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Pont Aven

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Cork Roscoff, Plymouth Roscoff & Plymouth Santander routes

Pont-Aven is Brittany Ferries' flagship and possibly the most luxurious ferry currently in operation. The ship itself boasts stunning features, including a superb pool and leisure area, a wrap around promenade for pleasant deck strolls, and a dramatic five deck high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts. Pont Aven of course also meets all of Brittany Ferries' high standards in dining and facilities, with an a la carte restaurant, cocktail piano bar and 2-storey lounge bar and entertainment area.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

The Pont Aven boasts superb onboard cabin accommodation setting new standards in comfort and style. All 650 cabins have air-conditioning with individual temperature control, en-suite bathrooms, comfortable seating and a radio.

The ship also features around 50 reclining seats and for added comfort you can purchase a sleep pack with blanket, sleep mask, ear plugs, and a shower pack with soap and shampoo gel plus disposable towel.

Onboard Food and Drink

Pont-Aven offers all the dining options you would expect on a cruise ship, from the à la carte Flora Restaurant to the self-service restaurants, La Belle Angèle and Le Café du Festival, with food freshly prepared by our skilled French chefs.

Pont Aven's main lounge bar ‘Le Grand Pavois’ serves a range of cocktails as well as beers and wines, hot and cold drinks plus snacks. With seating on two decks joined by a large sweeping staircase, the bar area has a real cruise ship feel. It is also the focal point for entertainment provided by magicians, singers and bands and there are a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates to ensure that you never get bored.

This stylish cocktail bar, adjacent to Le Flora Restaurant ‘Le Fastnet’, is the perfect place for an aperitif or a post-dinner digestif and the relaxed mood is enhanced by the pianist.

During the summer season and on busy off-season crossings you can enjoy Pont Aven's pool and leisure area bar ‘Les Finistères’ which serves wines, beers and soft drinks.

Onboard Shopping

Pont Aven boutiques are on decks 6 and 7 and offer a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery.

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

In addition to the Cinema's, bureau de change, casino (slot machines) and live entertainment, there is a magnificent indoor pool area which offers guests the chance to unwind, relax on a sun lounger, sip a drink at the bar, or have a splash in the pool with its great sea-views.

For a stroll, the Promenade allows you to walk all around the ship, while the ship's top deck offers a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port.

Pont Aven features a number of lounges onboard where you can relax including a reclining seat lounge (for those that aren't travelling with a cabin), Commodore lounge (an exclusive room for suite passengers, and includes access to two side patio areas) and a spacious lounge on the mezzanine level of the main bar with comfortable lounge chairs and sofas.

You can also take a free audio guided 21 stage tour explaining the decoration and art works aboard the ship.

Travelling with Children

Young children can enjoy fun and games in the playroom and the games room will keep teenagers entertained throughout the trip. Highlights include the latest video games and an air hockey table.

Accessibility

There are a number of cabins adapted for disabled passengers and all decks are accessible by lift.

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

4.4
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.6
  • "Ferry crossing"

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    Reviewed by Charles who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "The best "

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    Reviewed by Sergiu who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Very positive experience "

    All very efficient. Especially impressed with the quality of the food as well as the service of the catering team. Really polite, helpful and professional.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Overwhelmed "

    Very impressive.

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    Reviewed by Paul Anthony who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Lovely Trip "

    Pleased to have sailed from Plymouth to Santander and looking forward to booking next years trip soon

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    Reviewed by Beverley who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Holiday Sail"

    A brilliant Sail loved every minute the only problem was getting off the boat was slow then when we did we had another long queu at border force in total 3 hours

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    Reviewed by Hilda who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Good crossing, thanks."

    Great to be back on the Pont Aven after too many years not visiting France! Very friendly staff, good catering, lots of space for everyone on board. Extra entertainment provided by the hi speed jets which kept flying past!

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    Reviewed by Justin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Removed items "

    Very good ship staff was friendly but I was very disappointed and annoyed with the customs at the port as they removed my camping multi tool and so far have not returned it despite several emails and paying for mailandsail

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    Reviewed by Celestino who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Not the best"

    The outbound sailing went well with no hucups,but the return journey was put forward twice and delayed 7 hours which severely messed up the homeward trip which resulted in having to book a hotel on the Friday evening and travel home on Saturday when we should have arranged home on Friday

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    Reviewed by Neil who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A luxurious route to Spain "

    Our crossing was very comfortable with a very quiet Bay of Biscay and a delicious evening meal. 

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great first time "

    Clean, well staffed, friendly and helpful too. Really surprised at how good the food was, and really reasonably priced. 

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    Reviewed by Samuel who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Experience on Plymouth to Santander ferry"

    We travelled from Plymouth to Santander and return on Brittany Ferries service Pont Aven. Facilities on board were excellent, nice bars, good food, clean cabin. The only issue was that a week before were told the departure time was now 2 hrs later but with no explanation- is it actually a re-timetabling? It means departure is quite late and you feel you are on board all the next day. Original departure times would be better.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Plymouth/Santander Route"

    Generally the voyage was very enjoyable both ways. The cabin was comfortable and clean, the ship was clean and the staff were very helpful, cheerful and polite. Both ways the ship sailed late, therefore arriving late but that wasn’t too bad. What lets the service supplied down at both ports (I appreciate this isnt the fault of Brittany Ferries) are the Customs facilities; in both directions it took us over an hour to get through Passport Control and that is something for the Ferry Company to consider because it ultimately became a disappointing end to an enjoyable voyage. 

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    Reviewed by Nick Saunders who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great first and won’t be last trip "

    It was fantastic from start to finish - staff, service, food, timetable all first class

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    Reviewed by Roger who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Fantastic "

    From start to finish the journey was brilliant staff excellent internment brilliant but I will try to upgrade my cabin size on my return I would like to point out the problem with first contact on the Internet concerning the size of my motor home I put in my vehicle registration number and you came back with the dimensions for that registration only to find out later it was 25mm higher than your estimated size and I had to pay a further £43 because you said it was wrong I will still travel with you but be very careful with my booking kind regards Ronnie Andrews

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  • "Plymouth to Roscoff return "

    Very good across all areas

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    Reviewed by Chris who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great way to travel to and from Ireland "

    Beautiful ships.  Quick and uncomplicated boarding and arrival.  Friendly staff 

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    Reviewed by Micheal who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great travel - unfair charging for seating "

    The ferry was bright, clean and modern and the staff very approachable and helpful. We were charged £5 for seating yet the seating area was almost empty. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience and one that I’d happily do again. 

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  • "Week return to France for Holiday"

    Relaxed, nice food, no queues and airport stress

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    Reviewed by Erik who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Plymouth to Santander"

    An excellent service.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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