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Why choose us?

Sail in style from Cork

With increased sailings to France and a new service to Spain, there's now even greater choice and convenience in sailing with Brittany Ferries. Whether it's with our flagship, Pont-Aven, or our new no-frills économie ship, Connemara, you can now mix and match routes and sailings with our cruise ferries to make the most of your time away.

More choice to France

Sail overnight in style with our weekend departures from Cork to Roscoff on board Pont-Aven. With a choice of luxury cabins, à la carte and self-service dining options as well as shops, entertainment and bars, spas and cinemas, travelling with Pont-Aven makes getting there all the more enjoyable.

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And if you're looking for an alternative, low cost way to travel, why not consider our new no-frills service to France?  Departing Monday nights, our économie service ferry, Connemara, offers a simple, yet comfortable on board experience with a choice of cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar.

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New Sail direct to Spain

With our new, no-frills économie service, you can now do Spain without the plane - saving you on hire car costs, parking and baggage allowance as you fill up the car with everything you need, travel in comfort on Connemara and drive straight off in Santander.

Sail overnight direct from Cork on one of our two weekly return sailings to the Cantabrian capital of Santander. On board, you can expect a simple, yet comfortable service with a choice of cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar.

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Award-winning holidays

We also offer ferry-inclusive holidays with a fantastic selection of holiday destinations all across France - in fact, we're the largest tour operator for car holidays to France. Choose from quaint country cottages, fun-packed family resorts, and stylish hotels as well as many, many more. We even do golf breaks and car and motorcycle tours. Whatever you're looking for, you can be sure to find a great holiday that is perfect for you with Brittany Ferries.

So, why not sail with us, holiday with us, and have everything covered for an amazing time in France?

There's many great reasons to sail with us

  • A choice of sailings and destinations to suit every budget
  • Award-winning service and luxury on Pont-Aven
  • Comfort and value on Connemara
  • Direct sailings to Santander and Roscoff
  • Easy drive to Cork on the M8 motorway
  • Sleep away the miles in your comfortable en-suite cabin
  • Mix and match routes and sailings to make the most of your time away
  • Dining, shopping and relaxation facilities

Looking for a little inspiration?

Check out some of the things to do and places to see in the area where you're staying with our customisable Trip Planner. There's everything from city guides to events and festivals. So get inspired and see what's waiting for you in fabulous Spain and France.

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Sailing on board Pont-Aven

Our flagship cruise ferry, Pont Aven

Pont-Aven is our flagship, a luxury cruise ferry with the feel of a cruise ship. Affordable but luxurious, we mean it when we say your holiday starts on board! Some of the fantastic facilities and entertainment on offer aboard Pont-Aven include:

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas of the ship
  • An indoor swimming pool with sea views
  • Elegant dining experience in the main restaurant
  • Family-friendly self-service restaurant and cafe
  • Excellent choice of cabins to suit you and your purse
  • Children's play areas and a games room for teens
  • 2 cinemas showing the latest releases
  • Boutique shopping for luxuries at affordable prices
  • Spa treatment room with a choice of beauty treatments

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Sailing on board Connemara

Our économie ship, Connemara

Connemara is our no-frills économie ship, offering great value to both France and Spain. Though not providing the premium experience afforded by Pont-Aven, Connemara offers a simple yet comfortable service which includes:

  • Self-service restaurant
  • Café/bar
  • Small shopping boutique
  • Public seating lounge
  • En-suite cabins

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Featured articles

Cork is our only Irish port city and the Ringaskiddy ferryport is approximately 30 to 40 minutes from Cork city.
Roscoff is our westernmost port in France and has great road connections towards all parts of Western France.
A guide to Santander port including address, facilities, parking and charges and driving distances. Book a ferry to Santander port.
View a selection of our customers' most popular family chalet camping and apartment holidays in France, along with our own personal recommendations.
We offer a fantastic selection of holidays in France and Spain including self-catering cottages, hotels, apartments and chalets.
Our weekend sailing to France is perfect for families and far less hassle than flying.