Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Rhian
A very enjoyable crossing - the staff on the ship were extremely helpful and friendly. There was plenty to do and the 8+ hours flew by. The food in the restaurant was good quality and good value for money.
'Rhian' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne
Reviewed 31 July 2014 by Kenneth
A comfortable and relaxing journey. The food was very good and not expensive. Will certainly do this ferry crossing again although it has to said the sea conditions was very benign.
'Kenneth' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne
Reviewed 30 July 2014 by John
We took the ferry overnight from St. Malo to Portsmouth. It's a beautiful, large ship, with excellent facilities. Economy room was very nice. Lots of facilities and entertainment on the ship. A first class sail.
'John' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne
"Like a Cruise"
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Therese
We thoroughly enjoyed our crossing because the boat was very clean and well organised. We had a meal in the a la carte restaurant, bought some gifts in the shop, went to the wi-fi area to check our emails and send some and rested in our reclining seats for a short time. Most of all we were so pleased to be able to sit out on the front deck and soak up the sunshine. We felt as though we were on a cruise and expected to be disembarking in the Caribbean! It really was a lovely experience and we shall not hesitate to tell our friends and to book with Brittany Ferries in the future.
'Therese' travelled St Malo Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne
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|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.