"Brittany Ferries is the best"
Reviewed 10 January 2014 by Anonymous
My wife and I have been crossing the Channel a few times each year for 50 years. We have experienced all the possibilities and are convinced that no other operator does it better than Brittany Ferries for comfort, food, time keeping and friendliness. Of course, given the longer crossings and the quality of the ferries they are more expensive but well worth it. Out of season the Pont Aven gives you the feeling you are on a cruise and, if you choose the right day, it can be very cheap. Make the most of these offers!
'Anonymous' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Reviewed 09 December 2013 by Richard
Excellent, great ship.
'Richard' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven
Reviewed 15 November 2013 by Philip
Very impressed by the booking in facilities, staff very amenable. Loading was very quick, which usually takes forever when in a van. Best meal so far. Cabin clean, plenty of hot water. After travelling back and forth between England and France for many years, I can honestly say St Malo Portsmouth trip is the most pleasant way to end a long journey.
'Philip' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne
"A very confortable journey"
Reviewed 17 September 2013 by Yvan
St Malo to Portsmouth 3 to 7 Sept 2013. The boat is well equiped, the staff is polite, the bar and the restaurants are great. The cabin with bed and shower is clean and confortable. I recommend this crossing. PS: Brittany Ferries timetable is not coordinated with the bus. We missed the 8.10 am bus because of a 15 minute delay at disembarkment. We had to wait until 2.30pm for another bus.
'Yvan' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne
Use our St Malo Portsmouth ferry guide to find out all you need to know in order to book your ferry trip to England including who sails on the St Malo Portsmouth route and if there are any other crossings on offer.Choose St Malo Portsmouth or an alternative ferry to England from our fare search now and discover how easy it is to make your ferry reservation.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the St Malo Portsmouth route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Caen - Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries - 14 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Cherbourg - Poole with Brittany Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Cherbourg - Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Cherbourg - Portsmouth with Condor Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 5 hour crossing|
|Dieppe - Newhaven with DFDS Seaways - 14 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour crossing|
|Le Havre - Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Le Havre - Portsmouth with DFDS Seaways - 7 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Roscoff - Plymouth with Brittany Ferries - 8 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 15 minute crossing|
|St Malo - Plymouth with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 12 hour 30 minute crossing|
|St Malo - Weymouth with Condor Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
|St Malo - Poole with Condor Ferries - 8 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
St-Malo is a port city in Brittany northern France on the English Channel. Walled and built with grey granite stone, modern St-Malo traces its origins to a monastic settlement founded by saints Aaron and Brendan early in the sixth century. In later centuries it became notorious as the home of a fierce breed of pirate-mariners, who were never quite under anybody's control but their own; for four years from 1590, St-Malo even declared itself to be an independent republic. The corsaires of St-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. Jacques Cartier, who colonized Canada, lived in and sailed from St-Malo, as did the first colonists to settle the Falklands - hence the islands' Argentinian name, Las Malvinas. Now inseparably attached to the mainland, St-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany - thanks to its superb old citadelle.
Britain's foremost naval station, Portsmouth occupies the bulbous peninsula of Portsea Island, on the eastern flank of a huge, easily defended harbour. The ancient Romans raised a fortress on the northernmost edge of this inlet, and a small port developed during the Norman era, but this strategic location wasn't fully exploited until Tudor times, when Henry VII established the world's first dry dock here and made Portsmouth a royal dockyard. It has flourished ever since and nowadays Portsmouth is a large industrialized city, its harbour clogged with naval frigates, ferries bound for the continent or the Isle of Wight, and swarms of dredgers and tugs.
Old Portsmouth, based around the original harbour, preserves some Georgian and a little Tudor character. East of here is Southsea , a residential suburb of terraces with a resort strewn along its shingle beach, where a mass of B&Bs face stoic naval monuments.