"Good crossing to Santander"
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Ilona
First time doing this and thought it was very well managed. The cabin was good as was the entertainment. The food was OK and although we'd been dreading the 19 hr crossing it went very quickly and comfortably.
'Ilona' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Only if you have to"
Reviewed 16 October 2013 by Colin
I had a return journey between Plymouth and Santander. I had a twin inside cabin and whilst the sheets might have been clean, the pillow and duvet smelt of old socks. The cheaper cafe food was poor, I had breaded fish which was more bread than fish and what fish there was was dry. I had one breakfast in the posh restaurant and was very disappointed. If my local greasy spoon served a fried breakfast like that, they'd be out of business in a month.
'Colin' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Reviewed 12 September 2013 by Paul
This was our first 'long haul' crossing and we were very impressed. The cabin was small though more than adequately furnished and spotlessly clean. The restaurant for both evening dinner and breakfasting is a must, providing excellent value and quality. We were a little late leaving, though given it was the first day following the end of the school summer holidays, it was extremely busy and the ship made up time to arrive on schedule. Well done to the whole team.
'Paul' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Anonymous
All good, as expected. Thank you
'Anonymous' travelled Plymouth Santander with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. It is located at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the world's largest and most spectacular natural harbours, the Plymouth Sound. The city has a rich maritime past and was once one of the two most important Royal Navy bases in Britain, a factor that made the city a prime target of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. After the destruction of the dockyards and city centre in the blitz of 1941, Plymouth was rebuilt under the guidance of architect Patrick Abercrombie and is now one of the few remaining naval dockyards in Britain and the largest naval base in Western Europe. Important locations in the city include The Royal Citadel, Devonport Dockyard and The Barbican from where the Pilgrims left for the New World in 1620.
The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain between Asturias (to the west) and the Basque Country (to the east). In the Roman Empire, the town was known as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium. Its present name is derived from St Emeterio, a martyr whose head was brought there in the 3rd century, according to legend. In 1187, King Alfonso VIII made the abbot of San Emeterio lord of the town, and in 1248 Santander participated in the battle for Seville, receiving a coat of arms as reward. Santander was an important port for Castile in the later Middle Ages, and also for trade with the New World. It officially became a city in 1755. In 1893 the freighter Cabo Machichaco exploded in the harbor, killing 500 people. Santander became the favored summer location for King Alfonso XIII, and it remains popular today for holidays.