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:
|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:
|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