"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 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.
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.