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Bretagne

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Portsmouth St Malo route

Bretagne has first-rate onboard facilities, including excellent dining, shopping and live entertainment, and can accommodate over 2000 passengers, almost half of them in cabin accommodation. It is named after the French region Brittany, and is decorated in traditional Breton style and colours.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a wide choice of 2, 3 and 4 berth cabins ranging from bunk style beds to commodore class luxury. All of the Bretagne cabins are ensuite, air conditioned and have fresh linen and towels. Soap and shower gel are also provided in case you want to freshen up and you'll also find at least 1 plug socket to use or to charge any electrical appliances that you may have.

Reclining seats provide a great value option for overnight crossings and additional comfort to your day sailing. These lounges are ideal for groups or large parties as well as for individual customers wishing to stretch out and relax.

Onboard Food and Drink

The Bretagne main a la carte restaurant ‘Les Abers’ offers seating for smaller and larger groups. You'll enjoy elegant surroundings and panoramic views - as well as an open kitchen where you can see first-class chefs in action.

La Baule is the Bretagne's self-service restaurant. La Baule offers a fantastic choice of foods from around the world, as well as French favourites such as our minute steaks, a salad buffet, great choice of desserts, and drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Café - La Gerbe de Locronan serves sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks. The children's soft play area is also situated within this area, so is a great place for families.

The Bretagne's main lounge bar, Gwenn Ha Du serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. The bar also offers some tiered seating, ensuring a great view of the large stage area which regularly plays host to great cabaret acts, from singers to magicians! There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.

Located at the entrance of the main restaurant, the Bretagne's piano bar, Yacht Club offers a superb setting for an aperitif - or a great atmosphere in which to simply relax as you sip cocktails and enjoy live music played on a grand piano.

Onboard Shopping

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, Bretagne boutiques offer a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery and much more! All are at great prices, and certainly worth a browse.

Purchases made on board may be paid for in Euros or Sterling. Payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card. Prices are shown in both currencies and you can combine different payment methods.

Additional Onboard Facilities

There are 2 cinemas onboard where you can catch some of the latest films. 'Wi-Fi time' can be purchased from the information desk. Bretagne features plenty of deck space so you can stretch your legs and and enjoy a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port. Sun decks are on decks 7, 8, 9 and 10. There is also a baggage room, bureau de change and baby changing rooms.

There are also a number of options to keep you and your family entertained while onboard including resident music duos and cabaret singers, close-up magic and headlining illusion sets, through to children's entertainers, cocktail pianists, tribute acts and DJ sets.

Travelling with Children

In addition to seasonal childrens entertainment there is also a playroom where young children can enjoy fun and games.

Accessibility

There are wheelchair accessible cabins, disabled toilets on decks 6, 7 and 8 and lifts are available with access to all decks.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Bretagne guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Bretagne Reviews

4.4
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100% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "Very good trip"

    We were very pleased to find that the food was excellent and not expensive. Staff were helpful. Loading and unloading was efficient and quick. Very good experience.

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    Reviewed by Glenys Fear who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Relaxing time"

    When you see it takes eight hours you may be put off but it is a great journey to relax and enjoy the ships facilities. Impressed by cleanliness, shops , food options and a great film too.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "sandwiches"

    The food was always attractively presented and the Crème caramel was delicious. This was in the self service restaurant. My only complaint was a salmon/cheese sandwich in a carton (with dark blue edging all round) which had brown bread which was wet and soggy. I was only able to eat part of one of the two sandwiches. This was on the St Malo - Portsmouth trip yesterday. Only a minor frustration on otherwise excellent teips.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ideal way to cross channel"

    Perfect way to cross the channel. Lovely meal in restaurant, cabin comfortable and overnigt crossing is the best way to go (why is there no overnight return ferry this would make it 5 star all the way). Return trip pleasant and comfortable but long. That said plenty of space and good variety of things to do.

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    Reviewed by Sally who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "portsmouth to st malo crossing"

    great ship - lovely, friendly staff, clean facilities and excellent food.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great service by Brittany Ferries but book direct with them, it's no cheaper and you have more choic"

    The whole process of booking the cruise through to the end was seamless. The ship was clean, a great cabin and the staff very courteous. The only drawback was a flat tyre when we returned to our car and this was down to a screw in the tyre - beware of the surroundings (we had only driven 800 yards from our hotel), but had an electric pump which allowed us to limp home.

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    Reviewed by Russell who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Excellent journey"

    First time in this journey, very efficient and relaxing journey both ways, plenty variety of activities/restaurants/rest areas and outdoor space to pass the time and enjoy the sail. Great entertainment as well in bar area, enjoyed the quiz. All staff very welcoming and friendly, they work hard& long hours and help everyone to enjoy our trip on the ferry- definitely recommend this trip if staying near Brittany.

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    Reviewed by Eileen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Angouleme 2018"

    Had a fantastic night crossing on our way to watch the Circuit des Remparts, great staff, lovely food and an excellent experience overall, it’s a shame the other ferry companies can’t offer the same, would recommend to anyone thank you 😊

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    Reviewed by Simon who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Overnight ferry to St Malo"

    Easy , quick access to the cabin which was clean and comfortable. Prompt disinformation on time .

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Ferry from st Malo to portsmouth"

    A fantastic end to our holiday. Amazing entertainment including a pantomime for the kids and we arrive an hour early! Can’t fault it.

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    Reviewed by Louise who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Cheap but not always cheerful"

    We booked the Bretagne because the Pont Aven was fully booked, the main differences are obvious - smaller self-service restaurant and limited menu, but the food was much better than expected, apart from a very surly server/chef who literally threw the food onto the plate and when I mentioned that he'd broken the eggs his reply was 'well, you are going to break them when you eat them so it doesn't matter!' Other than that all was basic but OK.

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    Reviewed by Dave who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "overnight Portsmouth - St Malo and return"

    V.good, smooth crossing. Found the on board instructions referenc e cabin directions a bit confusing however lots of helpful staff. Unable to book rwo-birth cabin without bunks this we found tricky for one 79 and one 75 year old, but survived the top bunk! Comfortable. Excellent meal in restuarant - booked out on return trip so we tried self service- also excellent and a lot cheaper. Embarking and disembarking totally controlled and excellent with no delays.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Great service"

    All the staff are very helpful and despite the delay caused by strong currents (outwith their control) they efficiently dealt with any problems and were helpful from start to finish

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "enjoyable trip"

    Brittany Ferries overnight trip from Portsmouth to St Malo is a very easy way to travel. We never felt rushed, the staff were polite, friendly and helpful, we had time for a great self service meal and a film in the cinema, before getting a good nights sleep in the cosy but comfy cabin. We left feeling refreshed and fit for the 8 hour drive ahead.

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    Reviewed by Cathy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Quick trip to France"

    Restaurant, Catering Bar and general ambiance exceeded my expectations.

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    Reviewed by Steven who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Excellent."

    A most enjoyable trip. Loaded early, found cabin then a superb dinner in the restaurant - well worth the money. A restful night, quick cup of coffee and off the ship for the long drive south. Could not have worked better.

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    Reviewed by Eryl Parry who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "holiday visit to France"

    Travelled with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Ferry was on time and we had a good crossing. Daughter and boyfriend enjoyed some but not all of the caberet. Staff very friendly and helpful. On disembarkation we noticed one of the crew going down the isle of cars with a jump starter. Little did my wife and I know that it was for my daughters boyfriends car. He held things up a little but all came good in the end. Had a good holiday and returned on the same ferry. I would recommend this crossing to everyone travelling to Brittany. Very relaxing andcomfortable.

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    Reviewed by Guy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Miam!!!"

    We use ferry's between France and England quite a lot .. maybe 4 to 6 times a year ... and this journey is the best. Brittany provide a really pleasurable and comfortable journey, and most importantly, have excellent catering services. A high point of our journey was to relax and enjoy the buffet with a bottle of Gewurtztraminer. All staff from arrival, deck/parking and on passenger levels and restaurants were very pleasant and welcoming. We will definitely be using the ferry again.

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    Reviewed by Chris who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "Miam!!!"

    We use ferry's between France and England quite a lot .. maybe 4 to 6 times a year ... and this journey is the best. Brittany provide a really pleasurable and comfortable journey, and most importantly, have excellent catering services. A high point of our journey was to relax and enjoy the buffet with a bottle of Gewurtztraminer. All staff from arrival, deck/parking and on passenger levels and restaurants were very pleasant and welcoming. We will definitely be using the ferry again.

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    Reviewed by Chris who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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  • "A great ferry trip "

    Exciting to travel overnight on ferry to France from England. Great trip, evening entertainment and good cabin.

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    Reviewed by Angela who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Bretagne

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