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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

  • General:4.4
  • Staff:4.5
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  • Punctuality:4.5
  • Cleanliness:4.6
  • "Still no vegan milks for coffee/capuccino"

    I've raised this so many times, but sadly ferry companies still seem to be unable to offer vegan milks (or many vegan snacks/dishes generally). Why is that?

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    Reviewed by Andrea who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great crossing "

    Being a novice ferry crossing person I was very impressed with the smooth efficient service from dockside to on board All done with friendly smiling faces Great from start to finish will be back for more of the same Well done

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Pillows"

    Smart clean ship good facilities but uncomfortable pillows and bunks not great comfort for senior citizens !!

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    Reviewed by Gillian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent service"

    Excellent service. Text messages to remind us of the ferry time and date also text if there is a delay. Very good communication. The ferries are very clean and the staff are helpful and polite. These are the reason we continue to book with this company.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Travel feedback"

    Thank's so much to teams on the boat, I travelled with my dog and everything was good, Thank you

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    Reviewed by Anne-claire who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Direct or not."

    Beware do not book with direct ferries, was turned away when I paid in full, 2 hours early as I did not book with Brittany ferries direct. My return ferry with p and o excellent. Would recommend staff great.

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    Reviewed by Gareth who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Brian"

    I find that you are still having problems with your WiFi system, I must login every five minutes to keep being connected. Please, please, although it is trivial, but please ask you're chefs to put lemon wedge's with your smoked salmon, had to wait 15 minutes for, while my coffee was getting cold on this and previous times. But the Pont Avon is still the best restaurant as I have been on all.

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    Reviewed by Brian Kirkaldy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "First timer on Ferry"

    I really wasn't sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised with all the facilities and great customer service on the ship. There was plenty of entertainment for the kids including free face painting and great magic shows. Didn't try the food but it all looked fantastic and very reasonable prices. would be very happy to travel with Brittany Ferries again.

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    Reviewed by Jane who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A pleasant experience"

    Sip fine - run by the French so the food may have been better than usual. It was fine though we did not use the restaurant. The cafeteria was fine.

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    Reviewed by Averil who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Pont_Aven"

    The journey on the ferry itself is always first class but the waiting time in an overcrowded terminal without any tea/coffee facilities is not up to the same standard especially when boarding time is delayed.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Plymouth-Santander "

    Excellent recommend, cabin you get of refreshed good value

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Recent trip."

    Excelent throughout.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Ferry "

    Armorique and Port Aven , both pleasant trips, Staff and services was good on both ,

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    Reviewed by Stewart & Ally who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent voyage "

    Travelling with friends on a biking trip, rooms were a bit small but managed to have a good nights sleep. Restaurant breakfast was lovely and well worth paying a little extra.

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    Reviewed by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A very pleasant Sail"

    We sailed out on the Baie de Seine which although Economy was very nice and the food was excellent. Our return journey was on the Pont Aven and the sail was great , food very good, lots more to do on this ship .

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    Reviewed by Bernie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A game of 2 halves"

    I always look forward to travelling with Brittany Ferries. Wonderful staff, good vessels, comfortable lounges, cosy cabins and their piece de resistance, the food in their restaurant. On the outward journey (Tue 11/09 - 17.00 Portsmouth to Santander), they excelled even by their high standards. All 3 courses were just stunning (as was the presentation of the food) and you would be hard pushed to be served better food in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Along with very good, sensibly priced wines, it was a memorable dining experience. Jump forward to the return journey (Mon 24/09 - 15.15) and all was good until the restaurant experience. The ship had been delayed (I don't know why) and you could sense as soon as you walked into the restaurant, everything was a little more frenetic with staff rushing around. Customers complaining about the service delays, staff dropping plates of food. They forgot to put the crab on my wife’s crab starter, her main course of duck was inedible so tough was the meat, my risotto was bland to the point of being tasteless. We couldn’t quite believe we were eating in the same restaurant as 2 weeks earlier. Not sure why things had gone so badly wrong but so so disappointing. Let’s hope they get things sorted.

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    Reviewed by Frank who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Ferry trip to North Spain"

    A great sail with excellent facilities

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    Reviewed by Joanne who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Homeward bound"

    The ship was great, best ferry I have travelled on, and there have been a few. The ferry left nearly an hour late, but made up time on the crossing. Regular updates were given over tannoy system. Only half HR by time we docked. Kids LOVED the pool. Ferry was really spacious. Considering the number of passengers on board it didn't feel cramped. Singer in the entertainment lounge couldn't sing!

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    Reviewed by Jon Dylan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A lovely relaxing crossing "

    This is such a nice way to travel. Easy check in, lovely friendly staff on board, clean cabin, and then go to sleep and you’re in Spain. I would much prefer to take the ferry rather than fly any time.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Santander to Plymouth ferry trip"

    I found the facilities and cabin nice and clean and very suitable for my needs. I was impressed with the quality of food available and pleased to find the on board costs affordable. The only issue to note was both the loading and unloading took a long time

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

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