"Santander to Plymouth"
Reviewed 15 October 2014 by Anonymous
My wife and I usually travel to Calais for the hour crossing to Dover but this time she encouraged me to do the longer crossing hoping it may be a fore runner to go cruising, something I'd never wanted to do. This was a big mistake as the crossing was horrendous from about an hour after the ship left Santander it started rocking and bobbing around. It was difficult to walk around and almost impossible to sleep. This lasted for the whole journey and at one point mid morning everything on the tables in the cabin ended on the floor. It added almost 2 hours to our journey, my wife is disappointed as I will never agree to cruising, for me, but will possibly try Santander again as I cannot believe this was a typical crossing.
'Anonymous' travelled Santander Plymouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Relaxed ending to a wonderful holiday"
Reviewed 18 June 2014 by Kathleen Mackay
I was very impressed with the ferry service from Santander to Plymouth. I booked a 4 berth cabin for my daughter, granddaughter and myself. We found the cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable night's sleep and the ensuite was excellent. The Pont Aven is a modern ship with pleasant decor. I think that the number of passengers may have been low on our crossing so there was no crowding or queuing at any time. It was unfortunate that the sailing time was delayed due to a previous technical problem but we were informed by text in good time. On arrival in Plymouth it meant that we missed out on an evening and meal with friends but we were able to use our pre-booked train tickets for Scotland next day. We enjoyed our mini-cruise!
'Kathleen Mackay' travelled Santander Plymouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"Once in a lifetime cruise"
Reviewed 21 May 2014 by James
This was a first for us. It was a wonderful experience, I suppose the weather was a major factor, but it couldn't have been better. Great accommodation in a very compact cabin. Overall a great success. We even spotted dolphins!
'James' travelled Santander Plymouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
"return trip to England fron Santander"
Reviewed 13 October 2013 by Dennis
Everything good, but will try to book a cabin with window next time, restaurant good value for money and well cooked. All in all a very good trip.
'Dennis ' travelled Santander Plymouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
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The Spanish city and port of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria on the north coast of Spain. The city is east of Gijon and west of Bilbao. There are many things to do and see in the city. The Cathedral of Santander is definitely worth a visit. The lower temple (the "cripta del Cristo") was built around 1200 on other earlier Roman buildings and its style is a transition from Romanesque to Gothic. The remains of the Holy martyrs (Emeterius and Celedonius) are kept. The upper church was built between the late 13th and 14th century.
The Port of Santander transports about 150,000 passengers each year to Plymouth and Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. The city is connected by excellent road and railway facilities, linking it with Portugal, the Spanish Costa's and other parts of Spain. There are excellent facilities for ferry passengers including a passenger terminal in the city's centre which is a modern terminal with facilities including telephones, a souvenir shop, banks, a supermarket, a restaurant and a tourist information desk. The crossing time for Portsmouth is around 24 hours and to Plymouth, 20 hours.
The city of Plymouth in Devon, in the south west of England has a rich maritime history and many famous locals over the years, including Sir Francis Drake and his bowls. Plymouth is the biggest city in the whole of Devon and enjoys an impressive coastal location. The city has a number of prominent modern suburbs and a large city centre, which has been revamped, paved and fully pedestrianised, and is brimming with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Plymouth's best tourist attractions include the spectacular National Marine Aquarium, the city's premier tourist attraction, with fish tanks of gigantic proportions, underwater tunnels and plenty of large sharks; Plymouth Gin, a famous distillery which dates back more than 400 years and is still producing Gin; Dartmoor Wildlife Park, to the north east of Plymouth and a particularly popular attraction for visiting tourists and families; and Central Park, a major green space in the very heart of Plymouth, featuring a host of sports facilities, including a large leisure complex.
Ferries from Plymouth depart to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.