheelchair accessible cabins. Disabled toilets are located on deck 7, 8, 9 and 10 and all decks can be accessed by lift.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Mont St Michel 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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Mont St Michel Reviews

4.4
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "WAITING TIMES FOR GETTING THROUGH CUSTOMS"

    Whilst we cannot fault any of your services on board the ferry, we find it very frustrating that the queue to get through customs both in France and UK seems to take ages. We are always amazed at how few booths are being manned.

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    Reviewed by Ian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • " Mont St Michel crossing Portsmouth - Caen and return, March 2022"

    We enjoyed the crossing, check in was efficient at both ends, staff very helpful, good knowledge of English. It would have been helpful if the menu for the self service was displayed outside the entrance, well before the meal, also a bread roll was available at the entrance but no plate or serviette to put it on.. In the bar the server very helpfully filled my water bottle and added ice, rather than asking me to purchase a bottle of water. Contacting them by phone was almost impossible - either engaged all the time or waiting for more than 40 minutes.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Weathering the storm"

    A stormy-day crossing when the ship followed the coast of the Cherbourg peninsular to keep out of the open sea and took rather longer than usual. But motion was relatively light and the Mont St Michel seemed well stabilised. Cafe, shop, bars closed for much of the journey. Very nice staff onshore at both Portsmouth and Cherbourg but unhelpful gallic shrugs when foot passengers were considerably delayed disembarking at Portsmouth. Seems the port authorities didn't have a driver for the shuttle bus and there was somebody being told how to do it ( 'Use the brake more, this way, the service road is there, etc....') to get us back to the the terminus! Stars not working in review!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Amazing experience"

    My first time of using Brittany ferries was a pleasant surprise. The ferry was extremely clean, the staff were very professional & helpful. I had a cabin for the overnight crossing and it was incredibly comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and perfect. The queue to get on to the ferry was very long and also coming off into France due to border control and passport control. But the wait was worth it 5* service!

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    Reviewed by Lesley who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Good service"

    First time using this crossing and Brittany Ferries. Was very happy with the efficiency of the check in. We booked a cabin which was very clean and comfortable Staff were polite and friendly Will definitely be using this crossing again

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    Reviewed by Janise who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Good ferry"

    Good crossing in comfortable cabin. Didn't use catering or bar. Long queues to pass immigration/emigration but not Direct Ferries/DFDS fault!

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Thursday ferry Portsmouth Caen"

    Boarding control was quick and efficient, noticed that paperwork details for Covid etc went quicker than using smartphones. We always eat on board but was a little disappointed this time, breakfast was fine but for lunch I chose the fish and chips and the fish was very overcooked and quite hard. Great shame as it is usually very good. Only other comment was that the boat was a little cold and needed my coat throughout the journey. Everything else was up to its usual high standards.

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    Reviewed by Robin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Bed for £21 :-)"

    We had a very good trip with Brittany Ferries. We booked a cabin once onboard for £21 which was well worth it for a comfy sleep, loo and shower. Bar and restaurant were good. Downside for us was the long queues and wait to get checked in and out

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    Reviewed by Timothy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Ferry crossing to and from France"

    Time consuming to get on and off ferry was a bit stressful. We booked seats but in the end paid a bit extra for a four berth cabin so we’ll worth the money as able to have a sleep on the long journey both ways. Staff were pleasant and helpful

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    Reviewed by Helen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Overnight trip with cabin"

    It’s the first time I have booked an overnight trip with cabin and it’s not gonna be the last. It was a lovely trip, great cabin (outside) and bed was extremely comfortable

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    Reviewed by Adrian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Great ship"

    Couldn't find fault with anything and the staff are great

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    Reviewed by Elaine who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Travel from Normandy Coast"

    Pleasant travelling all be it weather was a bit rough. The extra for the recliner seating worth the comfort. Did not try the catering but it looks OK when passing by that area. Well organised boarding and disembarkation by helpful crew.

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    Reviewed by Anthony Grady who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Excellent trip"

    We boarded on time and thought the ferry was in excellent clean order - a thoroughly enjoyable crossing and we enjoyed the restaurant immensely. Staff were brilliant. 11/10

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "On board review "

    Direction notices on board are chaotic. Difficult to find booked lounge.

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Enjoyable experience"

    We usually cross the channel via a tunnel, but this time tried the longer crossing from Caen and we're delighted with the change. The boat was clean and well appointed, the staff friendly and helpful and there was space to sit and relax for the duration of the crossing and although there was a delay of half an hour when docking at Portsmouth, the straightforward and uncrowned boarding and exit from the boat made for a much more peaceful and unflurried experience.

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Definitely recommend "

    Our first time on the ferry and it was a great experience,really smoothly run from the moment we got on board. We paid extra for a cabin as it was over 5hours on board it was spotless really clean shower was fab with comfortable bunks. Will definitely use Brittany ferries again.

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    Reviewed by Sara who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "mv Normandie "

    Very enjoyable uneventful trip

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    Reviewed by Marie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Brilliant crossing - both ways"

    The whole experience of travelling to and returning from France with Brittany Ferries was just perfect. Accommodation and food along with the onboard entertainment was outstanding - many thanks for making the start to our holiday special and a beautiful ending too.

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    Reviewed by Phillip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Excellent service and value"

    The trip was well organised and everything was on time and efficiently run. Would use this service again

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    Reviewed by Sharron who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Good but could be better"

    Ship going out fine. Ship on route back quite dated and was cold inside throughout. Bathrooms in cabins would benefit from toiletries . Didn't expect bunk cabins as picture on website suggested otherwise.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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