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Brittany Ferries has announced that 7 of its spring routes will not return until May due to the fall in passenger numbers caused by coronavirus travel restrictions.

In a statement published yesterday, the ferry operator said that there is “little prospect” of the current restrictions easing in the near future.

As a consequence, 4 ships that are currently laid-up will not now resume service in mid-May at the earliest. They had been scheduled to return next month.

The seven routes that are affected are as follows:

Ship Route(s)
Barfleur Poole to Cherbourg
Bretagne Portsmouth to St Malo
Cap Finistère Cap Finistère Portsmouth to Bilbao Portsmouth to Santander
Pont-Aven Pont-Aven Pont-Aven Plymouth to Roscoff Plymouth to Santander Cork to Roscoff

The following ships and routes will nonetheless continue to operate as scheduled so as to accommodate those with essential travel requirements and to allow freight to flow freely:

Ship Route(s)
Armorique Route to be confirmed
Connemara Connemara Rosslare to Cherbourg Rosslare to Bilbao
Cotentin Portsmouth to Le Havre*
Galicia Galicia Portsmouth to Santander Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Mont St Michel Portsmouth to Caen
Normandie Portsmouth to Caen*

*denotes freight-only service

Photo credit: Brittany Ferries


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