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Sail aboard Pont-Aven - the perfect choice for families

Travelling with your family to France aboard Pont-Aven is so easy - and far less hassle than flying.

  • Enjoy the freedom of taking your own car packed with everything you need - or might need - for your family to make the most of their time away.
  • Avoid the hassle of airports, long queues, excess baggage charges and lengthy check-in - ours is just 45 minutes before departure.
  • When you wake up, you're there Our convenient Saturday afternoon sailing to Roscoff means that you'll arrive in France early on Sunday morning giving you plenty of time to get on with your holiday.
  • Start your holiday on board and enjoy everything from a great choice of dining, stylish bars and lounges, kids' play areas and shopping. Or simply tuck the kids up for a good night's sleep in your comfortable en-suite cabin.

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A family eating on the deck of Cap Finistère

Pack your car and go

First of all, you can take your own car and enjoy the all the convenience, freedom and savings it has to offer, especially when you factor in airline baggage charges, parking your car at the airport and then hiring another at the other end. Plus, our check in time is just 45 minutes before departure!

And of course you can pack everything you need, which is great when travelling with kids - and all the things that come with them!

From everything for baby and toddler to bikes, surfboards, inflatable dingys and even the dog!

A family unpacking their car at a gite

Waking up in France

With our convenient sailing schedule from Cork you'll depart on a Saturday afternoon and arrive refreshed and ready to holiday on Sunday morning.

And if you haven't taken your car before, you'll quickly realise just how easy driving in France and Spain really is. With less traffic, you'll enjoy wide open and simple to navigate roads, making getting to your final destination a pleasure.

A family on their way to the beach

Sail in style

With state-of-the-art facilities, the luxurious Pont-Aven is the newest ship to be found on any direct service between Ireland and France. Onboard you'll enjoy cruise like service and facilities for all the family.

There's playrooms, cinemas and entertainment for the kids and elegant bars, a choice of dining and even a pool and spa treatments for mum and dad. All this followed by retiring for a comfortable night's sleep in your well appointed cabin.

Onboard experience

Holidays too

As well as getting you there, we also offer a superb range of great value, ferry-inclusive holiday accommodation across some of the best regions of France and northern Spain.

Choose from hand-picked cottages, fun-filled chalet camping and apartments or relaxing hotels.

Start searching for your perfect family holiday now!

Boys and girls in the video game room on Pont Aven