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Cork to Santander

Very pleasant crossing from Cork to Santander on the Connemara ship. Spotlessly clean, very nice... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
mc7710
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Dublin, Ireland
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Pity they don’t take over a few more UK travel franchises!

Call me a cynic, but tired of British passenger transport companies’ ability to exploit a captive... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
AJFfinch
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Sail with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth direct to France and Spain. Our routes take you closer to popular holiday destinations, saving miles of driving, fuel costs, tolls and overnight stops. Choose either superb comfort of a...more
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Very pleasant crossing from Cork to Santander on the Connemara ship. Spotlessly clean, very nice friendly staff especially the manager in the restaurant Elena. Basic but adequate restaurant

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank mc7710
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

On Cap Finistere and Pont Aven. Pont is better boat, better facilities, but Cap has the essential Pet friendly cabins.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

Call me a cynic, but tired of British passenger transport companies’ ability to exploit a captive audience with underwhelming food at greatly over-inflated prices, I was somewhat sceptical that the food on our overnight crossing from Portsmouth to Santander would be anything other than mediocre....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BF-CustomerServices, Manager at Brittany Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Dear 'AJFfinch', I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experiences on board, with regards to the duck I'm not sure if you mentioned it to the crew but had you done I'm sure they would have been happy to offer a replacement...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Worst boat you could possibly travel on 1st food is never hot and the same choice for lunch and dinner both days 2nd nothing is clean 3rd dearest boat to buy dutyfree you can buy cheaper in your local UK shop 4th absolutely nothing to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We particularly liked Susie the seal and her friend and the amazing pianist. Nice cosy cabins and diverting activities like the hilarious dog show. Great fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Brittany Ferries provides an all-around excellent experience. Its personnel are helpful, pleasant, and efficient -- evidenced in all areas of service, particularly the waitstaff in the cafeteria. Cabins are well designed and sufficiently clean (we're not talking about hospital wards here, folks). Food is terrific...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BF-CustomerServices, Manager at Brittany Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Dear 'Toby B', Thank you for your review, it's really fantastic to read that you made travelling on Pont-Aven part of your adventure! Thanks for choosing us and hopefully we can see you on board again soon. Kind regards Jane Customer Services Brittany Ferries

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Getting in or out of the ferry berth means a long drive, 2km, through the industrial and commercial docks, dodging container wagons and rail tracks.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

About to do our third visit to Santander, previously food was excellent, staff always courteous and interested, cabins always spotless, Wi Fi iffy, could be better. Nearly always on time. Just wondering if anyone has upgraded their cabin whilst on board as opposed to through...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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BF-CustomerServices, Manager at Brittany Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Dear 'm h', It's lovely to read that you're about to embark on your third trip to Santander with us. You can upgrade your cabin on board and the price should be the same as through the website. Kind regards Jane Customer Services Brittany Ferries

Reviewed September 15, 2018

We have used the Portsmouth / Plymouth to Santander route several times, most recently this September. We have always found the ship to offer comfortable cabins and a good range of food at reasonable prices - but boarding / disembarking as a foot passenger for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Travelled to Santander on Pont Aven. Bit worried that 24 hr journey would drag with 3 teenagers in tow but had a really enjoyable experience. The inside cabins are tiny but the rest of the ship makes up for it. Good range of restaurants and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BF-CustomerServices, Manager at Brittany Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Dear 'con587', I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed travelling with us and I hope that we can look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. Kind regards Jane Customer Services Brittany Ferries

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kansell2018
October 23, 2018|
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Hello, I am afraid that there are no left luggage lockers in the terminal at Santander. Kind regards Jane
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lesleyurquhart500
August 12, 2018|
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Response from BF-CustomerServices | Property representative |
Hello Lesley, We do carry cats in our pet friendly cabins. If you'd like to contact our customer feedback team (the email address is on our website) with specific questions, they would be happy to help. Kind regards Jane
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dawncoyle
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Arthur B | Reviewed this property |
We had a cabin in which we could accommodate our pet dog so this would have probably been different to the non- pet cabins. We found ours clean.
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